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Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio awards scholarships

BELLAIRE — The 23rd Masonic District of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio is proud to announce its scholarship winners for the year 2019. Each year the Grand Lodge of Ohio awards two $1,200 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors within the 23rd Masonic District. The district ...

Wheeling Hospital invites public to Fall Prevention Program

WHEELING — A Fall Prevention Program to help area seniors adjust their lifestyles to reduce the chances of slips and falls is being hosted by Wheeling Hospital. The free program is slated for July 10 in the hospital auditorium. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, ...

School funding changes part of senate’s student success act

CHARLESTON — The Student Success Act, released May 24, included many proposals meant to give counties increased education funding, as well as more local control over how those tax dollars are spent. The West Virginia Senate plans to meet 10 a.m. today with the goal of passing the 144-page ...

St. C. Alumni Association awards scholarships to class of 2019 seniors

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Alumni Association recently awarded scholarships at an event at Ohio University Eastern to the following seniors in the 2019 graduating class from St. Clairsville High School: Buzz Lewis Scholarship — Kassidy Stephens; Charles Kettleweii Scholarship ...

St. C. recognizes Duplaga

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK St. Clairsville police Officer Michael Duplaga was recognized by City Council earlier this month for his professionalism and attention to duty during his first year as St. Clairsville-Richland City School District’s resource officer. Mayor Terry Pugh reads the ...

Chamber’s free sign installed by Martins Ferry shop teachers

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce recently received a helping hand getting its new sign installed in front of its building. The sign was donated by Ultimate Signs and Graphics of Martins Ferry and installed by Jamie Kovacs and Jon Falbo, who both are teachers in Martins ...

Ferry schools to see more staff

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City School District will start the next school year with new staff members in athletics and education. After an executive session that lasted about 90 minutes during a special board meeting Thursday, the full board of Brian McFarland, Dorothy Powell, Nick ...

Wheeling teen charged with first-degree murder in January death

WHEELING — A Wheeling teen was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with the Jan. 23 death of 19-year-old Caleb Smail. Crandall Senkbeil, 18, was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge in Ohio County Magistrate Court for allegedly shooting and ...

Belmont Savings Bank shares financial planning tips for high school graduates

BELLAIRE — Mike Taylor is uniquely qualified to speak on financial planning for students moving from high school through college. First, he’s the vice president of lending at Belmont Savings Bank, and he is sharp. But, more important, he’s a father. Taylor has helped guide his daughter ...

2019 Harrison Central Scholars receive $28,300 from Cadiz Alumni

CADIZ — The Cadiz High School Alumni Association awarded $28,300 in scholarships to 18 Harrison Central High School students during an awards ceremony last Monday. The awards will be given during Harrison Central High School’s Awards Assembly. The scholarships are as follows: The John ...

Legion Post 168 Donation

Photo Provided The Barnesville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 168 donated a wooden flag to American Legion Post 168. The flag was presented on May 7 at a monthly meeting. The flag was made as a community service project at the Belmont Correctional Facility in St. Clairsville. Pictured with ...

Students participate in a mock space mission

WHEELING — The Challenger Center at Wheeling Jesuit University recently finished up the Smith-Goshen-Rice Enrichment grant with Bellaire Middle School and St. John middle school students with a combined mission at the Bellaire Public Library. The Challenger Center was awarded $2,500 from ...

Bridgeport High School to graduate the Class of 2019

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School’s Commencement Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday on the Bridgeport High School campus in the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Graduating with top honors from the Bulldog Class of 2019 are Noah Michael Riccelli, Jason Conrad Sommer, Lauren Elizabeth ...

Bridgeport DaVita dialysis center set to open in July

BRIDGEPORT— The new DaVita Kidney Care dialysis center building construction is now complete. DaVita staff from other branch locations are currently helping to set up the interior of the facility. The dialysis center’s goal is to open its doors in July. The 6,800-square-foot facility ...

Ogden Wellness Weekend Getting Set for Start

WHEELING — In about 24 hours, the starting gun will fire and the first participants will step off for the 43rd running — and walking — of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. The Half Marathon will be the start of the inaugural Ogden Wellness Weekend, two days of fitness, food, ...

Belmont Savings Bank sponsors 2019 Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market

BELLAIRE — Belmont Savings Bank continues its sponsorship of the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market for the 2019 season. The Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market is open June through October and offers fresh fruits and vegetables and locally produced foods from more than 20 vendors — including ...

American Legion to escort spirit of America Wall Friday

CADIZ — A vast group of motorcycle riders and local law enforcement will be escorting the Spirit of the America Wall to the Harrison County Fairgrounds today. “We are bringing the Freedom Wall in on Friday. ... A lot of the legion members, both here locally and from far away, are going to ...

Barnesville to hold Memorial Day Services

BARNESVILLE — American Legion Post 168 invites the community to its annual Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday. There will be a formal precession that will begin at the Dairy Queen and will conclude at the Barnesville Memorial Plaza. Members of the American Legion, VFW, Color Guard, ...

EORH receives national Patient Safety Excellence Award

MARTINS FERRY — East Ohio Regional Hospital has received a Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, an internationally recognized organization promoting safety though the health care industry. The award recognizes hospitals that offer safer quality care for patients through ...