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Shadyside remembers the fallen

Local News

SHADYSIDE -- Bob Bell has been noticing more and more communities doing their part to pay homage to their native veterans. A village councilman, Bell decided it was time that Shadyside got involved, too. "You walk past the honor rolls that are in front of the American Legions or VFW, see ...

The Times Leader to launch expanded Sunday edition

Local News

MARTINS FERRY -- The Times Leader will embark on a new era beginning May 30 with the debut of an expanded print edition that will be delivered to home subscribers and stores on Saturday morning and remain available throughout the weekend. This edition will feature the best of the Saturday and ...

Ohio Valley news briefs

Community

Portion of Ohio 9 to close for 5 days ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that a portion of Ohio 9 will close for five days for a culvert replacement project June 1. The closure will be between Pecks Lane and Bett-Mar Lane in St. Clairsville. The recommended ...

As Memorial Day tempts people, virus rebound feared

Local News

Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical ...

Ferry’s spring cleanup set for June 13

Local News

MARTINS FERRY — The city of Martins Ferry has rescheduled its much anticipated spring cleanup for June 13. The event originally was going to be held in April, but due to COVID-19 concerns was postponed. Since the virus still is around, participants will be required to remove their unwanted ...

Senior vouchers available for farmers’ markets

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County will be participating in a program this summer to help senior citizens buy locally grown vegetables. Belmont County Senior Services Director Dwayne Pielech announced Wednesday before the Belmont County Board of Commissioners that applications are available ...

Cadiz finalizes contractor for water upgrades

Local News

CADIZ — The Village of Cadiz hired a contractor to perform upgrades to its water treatment facility on the recommendation of its hired engineering company Thursday evening, but another contracting firm voiced opposition to the final decision. Cadiz Village Council signed an emergency ...

Pandemic suppresses Memorial Day weekend travel plans

Local News

WHEELING — While the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be suppressing travel plans for Memorial Day weekend and early summer for many people, indications are beginning to reveal travelers are showing an interest in planning more regional and domestic trips in the coming months, according to local ...

California’s April jobless rate higher than Great Recession

Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate nearly tripled to 15.5% in April as the nation’s most populous state lost more jobs in one month from the coronavirus than it did during the Great Recession a decade ago, state data released Friday showed. Just two months ago, ...

West Sports Bar temporarily shuttered

Community

WHEELING — A few months after Ye Olde Alpha in Woodsdale closed its doors to look for greener pastures, owner Charlie Schlegel’s next venture, the West Sports Bar at Stratford Springs, was quashed this week. On Tuesday, Schlegel said the eatery had been shut down when State Police and ...

Roman Catholic churches in W.Va. approved to resume mass

Community

WHEELING - Roman Catholic churches across West Virginia will welcome back parishioners this weekend after a more than two-month hiatus from Mass. All parishes in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston were authorized this week by Bishop Mark Brennan to resume in-person church services beginning ...

New infections show virus accelerating across Latin America

Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America on Friday, bringing a surge of new infections and deaths, even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. The region’s two largest nations — Mexico and ...

Will virus keep spectators from astronaut launch?

Coronavirus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years. In the age of coronavirus, local officials and NASA are split on ...

NASA’s newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

Coronavirus

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two astronauts who will test drive SpaceX’s brand new rocketship are classmates and friends, veteran spacefliers married to veteran spacefliers, and fathers of young sons. Together, they will end a nine-year drought for NASA when they blast into orbit next ...

Social distancing encouraged during private fireworks display

Local News

BELLAIRE — While some cities and villages are canceling their fireworks displays this coming Independence Day because of COVID-19 concerns, residents of Bellaire may get a show on July 4 after all. Councilman Donny Maupin said Bellaire native Joey Galloway plans to do his annual fireworks ...

County lists over 400 COVID-19 cases

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Belmont County’s positive COVID-19 results topped 400 Thursday, with 401 total infections and 229 recoveries recorded, according to Belmont County Health Department Deputy Director Robert Sproul. Sproul had reported 375 positive cases and 187 recoveries during his ...

Bridgeport principals receive new deals

Local News

BRIDGEPORT — A pair of principals in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District were rewarded Wednesday with new contracts for their work with the students. Elementary Principal Kamaron Sabinski and middle school Principal Anne Haverty each received a five-year deal during the regular ...

Shadyside eyes new school facility

Local News

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside schools Superintendent John Haswell outlined plans for a new $31 million pre-K to 12th-grade facility for the school board this week. The Shadyside Board of Education held meetings Tuesday and Wednesday via Zoom and teleconferencing. Tuesday’s special morning session ...

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio’s overall total

Local News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died as of Wednesday from the virus, or nearly 70% ...

Union Local prepares for graduation, next school year

Local News

MORRISTOWN — The Union Local Board of Education prepared to close out the school year during another virtual meeting, streamed live on Facebook Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were some initial issues with internet connection and background noise as the board’s second ...