Union Local High School honor roll released


Principal’s List with Distinction Sophomores Mollie Hamilton Paoli Roberts Kylee Taylor Juniors Jayden Bom Sutherlynd Butler Hannah Kemp Alison Loase Lauryn Menges Emilee Robb Seniors Destiny Husvar Luke Menges Sebastian Wells Principal’s List Freshmen Lacy Bilyeu Chloe ...

Barnesville Hospital to host blood drive


BARNESVILLE – The public is invited to donate blood and help save the lives of area patients from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Barnesville Hospital Blood Drive, 639 W. Main St.. The blood drive will held in the hospital’s conference room/multipurpose room. Help keep supplies stocked for ...

Jaycees provide scholarships in honor of Ted Allen


WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Jaycees, in cooperation and support of Ted Joseph “Tuna” Allen’s family and friends, hosted the Fall Crawl in September, drawing 106 participants who came together to honor their friend and celebrate his life while raising money for a memorial ...

Jefferson Community Action Council provides HEAP help


STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Community Action Council will continue to assist with Emergency HEAP for those residents in Jefferson County. Interested residents should call the new toll free number 1-844-493-1195 to schedule an appointment The system will guide clients through the ...

A BOAT with barges attached can hardly be seen through the thick fog blanketing the Ohio River on Friday afternoon. This is the Ohio side of the river near Bellaire, taken from the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The green Interstate 470 bridge is in the background.

Two people rescued from flooded Ohio 148

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POWHATAN POINT — Firefighters rescued two people whose vehicles got caught on a flooded Ohio 148 in Powhatan early Friday. Powhatan Point Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Josh Cooper said first responders got the call at 4:12 a.m. Wheeling’s Swift Water Rescue Team was called in ...

Warming stations to be open to the public

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MARTINS FERRY — With winter storms and falling temperatures, many people can face situations such as power outages from the harsh winds that leave them in the cold. Being in harsh conditions for too long can put people of all ages at risk for frost bite or hypothermia. Area residents ...

Lecture series to start

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two infamous trials from the past will come to life this February, through the first in a series of presentations through the Great Stone Viaduct Society as the group launches its winter lecture series. The first event will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the basement of St. ...

New Barnesville Village Council member Jamie Betts, right, participates in his first meeting of 2018. Seated next to him is Brad Hudson, who was named president of council.

New faces begin the year in Barnesville


BARNESVILLE — Barnesville has a new council member and president as the village enters 2018, and a new police chief soon will be added to that roster. Jamie Betts was introduced Monday as a new councilman and Brad Hudson was named council president during a regular council session. Members ...

Yorkville accepts new fire truck bids


YORKVILLE — The village of Yorkville approved a $431,575 bid for a new fire truck at a recent council meeting. The council opened bids for a new vehicle for the fire department on Jan. 2. There were six bids in total: ∫ Finley Fire at $468,509; ∫ 4 Guys Fire Trucks at ...

St. Clairsville urologist Rodney Lee Curtis appeared at an evidence suppression hearing Thursday. The evidence was ruled admissible and his trial will go forward Jan. 25

Drug trial to go forward for urologist

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The trial of Dr. Rodney Lee Curtis, St. Clairsville urologist, remains set for Jan. 25 after an evidence suppression hearing Thursday, wherein Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato ruled evidence gained from a search of Curtis’ home admissible. Curtis, 64, of ...

First responders called to conduct swift water rescue

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POWHATAN POINT -- Police and fire officials are conducting a swift water rescue this morning in Powhatan Point. According to Belmont County dispatch, the rescue attempt is occurring in a creek along Ohio 148. The Belmont County Sheriff's Department, Powhatan Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeling ...

Harrison Hills City School District members Melvin Allen and Deborah Kenny look over agendas at Thursday’s organizational meeting. Kenny and Allen were voted in as board president and vice president respectively.

Harrison Hills board prepares for new year


CADIZ — Members of the Harrison Hills City School District Board of Education prepared themselves for a new school year on Thursday. The board held its organizational meeting on Thursday evening, making sure everything was in order for another year serving students and families in the ...

UL kicks off facilities plan

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BELMONT — The Union Local School Board on Thursday took some initial steps in making the comprehensive educational facilities plan a reality. The board heard from John Jefferis, project manager with PCS & Manage in Barnesville, and David Sneed, education planner and consultant, who made a ...

Health board receives grant to aid sewage systems


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Health has reappointed Dr. George L. Cholak to a two-year term as the county health commissioner. Cholak’s new term will expire in January 2020. Board member Dwight Jenewein will be seeking re-election to the board. His term expires this ...

St. Clairsville theater arson fire investigation still underway


ST . CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office still is investigating an arson fire that occurred last month at the AMC movie theater at the Ohio Valley Mall. The fire occurred Dec. 12 at the theater with Cumberland Trail Fire District and several other fire departments ...

Photo by Scott McCloskey 
Owner Mark Jaber shaves steak to make a gyro for a customer.

Jimmy Gyro offers great food for great value


WHEELING — The recently opened Jimmy Gyro diner located on the ground floor of the former Roger’s Hotel building on 14th Street, offer a variety of tasty Greek and Mediterranean dishes. In addition to menu favorites such as: the Jimmy Stewart-steak gyro, Jimmy “The ...

Harrsion County Sheriff Ron Myers reads off his year in review report at Wednesday’s meeting. Myers reported that the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department spent a total of $562,894 in jail keep for the year.

Harrison County commissioners hear sheriff’s report

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CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners heard from Sheriff Ron Myers on Wednesday as he reviewed the expenditures of his department during 2017. Sheriff Ron Myers read off his year in review report at Wednesday’s commission meeting. Myers said the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department ...

IEA predicts ‘decade of stagnation’ for coal

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WHEELING — The International Energy Agency does not believe President Trump’s plans to overturn Obama-era environmental regulations will do much to bolster coal markets, as the Paris-based organization predicts a “decade of stagnation” in demand for the carbon-rich mineral. The agency ...