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Operation Toy Lift

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Operation Toy Lift collected gifts for local children Saturday in it second year as a joint effort of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department and Wheeling Police Department. Volunteers at the event, held at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville, collected toys and ...

Another cracker permit meeting slated

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SHADYSIDE — Another public meeting regarding a proposed ethane cracker in Belmont County is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shadyside Community Center, 50 E. 39th St., according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting will focus on a wastewater discharge permit for PTT ...

Grant to help Monroe County development

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HANNIBAL — A $20 million federal grant will help Monroe County increase its energy exports and encourage industrial development in the local region. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced grant award last week. The federal funding will be directed toward the ...

Steubenville holds Christmas Parade

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The Harrison Central High School band performs Saturday in downtown Steubenville during the 2018 Eastern Gateway Sights and Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic Parade. Photo by Mark Law

GOP standoff in Ohio over abortion and gun measure averted

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A brewing standoff between legislative Republicans in Ohio and their same-party governor over some big-ticket policy issues was averted — perhaps permanently — during a whirlwind week at the Statehouse. Proposals restricting early abortions and a gun owner’s ...

Shadyside shop under new ownership

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SHADYSIDE — A shop catering to children and families is operating under new ownership. The Bird’s Nest, located at 3985 Central Ave. in Shadyside, held a grand opening to celebrate the change in management on Nov. 24. Tom and Dana Mullen purchased the business on Nov. 1. The shop ...

Fixer Michael Cohen portrayed as greedy opportunist

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NEW YORK (AP) — For weeks, Michael Cohen sought to portray himself as a man who’d found his “true north” after years of shady business dealings and pit-bull loyalty to President Donald Trump. Prosecutors offered a vastly different assessment Friday of the president’s former fixer, ...

Dunfee named to state suicide prevention board

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T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Lorrissa Dunfee, family & consumer sciences educator, has been selected as a board member of Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. She said there were more than 80 applicants. She will serve a three-year term and the board meets three times a year. “I wanted to ...

The ‘Magic of Christmas’ on Full Display at Barnesville Museum

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BARNESVILLE — The “Magic of Christmas” is on full display at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum as dozens of local decorators have transformed the Romanesque style mansion into Christmas splendor for visitors to enjoy. The museum is located at 2 N. Chestnut St. in ...

Cera: House district to receive funding for local projects

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, announced Monday the approval of several projects by the State Controlling Board and said he is pleased to see dollars coming back to Eastern Ohio. Belmont College received about $354,881 to assist the school with purchasing Workforce Based ...

The Heart Ball 2019 a masquerade

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The American Heart Association and the Ohio Valley Heart Ball’s Executive Leadership Committee announced a “Masquerade Ball” theme for the upcoming event, which will be on Feb. 23 at the Belmont County Country Club. “We are so excited about the theme for the 51st ...

Senate passes legislation to protect infrastructure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, announced the Senate passage of his legislation that will help protect critical infrastructure in Ohio by enhancing penalties associated with certain types of wrongful acts that disrupt vital operations. “We are beginning to ...

Union Local High School honor roll

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Principal’s List With Distinction Shelby Hannahs Nathan Woollard Lacy Bilyeu Emily Dumas Megan Garrison Baylee Magnani Claude Romshak Travis Sells Isabella Westfall Olivia Beard Sarah Bonnett Briana Bumgardner Mollie Hamilton Alexandria Moeller Paoli ...

Buckeye Local Jr. High honor roll

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Principal’s List Seventh grade Samantha Ankrom Cassandra Burkhead Andrew Devore McKenna Dutton George Preston Lindsay Kaitlynn Merkel Braydon Neer Gavyn Romanyak Elizabeth Stock Jasmine Yohe Eighth grade Abbey Berze Brooke Bikoski Dayne Carter Corissa ...

Buckeye North Elementary honor roll

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Grade 1: Ashdon Bratton, Stephen Cochran, Jack Martin, Sawyer Matthews, Mason Patterson, Jacob Tucker, Declan Vasconcellos, Eric Warner, Ellie Wilson, Kamryn Arnett, Lance Bell, Jaxton Bowers, Aubrey Henning, Ashton Muscari, Tyla Pagett, Leelan Pflugh, Kadin Renforth, Braden Roe, Blake Worwa, ...

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. ...

Scout to rededicate refurbished cannon

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MARTINS FERRY — A local Boy Scout’s project to refurbish a Civil War cannon is complete and the public is invited to see the results. Boy Scout Mason Kyer, 17, of St. Clairsville, is scheduled to hold a rededication of the Civil War cannon at noon Sunday in the historic Walnut Grove ...

Santa comes to Bethesda today

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BETHESDA — Boys and girls in this village should be on their best behavior today, because Santa Claus is coming to visit! Santa will be the guest of honor as the community hosts its very first lighted Christmas parade this evening. Lineup begins at 5 p.m. on Virginia Street. The parade ...

Flushing village offices may be relocated

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FLUSHING — Village Council on Thursday conditionally approved the purchase of the former Harrison Community Hospital Family Health Center building and authorized Mayor Angelo Vincenzo to enter into a gas and oil lease agreement with Ascent Resources. At the council meeting held in November, ...

Trump Justice pick likely to be queried on Mueller comments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked former Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as America’s top law enforcement official. But while his experience and mainstream background may boost his prospects for confirmation, Democrats are raising alarms about his ...