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Two injured in three-vehicle crash near Morrstown

First responders with the Belmont and Bethesda volunteer fire departments tend to people injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday evening. The crash occurred on Ohio 149 just north of U.S. 40 between Morristown and Flushing. Two people were transported to Wheeling Hospital.

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Martins Ferry Police Department Brooks Hurt of 222 Maclister Ave., Mingo Junction, was cited for possession of marijuana on Friday. Jamia S. Dudley of 720 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, was cited for possession of marijuana on Friday. Megan R. Rockey of 1208 Ridge Ave., ...

Belmont County elections board deals with marijuana ballot issue

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Elections welcomed two members of “Sensible Bellaire” to its meeting Monday afternoon. “Sensible Bellaire” is group promoting a marijuana initiative on the November ballot. If passed, it would lower the penalty for marijuana to the ...

Water advisory lifted for some parts of Scio

SCIO — A “do not drink” advisory for water in some sections of Scio has been lifted after new testing revealed water in some areas is OK to drink, said water department Director Janeen Scott. Scott did not know offhand the complete list of streets where the advisory was lifted, but ...

Troopers stress school bus safety

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With some local children already back in school and many other schools opening this week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the National Safety Council are offering school bus safety tips for drivers and students. The patrol has been busy inspecting every Ohio school bus ...

Photo provided / Rice Energy operates several productive wells in Belmont County. The company produced 758 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from April through June, a 43-percent increase over the prior year quarter.

Consol, Rice keep on setting records

WHEELING — Consol Energy produced enough natural gas from April through June to power 2.4 million homes for an entire year, while Rice Energy yielded enough fuel every day during that period to make 64,430 cross-country road trips. Despite the ongoing industry slowdown in terms of drilling ...

Photo by Joselyn King / Bellaire village workers and residents worked throughout the day Sunday in the area of 3714 Monroe St. to clean up after a massive 20-inch waterline break Saturday evening.

Waterline break to cost Bellaire $30,000

BELLAIRE — A major waterline break Saturday in Bellaire — and the resulting cleanup throughout the day Sunday — will cost the village in excess of $30,000, Administrator Scott Porter said Monday. He estimates about 2 million gallons of water was lost during the break, which occurred ...

Ferry to get three propane buses

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City School District has upgraded its bus fleet with three new vehicles that should help the system realize savings in maintenance and other costs by using propane rather than diesel fuel. The purchases ...

Union Local to begin extra programs

BELMONT — Union Local Schools will be providing some extra help for elementary students this year with a new 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. Helen Puperi, program manager for the 21st Century Community Learning Center and grant writer, said Union Local received one of only ...

The Pigskin Preview to come out Aug. 23

MARTINS FERRY -- The prep football season begins this week, and The Times Leader is ready to do its part to help you prepare. The annual Pigskin Preview will be contained inside of Tuesday's edition. The magazine, which features a glossy cover once again, includes more than 140 pages jam ...

Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire delivered an impassioned speech lauding Democrat values and policies.

State, county Democrat candidates rally at Powhatan

POWHATAN POINT - Democrats came out in full force for the annual Belmont County Democratic Picnic at the Powhatan Point Community Park on Sunday, where a large roster of local and state Democrat candidates gave rousing speeches, including Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, Sen. Lou Gentile, ...

Experts say small towns feel effects of corruption

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state auditor said there’s no statistically significant proof that government corruption occurs more frequently in smaller communities amid a rash of recent corruption charges, but notes those communities often feel the effects more than their larger ...

Union Local superintendent foregoes stipend

    BELMONT — Union Local Superintendent Ben Porter will be performing extra work this school year, but he declined to accept extra compensation for taking on the additional role of middle school principal. At Porter’s request, the school board Thursday ...

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KOI dirt drag racing is a new event this year at the Monroe County Fair in Woodsfield.

Monroe County Fair starts Monday

WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Agricultural Society’s 166th annual fair is set to begin Monday, featuring its many traditions and some new events. “County fairs are great traditions of different counties in the state. The fairs let agriculturalists display their animals and their ...

St. Clairsville grabs opening-round lead at Buckeye 8 event

CADIZ — Brenden Vucelich fired an 82 and Jacob Jeffries carded an 84 Friday t o help give St. Clairsville the lead after the first round of the Buckeye 8 Golf Championship at Cadiz Country Club. The tournament will conclude with the second round Friday, Sept. 2 at Belmont Hills Country ...

One week only to apply for vacant council seat

MARTINS FERRY — Second Ward residents interested in serving on City Council have until Friday to submit letters of interest to the council clerk. During last week’s Martins Ferry City Council meeting, Council President Kristine Davis said the Martins Ferry Democrat Central Committee did ...

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A Jacquette Street home burns late Thursday in Bridgeport.

Jacquette Street house fire under investigation

BRIDGEPORT — The State Fire Marshal’s Office is expected to investigate the scene of a house fire that occurred late Thursday in Bridgeport, according to Bridgeport Fire Chief Mark Subasic. Before firefighters were even called to the scene, located at 514 Jacquette St., the two-story ...

Mayor contacts governor

MARTINS FERRY — Mayor Robert Krajnyak called Gov. John Kasich’s office on Thursday — but the governor was not there. “I called the governor, but he was out. We haven’t gotten through yet, but we’re going to keep trying,” Krajnyak said Friday afternoon. Krajnyak is seeking the ...

UL back to school fair set

BELMONT — The Union Local School District invites its students and their families to attend Back to School Fair on Tuesday. Visitors will meet the staff and see the programs and services the schools will offer this year. They also will receive supplies and equipment. Helen Puperi, Union ...

Ogden Race presents check to YMCA

  WHEELING — Between 2010 and 2015, the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic handed out more than $100,000 to six local charitable causes. That amount grew by its largest one-year total Thursday, with the race committee presenting J.B. Chambers YMCA Executive Director Adam ...