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ACTive Roles to take on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

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MARTINS FERRY — The ACTive Roles Theatre Company is slated to present Shakespeare in the Park: “Twelfth Night” to be performed in the Martins Ferry City Park at 5 p.m. May 17-18 and 3 p.m. May 19-20. This is a free, public production performed by local youth. Twelfth Night is a ...

Officials consider license plate hike

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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 ...

Shale drillers keep pumping

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WHEELING —Despite the February Belmont County well blast that allowed methane to leak into the atmosphere for 19 days, XTO Energy helped parent firm, Exxon Mobil, post earnings of $4.7 billion for the first three months of 2018. Moreover, Marcellus and Utica shale drillers such as Chevron, ...

Registrations up for Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic

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WHEELING — With two weeks to go until the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, assistant race director Joe Lovell was happy to say the number or participants registered for the event so far surpasses last year’s number by a considerable margin. Lovell met Wednesday at Generations in ...

Old truck given new life

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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

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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 ...

Despite profit, AEP seeks rate hike

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WHEELING — American Electric Power earned $454 million during the first three months of this year, but the firm now wants to raise bills for West Virginia residential customers by nearly $15 per month. The Mountain State operating subsidiaries of Columbus, Ohio-based AEP — Appalachian ...

No Shadyside Firemen’s festival this summer

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

JMHS unveils new lab

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GLEN DALE — A fabrication lab that is designed to expand students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math and is the only one of it’s kind in West Virginia was unveiled Wednesday at John Marshall High School. The lab will better prepare John Marshall students for careers in ...

Retired judge, coach to be honored by Elks

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MARTINS FERRY -- The Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge 231, 20 N. Fourth St., Martins Ferry, is scheduled to honor retired judge John Solovan and former coach Dan McGrew from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Solovan and McGrew recently were inducted into the Martins Ferry Hall of Honor. The Elks wants to ...