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Chapz Bar & Grill features outdoor bar and patio


By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket MORRISTOWN — The outdoor bar and patio is a popular spot during the summer season at Chapz Bar & Grill, located along National Road just west of the Jamboree In The Hills site near Morristown. Chapz employee Kristin Wood said the patio is very popular ...

Career of corrections officer inspires book


MOUNDSVILLE — The career of one of the first women to work in the North Hall at the former West Virginia Penitentiary served as the inspiration for a book, released earlier this month. Written by Charles “C.J.” Plogger, “Life at The West Virginia Penitentiary: The Story of Maggie ...

Purple City students graduate Sunday


MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry High School Commencement Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tolbert Gymnasium with doors opening at 1 p.m. Attending the ceremony will be the MFHS Class of 1967. Dr. Walter Dombroski, member of the Class of 1967, will be the guest speaker. Cade ...

BCARL Donation

BCARL donates to shelter

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Animal Rescue League showed its commitment to local animals once again. During Wednesday’s Belmont County Board of Commissioners meeting, BCARL Executive Director Jennifer Woollard presented a $30,000 donation to the animal shelter to be used toward ...


Two vehicle wreck shuts down 40


T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Cumberland Trail Fire Department firefighters respond to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 early Wednesday afternoon. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a blue Ford Explorer was turning from Belmont County Road 56 in front of a dump truck and the two vehicles ...

Harrison County plans cleanup

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CADIZ — Residents of Harrison County who have acquired junk over the winter months will soon have a chance to dispose of it at a sponsored community cleanup. Harrison County commissioners heard from Tom Butch on Wednesday, who was at the meeting to speak for the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison ...

Belmont County Commission addresses facilities

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners reviewed the state of county facilities during their Wednesday meeting. The commissioners heard from guests, including Richard Hord of Martins Ferry, who inquired about possible plans to relocate county facilities. The ...

Bridgeport Wreck


T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE A battered pickup truck is hitched to a tow truck after an accident on Ohio 7 damaged it and another vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Police at the scene said the truck was going south when it collided with a car that was turning right onto Lincoln Avenue. Although ...


Auxiliary Scholarship


Photo Provided Two Martins Ferry High School seniors are among 11 area seniors awarded a scholarship during the Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital’s recent annual spring dinner. The two Martins Ferry students, Alyssa Kalinski and Madison Lyle, and the other seniors were presented with ...

Barnesville Hospital’s North Wing dedicated


BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Hospital’s North Nurses Wing was rededicated in memory of John Sawvel and his grandmother, Clara Groves, earlier this month. Sawvel was employed at Barnesville Hospital for nearly 55 years and many of those years as chief financial officer and as controller. In ...

Buckeye Local Interim Superintendent Scott Celestin calls several students and staff members to the stage during Monday’s meeting to present them with medals recognizing their assistance and quick reactions during a school bus accident on April 20 in which numerous students were injured.

Buckeye Local BOE discusses financial woes

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RAYLAND — Members of the Buckeye Local School District Board of Education hosted representatives from the Ohio Department of Education on Monday to discuss the financial future of the district after voters defeated an emergency operating levy earlier this month. The district had an ...

Belmont County Port Authority Director Larry Merry speaks at a Business Leaders Forum hosted by the village of Yorkville on Tuesday.

Yorkville officials brainstorm ideas to create growth

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YORKVILLE — Village of Yorkville administrators are reaching out to local business owners and county officials to discuss ideas on how to work together to attract new businesses, improve the village’s curb appeal and take advantage of government resources available to the business ...

Dems blast Trump budget

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown believes the $4.1 billion federal budget proposal shows the Trump administration needs to re-evaluate its priorities. “Ohio families know that making a budget is about choosing priorities,” said Brown, D-Ohio. “This budget makes it clear Ohio ...

Elliott: WJU is vital part of the Community

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said it is good news for the community as a whole that Wheeling Jesuit University will be on better financial ground in the future after the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston paid off its debt and purchased the property. He said parallels can be drawn between the ...

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston purchases WJU’s assets

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University has been purchased by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in an effort to ensure the future of the only Catholic university in West Virginia. Earlier this year, WJU’s trustees appealed to the diocese to take action to help secure its long-term future ...

Police respond to fight involving ball bats, brass knuckles


BELLAIRE — One person was taken to Wheeling Hospital after Bellaire police were dispatched to the 800 block of Central Avenue for a report of several people fighting with ball bats. Officers arriving found one subject who was bleeding from the arm and leg and another with wounds to the back ...

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Michael Chedester is sentenced for shooting and killing a neighbor’s two dogs last year.

St. Clairsville man gets six months in jail for killing dogs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first person charged in Belmont County under a new law that makes certain animal cruelty acts felonies received a six-month jail sentence Monday. In addition to the jail sentence, Michael Chedester, 59, of St. Clairsville, saw a sentence of three years of probation ...

Activists hold ‘action camp’ in Monroe County

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GRAYSVILLE — Two environmental advocacy groups joined forces this weekend in Monroe County to educate their members about hydraulic fracturing in the Wayne National Forest and train members on “direct action” techniques to resist the oil and gas industry. About 150 Appalachia Resist and ...

Burglars sentenced in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two co-defendants in a burglary case received the maximum sentence when they appeared Monday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato. Austin Lee Gheen, 23, incarcerated, and Jesse James Muravsky, 32, of Bellaire, were sentenced for burglary of a Richland ...

MARTINS FERRY business owner and Project Forward member Chuck Schorr shares ideas about promoting and improving the city at a Project Forward meeting at the Common Grounds Cafe on Thursday.

Project Forward jump starts progress

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MARTINS FERRY — A group of Martins Ferry residents has formed a neighborhood revitalization organization to make the city a more attractive place to live and work, and to help promote special events to attract visitors and new businesses to the area. Project Forward, formerly the Downtown ...