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Bellaire Middle School honor roll

FIFTH GRADE Gavin Alloway Scott Balsei Stephen Bell Hailee Bennett Colson Bennington Gwennelyn Brown Tyrese Burch-Galloway Tegan Corbett Dane D’Aquila Aubriel Dodds Carli Farmer Robert Haney Baylee Hornbeck Savannah Kanyuch Adrianna Leigh Mya ...

Belmont Career Center releases honor roll

ALLIED HEALTH I Angelina Blizzard — Barnesville Elizabeth Davis — Bellaire Madison Finnicum – Bellaire Monica Griffin – Martins Ferry Christina Hall – Martins Ferry CARPENTRY II Devin Nice – Martins Ferry HAIR DESIGN I Catherine Roberts – St. Clairsville HAIR ...

Libraries active attractions in Belmont County

BELMONT COUNTY libraries are a valuable community resource, offering programs and services for people of all ages during cold winter days and during inclement weather when many prefer to stay indoors. At the Belmont County District Library in Martins Ferry, open playtime is popular among ...

Warren Township Trustees meet

TILTONSVILLE — The Warren Township Board of Trustees met Jan. 9 at the township office in Tiltonsville. Prior to the scheduled meeting, the trustees held a reorganizational meeting naming Larry DeLuca as the president for the 2019 year. Members of Yorkville and Tiltonsville EMS squads were ...

Belmont County clerk of courts releases report

Cynthia L. Fregiato, clerk of courts for Belmont County, released the following report for December: Clerk’s Fee: $57,789.79 Interest Fees: $273.94 Total Vehicle and Watercraft Report: 2130 St Clairsville Office: 1,874 All purpose vehicle 30; Ambulance 1; Buses 1; Manufactured Homes ...

UL National Honor Society

Union Local High School students pose together after being inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Inductions were held Jan. 11. The inductees include, from front left, Abby Boyer, Alyssa Betts, Alex Moeller, Cassie Ray, Jordan Watson, Bailee Perlman, Amy Hissrich ...

W.Va. Medical marijuana banking fix introduced

CHARLESTON — One piece of the puzzle to make West Virginia’s medical marijuana program functional was introduced in the House of Delegates this week, but lack of funding for the agency that will oversee the program could still push back the implementation timeline. House Bill 2538 would ...

Two districts to get new superintendents

ONE LOCAL school superintendent resigned this week while another’s contract was not renewed. After months of issues surrounding administrator pay raises, overcrowded school buses and a public that was demanding answers and apparently getting none, Brooke County Schools Superintendent Toni ...

A new job for Capehart

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A Northern Panhandle resident with a background in state government and higher education is taking the helm of Bluefield State College. Robin Capehart, a Moundsville native and former president of West Liberty University, was named interim president at Bluefield on ...

Boil order for St. C.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city issued a 48-hour boil order beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday for drinking water and cooking purposes for residents on the north side of West Main Street from North Butler Street to Light Large Alley; and the south side of Newell Avenue from North Butler Street to Light ...

Project BEST gets development updates

WHEELING – A sports complex at The Highlands, a proposed parking garage for downtown Wheeling and improvements to all Ohio County public school properties could keep local construction trades busy in the coming months. Government officials provided updates on upcoming development projects ...

Police searching for two following robbery

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport police are searching for two men who allegedly held others hostage at a Lee Street apartment on Monday, according to published reports. Four people allegedly were held against their will at gunpoint. At one point, one of the men fired a shot; no one was injured. One ...

DD board re-organizes and welcomes new member

Photo Provided ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Barbara Pomaranski, standing center, of Lansing is welcomed as a new member as the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities met for its reorganizational meeting on Jan. 10. Pomaranski was appointed by Probate Court Judge Albert E. Davies as a ...

Jefferson County clerk releases monthly report

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for December: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $27,445.64; State — $539,131.34; Total — $566,576.98 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $65.95 ∫ Miscellaneous ...

Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion to be introduced at Patron Party

WHEELING — The 20 members of the 2019 Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion will be officially introduced as they descend the grand staircase at the Stifel Fine Arts Center during the Patron Party on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Cotillion is comprised of 10 young women and 10 young men who are seniors at ...

Shadyside High School principal’s list and honor roll

Principal’s List 12th grade — Colton Adams, Connor Banco, Quinn Berletch, Jenna Bowers, Victoria Bumba, Macy Coffland, Anthony Coggins, Richard Contraguerro, Tanner Crozier, Ethan Denham, Haley Esposito, Samantha Fouty, Dale Hawthorne, Collin Holmes, Derek Johnson, Zakary Merryman, Seth ...

Belmont County tourism in 2019

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Additional activity in Belmont County has proven a boon for tourism and more events are planned for 2019. Belmont County Tourism Director Barb Ballint gave her quarterly report for the last three months of 2018, as well as looking into the year as a whole and at the ...

City officials respond to parking garage criticism

WHEELING — City officials maintain they are being transparent about plans to construct a new parking garage downtown after hearing criticism on the matter at this week’s council meeting. Mayor Glenn Elliott and other city officials said any decisions regarding the planned parking garage, ...

Port authority signs agreement

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority on Wednesday signed a purchase agreement with StorSystem USA for 4.8 acres of land at the county industrial park. The $91,000 purchase agreement will next be reviewed by the county commissioners during the board’s meeting scheduled for ...

Annual Wild Game Dinner for hunter is set

FLUSHING — Flushing Alliance Church will once again hold their annual Wild Game Dinner for hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Flushing Fire Hall at 104 E. High St., Flushing. Admission includes savory wild game dishes and desserts, live and silent auctions and ...