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Man arrested after guns found in pickup

MARTINS FERRY — A Wellsville, Ohio, man was arrested Thursday morning after Martins Ferry police allegedly found several loaded guns in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland said at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, officers stopped a pickup truck driven by Ronald ...

Harrison Hills discusses new building

CADIZ — Residents and school officials gathered on Thursday evening at the Harrison Hills City School District office to learn more about the planned school building that will be opening in 2019. The new building, located on Ohio 9 outside of Cadiz, will be larger and more modern ...

Murderer faces 2 more trials before sentencing

WHEELING — Convicted murderer Dallas Michael Acoff could face life in prison now that the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a recidivist information against him based on two prior felony convictions. “When the prosecutor does that, the prosecutor is saying that a defendant who ...

2 Elm Grove incidents lead to man’s arrest

WHEELING — Two fathers reported a man followed their daughters on separate occasions in Elm Grove during the past week, leading to the arrest of a Wheeling man on two counts of attempted child abduction. Harry Rigby, 53, of 1414 National Road, Apt. 105, was arrested Tuesday after one of the ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Dustin M. Freeman of 1839 N. Ninth St. Apt. B, Martins Ferry, was arrested Tuesday on an unspecified warrant. Joseph W. Boyer Jr. of 345 S. Fifth St., Steubenville, was arrested and released Monday for driving under suspension, failure to comply and ...

Hotels raise funds for child who has cancer

BELMONT — Workers at local hotels spent the last few months raising money for a special little boy, and they presented Hines Rotriga and his mother, Debbie, with a check on Wednesday morning. Hines Rotriga, 5, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013. This was followed by a series of ...

Local briefs

Shadyside Parade slated SHADYSIDE — The village of Shadyside will hold its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Line-up is at 1 p.m. Call the mayor’s office at 740-676-5972 to register for the parade. Yorkville to hold sale YORKVILLE — The village of Yorkville will hold a ...

Judge approves funds transfer petition

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato heard a petition from village of Belmont Solicitor T.J. Schultz Wednesday seeking permission to transfer $70,000 from a restricted fund into the village’s general operating fund. The money originally was placed in the ...

AEP gives to United Way

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Employees of American Electric Power took steps to improve other people’s lives on Wednesday during the office’s United Way Campaign kickoff. “Truly, your contributions to the United Way help Health Right keep people alive,” Kathie Brown, executive director of ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Belmont County Sheriff’s Office At 9:26 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a domestic complaint at an address on National Road in Belmont. At 9:21 p.m. Monday, a deputy responded to a report of people inside a vacant house on Poplar Street, Bridgeport. At 5:55 p.m. Monday, several ...

Cadiz tearing down old buildings

CADIZ — The village of Cadiz is performing some demolition work on old structures. The Custer Hotel and Mr. Fish buildings have been landmarks in the uptown district of Cadiz for decades. The building was once a beautiful, grand hotel that originally began operation in the 1920s; ...

Huntington Bank reopens banking lane after blaze

MARTINS FERRY — The Huntington Bank drive-through is open for business once more after a fire that damaged much of the block where it is located. Shannan Greaves, branch manager for Huntington’s Bridgeport and Martins Ferry offices, said the city had asked that the drive-through ...

Soup, sandwich sale set for Oct. 26

MARTINS FERRY — A tasty way to help the Daily Bread Center — a food pantry for Martins Ferry’s needy — is coming up soon in Martins Ferry. The annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, which benefits the pantry, is slated from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 ...

Faster drying concrete speeds paving work

MARTINS FERRY — Work on the First Street repaving project is underway with concrete work being conducted at the intersection with Hanover Street. To help speed up the curing process, the contractor was given the go-ahead to use a faster-drying concrete at the intersection located next to ...

Bellaire Elementary girls’ night out success

BELLAIRE – Bellaire Elementary School hosted a “Girl’s Night Out” event on Thursday that provided fun, food and positive behavior education for Bellaire fourth-grade girls and their significant female relatives. Erica Miller, fourth-grade teacher at the school, said she was glad the ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Charena Minger of 67938 L B Road, St. Clairsville, was cited Monday for traveling 63 mph in a 50 mph zone. Geoffrey A. Conaway of 208 Garden Ave., Yorkville, was cited Sunday for driving under suspension. Carli Armstrong of 65240 Old Moss Run Road, ...

Truck slips off Colerain Road

COLERAIN — A truck slipped off the road in Colerain early Monday afternoon, leaving the driver with a minor injury and the truck in a ditch alongside the road. The large box truck, owned by Ohio Valley Insulation, went off the road on Colerain Pike near Bridgeport. The driver, who did ...

Local briefs

Meeting date changed BELLAIRE — The monthly East Ohio Regional Water Authority Board of Trustees’ November meeting has been changed to noon Nov. 17 at the plant, located at 6000 N. Guernsey St., Bellaire. Officers installed Thursday CENTERVILLE — Weyer Chapter 515 Order of the ...

Ferry Chamber’s Night at the Races is Nov. 12

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce’s Night at the Races is set for Nov. 12 at the Hilltop Social Hall in Colerain. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is an annual fundraiser for the chamber, said Dorothy Powell, executive ...

Juvenile arrested for stealing vans

BELLAIRE — Bellaire police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile early Saturday for allegedly stealing two vans in two days. Both vehicles were taken from a residence in the 800 block of 41st Street near Francis Wallace Apartments. Police received information Saturday after the first van was ...