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Yorkville man arrested on drug trafficking charges

YORKVILLE — At 5 a.m. today officers from the Belmont County Drug Task Force and members of the Yorkville Police Department executed a search warrant and arrested a man at 106 Park St., Yorkville, on drug trafficking charges. Michelangelo Paul Diluzio was transported to the Belmont County ...

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Dr. Robert Caveney joins staff at Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING – Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Caveney has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital. A native of Wheeling, Caveney has practiced orthopedic surgery in his hometown since 1981. He is experienced in various areas, including: - total joint replacement, including knee, hip and ...

Checkups set at Jeffco sites

STEUBENVILLE — The Jeffco Training Center and Workshop will be the sites of upcoming health checks for both special needs individuals and staff. Connie Giamos, manager of JCTC, said the vital signs checkups began Tuesday and will be held each week at the two locations. They are scheduled ...

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Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 3:28 p.m. Monday, units responded to a domestic dispute at Bel Capre Apartments, Bellaire-Neffs, Road, Bellaire. At 2:24 p.m. Monday, a manager at Ulta, Ohio Valley Mall, St. Clairsville, reported two female shoplifters walked out of the ...

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Martins Ferry Police Department At 9:44 p.m. Friday, Laken Marie Jordan, 31, of 296 Bridge St., Adena, was cited for driving under a suspended license and a hit-skip on city streets. At 4;05 a.m. Saturday, Brandon L. Hudson, 29, of 134 Eagle Ct., Wheeling, was jailed for persistent ...

Michael Jacob to remain president of St. C. Board of Education

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Michael “Chops” Jacob was re-elected president and Michael Fador was re-elected as vice president of the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education when the body met for its first meeting of the year at the board office. No changes were made to ...

Commissioners review litter prevention program

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners spoke to sheriff’s Deputy Audrey Waggoner last week about her work as litter prevention officer with the prevention program offered through the J.B. Green Team. Guests included Township Trustee Association President Frank ...

Students collect winter donations

BRIDGEPORT — Eleven Bridgeport Middle School students collected gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for those in need this month as a community service project headed up by their Talented and Gifted teacher, Susann Deihl. The eighth-graders named their winter item collection project “Holly ...

Man accused of hacking into website sentenced

STEUBENVILLE — The man who gained control of a local Steubenville Big Red sports fan website in December 2012 was sentenced to eight months in prison this week. Noah McHugh, 26, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty in a Lexington, Va., federal courtroom in September to a charge of accessing a ...

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Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to an address on Gun Club Road, St. Clairsville, after a resident reported hearing noises in the basement. Officials checked the property and found nothing, according to the report. At 2:55 a.m. ...

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THE CITY of Martins Ferry is another step closer to securing enough money to repair the North Eighth Street slip — a job expected to cost $619,000.

Martins Ferry seeking more funds to fix road

MARTINS FERRY — The city is another step closer to securing enough money to repair the North Eighth Street slip — a job expected to cost $619,000. During a recent Martins Ferry City Council meeting, Service Director Chris Cleary said he was informed by Misty Tolzda, senior community ...

Mingo Junction OKs finances for three months

MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Tuesday made three-month temporary appropriations that will fund village operations until a permanent budget is finalized. Clerk James Huggins said he still is working on revenue estimates for this year. He said the village had a $655,000 carryover going ...

Rec Center offers free ‘Time for Tots’

MARTINS FERRY — When the weather takes a turn for the worse and children seem ready to climb the walls from cabin fever, there’s a new place parents and caregivers can take them — “Time for Tots” at the Martins Ferry Recreation Center. The center is opening its gym for free ...

Harrison County commissioners discuss hospital

CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners took steps Wednesday to ensure the county retains its mineral rights as Harrison Community Hospital is acquired by Wheeling Hospital. Commissioners amended the lease agreement between the hospital and the county in preparation for the upcoming ...

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Belmont County Courthouse REALTY DEEDS Amvida LLC to Nathan P. Brinker, 2 lots in Martins Ferry Nathan P. Brinker et al to Brinker Realty LLC, 2 tracts in Bridgeport Nathan P. Brinker et al to Brinker Realty LLC, 2 lots in Brookside Charles Edward Medley et al to Janet L. ...

Natural gas industry preparing to meet global energy demands

WHEELING — By 2040, global energy demand should increase by about 25 percent — which is roughly equivalent to the total energy used today in North America and Latin America — according to natural gas industry leaders. However, officials with Exxon Mobil and the American Petroleum ...

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Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 4:07 a.m. Monday, a deputy responded to the Loading Zone in Colerain for an interior motion alarm. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a broken front window. Officials advised to check the Bridgeport store and the 250 Pit Stop. A deputy indicated ...

Redford will enter plea in sex abuse case

WHEELING — Former Wheeling police Lt. Phil Redford will plead guilty to an unspecified charge Thursday when he appears at an 11 a.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson. Special Prosecutor Joe Barki said presentments to an Ohio County grand jury Monday did not include an allegation ...

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Dirk Fitch closes out superintendent career

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City School board met Monday evening as Dirk Fitch conducted his final meeting as superintendent. He expressed his gratitude for the caliber of teachers, administrators and coaches he has worked with, while extending thanks to the current and former board ...

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The St. Clairsville City Council assembled. Front row, left to right: Jake Olsavsky; Beth Oprisch; Frank Sabatino. Back row, left to right: John Tomlan; Mike Smith; J. Mark Bukmir; Jim Weisgerber (president); Linda Jordan.

St. C. council looking to 2017

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city is on the road to seeing many significant projects completed and others started during 2017. The Times Leader spoke with Mayor Terry Pugh and Safety and Service Director James Zucal, both of whom took office in 2016, to discuss the changing topography of the ...