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Four injured as wreck blocks traffic on Ohio 7

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RAYLAND — Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that blocked traffic in the northbound lanes of Ohio 7 for more than an hour on Friday afternoon. Around 1:15 p.m. Friday, first responders were notified of a wreck that had occurred near Rush Run Road on Ohio 7 northbound. ...

AMPHITHEATER

St. C. concert season deemed a success

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city of St. Clairsville’s amphitheater has seen a lot of action since it was built in 2011 — and this year was no exception. The city’s final free concert of the season was held this past Tuesday featuring Pittsburgh-based Bon Journey, a cover band that plays ...

Sliva pleads guilty to theft of nearly $200,000

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A former bookkeeper for a Bridgeport law firm admitted Friday to stealing nearly $200,000. Jayne Sliva, 55, of 935 State Highway 250, Adena, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and pleaded guilty to a pair of crimes. She pleaded guilty to one ...

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Local county commissioners headed to White House

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County commissioners continued discussing plans for several infrastructure improvements during their regular meeting this week. They also said they will participate in the Ohio County Commissioners' White House Conference in Washington, D.C. The commissioners have ...

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Health department tasked with nuisance investigations

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BELLAIRE -- Belmont County Health Department Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul says the health department does nuisance investigations, but it cannot investigate what goes on inside a home. However, if unhealthy living conditions involving children are suspected, they call Children's ...

OVI REPORT

Ohio State Highway Patrol: Increase OVI penalties

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- According to the personal finance website WalletHub.com, Ohio is the third "most lenient" state when it comes to penalties for OVI or DUI violations, while West Virginia is ranked as the 10th "most strict" with its laws. WalletHub published the study Thursday. It measures ...

St. C. Board of Education prepping for new school year

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The countdown to the first day of classes is on at St. Clairsville, and at this week's monthly meeting of the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education members continued the task of tying up loose ends before students hear bells for the first ...

PORN ARREST

Man Jailed For Allegedly Pandering Child Porn

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Ryan Mancuso, 40, no address available, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pandering sexually oriented matter involving a juvenile, according to the Belmont County Sheriff's Department. On Aug. 4, the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit started an investigation into child ...

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Quaker Steak offers wings, ribs and more in unique atmosphere

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By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket Known for their delicious wings, ribs and burgers — Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands in Ohio County features a large variety of menu items that keeps cutomers returning for more. “We have definitely been known for our wings. We have been voted ...

T-L Photo/JANELL HUNTER/ Tiltonsville Water Superintendent Ryan Kourim works hard to repair a water main in the alley between Jefferson Street and Central Avenue on Wednesday.

Water main breaks in Tiltonsville

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TILTONSVILLE -- Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Eva West of 233 Jefferson St. woke up to 8 inches of water in her basement and a flooded backyard. A municipal water main had broken in the alley behind her home, and three other breaks occurred around the same time in the area of Central and Ohio ...

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SONS OF Italy of Bellaire members Phil Pata, left, and Larry Seibieda present a check for $1,000 to Helen Paes, community development coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association, for Alzheimer's disease research.

Sons of Italy donates $1K for Alzheimer’s disease research

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BELLAIRE -- The Sons of Italy Lodge in Bellaire donated $1,000 to the Alzheimer's Association during a check presentation held Wednesday at the lodge. Sons members Phil Pata and Larry Seibieda gave Helen Paes, a community development coordinator with the association's Youngstown office, the ...

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Belmont County Auditor Andy Sutak, center, reviews the expectations for the 2018 budget with the Belmont County Board of Commissioners. Funding is expected to be tight this coming fiscal year.

Belmont County makes plans for tight budget

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County commissioners are expecting finances to be tight during the 2018 budget year, with hopes for improvement down the road. "Right now, sales tax is down $989,781.64 from last year," county Auditor Andrew Sutak told commissioners during their meeting Wednesday, ...

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE/ Harrison County Commissioner Don Bethel reads over a resolution at Wednesday's meeting. Commissioners approved a second reading of a request by the Harrison County Council on Aging for a levy renewal.

Harrison Commissioners vote to place renewal levy on ballot

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CADIZ -- Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday approved placing a levy on the ballot for the November election. At last week's meeting, the commissioners read a resolution to place several tax levies on the ballot for renewal, including one for the Harrison County Council on Aging. The ...

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SHOWN HERE is the chunk of concrete once brought to Martins Ferry City Council by resident Lois Suriano to illustrate the crumbling state of North Ridge Road. The road is expected to be repaved in the next couple months by Lash Paving of Martins Ferry.

North Ridge Paving bid awarded

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MARTINS FERRY -- Work to repave the crumbling North Ridge Road is expected to start in the next couple months after Lash Paving of Martins Ferry submitted the winning $56,000 bid for the project. City Service Director Chris Cleary said Lash was the low bidder on the project. Other bidders ...

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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, speaks with Monroe County residents Tuesday at a roundtable event hosted by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.

Johnson speaks to Monroe County constituents

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WOODSFIELD -- U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believes his constituents have reason to be optimistic about what has been going on in Washington, D.C. since the installation of President Donald Trump and the new Congress. While Congress is not in session, Johnson has been visiting ...

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River High School Principal Ed Trifonoff shows off the new turf at Flannery Field.

New turf at River High’s Flannery Field highlighted

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WOODSFIELD -- The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education met at River High School on Tuesday to highlight the district's commitment toward improving its athletic facilities. Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley asked for a brief adjournment during the board's regular meeting ...

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Cars travel on Interstate 70 as a bridge crossing the busy roadway takes shape. Part of the Commons Mall Crossing project, the interstate will experience closures and delays through the next few weeks aa work continues on the bridge and associated projects.

Roadwork calls for lanes closures in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Continuing roadwork on Interstate 70 in St. Clairsville and other roadways in Belmont County will cause lane closures and delays in the coming weeks. Work began in March to build a connector road west of Mall Road at the Ohio Valley Mall. The project includes erecting a ...

Tiltonsville, Rayland under boil orders

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TILTONSVILLE -- The villages of Tiltonsville and Rayland are under boil orders until 1 p.m. Friday due to a water main break that occurred early this morning. An official with the Tiltonsville water department said employees are working on three different water breaks in the Central Avenue ...

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Tiltonsville Clerk/Treasurer Korrene Prince and Mayor Ty Lollini discuss with council the need for a new 1.5 mill levy to support its police department at a special council meeting Monday.

Tiltonsville wants levy to keep village in the blue

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TILTONSVILLE — In an effort to provide 24-hour police protection for residents, Tiltonsville Village Council voted during a special meeting Monday to put a 5.1-mill levy on the ballot in November. If approved by voters, the levy would generate an estimated $76,000 per year to fund the ...