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More and more schools arming staff

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BARNESVILLE — Teachers in some local schools are doing a lot more than making assignments and grading papers — they are also carrying firearms in an effort to protect everyone in the building. President Donald Trump has said several times that he is in favor of putting guns in schools as ...

No opposition to proposed alcohol sales during forum

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FLUSHING — No residents spoke in opposition to proposed carryout alcohol sales at the Flushing Convenient store during an open forum on the topic last week. The session was held Thursday to discuss the proposed sales that will be decided when ballots are cast in November. The store owner is ...

Students give Elks Playground a facelift

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WHEELING — Service to the community is a motto of both Wheeling Jesuit University and of physical therapists, and on Saturday the Elks Playground in Wheeling got cleaned and resurfaced by WJU P.T. students as part of a yearly initiative. “This is the Global P.T. Day of Service,” Noelle ...

Times Leader’s North headed to Hall of Fame

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MARTINS FERRY — Passionate, dedicated and insightful work all too often goes unnoticed. Fortunately, that is not the case for Kim North. The veteran and talented Times Leader sportswriter has earned his just reward for his 30-plus years of work in the newspaper business, much of which ...

October is domestic violence awareness month

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economical or psychological or threats of actions ...

Village information center unveiled

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Photos provided The Village of Belmont recently installed a new, lockable information center in front of the Belmont Post Office. The village’s information center will displace notices, new ordinances, minutes from monthly council meetings, general information and news articles. It is ...

Rec board talks pool repairs, marina

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STEUBENVILLE — The city parks and recreation board on Wednesday discussed repairs to a retaining wall near the Belleview Park swimming pool and plans to install a water line to the marina area. The board didn’t have a quorum so members there only discussed items and didn’t vote on ...

Dance-a-thon to benefit cancer fight

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Elaina Baker, 16, of St. Clairsville, an ambassador for iDance4aCURE, will be holding a Dance-A-Thon at Turn It Out Studio, 3243 Belmont St., Bellaire. Any funds donated to this organization go directly to research to fight childhood ...

Conroy receives Auditor of State award

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A recent financial audit by the Auditor of State’s office for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017, has returned a clean audit report. Belmont County Auditor, Roger P. Conroy and his staff have earned the Auditor of State Award for excellence in financial reporting. “As ...

Center for Innovative Food Technology to give presentation

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Food growers and producers are invited to attend a presentation by the Center for Innovative Food Technology at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County’s office at 117 E. Main St., St. Clairsville. Since 1995, CIFT has provided a unique ...

Educational workshop to be held

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TRIADELPHIA — An educational workshop called “Understanding Social Security” will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Highlands - West Liberty University, 355 Wharton Circle, 2nd Floor. Hazlett, Burt & Watson advisers Josh Braunlich and Tom Pi will present the ...

St. C. Longhorn Steakhouse leader receives national recognition

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Trisha Moody, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in St. Clairsville, has achieved Diamond Club status, one of the top honors at parent company Darden Restaurants. She was recognized this year for her commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, ...

Detectives looking for man with pornography charges

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ST.CLAIRSVILLE — A Belmont County man is on the run after detectives found evidence of child pornography in his home. Belmont County Western Division Court Judge Eric Costine signed an arrest warrant Friday for Wesley Alan Burdge, of Flushing, for two counts of pandering sexually oriented ...

Family is not giving up finding Ferry couple

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The missing Martins Ferry couple have not been found after months of searching, but the family and detectives are not giving up hope Ryan Allar, chief detective of Belmont County Sheriff Department, and Chief Deputy James Zusak held a press conference Friday with members ...

Fall decorating contest winner

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T-L Photo/MIRANDA SEBROSKI Lynn Jeffries, co-owner of Three Labs Salvage, is the winner of the fall decorating contest in St. Clairsville with a $100 prize. Business owners set up their storefronts with fall decorations to be entered in a contest for the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of ...

Shale play still creating jobs, local investment

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Future job creation and a large investment in the economy are expected to stem from the natural gas boom in Eastern Ohio. That was part of the message shared Thursday when more than 100 people gathered at Belmont College to learn about the status of the Utica Shale play in ...

Eastern Gateway, Kent form Partnership

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STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College and Kent State University announced Wednesday a partnership that will allow area residents the chance to earn a four-year degree from the university without leaving Jefferson County. Eastern Gateway President Jimmie Bruce and Kent President ...

Man indicted for shooting mother, child

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STEUBENVILLE — Brylee West, 18, of Steubenville, was indicted Wednesday by the Jefferson County grand jury in connection with the shooting of a mother and her young daughter on Sept. 24. West was indicted on two counts each of attempted murder and felonious assault, each with a firearm ...

Flanagan: Loehmann has withdrawn application in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE -- The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice has withdrawn his application for employment with the Bellaire Police Department. Bellaire Police Chief Richard "Dick" Flanagan confirmed today that Timothy Loehmann had decided to focus on his "legal situation" in ...

Candidates spar in finale

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray repeatedly faulted Republican rival Mike DeWine during their final debate Monday for failing to lead as Ohio’s attorney general, while DeWine hit back at Cordray for misleading Ohioans on his record and for what he ...