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Dollar Tree opening in former Rite Aid

A nationally known discount chain, Dollar Tree, is moving into the old Rite Aid location on North Fifth Street. The Virginia-based chain confirmed the decision, saying the 10,787-square-foot store is scheduled to open in late January. “I’m excited, especially for the people who live ...

Christian Consortium Spelling Bee

T-L Photo/MIRANDA SEBROSKI Martins Ferry Christian School hosted the Belmont County Christian Consortium Spelling Bee on Tuesday. Participants were from East Richland Christian Schools and Martins Ferry Christian School. First place was awarded to Gracie Crumm, a seventh-grade student at East ...

Holiday shopping in the Ohio Valley

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With Christmas on its way, many people are still on the lookout of gifts to buy for their loved ones. Many stores will have holiday gift sets and deals for shoppers. According to a report from the Associated Press, cozy sweaters and warm pajamas are gifts that many adults ...

List of clergy who were credibly accused

1. Rev. Carl E. Bauer Jr. Assignments: Parkersburg — St. Margaret Mary, 06/1963-06/1966; Parkersburg Catholic High School — Principal, 06/1966-06/1969; Wheeling — Seminary House of Studies, 06/1969 - 07/1974; Wheeling — Our Lady of Peace, 07/1974 –09/1985; Star City — St. ...

Theft and drug cases in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A pair accused of the theft of nearly $300,000 remain set for trial next year, while a car thief was given the maximum sentence Monday. Keith Dwayne Baratie Sr., of Bellaire, and his wife, Karen Sue Ellen Neff, 48, of Powhatan Point, appeared before Belmont County Common ...

Belmont to hold tree lighting ceremony

BELMONT — With Christmas right around the corner, many places in the Ohio Valley are boosting holiday spirit with different events. In the village of Belmont, a tree lighting ceremony will take place 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Bridge Street and Ohio 147. Mayor Stanley Sobel said he ...

Man pleads guilty to injuring dog

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man accused of injuring a Shih Tzu so severely that it had to be euthanized pleaded guilty Monday to hurting the dog. Denver Lee Woodburn, 55, of 57750 Carter Road, Barnesville, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and pleaded guilty to ...

UMWA donates coats to elementary schools

BELLAIRE -- Bellaire Elementary School students can now stay warmer at the bus stop, sled longer when the snow falls and enjoy watching Christmas parades thanks to the Winter Warmup for Kids. A program of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1473, Winter Warmup is providing 300 coats to ...

Cops weigh in on securing homes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Those taking a carefree vacation around Thanksgiving or Christmas should remember that thieves do not take holidays, and that means travelers could return to find their homes broken into and their possessions stolen. To help area families avoid such an unpleasant ...

Lighted Christmas parade scheduled

CADIZ — The 2018 Cadiz Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. The parade is sponsored by the Cadiz Business Association and is chaired by Shelley Coffelt with co-chairpeople Joelle Bensie and village Police Chief Ryan McCann. The parade starts promptly at 6 p.m. The ...

Social media post scorches GOP chairman

LISBON — The Columbiana County Republican Party chairman has apologized after coming under criticism from Democrats for a Facebook post saying the California wildfires were “God’s punishment to liberal California.” “To err is human. I confess to erring in my recent post regarding ...

Ohio County BOE irons out bond issue details

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education continues to take steps toward completing nearly $76 million worth of improvements to buildings across the district. Ernie Dellatorre, president of McKinley & Associates — the contractor for the Ohio County Schools facility improvement ...

Radiology program earns maximum accreditation by the JRCERT

WHEELING – Ohio Valley Medical Center’s Radiologic Technology Program was granted an eight-year accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, which is the maximum duration that may be awarded by JRCERT in this category. The JRCERT is the only agency ...

Barnesville Hospital breast health fund accepts gift from F.I.R.E.

BARNESVILLE — The Flame Inside Requires Effort organization donated $500 to the Barnesville Hospital Breast Health Fund. This funds assists area women who are uninsured or under-insured and have been diagnosed with breast cancer at Barnesville Hospital. The money can be used for medical ...

Longtime Martins Ferry businessman dies

MARTINS FERRY — William Tolbert, a longtime businessman, philanthropist and community-minded man, has died. Tolbert, 94, died Saturday at home surrounded by his family. Tolbert, who was born in Yorkville, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and became a sergeant after graduating from ...

‘It’s all about voter fraud,’ man charged with election day threat says

WASHINGTON, Pa. — A man charged with threatening to shoot everyone at the South Franklin Township fire hall the morning of the general election was held for further court proceedings at a preliminary hearing Monday. Christopher T. Queen, 48, of Kane, Elk County, Pennsylvania, arrived just ...

Lawyer: Brother of victim at mansion innocent of any charges

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — The brother of one of the four homicide victims found at a burning New Jersey mansion is innocent of setting fire to his own house and of “any other potential charges,” his lawyer said. Paul Caneiro is charged with setting fire to his home Tuesday in Ocean ...

Area news briefs

Craft/Vendor Fair on Saturday during Winterfest MARTINS FERRY -- While attending Martins Ferry's WinterFest on Saturday, people are encouraged to stop at the Craft/Vendor Fair located on Hanover Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. It will run from noon until 4 p.m. There are 36 ...

Belmont College to hold holiday open house

Photo Provided Belmont College will be holding a Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 29th from 10:00am until 7:00 p.m. at the Main Campus location in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Prospective students and their families are invited to meet and talk with college faculty and staff, receive ...

St. Clairsville Middle School honor roll

8TH GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Jocelyhnn Zucco, Rileigh Wood, Jacob Walker, Andrew Vera, Hunter Toplovich, Madison Sadler, Gianna Nardo, Caleb McKeegan, Catherine Gunning, Deanna Goudy 7th GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Brennan Stout, Perrin Patrone, Rami Padilla, Ryan Newton, Mason ...