Community

St. C. has utility payment drop box

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city added a new utility payment drop box in the alley behind the municipal building to allow residents greater convenience in paying their bills. Cash payments will not be accepted at that location. “They used to have to come in here to pay their utility bill, ...

Local students earn honors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Two local students were named to the Dean’s List at West Virginia University for the Spring 2017 semester. Colton McKivitz of Jacobsburg is a junior majoring in wildlife and fisheries resources with a minor in ecology. McKivitz earned this honor while being a starter ...

HEAP applications accepted

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Community Action Commission of Belmont County will start taking applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program Summer Crisis Program on July 3. The Summer Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years or older), or ...

St. C. BOE recognizes teacher and student at board meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education recognized a student and teacher during its regular monthly meeting this week. Superintendent Walt Skaggs announced honors for student Kristopher Schlag and teacher Carrie Marko. Schlag was recognized ...

New co-heads at helm of Olney

BARNESVILLE — The Board of Trustees of Olney Friends School announces that Micah Brownstein, dean of students, and Cynthia A. Walker, dean of faculty, will serve as interim co-heads of the school for the 2017-18 school year. The board asked Kenneth Hinshaw to step aside from his position ...

Local man appointed ambassador for Reserve

BELLAIRE — Former Bellaire resident Robert L. Hill has been appointed ambassador for the state of Connecticut for the Chief, Army Reserves. Ambassadors are special government employees who represent the chief of the Army Reserve. They carry a protocol status equivalent of a major ...

Youth Day

Youth Day participants

Photo Provided These Youth Day 2017 participants took part in recent events at Bethlehem Temple in Wheeling and at Shiloh Apostolic Temple in Weirton. Pictured front and center is Cavell Wade. Front row from left Latisha Turner, Savannah Turner-Davis, Aniyah Christian, Cormarra Wade and Faith ...

KENNETH COLE

Kenneth C. Cole, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Cole was born September 4, 1927 in Morgantown, W.Va. He was a Christian by faith, retired President and Board Chairman of PICOMA Industries and an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was ...

CHERYL LYN SPEIDEL

Cheryl Lyn Speidel, age 71, of Groveport, Ohio, passed away June 23, 2017. She was born May 16, 1946 in Bellaire, Ohio to the late Willard and Lois Workman. Cheryl was a graduate of Bellaire High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and her Master’s in Education ...

ROBERT HUNT

Robert Hunt, 95, of Quaker City, died Saturday. Visitation Tuesday 11 until 1 p.m. service, Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville.

Chamber opens the bottle for event

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Residents of St. Clairsville and the surrounding area are invited to a networking event next month, to relax and talk over food and drink. The chamber of commerce will be hosting a “Corks and Forks” event on July 27, where local business owners can come out after ...

Bus Trip

‘Little Italy Days’ bus trip

Photo Provided The Bellaire Sons of Italy is proudly conducting a bus trip to Pittsburgh Little Italy Days in Bloomfield, the region’s largest heritage festival. It is on Aug. 19 with a pick-up at the lodge at 10 a.m. and a return to the same location at 10 p.m. The cost per person is ...

ROSEMARIE VISVARY

Rosemarie Visvary, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV. She was born April 4, 1934 in Blaine, Ohio. Rosemarie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Paul Visvary and her sister, Mary Ann Zigo. Rosemarie is survived by ...

Fireworks list

OHIO FIREWORKS ∫ Barnesville – Saturday at Memorial Park; rain date July 2 ∫ Cadiz — Saturday at Sally Buffalo Park ∫ Deersville (Tappan Lake) – Dusk Saturday ∫ Martins Ferry – Dusk Friday at the school complex ∫ St. Clairsville – 9:30 p.m. Saturday behind the Rec ...

St. Clairsville High School Fourth nine weeks – 2016-2017

Editor’s note: The Times Leader inadvertently published a 2015-16 honor roll for St. Clairsville High School on Thursday. The following is the current honor roll. PRINCIPAL’S LIST - 4.000 GPA Grade 9 Elaina Baker, Madison Dagan, Emma Haley, Bethany James, Alexi Kindler, Cole Palmer, ...

Murray Energy battling HBO, New York Times in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coal executive Robert Murray is suing HBO and its parent company, Time Warner Inc., as well as The New York Times, over what he claims are “false and defamatory statements” made about him, his company and the coal industry as a whole. Murray serves as chairman, ...

Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-off kicks off today

WHEELING -- The Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-off is today and Saturday at Wheeling Heritage Port. Food vendors include Big Girls Barbecue, Smoke Shack, Chuck Wagon, Big Pappy and Chillin With Dave barbecue. Today's entertainment includes New Silver Eagle Band, Ohio Valley Promenaders, ...

Exercise, healthy eating, screenings key to men’s health

WHEELING — Urologic oncologist Dr. Gregory Merrick believes exercise, healthy eating and preventive screenings are key to ensuring men’s good health. Merrick spoke on that topic Thursday at Wheeling Hospital in observance of National Men’s Health Month. He is director of the ...

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Cool Kids Salute First Responders

Bennett Latz, 4, of Bellaire stops to visit with Chase from “PAW Patrol” during First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union’s “Cool Kids Salute Our First Responders” event Thursday at Sonneborn Shelter at Wheeling Park. Area families had the opportunity to enjoy a free picnic ...

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The village of Shadyside has installed a new monument to honor Pauline Swamberg, who posthumously endowed the community with $325,000 for the betterment of the village.

Shadyside builds monument to benefactor

SHADYSIDE — The village has a new monument to honor a longtime resident and teacher who made a big contribution to the community. Pauline Swamberg left $325,000 for the betterment of the community when she died in 1998. Her generous donation was recently recognized with a digital sign and ...