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OUE College Credit Plus Information Nights scheduled

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at Ohio University Eastern Campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 22 in the OUE Theater located in Shannon Hall. Those interested in participating only need to ...

Housing sales increase in Ohio

COLUMBUS — The Ohio housing marketplace was extremely robust in 2017, as the sector established record-setting levels in the rate of sales activity, average sales price and total dollar volume, according to Ohio Realtors. Homes sales finished 2017 with a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

Council discusses water lines

CADIZ — Members of the Cadiz Village Council listened to the village administrator’s updates to several waterline projects during the Thursday meeting. Village Administrator Charley Bowman said in his report Thursday to council that he would like to add three additional water lines to the ...

Padgetts to appear in court Tuesday

BELLAIRE — A couple who had been considered fugitives from justice will have their day in court next week. A warrant was issued out of Belmont County Eastern Division Court on Tuesday for Ashley Padgett, 30, of Neffs and her husband, Ryan Padgett, 32, of Bellaire, for failing to appear for ...

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THE FORMER Seven Inn is one of the dilapidated properties Bellaire Codes Enforcer Richard “Dick” Flanagan aims to get cleaned up.

No room for blighted houses in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — More blighted houses are coming down in the village of Bellaire, thanks to the code enforcement efforts of Richard “Dick” Flanagan. Since starting in his new position a few months ago, Flanagan has been aggressive in giving citations to those who haven’t been maintaining ...

Wheeling homeless encampments torn down

WHEELING —Only yards from the City-County Building and Ohio Valley Medical Center, homeless encampments beneath the bridges crossing Wheeling Creek were removed in the interest of safety, according to a West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman. Thursday, several orange trash ...

DUI, drug cases sentenced in Common Pleas court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Barnesville man lost his driver’s license for life on Thursday after being convicted of driving under the influence, due his long record of previous offenses. Steven Curry, 43, of 58596 Lower Sandy Ridge Road appeared Monday before Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and ...

Packer expected back today

MARTINS FERRY — The city’s garbage packer that has been out of service for about three weeks is expected to get back to work this week, said Martins Ferry Service Director Chris Cleary. Meanwhile, the old city garage that recently was sold to Wilson Blacktop is receiving a facelift before ...

Shadyside High School second nine weeks honor roll

Principal List Alyxandra Baker Kylie Baker Korey Beckett Kenzy Beckett Quinn Berletch Emely Blake Cade Brown Riley Brown Olivia Carpenter Jessica Cicogna Dascha Clark Macy Coffland Destinee Craig Briana Crippen Tanner Crozier Adam Davis Kamdyn Elerick Haley ...

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SMART Centre Market owners Robert and Libby Strong prepare to host a “Super Blue Moon Star Watch” from 6-8 p.m. today at Grand Vue Park’s Aerial Zip Line Adventure Area.

SMART Centre Market hosting chance to view celestial event

WHEELING — The owners of SMART Centre Market will provide the public an opportunity to view two of the three components of a rare astronomical event that hasn’t occurred in the western hemisphere in more than 150 years called a “super blue blood moon,” during a free viewing event this ...

State Patrol tells residents to be aware of human trafficking

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Representatives with the Ohio State Highway Patrol spoke about the grim reality of human trafficking in the state and how ordinary residents can watch out for the signs of victims. Lt. James Faunda of the OSHP said that while some people might not think of human ...

New firm joins cracker project

Yet another Asian firm is now involved in the process to bring a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker to Belmont County, as South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. joins Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical. With an estimated price tag of up to $6 billion, progress seems to continue on the massive ...

Leona Avenue Middle School honor roll

Third grade Reese Burkhart Dario DeFelice Aaron Crawford Owen Howard Evalyn Eller Matthew Meacham Rylan Jack Julie Patterson Kamlynn Kimble-Lagowski Sara Roman Gianna Moore Ace Nelson Mason Ringer Isabella Thalman Calla Wallace Elijah Chapman Brianna ...

Bellaire High School second nine weeks honor roll

Principal’s List Seniors – Giovana Oliveira, Shannon Shiflett, Liliana Yocum, Chase Yoho, Xiaoqing Yu Juniors – Brittney Beckett, Brittany Falcone, Robert Hicks, Dominice (Nikki) Hugus, Cole LaRoche, Cierra McCorkle, Sydney Purtiman, Cameron Ross Sophomores – Katrina Davis, ...

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Oil and gas royalty tax education available today

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library and Perry & Associates Certified Public Accountants will be providing as part of a Financial Literacy Series a lunch-time educational program titled “What You Need to Know About the Changing Economic Outlook: Oil & Gas ...

Stacey Bliss, Martins Ferry High School librarian and adviser to the technology club, joins Greg Steele and Bruce Hotlotz, assistant director and director of the district’s STEM academy, respectively. THe three work together to provide additional opportunities for students.






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Ferry STEM Academy teaches tech hands-on

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry City School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy is giving pupils the opportunity to put their lessons to the test with hands-on experiments. Greg Steele, assistant director of the academy, said one of the academy’s more popular ...

Families invited to annual Royal Snowflake Ball

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Families throughout the Ohio Valley with students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to shake off the winter blues this Friday night at the 2018 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. Presented by the St. C. Singers, the annual winter family dance will take place from ...

OUE campus students make Dean’s List

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The following students have been named to the Ohio University Dean’s List while attending classes at the Eastern Campus for the fall semester ending Dec. 15. Students earn their place on the Dean’s List by completing at least 15 credit hours during the semester, 12 of ...

St. C. Middle School second nine weeks honor roll

Principal’s List Eighth grade Benjamin Weimer, William Smith, T.J. Sacco, Brendan Miller, Autumn McCort, Jonah Matko, Linh Le, Jacob Haley, Will Foster, Casadie Dibetta Seventh grade Jocelyhnn Zucco, Rileigh Wood, Jacob Walker, Andrew Vera, Lacy Tuttle, Hunter Toplovich, Madison ...

Bridgeport Exempted Village Schools honor roll

Principal’s List – Middle School Fifth grade – Lyrik Brown, Patricia Hall, Madison Marsh, Xander Stauffer, Ariana Wallace Sixth grade – Quinton Burlenski, Benjamin Holskey, Abigail Howell, Emily Klempa, Madison Matusik, Michael McKeen, Ella Molter, Layla Ratay, LeeAnna Schneid, ...