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Board of Elections in talks for new building space

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Elections met Monday to discuss possibility of new building space. The Board of Elections has recently begun talking with architects from the McKinley Group about possible new office space at the old The Health Plan building on U.S. 40. The ...

St. C. honors rescuers

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Monday’s city council meeting opened with recognition for a police officer who saved a woman’s life from a fire late May with the help of a quick-thinking citizen who was at the right place and the right time. The city recognized Officer T.J. Weyand of the police ...

Search continues for missing Martins Ferry couple

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for two missing people in a case that has officials stymied. Brian Goff and Joni Davis were last seen around 7 p.m. June 10 as they were leaving the Pizza Hut restaurant in the Wetzel Springs Plaza along ...

Cordes may get early release

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A former Union Local teacher convicted of inappropriate conduct with a student will be allowed to complete some of her sentence in an alternative center and then be released in six months if she does well there. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato said Monday ...

Judge restores Broome’s bond

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Belmont County judge has decided to give Meredith Broome her bond back. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra restored Broome’s $20,000 bond when she appeared before him Monday. Broome had lost her bond in May after she tested positive for marijuana, which was in violation of ...

Monroe road work bids opened

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WOODSFIELD — Three companies bid on the opportunity to make improvements to Monroe County Road 81. County Engineer Amy Zwick attended a regular commission meeting Monday along with representatives from the bidding companies. Those firms include Shelly and Sands Inc., which placed a ...

NAPA celebrates grand opening at new locale

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — NAPA Auto & Truck Parts held a grand opening for its newest area location Friday. NAPA, which was once located near Riesbeck’s Food Markets on the western end of the city is now operating out of its new home across town. NAPA opened the new location a few months ago ...

Change from gas to tablet treatment delayed

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following two emergency incidents last year, city officials had intended to begin this summer season by changing to a wastewater treatment using chlorine tablets rather than gas, but the switch will be delayed by about a month and is expected to occur by mid July. Safety ...

STEM grants received

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BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville kindergarten students were introduced to fun ways of learning about science, technology, engineering and math this year. Beallsville Elementary School, part of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, received a $2,000 grant from the Gulfport Energy Fund at ...

Police patrols mulled

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TILTONSVILLE — With one officer for police coverage, the village of Tiltonsville is working on hiring new officers and receiving coverage from Yorkville police. During a recent Tiltonsville Village Council meeting on Tuesday, the topic of police coverage was discussed. Tiltonsville Police ...

Additional funding is sought

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city intends that a gleaming new water tank will be among the features of the landscape of the St. Clair Commons, with the goal of upgrading and expanding water services in expectation of future growth. The June 4 City Council meeting included the first reading of an ...

Texas company using Martins Ferry site

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By SHELLEY HANSON Times Leader Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — Motorists on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry may have noticed a new white building being erected in the city’s industrial park area. The new building, which is made of a stretched plastic of sorts, is being used by a company supplying ...

Alumni Weekend activities scheduled

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BRIDGEPORT — The village will be a beehive of activity next weekend as the Bridgeport Alumni Association celebrates its annual Alumni Weekend on Friday and Saturday. A wide variety of activities are planned, according to BAA committee member Bob Weaver. Included are the 20th annual Niekro ...

Trucks taking their toll on roads

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BELMONT — The oil and natural gas industry has been a boon to the Buckeye State, but local officials say the related heavy truck traffic is taking a toll on local roads. The situation is exacerbated when truck drivers unfamiliar with the area utilize the wrong roads, area leaders ...

Lined up and ready to ride

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Participants in the village of Belmont's summer day camp for area children are lined up and ready to ride the brand new bicycles they received at the end of the session, courtesy of a $2,000 donation by EQT Corp. According to Mayor Stan Sobel, 35 children registered for the two-week event ...

Another Loop Festival in the books

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SHADYSIDE — The 10th annual Shadyside Loop Festival took place this weekend to celebrate the history and heritage of the village’s downtown “Loop.” The event kicked off Friday with the “Cruise the Loop Parade.” Local groups such as the American Legion Post 521, Sparkle and Shine ...

Barnesville Middle School fourth nine weeks honor roll

Community

All A’s Eighth grade — Ariana Baker, Emily Baldridge, Jasmine Caldwell, Arick Clark, Olivia Fisher, Emma Helmick, Jeremy Hunkler, Tyler Jenkins, Ethan Leach, Kendal Lucas, Kason Powell, August Schmidt, Jett Stephen, Hailey Stewart, Kailee Swallie, Olivia Toliver, Kaylee Wehr, Carter ...

St. Mary’s Central honor roll

Community

St. Mary’s Central School in St. Clairsville announced its final honor roll for the 2017-18 school year. Students in fifth through eighth grades are eligible to earn the honor by maintaining a specific grade point average throughout the course of the school year. Principal’s List Fifth ...

A new scholarship has been given out in honor of late dentist

Community

CADIZ — A new scholarship has been given in memory of the late Dr. Joe Ponzani, a beloved dentist in the Harrison County area. His wife, Esther Ponzani, made a generous $2,000 donation to the the Harrison Hills City School District to be given out as a scholarship this year to a Harrison ...

Public Demo of emergency communications June 22-23

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Despite the Internet, cellphones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the ...