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Wheeling Island Stadium may reopen soon

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School football coach Chris Daugherty paid little attention to the work happening around him Friday at Wheeling Island Stadium as his team ran drills in preparation for the upcoming season. That work, however, which is being done at a quicker-than-expected ...

Martins Ferry orientations set

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry High School and fifth grade orientation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16. The high school orientation will be held from 5:30-6:30 and the fifth grade orientation will run from 7-8 p.m. Both orientations will start in the high school cafetorium and end ...

Dr. Aukerman to present ‘Better Health’ program

BARNESVILLE — Dr. Glen Aukerman will present his personalized nutrition plan, “Better Health in 120 Days,” at Barnesville Hospital on Aug. 26. Registration will begin at noon. Aukerman will address his “Better Health in 120 Days Protocol” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and from 1:30-2:30 ...

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A SECTION of North Eighth Street in Martins Ferry where a massive slip occurred last August remains closed this week. The job is expected to be bid out as soon as the necessary inspection of surrounding homes occurs, says Service Director Chris Cleary.

Martins Ferry seeking permission to inspect North Eighth Street homes

MARTINS FERRY -- A project to repair a massive slip on North Eighth Street is another step closer to reality, but the city still needs a few signatures from some residents who live there. Service Director Chris Cleary on Monday said the city is seeking permission from residents to do ...

Automation nothing new for U.S. economy

In recent years, some people have become convinced that the digital revolution will lead to mass unemployment. The solution, they say, is to provide a Universal Basic Income so that every American receives enough money to live on whether they work or not. The hope of some UBI dreamers is that ...

St. C. Schools ID children with disabilities

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District, as well as other school districts across the state of Ohio, is participating in an effort to locate, evaluate and identify all children from 3 through 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Disability, in this ...

New PA students take their first professional step

WEST LIBERTY — Every summer, the donning of the white coat and recitation of the professional oath is a big moment for students enrolled in West Liberty University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. It signifies the acceptance of all the duties, responsibilities and work ...

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Hundreds Attend Wheeling’s Celebrate Youth Festival

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For The Times Leader WHEELING — Hundreds of people made their way around the dozens of vendors tables at Wheeling Park’s skating rink on Thursday for Youth Services System’s 10th-annual Celebrate Youth Festival — an end-of-summer event that not only celebrates the ...

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VILLAGE OF Bellaire will be reconstructing its zoning board and has openings for any village resident interested in sitting on the zoning appeals board. Interested village residents should submit a letter of interest to the mayor’s office by 3 p.m. Aug. 31. “PUPPETS ‘N Praise” Vacation ...

Another woman dies after 149 crash

BELLAIRE — A second woman has died in the aftermath of Tuesday’s fatal two-car crash on Ohio 149. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sheila V. Hughes, 79, of Brook Avenue in Bellaire died Thursday morning while hospitalized at the University of Pittsburgh Medical ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

MARTINS FERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT Cheyenne M. Taylor of 534 Spence Lane, Martins Ferry, was cited Wednesday for barking dogs. Kylee A. Archer of 606 Washington St., Martins Ferry, was arrested Wednesday for persistent disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Jeremy T. Robinson of 32 ...

Search for woman continues

WHEELING — While Wheeling firefighters and law enforcement officers concentrated their search efforts on the Ohio River on Thursday, the family of missing flood victim Page Gellner has maintained a constant lookout on Big Wheeling Creek. Friends, relatives and volunteers from as far away as ...

Company vying to open local medical marijuana facility

EAST LIVERPOOL — Among those vying for one of 24 licenses available in Ohio to cultivate medical marijuana is a company planning to use the former Ferro Corporation building for just such an operation. East Liverpool Mayor Ryan Stovall and Rebecca Myers, founder and CEO of FarmaceuticalRX ...

Reagan’s concerns in 1975 have only gotten worse

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” (French proverb) While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on “The Tonight Show,” hosted by Johnny Carson. The year was 1975 and Reagan was “between jobs,” having left office as governor of ...

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LOCAL CHILDREN work with adults at the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market, completing crafts, growing their own crops and learning about where their food comes from.

Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market offers great events for kids

BELLAIRE — One of the key goals of the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market is to teach children to support farmers and to do their own growing, too. OVFM works hard to create an environment for children and their families to share a wide variety of learning experiences. Every Saturday morning ...

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MARTINS FERRY is going to participate in a pilot program in partnership with the East Ohio Regional Water Authority to separate downspouts from the sanitary sewer system.

Ferry pilot program to focus on downspouts

MARTINS FERRY — The city is preparing to participate in a pilot program that involves separating homes’ downspouts from the sanitary sewer system. Service Director Chris Cleary said the program also calls for separating storm and sanitary sewers. The East Ohio Regional Water Authority is ...

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THE BETTY Zane Days basketball tournament will not be held inside the City Park courts, shown here in Martins Ferry, because the beer garden wagon will be situated there.

Fire chief: Permit mistake will bump Betty Zane tourney

MARTINS FERRY — A basketball tournament originally slated to take place during the Betty Zane Days festival will not be able to occur this year due to a mistake regarding the festival’s beer garden placement, said Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Cooper. Cooper said for the past ...

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Senior services center to open this week in St. C.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The long-awaited Belmont County Senior Services Center will open its doors this week, with full operation expected by early August. The Belmont County Board of Commissioners made the announcement during its Wednesday meeting. “We had final inspections on the building on ...

‘The Final Cruise’ is Saturday

MARTINS FERRY — It is being dubbed “The Final Cruise” and will benefit the Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge 100, also known as The Thin Blue Line. The classic car cruise, slated from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the former Quality Motor Cars lot on Zane Highway, is expected to be ...