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EMA gets donation from Rice Energy

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County has received a $30,000 donation from Rice Energy toward the purchase of a new command vehicle. “That’s what we’re planning to do with it,” said Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan. “Basically what we’re looking to do is replace the command ...

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RUNNERS climb a hill during a past Founding Father’s race.

Crittenton to host third-annual 5K Trail Race at Grand Vue Park

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MOUNDSVILLE — Crittenton Services, Inc. will host its third annual Founding Father’s 5K Race at 9 a.m. June 24 at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville. The Founding Father’s Trail Run/Walk is a distinctive event that offers a challenging off-road running and walking experience. The scenic ...

Expo to focus on bi-racial beauty care

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WHEELING — On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., the Wheeling YWCA’s Cultural Diversity & Community Outreach department will be hosting a Health, Beauty, and Wellness Expo. The purpose of the expo is to highlight and showcase different ways to promote, manage, and enhance the health, ...

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Village of Belmont Water Board President Ken Davis and Mayor Stan Sobel discuss the fate of the 102-year-old Belmont Elementary School with village residents and officials on Tuesday.

Belmont one step closer to deciding elementary building’s fate

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BELMONT — The village of Belmont is one step closer to making a decision about the fate of its 102 year-old elementary school building after the Belmont Elementary Forward Committee met for the second time Tuesday. The committee was formed to allow residents and officials to discuss options ...

Cadette Troop 3245 partners with Barnesville Hospital

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BARNESVILLE — Cadette Troop 3245 is making a difference in the lives of others. When the Troop learned that some adult patients at Barnesville Hospital could benefit from bibs, these girls were eager to help. “Due to illness, older patients may have difficulty in feeding themselves,” ...

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Mary Lee Powell is thanked for her donation of $15,000 to The Village Network for renovation of the facility’s gym. Gathering, from left, during a ribbon cutting ceremony are Rich Granziano, president and CEO of The Village Network; Janice Cochran, Powell’s daughter; Powell; Linda Timko, Powell’s daughter; and The Village Network representatives Danielle McCoy, director of development, and Mark Ingles, southeast regional director.

Donation benefits youths at behavioral center

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MORRISTOWN – The children being served at The Village Network’s Morristown campus now have a renovated gym thanks in large part to the generosity of an area resident. The behavioral health center held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to thank Mary Lee Powell, who donated $15,000. Southeast ...

WVNCC’s radiography program re-accredited for 8 more years

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WHEELING — The Radiography Program at West Virginia Northern Community College has earned the maximum reaccreditation award of eight years. Radiography Program Director Misty Kahl said the college was notified of the award by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. ...

Ferry robber sentenced to 3 years in prison

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A man who robbed the Deluxe Toy & Hobby store in Martins Ferry and assaulted the clerk was sentenced Monday. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato imposed the maximum sentence of three years in the case against Johnnie Carroll, 39, of 322 Poplar Ave., ...

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County Risk-Sharing Authority insurance representatives Brian Longwell and Ali Redmond update the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on county employees’ use of the programs risk management services.

Monroe County on track to close on USDA loan in July

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart questioned the board of commissioners Monday about funding for the county’s new jail, saying she said she was “shocked” to learn the county may not have a loan in place to permanently finance the $15.5 million project. The new jail is ...

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Convicted murderer Harold Wayne Johnson Jr., seated, speaks with Public Defender Frank Pierce before his sentencing Monday in Belmont County Common Pleas Court.

Life sentence for man in Ohio 800 shooting death

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harold Wayne Johnson Jr. received a life sentence Monday for the roadside shooting of Clint Stephens in December. Johnson appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra, who handed down the sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 20 ...

EQT buys Rice Energy to create gas drilling giant

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PITTSBURGH — EQT Corp. is buying Rice Energy Inc. for $6.7 billion and will become the largest natural gas producer in the nation. In the deal announced Monday, EQT will buy all outstanding shares of Rice common stock for about $6.7 billion and assume $1.5 billion in net debt and preferred ...

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St. Clairsville Mayor Terry Pugh shakes hands with Randy Wehler, land manager with Gulfport Energy while Bob Watkins of MacDonald’s Land Services observes. St. Clairsville City Council approved the installation of a water line on city property behind Memorial Park.

St. Clairsville approves waterline proposal

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City council met for its regular Monday session and held an emergency reading of an ordinance permitting Gulfport Energy to install an aboveground water pipe behind Memorial Park. Gulfport will install a walking path in the area when the company is completed with the ...

St. Clairsville Middle School fourth nine weeks honor roll

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EIGHTH GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Reese Skaggs, Armand Rome, Liesl Ray, Noah Palmer, Casara Orr, Jenna Jaskowiak, Isaac Davis, Chloe Carpenter, Nicole Beafore SEVENTH GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Benjamin Weimer, William Smith, T.J. Sacco, Grace Reed, Brendan Miller, Kylie McKeegan, Adam ...

New committee formed to promote Buckeye Local

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DILLONVALE — A new strategic planning committee has been formed to help bolster positivity and unity in the Buckeye Local School District. The new group is called Team B.L.U.E., which stands for Buckeye Local Uniting Everyone. The panel consists of teachers, staff, administrators and ...

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Melissa Gunn puts patient data in the computer inside the mobile care clinic. Gunn is a nurse who works with Southeast Health Services and travels with its mobile clinic to provide primary care services to walk-in patients.

Mobile clinic offered to residents

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MARTINS FERRY — For many people, one of the biggest issues with visiting the doctor is trying to fit it into their schedule, which often includes work, school and other activities. Now a local health care provider is helping to remedy that problem by providing a mobile health clinic. ...

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Mount Pleasant firefighters crowd around their truck at a fire scene in March. The department recently received nearly $600,000 in grant money, allowing it to purchase a new fire engine and other equipment.

Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department purchases new gear

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MOUNT PLEASANT — When your job is putting out fires and saving lives, having the right equipment is key. It is sometimes difficult, though, for local volunteer fire departments to get the gear they need for the job. Luckily, a few grants recently were obtained by one local department, ...

Wheeling Hospital offering free screenings for men

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WHEELING — Free health care screenings for men will be conducted at Wheeling Hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center as part of Men’s Health Month. The screenings for osteoporosis, carotid artery and hypertension are scheduled from 2-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon June 26. Physician ...

Bethesda Police receive donation for equipment

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BETHESDA — Police officers rely on their equipment to keep themselves and others safe every day, and officers with one local department recently received a donation that will help them keep their equipment up to date. The Bethesda Police Department received a donation from the ...

Man gets life for roadside killing near Somerton

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SOMERTON -- Harold Johnson will spend at least 20 years behind bars for the fatal roadside shooting of Clint Stephens. Johnson pleaded guilty last week to shooting Stephens as he sat in his car along Ohio 800. The two men had met near Somerton, and Johnson reportedly exited his vehicle and ...

EQT buying Rice Energy for $6.7 billion

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - EQT Corp. is merging with Rice Energy Inc. in a deal that combines two of western Pennsylvania's largest natural gas-drilling firms. The deal announced Monday will see EQT buy all outstanding shares of Rice common stock for about $6.7 billion and assume $1.5 billion in net ...