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Ethane cracker topic for conference

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WHEELING — Banking, housing, construction, legal services and other business sectors throughout the region could see substantial impact from the potential $6 billion Belmont County ethane cracker, and academic and industry leaders will convene in Wheeling next week to discuss the ...

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A small wine bar awaits customers at Vino di Piccin Winery and Tasting House in Lansing. The tasting house serves wine made at the winery, providing customers with a unique local product.

Chamber plans after hours at local winery

Community

LANSING — The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for another Business After Hours event this month, and guests will have the chance to have a taste of wine while attending. This month’s event will be held at the Vino di Piccin Winery and Tasting House located on 55155 ...

Representatives of the Ohio Valley Mall smile after the retail site was named Business of the Year during the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday. They include, from left, Assistant Marketing Director Tessa Gretchen, mall Manager George Diab and Marketing Director Candi Noble-Greathouse.









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Facing, overcoming challenges key to success in life and business

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Overcoming challenges is an important part of life and business, and on Thursday members of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce heard from a man who conquered one of the biggest challenges on the planet. Alan Mallory, an international speaker, author and human ...

Dogs on the run at Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park

Community

WHEELING — Sawyer, a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees, seemed to quickly become friends with Apollo, a 5-month-old boxer, when the two met Thursday at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park. “They just met a few minutes ago,” said Sawyer’s owner, Scott Pinter of Wheeling. ...

Man arrested in connection with shooting

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BELLAIRE — Wheeling police on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a recent shooting near the Circle K gas station in Bellaire. Bellaire Police Chief Michael Kovalyk said Shaheim Price, no age or address available, was arrested by Wheeling police on a warrant for felonious ...

Drug, assault cases arraigned

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Common Pleas Judges Frank Fregiato and John Vavra heard numerous arraignments Thursday. Corey Jameson Hackett, 24, of 6284 Laguna Circle, Highlands Ranch 2, Colo., pleaded innocent to two counts of assault, one count of driving while under the influence, ...

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Vocelli Pizza offers artisan pizza and much more

Business

WHEELING — Located in the Center Market section of Wheeling, Vocelli’s Pizza offers not only an award-winning artisan pizza crafted from family recipes for more than 25 years, but a variety of other delicious menu items including strombolis, subs, pasta, oven-roasted wings, chicken tenders, ...

Commissioners address water rates, opiates

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners approved new village water and sewer rates to take effect with the Nov. 1 billing. All rates were set at a price per 1,000 gallons of water used. The rate for Bellaire (Ohio 149 area) will increase from $5.5272 to $5.7664 per ...

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Harrison County Commissioner Paul Coffland looks over the commissioners’ agenda on Wednesday.

Harrison approves recorders fund

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CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners approved a proposal by the county recorder for a special equipment fund Wednesday. The commissioners heard from Joshua Willis, county recorder, regarding a special equipment fund that is designed to bring in revenue for the office. Willis said the fund ...

Doctor in court, gun thief sentenced

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato handed down sentences and reviewed several cases this week. Dr. Rodney Lee Curtis II, 64, of 135 E. Lawn, St. Clairsville, will have his final review on Oct. 23 before his trial, set for Oct. 31. He is charged with three ...

Katie Ohh to sing anthem before tonight’s Predators game

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POWHATAN POINT — Wednesday ended on a sweet note for Katie Ohh, as the Belmont County native and country music artist learned she’ll be singing the national anthem in front of thousands before Nashville Predators games this season. And so will the three other women with whom she was ...

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MARTINS FERRY Lions Club members, from left, Bill Tolbert, Pam Stecker and Mike Yeso conduct eye screenings on Ayers Elementary School’s fourth-grade students this week.

Martins Ferry Lions conduct eye screenings at school

Martins Ferry Lions conduct eye screenings at school

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Lions Club is checking the eyesight of Ayers Elementary School students during visits to the school this week. According to information provided by the club, the Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a “nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children ...

Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott

Upgrades coming to Monroe County Treasurer’s Office

Community

WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Treasurer’s Office will undergo major technological upgrades following a unanimous vote by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to approve the $31,000 project. Newly elected Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott took office on Sept. 4 after defeating ...

Board of health discusses expanded smoking ban

Community

WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health took no action on its current clean air regulation Tuesday, but three new board members expressed concern for the potential economic impact of an expanded smoking ban. The board held a special meeting to discuss the countywide clean ...

UL teacher guilty of sex crime

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Union Local School District teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to gross sexual imposition involving a student. Tiffany Ann Cordes, 27, of 201 Burton Drive, Cadiz, had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student and charged with sexual battery in ...

Crittenton Services to host annual soup and salad luncheon

Community

WHEELING — Crittenton Services will kick off fall with its Crittenton Cares Volunteer Program’s Annual Soup and Salad Luncheon on Wednesday at the McLure Hotel on Market Street in Wheeling, with free parking in the adjacent garage. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The ...

60,000 vehicles cross ‘deplorable’ bridge daily

Community

WHEELING — Each day, as many as 60,000 vehicles cross the Interstate 70 bridge over Wheeling Island and the Ohio River’s back channel, a structure West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Gus Suwaid calls “deplorable.” Because Mountain State voters convincingly passed ...

Bellaire murder defendant in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One of the co-defendants in an alleged home invasion attempt in Bellaire which resulted in the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb is still awaiting the results of his competency evaluation. Thomas Earl Grubba, 34, of Wheeling, appeared briefly before Belmont County Common ...

Dogs 4 Warriors fundraiser deemed a success

Community

ADENA — Adena American Legion Post 525 was the site of a special event Saturday in which members of Legion posts across the Ohio Valley and other members of the community came together to raise money for a good cause. Dogs 4 Warriors, founded by dog-trainer Sheila Slezak, is a privately ...