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Two days of water breaks deluge communities

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BELLAIRE — The Imperial Glass Corp. left its mark in Bellaire and beyond, and for 15 years the Imperial Glass Museum in the village has preserved many of the more interesting pieces produced by the company and memories of the industry’s heyday. Members of the museum board, the National ...

‘Peace Pipes’ opening day may see protesters

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BELLAIRE — A new business in Bellaire that sells “hippie culture” items such as glass pipes, tie-dye shirts emblazoned with marijuana leaves and other items is anticipating a protest to occur today during its first day of business. Tim Alley, owner of Peace Pipes on 3195 Union St., is ...

Remembering Imperial Glass

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BELLAIRE — The Imperial Glass Corp. left its mark in Bellaire and beyond, and for 15 years the Imperial Glass Museum in the village has preserved many of the more interesting pieces produced by the company and memories of the industry’s heyday. Members of the museum board, the National ...

Ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender list

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STEUBENVILLE — Visiting Judge Thomas Lipps took under advisement a decision that could lift the sex offender reporting requirements for one of two men convicted five years ago in a Steubenville rape case. Ma’Lik Richmond, 21, and his attorneys with the state public defender’s office, ...

Bethesda hires cops, will appoint council member

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BETHESDA — Council has appointed three new police officers in the wake of its chief’s suspension and four officer resignations — including the resignation of an officer who is the son of a council member who also resigned. Council held a special meeting Thursday to welcome a full-time ...

Riley to retire from WVNCC

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WHEELING – West Virginia Northern Community College president Vicki L. Riley Ph.D. has announced she is retiring from the college. WVNCC made the news public Friday. Her retirement from the college is effective June 30. The Board of Governors said it has appointed J. Michael Koon as ...

Fire levy considered in Flushing

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FLUSHING — Village Council recently discussed the need to put an EMS levy on the Nov. 6 ballot as members learned of other efforts being made to raise funds for the village’s emergency services. Lori Mann, representing the fire department, addressed council to explain the need for the ...

Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Friday he’ll introduce a bill taking marijuana off ...

Landlord makes accusations against codes enforcer

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BELLAIRE — The village’s codes enforcer, who is also its chief of police, has been accused of kicking in doors of rental properties for inspection by a landlord. The accusations were made Thursday during Bellaire Village Council’s regular meeting. Bill Valput, owner of Valput Properties, ...

Federal disaster money OK’d

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MARTINS FERRY — Local counties are expected to receive federal disaster money following heavy storms in February that wrecked bridges, roads and utility lines. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced this week that President Donald Trump signed a federal ...

Union Local board hears about testing problems

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MORRISTOWN — A teacher told the Union Local Board of Education about a “giant mishap” that occurred during state-mandated testing Wednesday and asked members to take political action. Sixth grade teacher Sheryl Sonk told the board about a computer glitch that prevented some students ...

Truck rollover injures driver

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COLERAIN — A coal truck driver was transported to a hospital Thursday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled on its side and sheared off a utility pole along U.S. 250. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said the driver suffered a laceration to his head but was coherent and already ...

Drug sentencings, sanctions in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Common Pleas Court saw another heavy docket of chiefly drug-related offenses this week, with more cases arraigned the week before. Judge John Vavra presided Monday when Ryan Patterson, 28, of 1272 Bryce St., Bellaire, was sentenced to 42 months in prison. He ...

Mayor: Village did not break Sunshine Laws

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The mayor of Yorkville said his village is not in violation of the Ohio meeting laws after a village meeting started 30 minutes before its scheduled time and reconvened with a quorum after it passed a motion to adjourn. Council’s regular meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

Ferry to spend $36K on pothole-repairing machine

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MARTINS FERRY — Those pesky potholes on the city’s streets that make motorists grit their teeth when they drive into them soon will face a new foe: a DuraPatcher machine. Martins Ferry City Council approved Wednesday spending $36,000 to jointly purchase the machine with the Village of ...

Harrison welcome APEG president

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CADIZ — The Harrison County Board of Commissioners provided additional incentive Wednesday for Harrison Power LLC to build a new energy generation facility at Harrison Industrial Park. Commissioners approved an enterprise zone agreement with the company, providing a 100 percent tax ...

State website delays some testing

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DILLONVALE — A glitch in the statewide system for academic assessment testing caused headaches Wednesday for districts across Ohio. Kim Leonard, superintendent for the Buckeye Local School District, said the problem started early in the morning when schools found that students couldn’t ...

Police seek to hire new officers

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Almost 30 would-be Wheeling police officers showed up last week to take the civil service test, but city officials are still waiting to find out how many of them are qualified to fill one of the department’s two vacant positions. Some did not make the initial cut. Of the 29 candidates who ...

Annual roast beef dinner

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T-L Photo/KIM NORTH ST. ANTHONY’S Church on Main Street in Bridgeport will hold its annual roast beef dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Take-out service will be available, as will transportation from the parking lots by golf carts. The menu consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes, ...

Portion of I-70 closed in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 is being rerouted this morning due to an accident. At about 11:30 a.m. today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a one-vehicle crash has the eastbound lanes of the interstate temporarily closed. No injuries were reported, according ...