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Soldier Stockings

Soldier stockings

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Photo Provided Getting ready to pack up the nearly 450 Christmas soldier stockings filled by employees of Wheeling Hospital are Beth Zebick, left, coordinator of the hospital’s Community Education and Outreach Department, and Barb Jones, administrative assistant at the hospital. Hospital ...

Bellaire shots fired among arraignments in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man who allegedly fired a shot at the Circle K in Bellaire in September, resulting in a minor wound, was among those arraigned during a recent Belmont County Common Pleas Court session. Shaheim Antell Delquez Price, 23, of 20 Ohio St., Wheeling, pleaded innocent to ...

Nailers Day (1)

Education Day

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Thousands of students from schools all over the Ohio Valley, including these students from St. Clairsville Middle School, cheer on the Wheeling Nailers at WesBanco Arena Tuesday during the hockey club’s annual Education Day event, helping the Nailers record their ...

Smoking continues at casino, video lottery rooms

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WHEELING — Smoking may continue in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms, now that the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has declined to change the county’s clear air regulation. A vote wasn’t taken during the board’s meeting ...

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Belmont County and Richland Township officials stand in front of a dilapidated former gas station beside Ohio 9 before it was demolished last week. Shown from left are Tim Hall, Richland Township fire prevention officer; Cindi Henry, Richland Township fiscal officer; Greg Reline, Richland Township trustee; and Kathy Kelich, Belmont County treasurer.

Eyesore comes down by Ohio 9

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Last week the owner of a dilapidated property beside Ohio 9 in Richland Township demolished an unused gas station and cleared away a number of parked cars at the site. Tim Hall, assistant fire chief with the Cumberland Trail Fire District and fire prevention officer for ...

Bridge replacement underway in Adena

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ADENA —Work began Tuesday on the replacement of a bridge that splits the village in half. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported work wasn’t supposed to begin on the bridge’s replacement until the summer, but the schedule was pushed forward after an inspection forced its closure ...

WVU seeking to train ‘addictionologists’

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More than one-fifth of West Virginia’s counties don’t have professionals to counsel those who fall victim to drug addiction, and West Virginia University wants to address the need. WVU held its latest “Academic Media Day” at WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center in ...

Bridgeport prepares for Christmas parade

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BRIDGEPORT — With a bit of winter chill already in the air, the village of Bridgeport is preparing for its annual Christmas parade and is asking the village to get involved and support the event. The 34th Annual Bridgeport Volunteer Fire and Emergency Department Christmas parade will be ...

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Students see court up close

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Desiree Lyonette, professor with Belmont College, and her second-year criminal justice students visit Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato’s courtroom last week to view the criminal proceedings. Afterward, Fregiato took some time to speak with the students about the issues that ...

Numerous cases heard in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The last of three individuals accused in an attempted break-in in Martins Ferry in which one of the perpetrators was shot with the criminals’ own gun recently was in court. Derion Becker, 23, of 57262 Glenns Run Road, Martins Ferry, appeared before Belmont County Common ...

Oil, gas road repairs enforced

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick told the board of commissioners Monday that her department notified three oil and gas companies that they need to make immediate repairs on four county roads or cease using them. In response, one of those companies has filed a lawsuit against ...

Voter turnout average

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — About 35 percent of registered voters in Eastern Ohio counties cast ballots at the polls last Tuesday’s general election. According to Belmont County Board of Elections Director Bill Shubat, that is an average turnout for an “off-year election” in which there are no ...

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VOTERS EXIT a polling place at Anna Marie Ayers Elementary School in Martins Ferry on Election Day last Tuesday. Eastern Ohio saw average voter turnout with roughly 35 percent participation.

Voter turnout average

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — About 35 percent of registered voters in Eastern Ohio counties cast ballots at the polls last Tuesday’s general election. According to Belmont County Board of Elections Director Bill Shubat, that is an average turnout for an “off-year election” in which there are no ...

Oil, gas road repairs enforced

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick told the board of commissioners Monday that her department notified three oil and gas companies that they need to make immediate repairs on four county roads or cease using them. In response, one of those companies has filed a lawsuit against ...

Policy change approved

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Health on Monday approved an update to the health department’s weapons policy to match a change in the Ohio Revised Code. Under the new law, a concealed-carry permit holder can have a firearm in a vehicle on the premises if the firearm is ...

Policy change approved

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Health on Monday approved an update to the health department’s weapons policy to match a change in the Ohio Revised Code. Under the new law, a concealed-carry permit holder can have a firearm in a vehicle on the premises if the firearm is ...

Basin to see bulk of investment

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CHARLESTON — The bulk of the development from a proposed deal from a Chinese company to develop West Virginia’s natural gas resources is expected to take place along the Ohio River basin, state officials said Monday. Gov. Jim Justice and Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher held a press ...

Driving around Amish requires anticipation, caution

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MARTINS FERRY — Motorists in eastern Ohio share interstate highways with all types of vehicles from across the nation, but they need to pay special attention in more rural areas where they are likely to encounter a different type of vehicle — Amish buggies. According to worldatlas.com, ...

Amish buggies often are among the vehicles traveling local roadways, especially in more rural areas. Here, a buggy travels along Sandy Ridge Road outside Barnesville, near the scene of a crash involving another buggy.





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Driving around Amish requires anticipation, caution

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MARTINS FERRY — Motorists in eastern Ohio share interstate highways with all types of vehicles from across the nation, but they need to pay special attention in more rural areas where they are likely to encounter a different type of vehicle — Amish buggies. According to worldatlas.com, ...

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Robber’s sentence is postponed one week

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The sentencing date for the second of two men convicted in an attempted breaking and entering at a Shadyside home on Pipe Creek Road was approaching Monday. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ruled that Kenneth Leroy Hall, 29, incarcerated, would have his ...