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Resident thanked for helping Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Mayor Vince DiFabrizio singled out a village resident Thursday for his good deeds and work. At the start of the regular Bellaire Village Council meeting, DiFabrizio asked resident Doug Potts to come forward. He then shook Potts’ hand. “He is an outstanding citizen of ...

Buckeye North Elementary gets new playground equipment

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BRILLIANT — After three and a half years of fundraising efforts, Buckeye North Elementary has a new playground. Dozens of volunteers, including the Buckeye Local football team, the Brilliant Lions Club and school staff worked on erecting the new playground Tuesday and Wednesday. The ...

Three facing charges for death of Kansas man

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SENECAVILLE — Three people are facing charges and a fourth remains under investigation after a Kansas man was found dead Monday near Seneca Lake. Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden announced Wednesday that Rot Tran, 42, of California; Bi Tran, 42, of Canal Fulton; and Thomas Raybould, 54, ...

Fatal crash on I-70

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A fatal accident cost a passenger his life Thursday morning and blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 70. According to the highway patrol, the incident involved two eastbound vehicles at mile marker 214. “It was a two-vehicle, non-contact crash,” said Sgt. Joe ...

JSW Steel to restart furnance

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MINGO JUNCTION — The restart of the electric arc furnace could be joined by a second furnace and a total investment of $500 million in rebuilding the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. mill in Mingo Junction. Officials of JSW Steel, a leading Indian steelmaker, announced their plans ...

Credit union offers kids chance to start accounts

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WHEELING — Megan Lyle said she brought her son to the Cool Kids Barnyard Bash to have fun, but she ended up getting more out of it. “I came today for Nate to enjoy the bounce houses and have fun, but I did open a savings account for him as well,” said Lyle about the First Choice ...

Potential combined YTR police coverage

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YORKVIILLE — The attorney that represents two of three villages that are considering a joint police force is writing police force agreements for officials in those communities to review. Council members from Yorkville, Tiltonsville and Rayland met Thursday to discuss the task force. In the ...

Flooding damages Deep Run Road

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YORKVILLE — Flooding damage that has been a problem in part of the village got worse after Wednesday’s heavy rains. Deep Run Road already had damage from flooding earlier this year. But the village said the road now has debris and more erosion damage as a result of more rain. Yorkville ...

Storms destroy two barns in Colerain

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COLERAIN — Although much of her farm was suddenly destroyed Wednesday evening, Peggy Walker said she feels blessed. Walker’s husband Randy, who is disabled and uses a utility vehicle to get around their property, had just left a brand new barn near their house minutes before strong winds ...

Health department asks for levy

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department is taking more steps toward placing a countywide levy on the November ballot. Robert Sproul, deputy health commissioner with the health department, appeared before the county board of commissioners during its regular Wednesday ...

Harrison County to apply for aid from FEMA

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CADIZ — Four townships in Harrison County have been approved to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency relief funding after heavy rains caused flood damage in February. Harrison County Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Wilson spoke Wednesday at the Harrison County ...

Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It ...

Bridgeport Man’s murder case continued to July

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BELLAIRE —The Bridgeport man accused of fatally shooting his wife and leaving her on their Brookside driveway one week ago had his proceedings delayed until next month. Meanwhile, his bond remains set at $1 million. Rudolph Galberth, 37, of 11 Driggs Lane, appeared briefly in Belmont ...

Damage keeps road impassable

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TIPPECANOE — Mays School Road is completely impassable as a result of a major slip, and residents are expressing frustration at the long wait for a repair. The damage first appeared several weeks ago, when many areas throughout the Ohio Valley experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Now ...

Chris Miller Furniture closing

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WHEELING — Chris Miller Furniture in downtown Wheeling is closing its doors, and its building is for sale. Owner Judy Miller informed her employees Tuesday of her intentions to retire, and signs noting the closure went up Wednesday. The store has 10 full-time, and four part-time ...

Bruney Alley repair work underway

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MARTINS FERRY — Work is underway to fix Bruney Alley — a small road damaged during heavy flooding and storms back in February. Martins Ferry Service Superintendent Chris Cleary said Border Patrol Construction of Richmond is conducting the work that includes installation of a new larger ...

Three cited during Loop Festival

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By ADAM TYCHONSKI and KAYLA VAN DYNE Times Leader Staff Writer SHADYSIDE — The state Liquor Control Board cited three businesses with alcohol-related infractions during the Loop Festival. Tiger Pub and American Legion Post 521 each received citations during Shadyside’s 10th Annual ...

Body found at Seneca Lake Marina identified

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SENECAVILLE — The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was found unresponsive here Monday morning, and they are holding four people in jail in connection with his death. Dao Tran, 55, of Kansas, was was dead when members of the United Ambulance Service and ...

Bridgeport man sentenced to six years for attack

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Assault and drug cases led the docket Monday at Belmont County Common Pleas Court. Christopher Robert Hadzima, 31, of 68381 Patterson Road, Bridgeport, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and was sentenced to the maximum of three years each for ...