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Trauma

Training focuses on trauma-informed care

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — People with disabilities experience more abuse than others, yet their needs often go undertreated or minimized. That means the trauma continues to have an impact on their lives years after the abuse occurred. The Belmont-Harrison-Noble County Boards of Developmental ...

St. C. man dies in crash

FLUSHING -- William B. Graham, 53, of St. Clairsville died early Sunday after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving on Ohio 149 south, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd McDonald. About 1 a.m., Graham's vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Azera, traveled off the left side of the road, ...

Asbestos — miracle mineral turned health hazard for workers

Only a few decades ago, asbestos was thought of as a “miracle mineral.” The fiber’s heat and fire resistant properties, paired with substantial durability, made it a very favorable choice for building materials. Asbestos was widely used prior to the 1970s; however, it was soon realized ...

POLKA

Sixth annual Polka Festival to be held at Oglebay

WHEELING — The Sixth Annual Wheeling Polka Festival will be held Friday through March 26. This years’ festival will feature three days of live polka music at Glessner Auditorium at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge. The band line-up includes the following: Friday 7 p.m. – Glessner ...

Commissioners agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements. The board approved a proposal from ADR & Associates for the Rural Development Preliminary Engineering report for the Summerhill and clinic pump station basins, with an ...

Harrison County begins collecting taxes from oil and gas companies

CADIZ — Enforcement of a tax will help generate a little extra money for Harrison County, according to the county treasurer. At a recent commission meeting, Treasurer Vicki Sefsick said her office was ready to being collecting an ad valorum tax from gas and oil companies in Harrison ...

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Members of the Belmont County Suicide Prevention Coalition gather in Belmont on Friday. Pictured, back row from left, are Tina Siroski, Molly Holden, Michele Helms, Lisa Sutton and Wendy Ware; front row, Ted Buehl, Misty Rose, Tim Snyder, Gene Walker, Erin Kuisec and Mark Ingles. Not shown are Angela Hannahs and Stan Sobel.

Suicide prevention group meets

BELMONT — Suicides have claimed the lives of the young and old alike in Ohio. The Belmont County Suicide Prevention Coalition has been established as a multi-disciplinary and a multi-agency based group wishing to implement and promote suicide prevention as a public health issue in Belmont ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Eric M. Mackey of 125 Capitol Drive, Weirton, was cited Monday for driving under suspension and a turn signal violation. Shawn M. Anderson of Wheeling was arrested Sunday for assault, persistent disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing official ...

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Demolition crews dismantle and cut-away sections of the north end of the former La Belle Cut Nail Plant in South Wheeling to make room for the construction of LaBelle Greene III, a town house style rental community. Construction is expected to begin this spring.

Demolition of historical LaBelle Nail Plant stirs memories

WHEELING — Once ranked as one of America’s largest producers of cut nails, the former La Belle Cut Nail Plant in South Wheeling will soon be a memory as demolition is underway to make room for additional townhouse-style apartments. As heavy equipment crews have begun to dismantle and ...

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MARTINS FERRY Police Department Dispatcher Amber Ferguson, left, and Officer Jon Young hold stuffed animals donated to the department last year. A toy drive to add to that collection is being held Thursday at The Times Leader's office, 200 S. Fourth St., Martins Ferry.

Times Leader to host Business After Hours

MARTINS FERRY - The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Business After Hours of 2017 on Thursday. The Times Leader is pleased to host the event at its offices, located at 200 S. Fourth St. in the Purple City. Things get underway at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and last until 7 p.m. ...

Hills, WES Set Literacy Night Events

MINGO JUNCTION — Two Indian Creek elementary schools are heading to the great outdoors with special camping-themed literacy events this month. Hills Elementary School held its literacy night festivities March 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Mingo Junction, while Wintersville Elementary School will ...

Elections board member chosen

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Republican Party announces the appointment of ITS chairman, Matt Parise, as the newest member of the Jefferson County Board of Elections. The appointment was made by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, after the recommendation came from the local Republican ...

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Pictured from left are Community Outreach Committee of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition members Linda Caputo, Barb Davis, Kathy Antinone, ALIVE Executive Director Jodi Scheetz and coalition member Marjie DeFede.

Community Outreach Committee of Jefferson County makes donation to ALIVE

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition presented material donations to the ALIVE shelter in Steubenville as part of the coalition’s observance of International Women’s Day. Coalition founder Barb Davis said, ...

Women business owners to be celebrated at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio University’s Eastern Campus invites the community to attend “Women in Business,” an open forum featuring local female entrepreneurs, on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm in the McTeague Lounge in Shannon Hall. The event, which is part of a number of upcoming community ...

Bridgeport K9 officer receives new collar

BRIDGEPORT — A local K-9 officer received a new collar as thanks for helping apprehend a suspect in January. On Jan. 26, Bridgeport Police Chief Andrew Klotz said, his department was alerted to a female suspect who was was attempting to flee probation officers from the Belmont County Court ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts February 2017 report

STEUBENVILLE — John A. Corrigan, clerk of courts at the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville, provided the following report for the month of February: Auto Title Department, total vehicle fees and taxes — County, $34,274.03; State, $547,429.59; Total, $581,703.62; Miscellaneous ...

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Flushing Village Council members discuss strategies for collecting delinquent water bills.

Finances, development on agenda for Flushing council

FLUSHING — Village Council discussed ongoing efforts to get delinquent water customer accounts paid and strategies for dealing with dilapidated structures at its monthly meeting Thursday. Mayor Tom Bober told council it is important that water customers understand that the large number of ...

Buckeye Local registration dates set for March

TILTONSVILLE — The Buckeye Local Early Childhood Education (previously Preschool) and kindergarten registration for children that would like to enroll in the district has been set for the following dates: South Elementary — Tuesday, March 14 North Elementary — Wednesday, March ...

Shadyside Local School District to hold Preschool registration

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside Local School District will hold an informational/registration meeting for the 2017/2018 Early Childhood Education Preschool Program at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children must be 3 years of age on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible for ...

Martins Ferry Christian Preschool registration begins

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Christian Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-18 school year. Registration will be by appointment only. Interested parents may call Joan Martin at the preschool at 740-633-0599 or at home at 740-633-3156 to schedule an appointment. There is ...