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Belmont County seniors party in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — Fun was the theme Thursday when almost 150 senior citizens from Belmont County’s 11 senior centers gathered at the Centerville Senior Center for the annual picnic and party. The directors of the 10 county senior centers and the volunteer center at Glencoe began putting on ...

Brookside VFD floor collapses

BROOKSIDE — The Brookside Volunteer Fire Department has hit another snag while waiting for its new facility to be constructed — a portion of the floor where the fire engine and squad are parked collapsed Wednesday evening, leaving officials searching for solutions while they wait for their ...

Monroe officials looking into courthouse renovations

WOODSFIELD — Now that the Monroe County Ohio State University Extension office has moved into its new facility, commissioners are looking to renovate its former office space in the courthouse and to possibly create a new front entrance for the building. Monroe County Commissioner Mick ...

Education through history at museum

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s time to head “Back to School at the Museum” this weekend. Visitors to the Belmont County Heritage Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will learn how children were educated in a bygone era and how the process has changed through the decades. Cathryn Stanley, ...

Man who tried to breach FBI office killed after standoff

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the cene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The confrontation ...

Belmont land bank to consider ruined school

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The condition of a dilapidated former school in Bellaire is forcing a tough financial decision at the county level. The crumbling building on the south end of Guernsey Street has been in the news before. In May 2021, a portion of the front facade collapsed and the street ...