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Shadyside to host homecoming Friday

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside High School will celebrate its homecoming Friday, when the football team faces Meadowbrook at the Tigers’ home field. The dance is Saturday with the theme “Under the Stars.” It will be held at Jefferson Grade School from 7-10 p.m. The court and ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Laura K. Brady of 855 41st St., Bellaire, was cited Tuesday for traveling 41 mph in a 25 mph zone. John D. Powell of 305 E. Fifth St., Belvidere, Ill., was cited for driving under suspension and a stop sign violation. Misty D. Bradley of 506 S. Fourth ...

Opening day at the fair

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wednesday saw the return of a family tradition that dates back to 1849 as the Belmont County Fair got underway. “We are very, very proud of our fairgrounds,” said fair board President Ed Campbell, noting sewage line service provided by the county has allowed the ...

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Farmers’ market open today ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market will operate at two locations this week: 4-7 p.m. today at the Ohio Valley Mall and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 32nd Street in Bellaire. Included in the selection of local products will be vegetables, fruits, ...

Commissioners discuss repairs, replacements

CADIZ — Several issues were discussed by Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday, including a few repair jobs around the county. Commissioners Dale Norris and Bill Host first heard from Karen Couch, director of the Harrison County Public Transit program. Couch notified commissioners that ...

Slam poetry is Saturday with the ‘Prosers’ at Towngate

WHEELING — Residents can experience the art of slam poetry at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. The Prosers, a group of local spoken-word artists, will perform at the popular community theater at 8 p.m. Saturday. This performance is far different than a traditional poetry ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, a caller from Lucas-Lash Road, Jacobsburg, reported there was an intruder in the attic. The homeowner stated he has a gun, and if the person comes down, he will be shot, according to the report. After units arrived on the ...

St. C readies upcoming infrastructure projects

  ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A new waterline to serve the St. Clair Commons development was among projects addressed by St. Clairsville City Council on Tuesday. Service and Safety Director James Zucal reported his staff has put together a timeline of Appalachian Regional Commission ...

Powhatan council upgrading garage

POWHATAN POINT — During a relatively short meeting, Powhatan Point village council approved the installation of lighting and heating in the village garage and announced a household hazardous waste collection will be held later this month in Belmont County. Officials, in the spring, ...

Barnesville village council hears about protecting water

BARNESVILLE — Residents and officials discussed the need to protect the community’s water supply on Tuesday. During the regular village council meeting, Mayor Dale Bunting said a work session was held Aug. 30 concerning the Source Water Protection Plan. He said it was a productive meeting ...

Residents recover after Belmont arson

BELMONT— Residents of two Belmont homes are still recovering after a devastating fire claimed almost all of their belongings. On Aug. 10, a fire broke out at 204 Abby St. in Belmont. Although that blaze was contained by the fire department before it could cause extensive damage, fire struck ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Paul Collini of 277 Frontenac Place, Worthington, Ohio, was cited Tuesday for traveling 67 mph in a 50 mph zone. Donald R. Springer of 637 N. Sixth St., Steubenville, was cited Tuesday for traveling 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. Roberta A. Renzier of 618 ...

Wheeling man dies in motorcycle accident

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Wheeling man died late Monday after crashing his motorcycle on Belmont County Road 10. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. J.M. Faunda said Robert P. Sutton, 59, of Wheeling was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle east ...

Ceremony will honor anniversary of attacks

WHEELING — A Follansbee native and Washington, D.C., fire chief will return home to be the keynote speaker when the Ohio Valley marks the 15th anniversary of terrorist attacks against America on Sept. 11, 2001. The free event is open to the public and set to begin at 2 p.m. Sept. ...

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Council meeting changed BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building. The regular Monday meeting date was changed due to the Labor Day holiday. Commission session rescheduled WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Board of ...

Eagle Scout project preserves Union Cemetery’s long history

FLUSHING — Drac Robert Bartolo, son of Ronald Bartolo Jr. and Melissa Burr-Bartolo of St.Clairsville, achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout, with completion of a community service project. Drac Bartolo, 18, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 23, under the ...

Antiques experts return to Wheeling, Sept. 9-10

  WHEELING — The boys are back in town. You may know them as “The Appraisal Guys” or the “Frick & Frack of Knick & Knack.” You may have seen them on Antiques Roadshow, HGTV’s Cash In the Attic, or Fox’s Strange Inheritance. Tim Luke and Greg ...

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Pace honors Aimee Ratka Aimee Ratka, of St. Clairsville, was named to the dean’s list at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Ratka, who is a junior majoring in communication studies, earned first honors for the spring 2016 semester. A private university, Pace ...

Conservancy will hold Captina Creek Celebration

BARNESVILLE — The public is invited to join the Captina Conservancy from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 17 to celebrate the watershed and enjoy an evening of fun, food and learning. The event will be held at the Stillwater Science Center at Olney Friends School, 998 Shamrock Drive, ...

Jeanine Pirro to speak as part of series

STEUBENVILLE — Jeanine Pirro has made a career of fighting for others. Through her work as a lawyer, a judge, a district attorney, an author, legal analyst and host of her own television show, she has stood to ensure the justice system works fairly. Pirro will share her message with ...