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Progress continuing on new school complex

Community

CADIZ — As the school year goes on, residents and students in Harrison County are looking toward the future as the new Harrison Hills City School District school complex continues to take shape. The school district has been working to help make the brand new, state-of-the-art complex a ...

Bellaire Middle School principal’s list

Community

Second nine weeks Editor’s note: The Times Leader previously published the Bellaire Middle School honor roll, but the principal’s lists for sixth through eighth grades were inadvertently omitted. They are listed below. Sixth grade Paulina Blank Logan Edgar Andrea ...

Cera, Rogers introduce bill to restore Local Government Fund

Community

COLUMBUS — State Reps. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, and John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, introduced legislation to reinstate the Local Government Fund back to the 2005 funding levels. The LGF in each county, township, city and village pays for a wide range of vital services from police, fire and ...

Robots and a retirement top agenda

Community

BARNESVILLE — Village officials watched a demonstration by Barnesville Middle School’s Robotics Team during its most recent meeting and also bid farewell to retiring Police Chief David Norris. Barnesville Middle School teacher John Norton explained that the school’s STEM — science, ...

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year

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MORRISTOWN — Open enrollment applications for Union Local School District for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted with the following schedule: A) Current open enrollment students should apply April 2-13. Those students are to complete an application and return application to the ...

Hunting and fishing licenses on sale

Community

By MIRANDA SEBROSKI Times Leader Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — With spring on its way, many people will want to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing. Hunting and fishing licenses went on sale in Ohio on Thursday and are valid until Feb. 28, 2019. Anyone who is interested in obtaining ...

Curtis denied appellate bond

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Rodney L. Curtis decided to withdraw his motion for a new trial Friday, but he still wants to get out of jail pending the appeal of his conviction on drug-related charges. Curtis, a former doctor, was convicted in January of three counts of trafficking in drugs and two ...

MLB urges veto of sports betting

Local News

WHEELING — Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred said the league “is realistic” and doesn’t oppose sports betting in West Virginia — just the sports betting legislation the House of Delegates approved on Friday. The House approved Senate Bill 415 with a vote of 77 to 22 ...

XTO still working on pad

Local News

POWHATAN POINT — Officials from XTO Energy said Friday that they are still working to cap a leaking natural gas well near Powhatan Point. Workers have been monitoring the site and working to restore normal operations since a blast on Feb. 15 forced some area residents from their homes. Two ...

Ohio County schools to open Monday

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WHEELING — Many West Virginia school superintendents headed to the state Capitol in Charleston Friday to convince members of the Legislature to help them get students back in the classroom Monday morning. Friday marked the seventh consecutive day of class missed by Mountain State public ...

Signature Spa is helping people to gain new levels of confidence

Business

MARTINS FERRY— Signature Spa in Martins Ferry believes in the saying, “When you look good, you feel good.” Signature Spa had its grand opening on Wednesday. Its interior features decorations and sweet smelling aromas upon entering. Members of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce were ...

Belmont Village Council seek upgrades

Community

BELMONT — On Thursday, Belmont Village Council members determined they need to upgrade the infrastructure — and that economic growth will be limited until this occurs. Belmont Village Council had Bryan May present plans for an economic vision for the village during the Thursday meeting. ...

Bellaire plans traffic camera

Local News

BELLAIRE — In the not-so-distant future, speeders driving through the village of Bellaire may find themselves getting a traffic ticket — and not even realize it. That’s because Village Council is moving forward with contracting with traffic camera company BlueLine Solutions. Officers ...

Major Crimes Unit busy making drug arrests

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Major Crimes Unit has been busy this week arresting people in St. Clairsville and Bellaire for alleged drug-related crimes. Belmont County Chief Deputy James Zusack said the unit executed a search warrant at 2 a.m. Thursday at the Red Roof Inn in St. ...

Cumberland Trail billing county for jail service

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Cumberland Trail Fire District is now billing the county for transportation and services provided to the Belmont County Jail. Representatives of the Cumberland Trail Fire District had visited the Belmont County Board of Commissioners in mid-February to inform them that ...

7-year-old Martins Ferry boy found safe in Wheeling

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MARTINS FERRY — A 7-year-old boy who ran away from home in Martins Ferry was found three hours later wandering the Center Wheeling area on Tuesday. Martins Ferry police Chief John McFarland said the boy, who is living with his aunt and uncle, got mad at his aunt and ran away to try and find ...

County school strike enters day seven

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s public school students missed a seventh consecutive scheduled day of class today, as their teachers and service personnel continue to protest against what the employees perceive as low pay and expensive health care. Ohio County Assistant Superintendent Rick ...

Belmont/Akron Colleges team up

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — To meet the demand for skilled employees in the energy industry, Belmont College and the University of Akron are partnering to offer a students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees in surveying and mapping from the St. Clairsville campus. Paul Gasparro, president ...

Belmont commissioners hear update; commend EMA

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners gave an update on the state of the county in the recent emergency flooding and well pad explosion response at Powhatan Point during the Wednesday meeting. Commissioners commended Belmont County Emergency Management Director David ...