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Harrison County coal park celebrates 24th annual dinner

CADIZ — The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park will celebrate 24 years of operation with an annual dinner held this weekend. The park, on Ohio 519 near New Athens, preserves the history of the mining machines that were once common across the region. The 24th annual ...

Wheeling Food Tours offers samples from various eateries

WHEELING — Food tours are becoming increasingly popular in major cities, so why not Wheeling? Dave McLeod, owner of Wheeling Food Tours was visiting his daughter in West Palm Beach, Florida, and wanted something different to do before flying back the Ohio Valley that evening. After ...

Commissioners look to save fuel costs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County commissioners commented on several hopeful projects for the future during their Wednesday meeting. The board will look into Appalachian Regional Commissioner grant opportunities to search for alternative fuels for the county fleets in conjunction with Clean ...

Harrison receives $33K for courthouse security

CADIZ -- Harrison County commissioners received grant funds Wednesday that are allocated to help upgrade security in the courthouse. Meanwhile, commissioners also approved a tax exemption agreement for a company planning to construct a natural-gas fired electric plant. During the meeting, ...

Area Briefs

Church rummage sale set TILTONSVILLE -- St. Francis Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church is having a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the church hall, 204 Mound St., Tiltonsville. Finance Committee meeting slated BELLAIRE -- Bellaire Village Council's finance committee is set ...

500 Acres Purchased For Cracker

DILLES BOTTOM -- PTT Global Chemical officially controls about 500 acres for building the Belmont County ethane cracker, as a deed filed this week shows the Thailand-based firm paid about $17.5 million to acquire the Ohio-West Virginia Excavating property. Last summer, the company paid more ...

Springtime chores

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON RON UNTERZUBER, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry, paints the arms of the church’s old bell on a recent weekday morning.

Wheeling to spray herbicide at dog park

WHEELING — City leaders said they will unveil the cost of reopening the closed East Wheeling dog park before the end of this week, but before applying any new topsoil or sod to the surface, they plan to spray herbicide to kill the grass. “I would hope nothing would would be put down that ...

Artists Honor ‘Earth, Sky and In Between’

WHEELING —Two of Artworks Around Town’s artists will be featured in the Studio Gallery during the month of May. Betsy Cox and Susan Wellman Dorsch will open their show, “Earth, Sky and In Between,” with a free reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Artworks Around Town is a ...

Eastern Ohio loses noted historian and author

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Friends and family members said their final goodbyes to a noted local historian and author on Saturday. R.W. “Dick” Phillips died April 18 at his St. Clairsville home at age 80. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling. The retired ...

Get out there! Summer fun around the corner

MARTINS FERRY — It may only be early spring — with a lingering touch of winter at times — but hot summer weather is just around the corner. For those wondering how they will beat the heat this summer season, the Ohio Valley has several places to play and cool off. The valley is home to ...

Can you name 100 things that make the Ohio Valley Great? I can

We are a lucky bunch of people here in the Ohio Valley. I was reminded of that during the past several days while working on a special project. As part of that effort, I had the opportunity to travel all over the area. I also had the chance to sit down and think about the many things that ...

OUE Honors Convocation set for May 4

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the Health and Physical Education Center. This year’s class features 55 degree recipients in fields such as applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early ...

Belmont College announces spring commencement ceremony

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College will honor graduates at its Thursday commencement ceremony. Services will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Health and Physical Education Center. Delivering the keynote address to the graduates will be Ginny Favede, executive ...

Board takes no action on enterprise zone

CADIZ — The Harrison Hills Board of Education did chose to take no action Thursday regarding a potential enterprise zone despite the fact that Harrison County and Cadiz officials already have approved it. Both the Harrison County Commissioners and Cadiz Village Council approved an ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Photo Provided The cast of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” prepares for its final, sold-out performance at 7 p.m. this evening at the Beallsville school complex. The musical production, which had two showings Thursday, is under the direction of Theresa Clevenger and Jananne Ferrere.

Unified Bank continues partnership with Fodor Field, Martins Ferry Civics

Unified Bank is continuing its support of Fodor Field and Martins Ferry Civics. The bank has given a donation of $4,250. “We are pleased to assist the Civics organization within our home-town city,” said Randy Greenwood, Unified Bank executive vice president chief financial and risk ...

‘Hee Haw’ Variety Show takes the stage

BARNESVILLE — A host of popular entertainers will grace the stage at the Hee Haw Variety Show to be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Barnesville High School auditorium, including “Elvis” aka Nathan Anderson and “Michael Jackson” aka Owen Anderson-Magers. There will be two ...

Zane Highway house razed

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON KENNETH GRUBB, an employee with AJD&M Construction, uses a wheelbarrow to dump parts of a house being razed on Zane Highway in Martins Ferry this week. Grubb said an adjacent property owner who owns the home hired the company to demolish the house. The remaining ...

Barnesville Chamber moves spring cleanup

BARNESVILLE — Making a city look its best can make the residents happier and draw new people in for business. Barnesville will have its second Spring Clean Up Day from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. May 1. The original date was set for April 24, but it had to be rescheduled by the Barnesville Chamber of ...