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Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

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DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction process — backed by Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and ...

Ohio EPA puts St. C. on notice

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City leaders are coming closer to a decision over whether to sell St. Clairsville’s aging water and wastewater system just as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed them upgrades are needed soon. On Tuesday, the city council held a special meeting with ...

Major water project finished

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BELLAIRE — Thanks to a $5.3 million project, the East Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority can now generate its own electricity using the waste it processes at its plant in Bellaire. The upgrades were celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, complete with tours and lunch offered ...

Justice blames outside interests

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appeared Tuesday at Wheeling Hospital to reaffirm the state’s commitment to health care in the Northern Panhandle. The governor expressed confidence in WVU Medicine’s ability to provide quality health care services and fill gaps in coverage ...

Conflict continues over care center

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WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Commissioners are proceeding with a plan to sell the Monroe County Care Center to Bryan Casey, president of Alternative Living Solutions, meaning another man who wants to buy the property, Carson McCurdy of Jerusalem, is expected to continue with his lawsuit ...

‘Silent Watch’ event held in Woodsfield

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A VETERAN and a civilian stand on either side of a casket in recognition of Suicide Awareness Day on Tuesday in front of the Monroe County Courthouse in Woodsfield in this image shared on Facebook by Commissioner Mick Schumacher. The “Silent Watch” event was held by the Monroe County ...

Wings & Things Festival in the Park set for Saturday

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MARTINS FERRY -- The Fourth Annual Wings & Things Festival in the Park, sponsored by Grace Church of Martins Ferry, is slated to be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Park. This event will feature a variety of food items for purchase including several flavors of wings, hot sausage ...

Business After hours is Sept. 19

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MARTINS FERRY -- A Business After Hours is being held from 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Ohio River Valley Elks Club, 14 N. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, in conjunction with Softite Community Federal Credit Union. The free menu will feature shrimp, meatballs in grape jelly and barbecue sauce, ...

Show of support

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry community is reaching out to workers who are being impacted by last week’s shutdown of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and the planned closure of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry. First Presbyterian Church is trying to lessen the ...

Brown, Johnson implore Alecto

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MARTINS FERRY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, sent a letter on Friday to the executives who hold the fates of East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center in their hands. In the letter addressed to Lex Reddy, CEO of Alecto Healthcare ...

Health dept. sees increased demand

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department is seeing increased demand for services with the closing of two area hospitals. Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling closed last week. Its sister facility, East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, remains open but is scheduled to ...

St.C. Legion makes donation

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T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK The St. Clairsville American Legion presents a check for $2,500 to the Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Club at Belmont County Juvenile Court last week. Commander Larry Barnes said the legion has supported this program for several years, but this marks its ...

Ferry officials looking for help from ODOT

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MARTINS FERRY — City leaders are trying to make sure slips get repaired on Ohio 647 without the city needing to foot a portion of the bill. During a recent Martins Ferry City Council meeting, Service Director Scott Porter said with the coming closure of East Ohio Regional Hospital the ...

Resident feeling frustrated

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BARNESVILLE — Village officials offered only a few suggestions in response to a resident seeking help with the installation of water and sewer service to a house she is building on Woodland Avenue. Elaine Morris appeared before council during the council meeting held last week, saying that ...

Kerns receives 15 years

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STEUBENVILLE — Charlotte A. Kerns, 47, entered an Alford plea to sex crimes involving children and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Kerns, who had addresses in Steubenville and Shadyside, was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on four counts each of rape, gross sexual ...

The hunt is on for DNA

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AVELLA, Pa. — There might not be gold in the hills surrounding Avella, Pennsylvania, but there could be some DNA. More to the point, there could be some ancient human DNA lurking in the sediment at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America. Last week, ...

Main Street Bank getting in the holiday spirit

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WHEELING — The city’s annual Christmas parade has a new sponsor, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce announced Monday. This year’s Fantasy in Lights Parade, which will kick off the holiday season in Wheeling on Nov. 22, is sponsored by Main Street Bank. “We are thrilled to have ...

Wish to come true for Sardis boy

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WHEELING — A person meeting Dominic Cecil for the first time would simply have no idea that the recently turned 2-year-old is battling a serious medical condition. Cecil, who goes by “Doc” among family and friends, was born Aug. 25, 2017, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. HLHS is a ...

Fun at the Belmont County Fair

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The Belmont County Fair features attractions including glass blowing by Bryan Beck, who gives a demonstration Thursday. The fair ends today at its site west of St. Clairsville.

Decision on St. C. water coming to a head

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — At the Sept. 16 council meeting, city leaders may be looking at two choices for the future of water and wastewater service: whether to sell the aging system to the privately-owned Aqua Ohio, or to seek options for continued local control. “By our meeting Sept. 16, ...