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Martins Ferry’s Larry Deaton: He’s always lending a hand

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By SHELLEY HANSON Times Leader Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — Those Christmas lights just don’t magically appear in the city of Martins Ferry each season, they had to be put by someone. And for the last 15 years Larry Deaton has done that job and much more for residents of the Purple ...

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Accident shuts down Ohio 7 near Powhatan

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By SHELLEY HANSON Times Leader Staff Writer POWHATAN — The driver whose pick-up truck was smashed by a tractor-trailer on Thursday was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Ralph Hendershot. The accident occurred about 6:30 ...

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St. Mary students gather for annual Palm burning in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY— Students of St. Mary Central School in Matins Ferry gathered behind the school Thursday afternoon to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is on March 1, and marks the beginning of Lent on the liturgical calendar. The season begins 46 days before Easter Sunday, and ...

Martins Ferry Chamber hears job report

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By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor MARTINS FERRY — Chamber of commerce members heard about a job services agency operating out of the city during Tuesday’s meeting. Mike Schlanz is the manager of the Ohio Means Jobs office, a division of the Belmont County Department of Job & ...

Catholic Charities to host ‘Hope’ gala event

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WHEELING — Catholic Charities West Virginia’s seventh annual Gala, titled “Impressions of Hope,” is scheduled to be celebrated from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Wheeling Park’s White Palace ballroom. The gala will be hosted by the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Diocese of ...

American Indian artifacts to be displayed at local museum

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By DYLAN McKENZIE Times Leader Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — A local museum has received new items to display believed to be used by American Indians, courtesy of a local collector. The Sedgwick House Museum in Martins Ferry is home to many historical items and artifacts related to ...

U.S. Bank only bidder for Fort Steuben Mall

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By DAVE GOSSETT For The Times Leader COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Bank was the sole bidder for the Fort Steuben Mall Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The sale price of the mall was about $10.3 million. Even Scurti, executive director the Jefferson County Port Authority, said the sale was brief ...

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Schlepp’s Family Restaurant noted for homestyle cooking

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By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket MORRISTOWN — Whether it’s chicken or ribs, a three-egg omelete, or their homemade bread, Schlepp’s Family Restaurant customers continue to return to the locally owned establishment for their homestyle cooking. Owners Maryann and Rusty Lucas of ...

Hilltop Opera to perform ‘Die Fledermaus’ today

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WEST LIBERTY — “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Jr., will be performed by West Liberty University music students today. The opera will be staged at 7:30 p.m. in the Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. Directed by Associate Professor Linda Cowan, it will be sung by all college ...

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An education about drug addiction in Steubenville

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By DAVE GOSSETT For The Times Leader STEUBENVILLE — Local educators from Jefferson and Harrison counties received a frank and detailed lesson on drug addiction among teenagers Tuesday afternoon at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center’s George-Pugliese Conference ...

OVETA students discover new opportunities

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CONNORVILLE — Students in the Ohio Valley Energy Technology Academy learned about one educational opportunity to gain advancement in the energy field. About 25 pupils joined instructors Anthony Barsch and Kevin McCain at Belmont College on Feb. 8, when they learned about the college’s ...

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THE DRIVER of this pickup truck hit by a tractor-trailer this morning on Ohio 7 near Powhatan was transported via medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Injured driver flown to Pittsburgh hospital

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POWHATAN -- The driver whose pickup truck was struck by a tractor trailer today is being treated at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Ralph Hendershot. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. today on Ohio 7 between Dilles Bottom and Powhatan ...

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VOLUNTEER JOHN Bennington rolls on a new coat of paint inside a locker room at the Martins Ferry Recreation Center on Tuesday. The center is getting ready for summer swimming season.

Summer preparations underway at Ferry Rec Center

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Recreation Center is getting a new look, thanks to a fresh coat of paint being rolled on the walls this week by workers and volunteers. With hotter weather just a few weeks away, center officials are working now to get the facility ready for the swimming ...

Suspect in Wheeling shooting arrested in Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — The suspect in a New Year’s Eve shots-fired incident in Wheeling was arrested Tuesday in a joint operation by the Martins Ferry Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force. “For the last couple weeks, (we were) working with the U.S. ...

Guests quiz commissioners

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners heard from guests during their Wednesday meeting touching on salaries and economic plans. Michael Bianconi of Pease Township brought up the upcoming ambulance service contract with all of the emergency services providers, pointing ...

Favede to replace Cerra as trade association head

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, a contractor’s trade association dedicated to the advancement of the construction industry, have announced their selection of former Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede as their new executive director. Favede will replace Tom ...

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ABOVE: Members of the Cumberland Trail Fire District and Ohio State Highway Patrol examine the damage to a Chevy Cavalier after an accident Tuesday. The front of the vehicle was destroyed by its impact with a dump truck that was heading south on Ohio 9, just north of Provident.

Driver life flighted after crash

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Emergency personnel responded to a serious traffic accident on Ohio 9 on Tuesday, sending the driver of one of the vehicles to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. A white Chevy Cavalier was traveling north on Ohio 9 around 1:15 p.m. when it apparently traveled left of ...

Hearing set in dog shooting case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The case of a St. Clairsville man accused of shooting and killing two dogs went before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra Monday, with another hearing set to rule on the defendant’s challenge to the charges against him. Michael Andrew Chedester, 60, of 67411 ...

Monroe County Care center re-certified

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WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Care Center finally reached its goal of Medicare/Medicaid re-certification. The process has been a long one, after it lost its ability to take Medicare and Medicaid patients in November 2015. Care Center Administrator Mary Rhinehart said the facility had its ...