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ODNR dedicates range

JEWETT — Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials visited Harrison County on Friday to help dedicate a newly renovated shooting range. In the Ohio Valley, target practice is a popular pastime for many people. For some, it also serves an important role in helping to sharpen an ...

ACLU hosting ‘Know Your Rights’ seminar

WHEELING — The West Virginia American Civil Liberties Union will host a “know your rights” training seminar this week to educate the public on where to turn if they believe themselves victims of racism. The seminar will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio County Public ...

Ohio Valley has Pride on display

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Pride Festival continued Sunday with a Mother’s Day ceremony at noon at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The festival kicked off Saturday and included a fast-paced Pride Parade through the downtown. It concluded at the port on Water Street where organizers talked ...

Happy Mother’s Day

MARTINS FERRY— Mothers are mentors, best friends and caregivers. They are supportive of their children in all stages from pregnancy to being an angsty teen. On the second Sunday of May every year, mothers are given their own special day to be appreciated. Mother’s Day is celebrated in ...

Officials consider license plate hike

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — To Belmont County Engineer Terry Lively, the math is simple: Increasing the vehicle registration fee by enacting three $5 levies will provide him with more money to fix county roads and bridges. But officials also said the math behind complex legislation that would allow ...

Sedgwick House open to alumni

MARTINS FERRY — The Sedgwick House Museum will once again open its doors during the Martins Ferry High School alumni reunion weekend May 26-27. Each day the museum, located 627 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, will be open from noon to 4 p.m., allowing anyone to come and visit during those ...

Hanson, Shutler to receive Austin C. Furbee Award

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University Eastern Campus chose Rodney D. Hanson and Deborah Hanson Shutler as the 2018 Austin C. Furbee Award honorees, in recognition of their dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community. An award dinner will be held in their honor at 7 p.m. ...

St.C. marks Arbor Day

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two new trees joined several others at the Central Park grounds around the recreation center Friday as the city celebrated Arbor Day. Representatives of city government, conservation agencies, social organizations and students from the St. Clairsville-Richland City School ...

Drug trafficking arraignments in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two people accused of drug trafficking in Shadyside and a couple connected to a former urologist convicted of similar charges all pleaded innocent this week before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Stacey McCabe-Heathcote, 50, of Bellaire pleaded innocent to ...

Ohio State Auditor says Bridgeport is ‘unauditable’

BRIDGEPORT -- A recent report from the Ohio State Auditorás office has deemed some of Bridgeport financial records as âunauditable.ã The report from the office of Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State, came May 2 to village officials. The letter arrived after an audit for the period between Jan. ...

Northern Community College graduates 371

WHEELING — Three hundred and seventy-one students walked into WesBanco Arena on Friday, and they walked out graduates of West Virginia Northern Community College. Alumnus Jenniffer Weber addressed graduates during the college’s 46th commencement ceremony. She also spoke to their families ...

Old truck given new life

BELLAIRE — The village of Bellaire received a large gift expected to help its workers stay on top of taming the grass and weeds growing on city property this summer. A local impound lot donated a 1998 Chevy Silverado pickup truck that is being used by village Maintenance Supervisor John ...

Ferry schools close out year

MARTINS FERRY — School board members here had some welcome news this week: The district’s five-year forecast was predicted to finish in the black. As it prepared to close out the school year, the Martins Ferry Schools Board of Education discussed the positive financial position during its ...

No Shadyside Firemen’s festival this summer

SHADYSIDE — A longtime tradition in the village is being put on hold until next year because of issues securing a carnival ride vendor. Ohio River and Western Fire District Fire Chief Dave Lenz said Thursday the Shadyside Firemen’s Festival will not be held this July because of issues in ...

Lawmaker says Justice made betting deal

CHARLESTON — An Ohio County lawmaker has said West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held an illegal meeting with state lottery representatives, sports leagues and casino owners about fees associated with a proposed sports wagering law. “It’s absolutely absurd,” said Delegate Shawn Fluharty, ...

Wheeling hopes to get Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park open next month

WHEELING — Poodles, beagles and bulldogs will have to wait another month to run free again at the East Wheeling dog park because city leaders said protecting dogs’ paws from shards of glass is paramount. Thursday, city leaders announced another donation from the Fitzsimmons Family ...

Mechanical minds on display

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders of the Barnesville Middle School Robotics team gave a demonstration of the robot that earned them victory at first and second place at during a recent championship. In April, the team competed at the Vex Robotics World Championship ...

Belmont voting turnout below percentage

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — About one in five registered voters so in Ohio cast ballots for Tuesday’s primary election, while one in four did so across West Virginia. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office is reporting statewide turnout for the gubernatorial primary election was at 20.9 percent. In ...

Two-traffic plan unveiled

WHEELING —Motorists traveling east on 10th Street could turn south onto Market Street, while those heading north on Main Street from Center Wheeling would be allowed to continue after crossing into downtown if the city’s two-way traffic concept becomes a reality. Wednesday night, some ...

Mammogram Flowers

Photo Provider Even though Mother’s Day is May 13, Wheeling Hospital’s Mammogram and Comprehensive Breast Care centers are celebrating mothers throughout the month. Each patient receives a carnation, a way of reminding mothers to maintain good breast health. Diane Dombroski, left, Avella, ...