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North Carolina officials find body

MARTINS FERRY — North Carolina authorities have found a body they believe might be that of a missing Martins Ferry man. Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye on Wednesday said law enforcement discovered a body at about 1 p.m. near the area where Thomas E. McCardle Jr., 26, of Martins Ferry ...

Ferry students apply skills in tech club

MARTINS FERRY — Today’s students are fast becoming tomorrow’s engineers and innovators, and public schools such as the one in Martins Ferry are helping to lay a foundation of skills. The National Education Foundation recently ranked the Martins Ferry City School District’s Science ...

Utica Shale Academy graduates 22

SALINEVILLE — The Utica Shale Academy graduated 22 of its newest alumni during it commencement ceremony on Thursday. Seniors from the main site at Southern Local High School and the satellite location at Columbiana High School joined family, friends and school leaders for the event at ...

Bridgeport seniors honored

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School held its Annual Academic Awards Programin the high school cafetorium on May 6. Those in attendance included members of the Bridgeport community, Bridgeport Board of Education, scholarship donors, alumni, Bridgeport High School staff, scholarship recipients ...

Leona Avenue Middle School third, fourth grade honor roll

NASH Reese Burkhart Julie Patterson Evalyn Eller Sara Roman Owen Howard Rylan Jack Kamlynn Kimble-Lagowski Matthew Meacham Ace Nelson Mason Ringer Calla Wallace LAY Kiley Couch Brianna Duvall Kimber Denson Jase Mick Joseph Green Aiden Miller Andrew ...

Buckeye Local graduation set for Sunday

CONNORVILLE — An estimated 123 seniors will turn their tassels Sunday as they become the latest alumni from Buckeye Local High School. Graduation is set for 6 p.m. at World War II Memorial Stadium in Yorkville but will be moved to the high school gym in case of inclement weather. Leading ...

UL students research famous Americans

MORRISTOWN — Sixth grade students at Union Local Middle School spent the last six weeks delving into America’s past by researching famous pioneers in American history. Students researched many different fields in which Americans from the past made their mark on our history. The subjects ...

Ferry school place second in STEM

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City School District is closing out the year with a notable achievement — the district’s Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy ranked in second place out of 19 STEM academies monitored by the National Education Foundation in the area of student ...

Oglebay Woodcarvers donate $1,650 to food pantries

WHEELING — The Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild based in Wheeling successfully wrapped up 2017 on a lofty plane thanks to a great deal of membership and public contributions. This dedicated group of carvers was able to support 11 Ohio Valley soup kitchens/pantries with a larger than normal cash ...

‘Sarah’s’ wins Show of Hands

WHEELING — The perfect croissant “is not something that comes out of a tube,” according to Sarah Lydick, a Parisian-trained chef who is opening a French-style bakery in Wheeling this summer. “Sarah’s on Main” was the winner Wednesday night of the Show of Hands competition ...

Operation C.A.R.E. urges safety during the holiday

OHIO COUNTY — The message is pretty simple: Don’t drink and drive; obey the speed limit, especially in road work areas; wear your seat belts; put children in proper safety restraint seats; and put down the cellphones. Those were the messages law enforcement officers from the tri-state ...

Belmont soil and water prepares for wildlife class

BARNESVILLE —- With warm weather having arrived for the summer, Ohio Valley residents may notice their four-legged neighbors a little more as they become more active. A Belmont County agency is planning an upcoming workshop to help teach residents how to either attract more wildlife to ...

Tot Trot and Fun Run events held during half marathon

WHEELING — Parents can expect to see dozens of area youth smiling from ear to ear while participating in the 2018 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic’s Fun Run and Tot Trot events. The events will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 26, along Water Street in downtown ...

Ferry summer fun to kick off

MARTINS FERRY — Things are starting to heat up in the city of Martins Ferry with the Strawberry Festival set to be reignited on June 9, the city swimming pool slated to open May 28 and the annual farmers’ market expected to restart Friday. It has been several years since the city hosted ...

Union Local High School to graduate Class of 2018

MORRISTOWN — Union Local High School’s Commencement is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gymnasium. Justin Hamilton is the valedictorian, while the salutatorian is Luke Menges. Hamilton is the son of Paul and Rachel Hamilton and resides in Flushing. Hamilton is finishing his high ...

Harrison officials receive jail report

CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners received a quarterly report regarding the county jail on Wednesday. Sheriff Ronald Myers presented the report to commissioners at their regular weekly meeting. The report details all of the expenses for the county jail, including prisoner transport, ...

St. Clairsville High School to graduate Class of 2018

St. Clairsville High School will hold its graduation at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ohio University Eastern. Candidates for graduation include: Chace Cameron Alexander, Cade Christian Balgo, Amanda Lynn Ballard, Rocco Strussion Balog, Zachary Joseph Banks, Daquain James Bass, Walter Casimir ...

Huckabee discusses America’s ‘health crisis’

WHEELING — America doesn’t have a health care problem, but it does have unhealthy people and a national health crisis that needs to be addressed. Those statements came from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also was a Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2016. He provided ...

Family safe after evacuation from high water

CAMERON — After being evacuated as a safety precaution from high water Tuesday night, the Roses family was back to business as usual Wednesday as residents here assessed cleaning up during another hot weekend ahead. Jonathan and Dove Roses were evacuated Tuesday evening from their High ...

Third-graders learn about seat belts

Photo Provided Third grade students from St.Clairsville Elementary School attend the annual “Buckle Up” seat belt program. The effort organized by the School Resource Officer Jeff S. Gazdik and the St. Clairsville Police Department with assistance from the Cumberland Trail Fire ...