St Clairsville High School graduation set


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville High School will hold its graduation at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ohio University Eastern. Valedictorian Alex Madzia is the son of Jeff and Marianne Madzia. A two-year member of the National Honor Society, a four-year member of the French club and a four-year ...

Ogden Race again partners with YMCA


WHEELING — The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic once again is partnering with the J.B. Chambers YMCA to improve the lives of local youth. Event organizers have announced proceeds from this year’s 41st running of the Ogden race — set for Saturday on the streets of Wheeling — will ...

Police warn residents to look out for credit scam


BRIDGEPORT — Local police officers are warning residents to keep an eye on their bank statements after evidence of a credit card scam has come to light in Belmont County. Bridgeport Police Chief Andrew Klotz said he received a report Tuesday from a Belmont County resident who noticed ...

Yorkville Mayor Blair Closser says the village will resolve a problem with its financial records that led the Ohio auditor to declare the village “unauditable.”

Village of Yorkville financial records ‘unauditable’

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YORKVILLE — Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Ohio Auditor Dave Yost to place the village of Yorkville on the “unauditable” list.. The Ohio State Auditor’s Office released information Thursday stating that during the course of the regular financial audit ...

Memorial Day weekend activities planned


MARTINS FERRY — A number of activities are planned throughout the region to mark Memorial Day and to entertain residents and visitors during the holiday weekend. In Monroe County, the Bicentennial Committee and local veterans organizations invited the public to the dedication of the Eleven ...

Chief: Romantic ties led to double shooting

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BARNESVILLE — Although no arrests have been made in a Barnesville double shooting that occurred May 17, police believe romantic ties are at the root of the case. “One person’s ex-wife was the girlfriend of one of the people that was shot,” Police Chief David Norris said. “There were ...

Developer complains about pace in lawsuit

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WHEELING — The developer who announced plans to build a “Wild Escape” theme park at The Highlands more than a decade ago expressed concerns in a court filing this week that the Ohio County Development Authority’s attorneys are too busy to defend his $25 million lawsuit against the ...

Cumberland firefighter of 40 years retires


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Lt. Steve Cupryk received a send-off and congratulations this week, having retired with 25 years of service to the Cumberland Trail Fire District. He joined the prior St. Clairsville Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer in 1979. “Lt. Cupryk was a very dedicated ...

Graduation set for Bridgeport High School


BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport High School’s Commencement ceremony will be held on the Bridgeport High School campus at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Graduating with top honors from the Bulldog Class of 2017 are Sydney Michele Kloss and Josie Lee Bugaj. Kloss will graduate ...

UL graduates today


MORRISTOWN — Union Local High School will host Commencement at 6 p.m. today in the high school gymnasium. Union Local Principal Bob Mascolino will present the Class of 2017 during the ceremony, and board President Ed Stenger will accept the class. Music will be provided by the high school ...

Buckeye Local High School graduates Sunday


YORKVILLE — Buckeye Local High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday at World War II Stadium in Yorkville, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Panther Gym at Buckeye Local High School. Speakers are Valedictorian Rachel ...

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Chapz Bar & Grill features outdoor bar and patio


By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket MORRISTOWN — The outdoor bar and patio is a popular spot during the summer season at Chapz Bar & Grill, located along National Road just west of the Jamboree In The Hills site near Morristown. Chapz employee Kristin Wood said the patio is very popular ...

Career of corrections officer inspires book


MOUNDSVILLE — The career of one of the first women to work in the North Hall at the former West Virginia Penitentiary served as the inspiration for a book, released earlier this month. Written by Charles “C.J.” Plogger, “Life at The West Virginia Penitentiary: The Story of Maggie ...

Purple City students graduate Sunday


MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry High School Commencement Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tolbert Gymnasium with doors opening at 1 p.m. Attending the ceremony will be the MFHS Class of 1967. Dr. Walter Dombroski, member of the Class of 1967, will be the guest speaker. Cade ...

BCARL Donation

BCARL donates to shelter

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Animal Rescue League showed its commitment to local animals once again. During Wednesday’s Belmont County Board of Commissioners meeting, BCARL Executive Director Jennifer Woollard presented a $30,000 donation to the animal shelter to be used toward ...


Two vehicle wreck shuts down 40


T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Cumberland Trail Fire Department firefighters respond to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 early Wednesday afternoon. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a blue Ford Explorer was turning from Belmont County Road 56 in front of a dump truck and the two vehicles ...

Harrison County plans cleanup

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CADIZ — Residents of Harrison County who have acquired junk over the winter months will soon have a chance to dispose of it at a sponsored community cleanup. Harrison County commissioners heard from Tom Butch on Wednesday, who was at the meeting to speak for the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison ...

Belmont County Commission addresses facilities

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners reviewed the state of county facilities during their Wednesday meeting. The commissioners heard from guests, including Richard Hord of Martins Ferry, who inquired about possible plans to relocate county facilities. The ...

Bridgeport Wreck


T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE A battered pickup truck is hitched to a tow truck after an accident on Ohio 7 damaged it and another vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Police at the scene said the truck was going south when it collided with a car that was turning right onto Lincoln Avenue. Although ...


Auxiliary Scholarship


Photo Provided Two Martins Ferry High School seniors are among 11 area seniors awarded a scholarship during the Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital’s recent annual spring dinner. The two Martins Ferry students, Alyssa Kalinski and Madison Lyle, and the other seniors were presented with ...