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Jamboree through the years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Since 1977, thousands of fans have gathered each year in the rolling hills of Eastern Ohio to take part in the longest-running and country music festival in America — Jamboree In The Hills. Jamboree, often called Jambo or abbreviated as JITH, began as a modest, two-day ...

Annual River Sweep a sweeping success

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District and JB Green Team joined forces again to clean up Belmont County’s coast in conjunction with the 2018 Ohio River Sweep. JB Green Team hosted sites in Yorkville, at the Pike Island Locks and Dam, and along Wegee Creek in ...

Learning the game

T-L Photo/ ROBERT A. DEFRANK Mason Smith, left, from the Belmont area and Tyler Harris of St. Clairsville are among the youth chess league members of the Wisdom of the Kings chess club studying end game and check mating strategies in a meeting at the St. Clairsville Public Library. Children ...

Belmont College Board of Trustees welcomes new member

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College announced the addition of a new member to serve on the College Board of Trustees. The newest board member, Anita G. Rice, was appointed by Gov. John Kasich on June 28. Rice was appointed during a board of trustees meeting with Attorney Richard Yoss, of ...

Ferry BOE to meet Monday

MARTINS FERRY — The Board of Education of the Martins Ferry City School District will hold a special board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the board office. If you would like to be placed on the agenda, you must contact the office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you need ...

Wolfhurst Fire Department

T-L Photo/MIRANDA SEBROSKI Wolfhurst Fire Department welcomed a new addition to its team. The fire department acquired a 2018 Sutphen fire engine through a levy for operating expenses and fundraisers. Wolfhurst Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Roberts said a new fire engine will be beneficial to ...

Jefferson approves justice center repairs

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners approved more air conditioning and heating repairs for the Justice Center and opened one bid to replace the electronic control boards that remotely unlock doors throughout the building. Commissioners by a vote of 2-1 approved the final ...

Prosecutor taking over Children Services

CADIZ — Harrison County will once again be handling legal issues for children in the county. Commissioners announced Wednesday that county Prosecutor Owen Beetham will take over representing children services for the Department of Job and Family Services. Commissioner Paul Coffland said the ...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks of Time at Auschwitz

WHEELING — Cantor David Wisnia received a standing ovation after speaking to a packed house about his experiences being a Holocaust survivor. Barbara Lewine said Thursday night’s special program at the Ohio County Public Library was in conjunction with the “We Can Do It! WWII” ...

Drug Enforcement agency changes rules on opioid quotas

WHEELING — A lawsuit filed last year against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has resulted in a DEA policy change. The agency has promised to more closely monitor the number of opioid pills being manufactured each year across America. The ...

Win a jeep wrangler

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Area businesses and organizations are offering the chance to win a four-door Jeep Wrangler from Thomas Auto Center. The winner will pick the color, and the fundraiser will cover sales tax. A total of 10,000 tickets are available at $10 each. Other businesses have ...

Former asst. chief among indictments

MOUNDSVILLE — The city’s former assistant fire chief was among 17 the Marshall County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday afternoon during its July session. Walker, 43, of Cameron, was terminated from his position at the fire department in November shortly after his arrest for sexual abuse. Walker ...

Church moves on after fire

WHEELING — Faith Community Church is without a building to hold services since the former Sacred Heart Church that it was using was consumed by fire last week. “It was a beautiful church that held a lot of memories for the Wheeling community,” said Charmaine Hand, 48, of Elm Grove. ...

Ohio Hills Folk Festival kicks off its 114th year

QUAKER CITY, Ohio — The 114th Annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival, Ohio’s oldest continuously running festival, begins Wednesday. Whether you’ve never been to the festival before or you have been going for years, organizers say the festival has something for you to enjoy. The event features ...

Brown, Portman to bring Congressional hearing on pension crisis to Ohio

COLUMBUS — On Friday, July 13, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, co-chairman of the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions, and Committee Member U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will host a field hearing of the Committee at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The hearing, ...

Upcoming bluegrass duo from Monroe County

SARDIS — Two sisters from Monroe County are rising stars in the world of bluegrass music. Lauren and Leanna Price, twin sisters known as The Price Sisters, have been signed to Rebel Records and have generated a buzz in their community as well other places. The sisters have performed at ...

Navy officers honored after 30 years in service

WHEELING — Master Chief Petty Officer Brian Mengeu of Wheeling recently was honored at Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio, after 30 years with the U.S. Navy. Mengeu, son of Bob and Pattie Mengeu of Wheeling enlisted in the Navy in March 1988 as a fireman recruit. After completing ...

Wheeling slated for more historical markers

WHEELING — History-rich Wheeling is slated to receive five additional historical markers downtown in the coming months. Matt McGrew, coordinator for the Highway Historical Markers Program within the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, said the state has received federal funding to ...

St. C. High School fourth nine weeks honor roll

PRINCIPAL’S LIST - 4.000 GPA Grade 9 Avonlea Andlinger, Chloe Carpenter, Isaac Davis, Kylie Gallagher, Mikayla Hendershot, Noah Palmer, Abigail Perzanowski, Lily Pollock, Liesl Ray, Armand Rome, Gavin Shields, Reese Skaggs, Breanna Sproul, Isabella Swan, Victoria Trouten, Kira ...

Bridgeport installing an exercise and science facility

BRIDGEPORT — Work on the nearly half-a-million dollar Exercise and Science facility inside Bridgeport High School is progressing nicely, according to Gus Kayafas of Kayafas Architects in Wheeling. Kayafas recently updated members of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District’s Board ...