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Bridgeport BOE hires new supervisor

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By KIM NORTH Times Leader Staff Writer BRIDGEPORT — Anthony Eden was introduced as the new maintenance/transportation/custodial supervisor in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District during Wednesday’s board of education meeting. A Bellaire resident, Eden comes to the district ...

Raymond C. Stewart Exercise Science Lab dedicated

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BRIDGEPORT — A nearly $500,000 project that started in August 2016 came full circle Wednesday night when a dedication ceremony was held inside Bridgeport High School. A ribbon-cutting for the Raymond C. Stewart Exercise Science Lab took place as all five members of the Bridgeport Exempted ...

Kinney appeals murder case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man convicted of murdering Brad McGarry, 43, at his Bellaire home in May of 2017, is challenging his sentence of life without parole. David Carl Kinney, 32, of Brilliant, was sentenced February of 2018 by Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato. On Wednesday, ...

Belmont County preps for job fair

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The area is making ready for the upcoming 13th annual Belmont County Job Fair Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann heard a report Wednesday on the preparations and expectations from Mike Schlanz, workforce administrator of OhioMeansJobs ...

Councilman: Clinton Street is ready to collapse

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BELLAIRE — Village Councilman Donny Maupin is concerned a city road, damaged by a heavy storm, is ready to collapse. During a regular Bellaire Village Council meeting on Wednesday, Maupin said he recently was cutting grass on property along Clinton Street and the road has deteriorated even ...

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other ...

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

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NEW YORK (AP) — Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road. And now they have overtaken station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared ...

Homeowners at risk by not calling 811 before digging

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COLUMBUS – More than 40 percent of homeowners planning to dig for a DIY project will put themselves in danger by not call 811 before beginning, according to a survey conducted by the Common Ground Alliance. Digging without knowing the location of underground utilities can result in serious ...

Level Up Health and Wellness opens

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MORRISTOWN — The Level Up Health and Wellness shake and fitness shop in Morristown is a fun and great place to begin your path to a healthier lifestyle, according to owner Lakesha Warfield. She says it is “your one stop shop for the No. 1 meal replacement shake, energizing teas, and ...

Career connections made in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Employers want to hire dependable and capable workers, and they acknowledge the search for these employees is getting more competitive. Job-seekers turned out Wednesday for the 2019 Career Expo, “Connection To Your Future” at WesBanco Arena. The event was sponsored by The ...

Harrison County eligible for $400k under CHIP program

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CADIZ — A second public hearing was held on Wednesday at the Harrison County Courthouse, giving citizens the opportunity to voice any concerns on the county’s proposed application to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Development Block Grant, Small Cities ...

Buckeye Local NHS inductees

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Photo provided SHOWN HERE are Buckeye Local High School Panther Chapter of the National Honor Society’s newest members. They include, front from left, Halie Marshall, Alexis Scott, Brooke Roski, Alyssa Lingenfelter and Brooke Carpico. Middle row, from left, Conrad Schuetz, Jenna MacAlister, ...

St. Clairsville water debate continues

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city’s debate concerning the possible sale of water and wastewater facilities to a private entity continued Monday. Council members and residents heard a report from residents Brewster Martin and Ernie Schlatt, who joined St. Clairsville Mayor Terry Pugh and ...

More repairs coming to U.S. 250

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BRIDGEPORT — Crews with Ohio Department of Transportation contractor Winters Excavating continue to work on installing stone and fix drainage to reinforce sides of the hill to prevent further road slips on U.S. 250. There are currently two short detours set up on Starlight Drive and Upland ...

No contest plea in animal abuse case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Belmont woman accused of multiple counts of cruelty to animals was found guilty Tuesday, and sentence was set for May 7. Shania Wells, 21, of 59930 Chestnut Level Road, Belmont, appeared before Belmont County Western Court Judge Eric Costine Tuesday and entered pleas of ...

Steel going up for new Life Center

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MARTINS FERRY — Passersby likely have noticed a new structure is rising into the sky on Zane Highway in Martins Ferry. The steel being erected is for Martins Ferry Christian Church and School’s new multi-purpose Life Center. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in June 2018 with work ...

Conflict, accusations among St. Clairsville leadership

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — During Monday’s heated city council meeting Mayor Terry Pugh leveled accusations Council President Tim Porter and Councilman Perry Basile of releasing a draft of an investigation of Police Chief Jeff Henry to the public. Porter told his side of the story ...

Belmont College holds Student Awards banquet

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College recently hosted its annual Student Awards Banquet at the Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville. The purpose of this event was to recognize students for academic excellence and student leadership. “This banquet is always a wonderful time of ...

OU receives share of pilot program grant

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COLUMBUS – Ohio University is one of five public universities to receive a share of a $2.5 million OhioCorps pilot program grant administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Funding will be used to provide at-risk secondary students with guidance and positive role models that ...