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Commissioners honor track and field

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Belmont County Board of Commissioners honored the St. Clairsville boys' track and field team Wednesday.Commissioner Ginny Favede noted the 2016 track season culminated with St. Clairsville High School taking the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 4-A championship, D-2 ...

Union votes down Murray contract offer

WHEELING -United Mine Workers of America members at five Murray Energy Corp. mines in West Virginia rejected a new contract Tuesday that would have lasted through 2021."This is a democratic union. The membership has had their say, and I respect their decision," UMWA International President ...

Volunteers head to Richwood for flood cleanup

WHEELING - Volunteers with Wheeling's House of the Carpenter will travel to flood-ravaged Richwood, W.Va. today to help residents salvage their homes.The group of seven, including House of the Carpenter Executive Director Michael Linger, will remain in Richwood until Saturday, shoveling mud and ...

Blue Church to undergo repairs

WHEELING - Roof and masonry repair at East Wheeling's Blue Church is underway after the house-of-worship-turned-performance-venue closed for structural concerns in late April.The West Virginia Historic Preservation Office has supplied Wheeling Heritage with a 50/50 matching grant for work on ...

WVNCC student participating in NASA internship

WEIRTON - A first-year Mechatronics student at West Virginia Northern Community College's Weirton campus has been awarded an internship through NASA and is working this summer at the Touchstone Research Laboratory in Triadelphia.As a Northern student, David T. Craig, 23, of Weirton, learned ...

CHANGE Inc. homebuyer education class helps make dreams into realities

WEIRTON - We all know from HGTV that shopping for a new home is exciting. Somewhere out there are bedrooms, baths, staircases and backyards that line up with our dreams. But actually lining up the funds for a purchase checking our credit, setting up a budget and getting a loan - is not the ...

Franciscan University program awarded top ranking

STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville has been ranked 32nd in the Great Lakes region, placing it among the country's top nursing schools by Nursing Schools Almanac.More than 3,200 nursing schools across the country were examined, and only the top 10 percent made the final list. ...

Belmont College summer enrollment increases

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - With the recent start of the summer term, Belmont College is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive semester enrollment at the college is continuing to increase."Taking classes during the summer session offers many benefits for students," said Paul Gasparro, ...

Park fountain needs repairs

MARTINS FERRY - Each time 5-year-old Carlee Reed walks by City Park she asks for a penny to pitch into the big fountain."She makes a wish every time she walks by," said her father, Matthew Roeder of Martins Ferry, who was accompanied by Carlee's mother, Corree Reed. "I have to make sure I have ...

Belmont County athletes to compete at Ohio Special Olympics

MARTINS FERRY - The Belmont County Special Olympics is being represented by nine local athletes during the 2016 Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games this weekend in Columbus.The delegation includes Sarah Smith and Pam Fabry, who competed in Women's Bocce Doubles; Keith Carvoo and Ty ...

Farms coexisting with well pads and pipelines

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, The Times Leader will publish a special "Farm Life" supplement filled with articles like this one. "Farm Life" looks at the independent, hard-working individuals who cultivate our hills and hollows, as well as the widespread interest in the agricultural ...

Poll: Ohio U.S. Senate race in dead heat

COLUMBUS - The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio is in a dead heat right now, according to a Quinnipiac poll released last week.Incumbent Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, hopes to retain his seat despite strong opposition from Democrat candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.From June ...

Bellaire High School Honor Roll

Bellaire High SchoolFourth Nine Weeks 2015-2016Principal's ListSeniors - Sydney Badia, Joshua Bumgardner, Kaitlyn Callarik, Tylar Eden, Mary Garloch, Jerrika Gilbert, Mimmi Kalenius, Brandon Lucas, Dylan Marling, Taylor Price, Morgan Runyan, Olivia Tranovich.Juniors - Savannah Allen, Tyler ...

DNR: Black bear sightings are due to mating season

STEUBENVILLE- Recent sightings of black bears in Jefferson County have a lot to do with the ongoing mating season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.Laurie Graber, an ODNR wildlife research technician, said Ohio has an estimated black bear population of 50 to 100. She said ...

Jefferson County clerk’s report released

STEUBENVILLE - John A. Corrigan, clerk of courts at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, provided the following report for the month of May:Auto Title Department, total vehicle fees and taxes - county, $26,779.67; state, $765,1956.36; miscellaneous fees, $17,499.05; watercraft fees, ...

St. Clairsville to honor alum

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - John Wodarcyk is this year's recipient of the St. Clairsville High School Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.A 1983 graduate of St. Clairsville High School, he attended college at Ohio University Belmont (now Eastern) campus. He then transferred to the main campus ...

Bealsville Elementary School

BeallsvilleElementary SchoolPrincipal's listFourth Grade - Frederick Anderson, Grace Perkins, Garrett Perkins, Leah Trigg, Trinity Chappell, Tenniel Nippert, Chloe McCulley, Ryan Rich, Aeriana McQueary, Isabella Laudermilt.First HonorsKinley Hughes, Marky Louden, Reed Smith, Tryson English, ...

Briefs

Shadysidecancels meetingSHADYSIDE - The regular meeting of the Shadyside Village Council is canceled Monday. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 11.Trustees todiscuss budgetBETHESDA - At 4:30 p.m. July 5, there will be a public hearing on the Goshen Township budget held by the Goshen ...

Watt Center in Barnesville to host open house

BARNESVILLE - The Watt Center for History and the Arts has plenty to offer on July 8 with new displays and a special guest.Whether you are a local history buff, have guests in for Barnesville High School's alumni weekend, would be interested in hearing from author and professor Allen ...