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Martins Ferry Schools revamp athletic board, plan roof repairs

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City Schools Board of Education addressed personnel and building projects during Thursday’s meeting. The board went into executive session for about an hour to discuss employment items with respect to a public employee or official. Afterward, they voted ...

Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic to host grand opening

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is planned from 1-3 p.m. today for the new Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic inside the Ohio Valley Mall. VA officials, veterans, federal and local government officials and community members will gather to dedicate the new ...

Straub Honda earns prestigious President’s Award

Triadelphia — Located at The Highlands in Ohio County, Straub Honda has again been chosen to receive American Honda’s 2018 President’s Award for the fifth time in the company’s history. The award was presented by Honda Motor Company District Sales Manager Matthew Adair to Ginger ...

City council told sanitation rate increase unavoidable in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Sanitation Superintendent Bob Baird told members of Steubenville City Council Tuesday his department’s financial difficulties have nothing to do with how he’s managed it. Baird’s frustrations boiled over as council met in committee to discuss capping the number of carts ...

Jesuits end 65-year affiliation with WJU

STAFF REPORTS WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University will have a new name for the coming academic year, as on Wednesday the university’s board of directors and the Maryland Province for the Society of Jesus agreed to end the university’s Jesuit affiliation at the end of this school ...

Lawsuit draws ‘no comment’

WHEELING - Chris Carder said Monday that she has “no comment” on a lawsuit that alleges she failed to adequately investigate reports that an Ohio County Schools student was being sexually abused by a teacher when she was employed as an administrator in the district. Superintendent Kim ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts monthly report for March

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for March: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $39,179.09; State — $791,398.14; Total — $830,577.23 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $500.23 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees ...

Bel-O-Mar is proposing to revise the Transportation Improvement Program

Fiscal Year programming is on a July 1 basis with FY2018 beginning July 1, 2017. Projects must be included in the local TIP and the State TIP to be eligible for federal funding. Bel-O-Mar is currently accepting public comments regarding the projects described below. As requested by the Ohio ...

Wheeling Fire Department taking applications for firefighter spot

WHEELING — Though the city’s pool of firefighter candidates isn’t as large as it used to be, Fire Chief Larry Helms said the quality is still there. “The candidates who generally apply are candidates who truly want to be firefighters,” Helms said. “We’ve had a good experience ...

River High School honor roll

Principal’s List SENIORS Candace Caldwell Lauren Flannery Drew Goodwin Morgan Mahoney Carsyn Reynolds Olivia Rose Halee Schultheis Micah Stead Hannah Straub Tabitha Straub JUNIORS Allison Bennett Haven Blough Kyria Blough Mikenzie Cieszeski Lacey ...

2019 YTR April produce distribution

Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Yorkville United Methodist Church would like to announce that the inaugural 2019 YTR Produce Market will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department. Geographic areas to be served include Yorkville, Tiltonsville, ...

Oil and Gas Association hears prospects

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Charles Zelek, senior economist with the Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy speaks to members of the Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association during their annual meeting Thursday at Belmont College. He was joined by Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. Zelek’s ...

Imperial Glass Museum opens for 2019 season

BELLAIRE — Budding flowers, blooming trees and the start of baseball all are signs a new spring has sprung. But there is another — the reopening of the National Imperial Glass Museum for the season in Bellaire. The museum, which is dedicated to all things Imperial, contains thousands of ...

2019 National Kick Butts Day

Photo Provided Harrison Central High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Harrison County General Health District team up for the 2019 National Kick Butts Day. Wearing their “Kick Butts Day” shirts, students stand near a display created to demonstrate the more than ...

Belmont County clerk receives training

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Cynthia Fregiato, Belmont County clerk of courts, recently attended the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association meeting for new clerks in March. The meeting covered many of the duties of the clerk, including the responsibilities of the legal and title offices. Fregiato was ...

Community collections note big change in 2019

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The JB Green Team in cooperation with local communities has set its 2019 Community Collection Schedule. Belmont and Jefferson County residents only are invited to participate at any of the below scheduled drop-off collections. Starting in 2019 Electronics will have its own ...

DeFelice Brothers Pizza donates over $3,000 to American Heart Association

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For over 30 years, DeFelice Brothers Pizza has shown they have tons of heart in a very fun, unique way. Each February for Valentine’s Day the company offers heart-shaped pizzas, with $1 from every pie sold going to help the American Heart Association. This year was no ...