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Bordas & Bordas announces anti-bullying award ambassadors

WHEELING — Bordas & Bordas announced this week 14 students from schools in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties who are recipients of its Anti-Bullying Fighting for Justice Award. The award was created in 2014 by Bordas & Bordas founder Jim Bordas and honors each Anti-Bullying ...

Violet Calovini Gossett

Violet Calovini Gossett, right, is celebrating her 90th birthday today. She is shown here with her granddaughter, Elisa Clift Cline. The Lloydsville resident was born May 14, 1930, at Lafferty, a daughter of the late Adolph and Mary Calovini. She and her late husband, Gerald Gossett, have ...

Carvana extending sales to Weirton, Wheeling Area

WHEELING — Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, is offering as-soon-as-next-day touchless home delivery to 100 additional cities across 24 states to provide those who need to purchase a vehicle with an entirely online car buying experience. The company ...

Safety precaution

Signs like these posted on the door to a local chiropractor’s office are becoming more common as businesses across Ohio reopen after being closed in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although facial coverings for customers are not mandated by the state, many businesses are ...

Libraries reopening Tuesday with some changes for safety

MARTINS FERRY — Public libraries share their books and other materials with thousands of people on a weekly basis. With this in mind, patrons may be wondering how the staff can keep things clean and safe during the era of the novel coronavirus. Now that the Belmont County District ...

Stalder and Schodzinski earn terminal degrees

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Morgan Stalder and Laken Schodzinski have a lot in common. Both are 23 years old and hail from the Ohio Valley. Stalder graduated from Martins Ferry High School in 2014, and Schodzinski finished at Wheeling Park in 2015. They each had big dreams at an early age. ...

Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, Chili Cook-off canceled

WHEELING — Raceboats flying across the surface of the Ohio River will not be seen or heard in Wheeling this summer, nor will the scrumptious taste of chili be enjoyed at Heritage Port. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, two popular summer events — the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat ...

Priests in Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston eager to resume Mass

WHEELING — The Rev. John Ledford needed only one word to describe the past two months since all Masses were suspended across West Virginia due to the COVID-19 outbreak: Boring. “I think most people are bored out of their minds,” Ledford said. So the pastor of St. Jude Catholic Church ...

State Senate approves funding distribution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Sen. Frank Hoagland announced that the Ohio Senate Wednesday unanimously passed Senate Bill 310, authorizing the distribution of $350 million of federal CARES Act funding to local communities across Ohio for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses. This funding will be ...

Day of Prayer events planned in the Ohio Valley

WHEELING — Faithful from across the country and the Ohio Valley will be celebrating the National Day of Prayer in one format or another today, saying prayers or reflecting during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Day of Prayer will be observed in Wheeling at 6:30 p.m. on the outside ...

Belco Works to submit a grant proposal

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belco Works Inc., a private nonprofit organization, intends to submit a proposal for a capital grant under the provision of 49 USC Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act to provide transportation service for the elderly and disabled within Belmont County and surrounding ...

WVU Medicine to waive telehealth co-pays

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine has extended its waiver of all outpatient personal pay fees associated with telehealth services, including deductibles and co-payments, to May 31. “As the state and nation begin to reopen and life returns to its new normal, we want to continue to encourage ...

DD Board to Conduct Virtual Meeting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will conduct its regularly scheduled monthly meeting via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. May 14. To join this meeting, contact Holly Weatherson at hweatherson@bcbdd.org and she will provide details. A virtual meeting is being held to ...

Road closures set next week for street paving

WHEELING — Paving crews with Cast and Baker will be resuming and finishing the city of Wheeling’s 2019 paving contract beginning Monday. The following streets will be milled and paved over several days. Those who park on these streets will have to move their vehicles by 7 a.m. Signage ...

Shadyside BOE to meet Tuesday

The Shadyside Local School District will be holding a special board meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 5 at 9 a.m. Agenda items include possible purchase of chrome books, possible contract with Astro Turf Corporation, resolution to provide making up school hours during the pendency of executive ...

AAA expects increase in vehicle breakdowns as Ohioans return to work

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohioans begin returning to work during the next couple weeks, AAA expects an increase in the number of vehicle breakdowns. To make sure vehicles are ready when it’s time to return to work, AAA urges Ohioans to take their vehicle out for a drive now to identify any ...

Third Nine Weeks Beallsville Elementary Honor Roll

Principal’s List 4Th-Grade Ridge Holiday Allie Mcfrederick Miley Bommer Mallarie Maddy Ja’chelle Hill Mason Dennison 5-Th Grade Brylee Mcfrederick Karsyn Muncy Kyler Kinzy Cassandra Weiland Jayson Ramsey 6Th-Grade Braden Johnson Ryan Dornon 1St ...

WLU’s Virtual Commencement will be memorable

WEST LIBERTY — It will be a commencement to remember as West Liberty University prepares to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a first-ever virtual ceremony presented by Topper Station, WLU’s streaming platform, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Three hundred and seventy-one students are expected to ...

Bridgeport Middle and High School Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Principal’s List Seniors - Devin Danhart, Spencer, Echemann, Tate Eddy, Skyler Hatten, Zachary Kuneff, Kayla Kuri, Sydney Lough, Katelin McConn, Addyson Terek, Maura Tiber, Ava Watson, David Worwa Juniors - Cooper Dulesky, Zoe Long, Jason (J.B.) Marling, Kelci McNeal, Adam Sommer, Timothy ...

Drugs, guns seized from St. C. house

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man is in jail facing criminal charges after a raid on a city residence resulted in the seizure of drugs, guns and money. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said detectives and deputies with the Criminal Investigative Unit served a search warrant Wednesday at 47625 ...