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Martins Ferry High School honor roll

Principal’s List Ninth grade Alexander Cunningham Zachary Gianangeli Alissa Hadorn Peyton Hores Mackenzie Keene Trent Lewis Chad Love Alizabeth Lude Hunter Lude Chloe Meeker Waylan Mlynek Colby Shriver Collin Snedeker Adele Stillion Quentin Temple Kayla ...

Students receive free books from Ohio River Valley Elks

BELLAIRE — Students at Bellaire Middle School received a surprise Thursday from the Ohio River Valley Elks. The organization gave out free books to the school and the students got to receive books of their own with a $2,500 Elks National Foundation. The selection of books came from the ...

Fundraiser being held for teen in need of a service dog

MARTINS FERRY — Being able to get a service dog for hearing is a goal for a Springfield teen. Kerrigan Carter began losing her hearing in March 2017. She was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Now, the teen and her family want to help her get a service dog to help alert ...

Preliminaries not held for two charged in drug raid

WHEELING — One preliminary hearing was waived and another was continued Thursday morning for the two people charged with operating a meth lab at a 16th Street apartment. Lauren Hedges, 26, of Wheeling, waived the timeframe for her preliminary hearing, which was set to be before magistrate ...

College offers training program

ST. CLAIRSVILLE —The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will offer a Natural Gas Utility and Pipeline Field Skills Training Program at its main campus. The four-week program begins Jan. 14 with classes running 20 consecutive weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 ...

National Nurse Practitioner Week

Photo Provided Getting ready to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 11-17 are some of Wheeling Hospital’s 30 NPs. Pictured are, front, from left, Mandy Hanson, Amanda Wakim, Frances Smaltz, Caroline Beckwith, Gail Nickerson, Marianne Bonomo, Marissa Jovicic, Breana Burkhart and ...

Tree goes up in St. C

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK St. Clairsville takes on a festive air, with a Christmas tree close to 50 feet tall in front of the Belmont County Courthouse. City workers got aboard a cherry picker lift to hang decorations on its topmost branches Tuesday. The city Christmas tree will be up ...

Bridge project planned in county

WOODSFIELD — The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to build a new bridge in Monroe County, officials announced Tuesday. Engineer Amy Zwick briefly attended the Monroe County Board of Commissioners meeting to have members sign a contract for the project. Zwick said the work will ...

Joe Nailer is too cool to smoke

Nearly 5,000 regional students were introduced to “Joe Nailer Too Cool to Smoke” at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling on Tuesday morning during the Wheeling Nailers hockey organization’s biannual Education Day. The larger-than-life Snoopy figure from the “Peanuts” comic strip was ...

Cause of bus crash clarified

CAMERON — Marshall County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Crook clarified the cause of Tuesday morning’s school bus crash that resulted in one student being treated at a local hospital. Crook said originally it was believed that a tree in the road caused the driver to swerve which ...

Barnesville High School honor roll

First nine weeks grading period All A’s Seniors Leah Bonner, Natalie Butler, Abigail Froehlich, Mya McEndree, Sarah McMillen, Kali Milhoan, Brittany Poss Juniors Sydney Carpenter, Emily McGee, Kyla Morris Sophomores Grace Detling, Kennedy Huntsman, Phaedra Jackson, Kinzie ...

Swiss Hills Career Center honor rolls and perfect attendance

First Quarter 2018-2019 Director’s List Seniors – Paul Alleman, Abigail Howell, Alexis Lallathin, Jason Reich, Heidi Tomlin Juniors — Angeline Hoops, Stone Thompson FIRST HONORS Seniors — Ryan Booher, Alyssa Nething, Dakota Piatt, Dylan Potter Juniors – Haven Dick, ...

Powhatan Elementary honor roll

First nine weeks 2018-19 First Honors Fourth grade — Hayle Young, Isis Nichols, Holden Dietrich, Jazzmaine Caldwell, Abbagayle Brooks, Garrett Bowen Fifth grade — Robert Edwards Sixth grade — Gianna Mancini, Jake Henry Eighth grade — Gabrielle Kocher, Piper Gallaher Second ...

2019 Marketplace health insurance enrollment is open

BARNESVILLE – Nov. 1 marked the first day of the open enrollment period for Ohioans looking to enroll in or change their plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage in 2019. Ohioans exploring affordable health insurance options can receive free assistance by making an ...

LEE ANNA ROMEO

Lee Anna Romeo, 51, of Bethesda, Ohio, entered into eternal rest, November 7, 2018. She was born in Bellaire, Ohio on March 6, 1967 to the late Pastor James E. Porter and Velma M. Meek Porter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Sarah McCutcheon and Karen ...

STEVEN HEPE SR.

Steven E. Hepe Sr. 60, of Bellaire, OH died November 8, 2018. Steve was born October 1, 1958, in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Bernard and Helen Mae Mosso Schramm. He was employed at Jim Frio Auctioneers and the Village of Triadelphia, WV He was a Christian by faith. Preceding him in ...

Belmont County Veteran Services: More veterans should apply for benefits

MARTINS FERRY — Organizations such as Belmont County Veteran Services do their best to help military veterans live better lives during times of peace and war. Michael Schuler, outreach coordinator, said his agency’s main goal is to help veterans get the benefits they deserve, including ...

Fire leaves Wheeling home destroyed

WHEELING — Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a North Park home Friday night. The home, at 2 Hawk Court, was reported to Ohio County 911 shortly before 8 p.m. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Fire Department, said the ...

Oglebay holds its 33rd annual Winter Festival of Lights

WHEELING — The magic of the Christmas season was captured Thursday evening by a petite young third-grader and a box of crayons. Lakin Chambers, a student at Woodsdale Elementary School, created a new birthday-themed light display for Oglebay’s 90th anniversary and the park’s Winter ...

Veterans Day program to be held

WHEELING — A public centennial observance of Armistice Day (now known as Veterans Day) will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Spirit of the American Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. The program will include the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 1 and Post 89, the singing of ...