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Mall patrons voice their wishes

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Yet another longtime Ohio Valley Mall store will be closing its doors for good. Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in ...

Pay half of your bill

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MARTINS FERRY — A current deal allowing patients to pay only half of their outstanding bills at East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center is a “win-win” situation for all parties, hospital officials contend. Karin Janiszewski, director of marketing and public relations ...

Ferry BOE approves roof bid

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City Schools Board of Education on Monday approved a $7 million bid to replace the roofs on both of its school buildings. Board members Brian McFarland, Dorothy Powell, Scott Ballint and Bill Suto unanimously approved the bid from Mansuetto Roofing and ...

Portion of Ohio 7 reopened

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SHADYSIDE — Work to remove debris caused by a mudslide along Ohio 7 in Shadyside is expected to resume today. Meanwhile, efforts to repair a major sewer line break in the city of Martins Ferry continue. The hill slide occurred over the weekend, forcing the closure of both southbound lanes ...

W.Va. teachers opt to strike in protest

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s school workers believe they need to re-teach the West Virginia Legislature the same lessons they gave them last year. As a result, all public schools in West Virginia are closed today. For the second time in two years, schools are out across the Northern ...

Barton’s murder conviction upheld

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Joseph Edward Barton, now 39, will remain behind bars for the rest of his life for a murder that shocked the community of Shadyside. Earlier this month, the Seventh Appellate District Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Joseph Edward Barton, who was sentenced to life ...

Health Plan honored for flag display

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WHEELING — The Health Plan was honored by the Fort Henry Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution recently for its highly visible display of the U.S. flag on the first anniversary of business’ relocation to downtown Wheeling. ...

Informational meeting for I-70 planned

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WHEELING — As survey crews continue collecting data for a major bridge rehabilitation project that is scheduled to begin later this year on Interstate 70, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled an informational meeting to answer questions the public may have about the ...

Bill error may see some guns banned

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say. At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and ...

What’s next for Bellaire?

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BELLAIRE — First came the news of St. John Central High School’s future closure. The following week, it was announced that the village’s longtime medical center, Belmont Community Hospital, also is set to be shut down. Those development have left many Bellaire residents wondering, ...

Upgrades planned for historic Epworth Park

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BETHESDA — The village of Bethesda is paving the way for residents to have a better place to enjoy outdoor recreation. Epworth Park, also known as the Garden of Oaks, in the center of Bethesda is in the process of upgrading and paving its walking trail and replacing bridges on the trail ...

DUS fee reduction and waiver available

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OHIOANS WITH a suspended driver’s license have the opportunity to have their reinstatement fees reduced or forgiven and get back on the road. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began offering a fee debt reduction and waiver program on Jan. 31 for offenders whose driver’s licenses have been ...

Teens’ barn legislation is a years-long lesson in lawmaking

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Spanning more than four years, it’s likely Westerville Central High School’s longest class project ever. But to the four teens who first proposed a bill to Ohio lawmakers in 2014 that will finally become law in March, it’s much more than a school assignment. What ...

BREAKING: Ohio 7 closed due to slip

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SHADYSIDE - The southbound lanes of Ohio 7 are closed due to a landslide. The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed both southbound lanes are closed after a hillside slipped onto the roadway. No information on 8long cleanup might take has been released.

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

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MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining ...

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old ...

Kindergarten registration slated for March 4-15

Community

MORRISTOWN — Telephone pre-registration for the 2019-20 Union Local School District kindergarten students will begin March 4 and continue to March 15. Parents with children eligible to attend kindergarten in August should call the elementary school between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during that ...

St.C. Chamber attends talk

Community

Business and community leaders from St. Clairsville meet Friday at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire to hear a presentation by Alishah Hardway, marketing director of the campus, on Alzheimer’s and dementia education. Pictured from left are Belmont County Tourism Director Barb ...

Children Services hoping for larger state allocation

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services Director Vince Gianangeli hopes the state of Ohio will provide more funding to help his Children Services department meet the high demand for services. He said the need remains even though the current state budget for ...

Belmont County looking for foster parents

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There is a higher demand for foster parents today than ever before in Belmont County, due in part to the ongoing opioid crisis and its impact on children and families. Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services Director Vince Gianangeli said there are 35 foster ...