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ST. C. High School and Middle School honor roll

PRINCIPAL’S LIST Grade 9 Avonlea Andlinger, Chloe Carpenter, Isaac Davis, Alex Douglass, Mikayla Hendershot, Maggie Marody, Noah Palmer, Liesl Ray, Gavin Shields, Breanna Sproul, Victoria Trouten, Anthony Verardi, Kellen Weidman, Nathan Yost Grade 10 Elaina Baker, Madelyn Conaway, ...

Buckeye High School rape case advances in grand jury

STEUBENVILLE — An 18-year-old student at Buckeye High School arrested in connection with an alleged rape of a special-needs student was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday. Joseph Reed, 18, of Jefferson County Road 15, Rayland, has been charged with two counts each of ...

Downtown Wheeling workers can take trolley

WHEELING — A 24-passenger trolley will loop from 10th to 22nd streets to transport employees between parking garages and their places of employment, thanks to a $60,000 commitment by the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority board. “We’re absorbing the cost up front to see what ...

‘Christmas in the Village’ is Saturday

POWHATAN — The 12th annual Christmas in the Village of Powhatan slated Saturday will include a variety of entertainment, food and craft vendors, a parade and more. Sandy Sisson, one of the event’s organizers, said the main event area is the Powhatan Marina, but activities will take place ...

Oglebay makes the season bright for 32nd year

WHEELING — Santa was able to send a couple of his reindeer from the North Pole to help visitors experience the magic of Christmas this year at Oglebay Park during the Winter Festival of Lights. The festival, a holiday tradition that’s grown over the last 32 years from modest beginnings to ...

Switzerland of Ohio BOE loses one incumbent

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article published Wednesday. The original report contained an error that stated incumbent Sarah L. Smith lost her seat in the Tuesday election. Smith actually retained her seat on the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education. WOODSFIELD — In ...

Harrison commissioners approve consulting

CADIZ — Harrison County Commissioners approved an agreement with a consulting firm on Wednesday. Commissioners approved the agreement with MAXIMUS Consulting Services, effective from January 1, 2018 until 2020. According to the agreement, MAXIMUS will assist the county with the ...

OOGA discusses industry innovation, economic development

CAMBRIDGE — Many new technical developments have been happening in the oil and gas industry recently, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association has been busy keeping members apprised of innovations and techniques as the industry expands in eastern Ohio. OOGA, a trade association with more than ...

A breath of relief for migraine sufferers

(BPT) — People who suffer from migraine know that they’re more than just bad headaches. Migraine is a neurological disorder in which the nerves release inflammatory substances that cause signals to be sent to your brain, resulting in painful throbbing that can be accompanied by nausea, ...

Barnesville Middle School Honor Roll

FIRST NINE WEEKS GRADING PERIOD ALL A’S Eighth grade Emily Baldridge, Jasmine Caldwell, Jude Hannahs, Jeremy Hunkler, Ethan Leach, Kendal Lucas, Kason Powell, Baylee Rex, August Schmidt, Jett Stephen, Kailee Swallie, Olivia Toliver Seventh grade Ruth Byler, Regan Campbell, ...

BPT Women's Club Bingo Bash

Annual Bingo Bash

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH THE WOMEN’S Club of Bridgeport is holding its annual Bingo Bash on Wednesday at the Bridgeport schools’ cafetorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo at 6 p.m. There will be 15 games played, with cash prizes ranging from $25-$100. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, door ...

Bridgeport honor roll, principal list

Principal’s List Middle School Grade 5 — Lyrik Brown, Josalyn Canter, Lakyn Gerevics, Daniel Goff, Patricia Hall, Jazlyn Johnson, Vanessa Mullen Patrick Renfroe, Breanna Stewart Grade 6 — Quinton Burlenski, Abigail Howell, Joshua Kenny, Emily Klempa, Madison Matusik, Michael ...

Buckeye Hills RC&D ‘$50 for 50 years’ Endowment Fund project

This year marks the 50th year that the Buckeye Hills Resource Conservation & Development Council has been serving southeast Ohio. To help celebrate, the council is initiating a fundraising effort for the organization’s Endowment Fund. In recognition of the 50-year milestone, the council ...

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ABOVE: Larry A. Parker engraved this Lewis and Clark tomohawk, one of 30 such pieces in existence.

Belmont gun engraver keeps art alive

BELMONT — Larry A. Parker of Belmont has made a name for himself by practicing the fading art of engraving firearms. His expertise has earned him acclaim and the National Rifle Association, among others, has featured his work. He started practicing his craft in the 1950s. More recenlty, he ...

The return of Gerald Dickens to Dickens Victorian Village

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Nothing says Christmas like Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and no one performs it better than Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. This highly acclaimed one-man show has been coordinated by Byers Choice for the last 10 years. ...

Harrison County Health Department repays funds

CADIZ — The Harrison County commissioners announced Wednesday that the county health department has paid back in full a funding advance it received three years ago. Commissioner Don Bethel said that about three years ago, the commissioners advanced $135,000 out of the general fund to the ...

Second man arraigned in exchange of gunfire

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Mike Smith, one of the two alleged aggressors who were shot and wounded during a May altercation in Barnesville, was arraigned Thursday and pleaded innocent before Belmont County Western Division Judge Eric Costine. Smith, a resident of Cambridge, Ohio, is charged with ...

Necessary dam maintenance on Cadiz council meeting agenda

CADIZ — Village council members heard about necessary maintenance to dams for local water sources in Cadiz. Administrator Charley Bowman spoke to council on Thursday evening about maintenance and repair work needed at Sparrow Reservoir and Sally Buffalo Park. Bowman said work on the dams of ...

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Bob, left, and Clay Bethel of Bethel Insurance and Ali Redmond, County Risk Sharing Authority membership services manager, discuss Belmont County’s annual insurance appraisal.

Commissioners hear insurance update for county

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners heard about an annual appraisal of county assets from the County Risk Sharing Authority of Ohio on Wednesday. Ali Redmond, CORSA membership services manager, said the appraisal resulted in an $11 million increase in county-owned ...

Commissioners approve Harrison roadwork

CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners approved an agreement for work on a county road Wednesday, among other business. Commissioners heard from Doug Crabtree, representing the Harrison County Engineer’s Office, regarding an agreement between the county and the Ohio Department of ...