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‘Night Out for Parents’ offered ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Parents who need to get holiday shopping done, have a holiday party to attend or who just need a night out may want to take advantage of the St. Clairsville Recreation Department’s “Night Out for Parents” on Dec. 10. From 6-9 ...

Church seeks OK to set up food distribution in Belmont gymnasium

BELMONT — Bethesda resident Dan Lucas addressed Belmont Village Council on Thursday, hoping to persuade council to allow food distribution to needy families during the winter months inside the Belmont Gymnasium. The food distribution happens the first and third Thursdays of each month, ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Michelle L. Ryan of 106 Main St., Tiltonsville, was cited Monday for traveling 68 mph in a 50 mph zone. Steven L. Corder II of 45 Walnut Ave., Wheeling, was cited Saturday for a stop sign violation. Collin A. Smigle of 71289 Broad St., Maynard, was cited Monday ...

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Water shutoff planned POWHATAN POINT — Water will be shut off in the village of Powhatan Point on Dec. 6. The outage will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until work is complete. Affected areas range from Taylor Street to Main Street near the marina bridge. Trustees to ...

Wheeling’s LGBT hearing draws large turnout

WHEELING — Although some dispute arose, a majority offered utmost support for housing and employment rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents during a public hearing Tuesday in Wheeling. Almost 50 people, including residents of the city and people from all over West ...

Belmont County commissioner recount leaves results unchanged

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Monday’s automatic recount of a Belmont County commission race and a Powhatan Point levy did not change the results reported on Election Day. In the tight race between incumbent Commissioner Matt Coffland, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Josh Meyer that resulted in ...

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Moundsville High Class of 1948 to meet MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville High School Class of 1948 will have a Dutch treat brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Moundsville Perkins Restaurant, 105 Lafayette Ave. Reservations can be made by calling 304-845-3884 or 304-843-1031 by ...

Belmont County officials respond to Ohio State attack

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Many Belmont County officials have close ties to Ohio State University and, after Monday’s attack and the call for students to “run, hide, fight,” those officials reacted and spoke about local preparedness. For Commissioner Ginny Favede, an OSU alumna, news of the ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 9:31 p.m. Thursday, a caller from a business on Pike Street, Neffs, reported he received a counterfeit $100 for the second time in a week. A deputy responded and advised the bill was not counterfeit. The complainant was to deposit the bill at the ...

Mount Pleasant to host Christmas Tour on Dec. 2-3

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Historical Society of Mt Pleasant is bringing back the tradition of an annual Christmas Tour. This year’s tour will feature two historic Mount Pleasant properties — The John Gill House (Elizabeth House) at 438 Union St. and the Samuel Gill House, 486 Union St. The ...

Donations of new children’s shoes sought

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Coat Closet, located at First Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Marietta St., is in need of donations of new children’s shoes in all sizes, but especially sizes 12 to 5, for elementary school ages. Shoes donated should be new and appropriate for a child. A ...

FREDERICK HANEY

Frederick E. Haney, age 69, of Sardis, Ohio, passed away Saturday at his home. Friends received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, Funeral Service 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. www.bauerturner.com.

Dog licenses available this week

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Dog licenses will go on sale Thursday in Belmont County. It is very important that a dog license is purchased before Jan. 1 to avoid any penalty, according to Belmont Couty Auditor Andrew L. Sutak. Section 955.05 of the Ohio Revised Code states that all late filers will be ...

Travelers advised to plan ahead

MARTINS FERRY — Getting together with friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend means travel and traffic for many. That is why the Ohio Department of Transportation encourages drivers to plan ahead for their trips home from their holiday destinations. ODOT also urges drivers ...

Business offers sky high pics

COLERAIN — Jeremy Lewis put his enthusiasm for flying drones to work with his new business, Flying Dreams Aerial Imaging Services LLC. “I’ve always had a love of flying and a desire to do that. I wanted to be a pilot since I was small. That never really panned out, but I’ve always ...

Meyer-Coffland recount set Monday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Elections approved the official canvassed results from the Nov. 8 presidential election during a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon. In conjunction with that, the election has spawned two local recounts. The razor-thin Belmont County ...

St. Clairsville Honor Roll

PRINCIPAL’S LIST - 4.000 GPA Grade 9 Elaina Baker, Madison Dagan, Quintin Elerick, Ashley Greenwood, Jared Jackson, Bethany James, Ashley Manion, Mallory Marconi, Matthew Marling, Cole Palmer, Joseph Patrizi, Sydney Porter, Olivia Robinson, Paige Sefsick, Jonah Stock, Emily Vera, Joseph ...

Phil Wallace enjoys being a good neighbor

MARTINS FERRY — Many local people likely know Phil Wallace is a businessman and politician, but his neighbors also know him for his helping hands during winter and summer months. “Phil Wallace is a longtime successful businessman in Martins Ferry, and he has served in the area in ...

Center holds canned food drive

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont Career Center chapter of the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Club conducted a canned food drive to benefit the Bellaire Salvation Army. Students collected canned goods and non-perishable items from Nov. 1-17. A competition was held between all the ...