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Tax bill would scrap federal credit for historic rehab

WHEELING —A federal historic tax credit helped developers transform the former Wheeling Stamping Co. building into the Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Global Operations Center and the old Stone & Thomas building into the Stone Center, home to Williams Lea Tag. But Wheeling officials ...

Flag at Will’s Hill to be raised for Bellaire vet

BRIDGEPORT — The American flag at Will’s Hill is set to be raised at noon Sunday for Francis M. Monroe, a former Bellaire resident who was killed in action in Vietnam on Nov. 22, 1969. Monroe, who was called “Frank” by his family and friends, was born July 30, 1946, in Shadyside, a ...

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Electrical fire damages Bethesda home

Firefighters vent smoke from a home at 106 W. Spring St., Bethesda, late this afternoon. Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain and Accountability Officer Brian Bee said all the people inside the house escaped safely, though responders were searching for a pet cat that they hoped was just ...

Barnesville village council approves live Nativity scene

BARNESVILLE — Village Council this week gave the go-ahead for a live Nativity scene to be put on by Kelly, Kemp, Braido & Patron Funeral Home. Village Administrator Roger Deal said Jim and Sue Patron had asked about putting on a live Nativity scene on the first Saturday of December to ...

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Less than two blocks away from the popular 73-unit Boury Lofts, the former Columbia Gas Co. building in downtown Wheeling could also see new life as a residential venture.

Downtown buildings house plenty of potential

WHEELING —About 50 people are on a waiting list for apartments at the Boury Lofts complex, so Kip Miller believes the six-story structure once home to Columbia Gas Co. — less than two blocks from the Boury project on 16th Street — could see new life as a residential venture. Meanwhile, ...

Police battling crime, overdoses

BELLAIRE — Police Chief Mike Kovalyk has noticed a pattern in Bellaire when it comes to crime and drugs. Incidents such as burglaries, increase at the end of each month when people are running out of money, he said, noting they need items such as electronics, jewelry or guns that they can ...

Five vying for a seat on the Ferry board of education

Editor’s note: Information about the background and professional credentials of Martins Ferry Board of Education candidate Scott Ballint was inadvertently omitted from an article published Tuesday. The following article includes those details, along with some information about each candidate ...

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America’s middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. What is clear is that many of the benefits for the middle ...

Belmont hires project manager

BELMONT — Village council made a tough decision Thursday as members approved spending almost $20,000 to hire a firm to manage asbestos abatement at Belmont’s aging, dilapidated former elementary school building. Mayor Stan Sobel presented the contract with Gandee & Associates, and ...

ATTENDING MARTINS Ferry City Council’s regular meeting Wednesday are, clockwise from left, Mayor Robert Krajnyak, Council President Kristine Davis, Council Clerk Lee Ann Cleary and Service Director Chris Cleary.


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Local advisors impressed with EORH plans

MARTINS FERRY — City Service Director Chris Cleary is encouraged by the positive moves being made by East Ohio Regional Hospital’s new owner, Alecto Healthcare Services. During a regular Martins Ferry City Council meeting Wednesday, Cleary said a group of local leaders serving in an ...

Murray moves on western coal

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Miners across the nation produced about 26 million tons more coal from April through June compared to the same period in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hoping to capitalize on that growth, Murray Energy officials are forming are partnership ...

Meet Santa and make a difference for T1D

WHEELING — The seventh annual “Ho Ho Hope for a Cure!” event to promote awareness and offer support to children with Type 1 Diabetes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at River City Ale Works restaurant in Wheeling. According to ...

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SAMANTHA EIMER reacts to being given the game ball following Martins Ferry’s 700th win in a football game against Bellaire on Saturday. Eimer, a senior cheerleader, recently was diagnosed with Stage 1a Hodgkins lymphoma.

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry High School football team gave the game ball from its 700th football win to one of its biggest supporters — Samantha Eimer, a senior cheerleader and the school’s homecoming queen who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The ball was presented to Eimer ...

St. C. band attends the Ohio state finals

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Red Devils marching band competed in the Ohio state finals over the weekend, showing off all the hard work the students put in over the past year. The St. Clairsville High School band traveled to Hilliard, Ohio, on Saturday to compete in the Ohio Music Education ...

Prosecutors, defense attorneys oppose ‘Marsy’s Law’

MARTINS FERRY — A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution aims to expand crime victims’ rights, but opponents say the measure would come at the expense of the rights of the accused. Known as “Marsy’s Law,” Issue 1 will appear on Ohio’s Nov. 7 ballot. Proponents of Issue 1 say ...

Frontier continues redeveloping sites

WHEELING — Citing proximity to the potential PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker and the Mountaineer NGL Storage project, Bryce Custer said as many as 54 barges filled with pellets or other products could one day line the Ohio River next to the former Kammer Plant in Marshall County. Custer ...

Approximately 80 barrels of a hazardous material, later determined to be either weed killer or a cleaning solvent, were scattered over Ohio 7 south of Sardis Monday after a tractor-trailer overturned.




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Tractor-trailer overturns south of Sardis

SARDIS — An estimated 80 barrels containing a hazardous material were scattered across Ohio 7 south of Sardis on Monday after a tractor-trailer overturned. The single-vehicle accident happened around 2:15 p.m., about 6 miles south of Sardis, blocking both lanes of traffic and sending ...

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Meet the candidates

MARTINS FERRY — Saving taxpayers money, dealing with funding cuts from the state, the need for transparency and communication to the public from government, and the need for people to support and serve their local community were among issues discussed at a meet-the-candidates event at the ...

Buckeye Local School District projects $1M deficit

DILLONVALE — The Buckeye Local School District Board of Education discussed the financial five-year forecast on Monday, talking about possible measures the district might take if the upcoming tax levy fails. The board members listened to treasurer Merri Matthews as she explained that the ...

Lola Eden sentenced for drug trafficking

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Bellaire woman whose home was allegedly targeted for invasion in an attempt to steal drugs, and which led to the shooting death of one of the participants, received the maximum sentence Monday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Lola Eden, 54, of 4157 ...