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Woodsfield teen killed in house fire identified

WOODSFIELD – The teenager who died in a house fire in Woodsfield early Saturday has been identified as Joseph Cox. Woodsfield fire Chief Mike Young said Cox, 16, was found dead inside the house at 529 Old Brick Road after firefighters were called to the residence about 12:45 a.m. ...

Wheeling Hospital accredited for treating STEMI heart attack

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital again has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the U.S. for its fast and effective treatment of the most severe type of heart attack, known as a STEMI. The hospital has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving ...

‘Destination Weekend’ planned to celebrate historic events

By LINDA COMINS For The Times Leader WHEELING —Community leaders have organized a “destination weekend” full of heritage activities and fun events in downtown Wheeling this week. The celebration features commemoration of historic milestones and exploration of the city’s waterfront ...

Belmont County firefighters: Volunteer or paid, the job must be done

BELMONT — While the need for firefighters will continue for as long as there are people to save, a decline in volunteerism has some wondering what the future of the profession will look like. There are now 22 fire departments remaining throughout Belmont County. Four departments closed or ...

Sex, drug cases arraigned

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thursday’s arraignments included Derrick Ellington, who appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and pleaded innocent to three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, three counts of ...

Cera meets with Yoss during 2019 Judicial-Legislative Exchange Day

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, recently hosted Monroe County Court Judge Jason Yoss for Ohio’s Judicial-Legislative Exchange Day, an annual event that brings judges from across the state to Columbus to meet with their state legislators. “Judge Yoss is not new to the ...

Bellaire Middle School honor rolls

∫ PRINCIPAL’S LIST FIFTH GRADE Gavin Alloway Katelyn Baker Scott Balsei Stephen Bell Gwen Brown Tyrese Burch-Galloway Emma Collier Tegan Corbett Dane D’Aquila Aubriel Dodds Kyla Estes-Gordon Sienna Garloch Baylee Hornbeck Adrianna Leigh Mya Marinacci Alex ...

Retired Teachers

Photo Provided The Belmont County Retired Teachers Association recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to future educator, Kaelyn Miller. Miller is a 2019 graduate of Union Local High School. She will be attending Ohio University Eastern in the fall, majoring in education. She plans to be a ...

Brain therapy pilot program offered to veterans

Three agencies in Ohio are launching a pilot program to make Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy available for veterans with substance use disorders and mental illness. Historically TMS has been used to treat depression, but there is growing evidence that it has the potential to help ...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn’t been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school ...

Benson arraigned for kidnapping complicity

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After months of negotiations and being found competent to stand trial, Tia Benson was arraigned Thursday. Benson, 29, of 1120 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville also had her court appearance dates set. Benson pleaded innocent to complicity to kidnapping, aggravated robbery and ...

Representatives announce $11 million in budget for flooding victims

COLUMBUS — State Representatives Don Jones, R-Freeport, and Jay Edwards, R-Nelsonville, announced the Ohio House has approved an additional $11 million in funding to help local communities hit by flooding over the last 18 months. The funding is part of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ ...

Harrison Career Center holds Certificate Ceremony

Harrison Career Center students were honored during the annual Senior Certificate Ceremony and Awards presentation held May 23 in the school cafeteria. Scholarship, attendance, outstanding career-technical student awards and career-technical certificates were presented to graduating ...

75th Anniversary of D-Day- Trip of Honor

Dr. Lauren Wooten, a family practice physician at Freeport Family Health Center, volunteered to accompany 14 WWII veterans to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. One of the veterans on the trip is her 102-year-old grandfather, Major Wooten. He was in the Army in WWII and ...

Fregiato named keynote speaker for state Sons of Italy convention

Judge Frank Fregiato has been named the key note speaker for the state wide Sons of Italy Ohio Convention to be held June 22 in Columbus. In addition to the attendance by the local Sons of Italy President and the State of Ohio President, the National President, out of Washington, D.C., and ...

Summer concerts to kick off in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — The Showcase Summer Concerts is announcing its 36th series dates for the 2019 season. During June, July and August at the Community Arts Place on Colonel Drive in the event of bad weather the former Grange Hall on Shamrock Drive will serve as an alternate site. Performances ...

Barnesville High School honor roll

All A’s: Senior: Lindsay Burkhart, Abigail Froehlich, Cade Hannahs, Jacob Leach, Sydney Leach, Sarah McMillen, Brittany Poss, Matthew Walsh Junior Sydney Carpenter, Lani Shepherd Sophomore Grace Detling, Victoria Froehlich, Kinzie Kaplet, Daylin Mercer, Kaitlyn Roe, Alana Trigg, ...

Buckeye Local graduates 117 students in the Class of 2019

Buckeye Local High School graduated 117 students late last month, led by Collin Buck and Michaela Greene as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Valedictorian Collin David Buck is the son of Justin and Barbara Buck of Dillonvale. Collin is an avid reader and a prolific writer of ...

Shadyside High School graduates 105

Shadyside High School saw 105 walk across the stage at their graduation on May 26. Haleigh Osman served as valedictorian, graduating with a GPA of 4.465. Osman was a member of the student council, prom committee, Chemistry Club, was a football Little Sister, and played volleyball, softball ...