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West Virginia Northern Community College’s board of governors is set to meet at 5 p.m. today on the school’s main campus in Wheeling.

WVNCC faculty concerns linger

WHEELING — Faculty concerns about administrative leadership at West Virginia Northern Community College linger ahead of a potential vote by the school’s board of governors on President Vicki Riley’s contract. According to a statement released by WVNCC’s faculty senate through its ...

Couple speaks about property situation at meeting

CADIZ — A local couple told Harrison County commissioners Wednesday that they are experiencing a difficult situation near their home and sought help in resolving the situation. Jessica and Chris Birney own a farm near Hopedale and said they have been experiencing problems with neighbors ...

Contracts and honors on board agenda

BRIDGEPORT — It was business as usual for the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting. The five-member panel unanimously approved the certified contracts of April McFarland (five years) and Zachary Melton (three years). Receiving ...

Dr. Dan Jones Medical Director at Harrison Community Hospital

CADIZ – Family medicine specialist Dr. Dan Jones has been named medical director of Harrison Community Hospital, a division of Wheeling Hospital. Jones will maintain office hours at HCH, as well as his offices in Colerain and St. Clairsville. “Dr. Jones is an excellent choice for this ...

Civic groups good neighbors to all

MARTINS FERRY — Many of our Ohio Valley neighbors do important, good work behind the scenes — they clean up trash, ready ball fields for spring and summertime play, build playgrounds, take care of veterans and give scholarships to seniors preparing to graduate. Their work is immeasurable ...

Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for April 28

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 28 at 7pm in the Health and Physical Education Center. This year's class features 46 degree recipients in fields such as applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, ...

Preschool open house is April 27

BELLAIRE — Head Start, a free preschool child development is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at all local Head Start sites. Those centers and their location are: Indian Run Learning Center, 4129 Noble St., Bellaire; the St. John Vianney Learning Center, Ohio 7 North, Powhatan ...

Martins Ferry middle school principal’s list and honor roll

Martins Ferry Middle School Principal’s List – Third Nine Weeks Fifth Grade Michaela Beale, Carter Bennett, Mckenzie Carte, Nicholas Cunningham, Jasmine Fuller, Makenzie Garrison, Turner Krol, Campbell Kropka, Skylar Kuri, Lydia Lash, Andrew Leiffer, Baron Lucey, Addison Lude, ...

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St. Clairsville High School students in the cast of “Mary Poppins” strike a pose during a break from rehearsing for this week’s opening performance of the group’s 2017 spring musical.

‘Mary Poppins’ brings theatrical, musical magic to St. C. stage

Musical theater will spring to life in St. Clairsville starting this week when the St. Clairsville High School Players present their 2017 production of “Mary Poppins.” The spring musical will take place at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and next week on Wednesday, Thursday and ...

Thursday Music Club announces honors recital on April 23

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club of Wheeling sponsored the Annual Young Musicians Auditions held at West Liberty University on March 31-April 1. Ninety students presented memorized solo works in piano, voice, and organ. This years’ auditions judges included WLU Faculty members Gerald ...

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SISTERS NICOLE Stephens, left, and Amanda Capuano recently opened their new insurance office, ValleyWide Insurance, in Martins Ferry.

New ValleyWide insurance office opens in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — A new business that opened recently in Martins Ferry — ValleyWide Insurance — is the brainchild of sisters and proprietors Nicole Stephens and Amanda Capuano. Located at the corner of Hanover Street and Zane Highway, ValleyWide’s focus is on customers. The agency ...

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Whiteside donates T-shirts to drug free club

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Whiteside auto dealership of St. Clairsville makes a donation of 750 T-shirts to the high school students who have enrolled in Belmont County staying Clean, a drug-free club. Every participant in the club will receive a shirt. The club year will end May 9 with a ...

Monroe continues oil and gas development

WOODSFIELD – The oil and gas industry in Monroe County continues to develop, with Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC, based in Denver, still on track to develop and build a natural gas liquids storage facility in salt caverns just north of Clarington. According to county economic development ...

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN, portrayed by John Cooper, speaks to Sarah Steele’s first-period American history class recently at St. Clairsville Middle School.

‘President’ visits St. C. Middle School

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Students in Sarah Steele’s American history classes at St. Clairsville Middle School recently got a lesson on the Civil War from one of the saga’s most enduring figures — Abraham Lincoln. The United States’ 16th president, portrayed by John Cooper, spent a day in ...

Knife and gun show coming this Saturday to St. C

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An annual knife and gun show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the J.B. Martin Center near the St. Clairsville Football Field. Gary Lucas of the National Pike Knife Collectors Club is organizing the event and said it has been ongoing for close to six years. ...

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Exit 213 wreck

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE The front end of a Ford Focus is crushed after being involved in a multi-vehicle wreck near Interstate 70 exit 213 in Belmont County. Representatives from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the drivers were transported to a local hospital, although none appeared ...

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Staff Sgt. Yvonne Fair is shown with her fiance, Larry Meyers, before she died in 2015.

Hoagland sponsors bill honoring U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Yvonne Marie Fair

COLUMBUS — Ohio Sen. Frank Hoagland recently introduced legislation that would designate a portion of Ohio 7 in Jefferson County as the “U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Yvonne Marie Fair Memorial Highway.” “Her life was taken much too young by melanoma and as we enter the month of May, ...

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Commissioners recognize sexual assault month

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK The Belmont County Board of Commissioners recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month as members of the Tri-County Help Center speak about their work. In front from left are Cathy Campbell, executive director of the Tri-County Help Center, and Molly Holden, ...

Praise handed out at St. C BOE meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Plenty of plaudits were doled out this week at the monthly meeting of the St. Clairsville-Richland City Board of Education. The gathering began with board members recognizing Sarah Steele for being honored as the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding ...