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The Hopedale Muskies present fishing awards to their members

HOPEDALE — The Muskies Hopedale Chapter 18 held its annual awards banquet March 16 with 42 members and guests, including three out of five founding members. The guests attending enjoyed a meal served by Figurski Catering. After dinner, awards were presented. Bernie Klug was presented ...

Hines to be parrot ‘sidekick’ at Pirates opener

WHEELING — Seven-year-old cancer survivor Hines Rotriga of Wheeling will take the field with the Pirate Parrot Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates open their home season at PNC Park. Hines — diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma at the age of 2 — has shown no signs of cancer for the ...

Cera introduces bill to support miners suffering from black lung

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, announced his introduction of House Bill 167, legislation to ensure coal miners and their families receive fair disability compensation should they contract black lung disease during their careers. According to the National Institute for ...

Vietnam vets honored Friday

The St. Clairsville American Legion honors Vietnam veterans Friday in front of the Belmont County Courthouse and the Belmont County Sheriff’s Residence Museum. Close to 30 people attended.

WSO young people’s concert at BLHS

CONNORVILLE — The Wheeling Symphony will return to Buckeye Local High School on Tuesday with its Young People’s Concerts Tour. WSO will present “The Animated Orchestra” with conductor Maurice Staton and give students and teachers a high-quality symphonic experience in a school ...

Granting wishes to children who need them

By ROBERT DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Some wishes can’t wait. Those working with A Special Wish Foundation Ohio Valley Chapter take those words to heart as they step up the organization’s efforts to grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening ...

Electricians donate to drug-free club

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK The International Brotherhood of Electric Workers Local 141 donates $500 to the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Club on Wednesday. Tom Conner, business manager of the IBEW, from left, appears with Belmont County Juvenile and Probate Judge Albert E. Davies, ...

Harrison County

Photo Provided The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has promoted Mark Touville to the rank of captain. Touville has served as a lieutenant since 1999. Sheriff Joe Meyers said the promotion is well deserved and that he is grateful for all that Touville does for residents of the county.

Two arrested on drugs charges in Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a Martins Ferry police officer executed a search warrant at 1602 N. Ninth St. that resulted in two arrests and the confiscation of drugs, ammunition and more than $500 in cash, according to information provided by Chief John McFarland. Officers arrested ...

Barnesville High School honor roll

ALL A’S Seniors Leah Bonner, Lindsay Burkhart, Natalie Butler, Kali Milhoan, Brittany Poss Sophomores Grace Detling, Phaedra Jackson, Kinzie Kaplet, Daylin Mercer, Kaitlyn Roe, Haiden Skinner, Isabella Street, Alana Trigg, Emma Wharton, Hailey Wilcox, Morgan ...

Beallsville High School honor roll

Seventh Grade – Principal’s List Caleb Smith Seventh Grade – First Honors Fredrick Anderson Tryson English Kinley Hughes Isabella Laudermilt Ryan Rich Sean Riley Seventh Grade – Second Honors Chloe McCulley Garrett Perkins Reed Smith Leah Trigg Eighth Grade – ...

WJU slashes curriculum for 2020 school year

WHEELING — While around 30 programs were offered as of this school year at Wheeling Jesuit University, only 11 will be offered for students who choose to return next year. Thursday afternoon, WJU gathered its students and employees together in the McDonough Center to share more details for ...

Students get a demonstration of hospital’s new robots

WHEELING — Six area high school students got to try their hands at robotic surgery through a simulation with Wheeling Hospital’s new robots Thursday. Wheeling Hospital began using its first da Vinci robotic surgical system last year. The hospital now has purchased two additional da Vinci ...

Alleged serial robbery case heading to grand jury

BELLAIRE — The Pennsylvania man believed by law enforcement to be a serial bank robber who struck in Maryland, Bridgeport and St. Clairsville late last year will be heading to the grand jury. Charles Gibson, 57, of Pennsylvania, appeared Wednesday in Belmont County Northern Division Court ...

JB Green Team announces annual cleanup schedule

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The JB Green Team has announced the 2019 schedule for the annual Belmont County Community Cleanup collections Community Cleanups are sponsored by the JB Green Team in coordination with the Belmont County Township Trustees. All Community Clean-up collections are held on ...

Police search for missing Bridgeport man

BRIDGEPORT — Police are asking for the public to help them locate a village resident who hasn’t been seen since March 22. Bridgeport Police Chief John Bumba said Thursday that Jerry L. Bowman was officially reported as a missing person on Wednesday. He said Bowman lives at Bridgeport ...

Defensive driving course offered

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next Defensive Driving Course on April 27 at East Ohio Regional Hospital in the Ruth Brant Maguire Room. The course will run from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and will be taught by Vincent West. Students must bring ...

Tilt reward

Students of Lucinda Zeiher, third grade teacher, and Megan Mamone and Meagan Totterdale, fourth grade teachers, from Ayers Elementary School in Martins Ferry enjoyed a recent trip to Tilt Studio at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. The excursion was a reward for the students performing ...

Special Olympics promotes self-confidence and teamwork

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local children and adults with intellectual disabilities have opportunities compete in sports and form the connections of friendship, thanks to the Special Olympics. According to the Special Olympics website, the organization is run almost entirely by volunteers. More ...

St. C. tornado sirens have first test of season

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city’s tornado siren alert system had its first test of the season at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, the first day of spring. The test was to have been three minutes long, but it ran into a hitch when the siren on top of the Belmont County Courthouse cut out. The other two ...