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Kindergarten registration slated for March 4-15

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

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

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

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 ...

Flushing antiques shop has new owner, new name

FLUSHING — An antiques and collectibles store in the village may have a new owner, but she knows the business by heart. Sunni Rae Scott is the owner of Sunni Rae’s, a shop that has she managed for the past five years under a different name — Hornswogglers. Scott said she took over ...

Cleveland man back in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Cleveland man accused of trafficking in drugs while on probation was in court this week, appearing on both new charges and old convictions. Donald Marquis Bell, 28, currently incarcerated with a last known address at 20201 Concordia Drive, Euclid, Ohio, according to ...

Only one contested race on Steubenville election ballot

STEUBENVILLE — City leaders are at a loss to explain why there’s only one contested race so far on the 2019 primary election ballot. The deadline to file as a partisan candidate for city office was Feb. 6, with only five people filing their candidacy papers: ∫ Incumbent Municipal ...

House passes banking fix for medical marijuana program

CHARLESTON — With wide bipartisan support, a bill that will help the state’s new medical marijuana program get off the ground is on its way to the West Virginia Senate. The House of Delegates on Friday passed House Bill 2538, providing banking services for medical cannabis, with 89 or its ...

Hoagland named committee chairman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, this week appointed state Sen. Frank Hoagland as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Ohio is rich in its vast farmlands and abundant natural resources,” said Hoagland, R-Mingo ...

Tentative settlement reached in lawsuit

WHEELING — EQT Corp., the defendant in a class-action lawsuit against West Virginia landowners, reached a tentative $53.5 million settlement with the West Virginia landowners who filed the suit. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West ...

New GOA Director tours Zane State Training Center

CAMBRIDGE – The new Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, John Carey, was in Cambridge to tour the Willet-Pratt Training Center at Zane State College. Carey took the opportunity to discuss workforce needs, challenges and gaps with Zane State President Dr. Chad Brown and Ohio ...

Veterans Court bill passes in West Virginia Senate

WHEELING — A bill to re-establish veterans courts in West Virginia is moving forward in Charleston. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, unanimously passed the Senate on Wednesday. The measure establishes a Military Service Members Court program within ...

Booze & Cruise, You’ll Lose

Photo Provided Bellaire St. John student, Kassidy Traczyk, was recognized for her efforts on the Booze & Cruise, You’ll Lose quiz at a recent assembly at the school. Pictured, from left: Trooper Rocky Hise, Ohio State Highway Patrol; Brittany Grego, WTOV; Megan Thompson, Wheeling ...

Personnel matters handled at St. C. BOE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Personnel items dominated a light agenda faced by the St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools Board of Education on Wednesday morning. The board approved supplemental contracts for Natalie Perzanowski, who serves as assistant coach for varsity track and field, and Stephen ...

Valentine’s Day recipes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Ohioans will soon be scrambling to find the perfect treat for their sweetheart. This year, the Ohio Poultry Association is sharing signature recipes that make a thoughtful Valentine’s Day surprise. “Instead of buying ...

Apparent overdose causes death in Powhatan Point

POWHATAN POINT — Law enforcement responded to an apparent drug overdose that proved fatal Sunday. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said the death appears related to fentanyl, and could signal a more dangerous turn in the drug epidemic. “Around 9 p.m. we had an overdose death in ...

Union Local honor roll for the second nine weeks

Elementary School Principal’s List Fourth grade — Brandyn Porter, Lia Klee, Dominic Sutton, Brooklyn Bell, Evian Blakley, Ainsley Horvath, Andrew Grafton, Alexander Woollard, Andilena Fowkes, Brody Perzanowski, Connor Bendo, Maxwell Dubiel, Anna Twarog, Clay Utter, Jeffrey Bolon, Remmi ...

Blackouts a worry with wind and rain

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Recent rainfall has not raised flooding concerns according to Becky Horne, executive administrative assistant at the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency, since the rainfall has been gradual. However, she said the high winds have raised a concern for power ...

Bridgeport board of trustees meet Tuesday

BRIDGEPORT -- The Bridgeport Board of Trustees of Public Affairs will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the water plant on Ohio 7.