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A crowds gathers at the sixth annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil and Gas Expo. Past and new attendees had a chance to network and plan for the future of the industry in the local area.

Oil and Gas expo looks to future growth

Oil and Gas expo looks to future growth

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The sixth annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil and Gas Expo was packed with businesses related to the industry Wednesday at the Carnes Center, where attendees said they anticipate an upsurge in business. Barb Ballint of the Belmont County Tourism Council said the events are ...

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West Virginia Northern Community College’s board of governors is set to meet at 5 p.m. today on the school’s main campus in Wheeling.

WVNCC faculty concerns linger

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WHEELING — Faculty concerns about administrative leadership at West Virginia Northern Community College linger ahead of a potential vote by the school’s board of governors on President Vicki Riley’s contract. According to a statement released by WVNCC’s faculty senate through its ...

Linq, a retriever with K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection, visits the Ohio Valley Regional Oil and Gas Expo. The business specializes in using dogs to detect gas leaks. Linq’s breeding goes back to dogs used in rescue efforts after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Canine leak sniffers at oil and gas expo

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Expo welcomed many new attendees Wednesday, including the Chicago-based K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection team, which has an innovative approach to finding leaks in gas lines — its trains dogs to sniff them out. Susan Hagberg, company president, ...

Committee seeks answers to finances

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BELLAIRE — The village of Bellaire’s water fund is on the path to at least a $300,000 deficit this year, and council members fear the village is heading toward a government shutdown sometime in September if a way to generate more revenue isn’t soon determined. Spending in the water ...

School bus involved in minor crash

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BRIDGEPORT — A school bus carrying two students was involved in a minor traffic accident on Wednesday afternoon. A Belmont County emergency dispatcher confirmed that a school bus was involved in a traffic accident shortly after 3 p.m. The dispatcher said the crash occurred at the ...

Couple speaks about property situation at meeting

Community

CADIZ — A local couple told Harrison County commissioners Wednesday that they are experiencing a difficult situation near their home and sought help in resolving the situation. Jessica and Chris Birney own a farm near Hopedale and said they have been experiencing problems with neighbors ...

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I-70 Crash

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Photo by Alan Olson Five vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 70 west near St. Clairsville on Wednesday caused by a driver going in the wrong direction, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver struck a vehicle before continuing about another mile ...

Contracts and honors on board agenda

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BRIDGEPORT — It was business as usual for the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting. The five-member panel unanimously approved the certified contracts of April McFarland (five years) and Zachary Melton (three years). Receiving ...

UMWA president pleads for permanent health care for miners

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COSHOCTON, Ohio — Lawmakers from Ohio and West Virginia are asking Congress to support the Miners Protection Act. The bipartisan bill would make health care benefits permanent for retirees and surviving spouses of the coal mining industry. In Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, lawmakers said ...

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 Switzerland of Ohio Local School District students Christina Murphy, from left, Haley Beckett, Tyler Wilson and Brittany Moore placed second at regionals and third at the state level in the Skills USA Competition this year. They were recognized during Tuesday’s board of education meeting with their coach, Cathy Vinskovich, right.

Switzerland of Ohio recognizes achievement, pushes progress

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WOODSFIELD — Student achievement in academics and athletics were recognized Tuesday by Switzerland of Ohio Local School District officials. Students recognized included the following Skills USA Competition winners from Swiss Hills Career Center, coached by Cathy Vinskovich: Kyndra Earley, ...

Dr. Dan Jones Medical Director at Harrison Community Hospital

Community

CADIZ – Family medicine specialist Dr. Dan Jones has been named medical director of Harrison Community Hospital, a division of Wheeling Hospital. Jones will maintain office hours at HCH, as well as his offices in Colerain and St. Clairsville. “Dr. Jones is an excellent choice for this ...

Charity donations for service hours investigated

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Michelle Miller, warden at Belmont Correctional Institution, is facing an investigation for allegations of improperly offering credit for community service. According to a report from the Ohio Inspector General, a state watchdog agency, Miller offered credit for community ...

National healthy homes month being observed

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Every day, Americans are exposed to health hazards in their homes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Indoor hazards include mold, lead, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke and pests. As Americans spend so much of ...

No plea agreement for man accused of attempted drowning

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Powhatan Point man accused of attempted murder by drowning remains set for trial May 4 after no plea agreement could be reached during his Monday appearance at Belmont County Common Pleas Court. John Thomas Sr., 48, formerly of Powhatan Point but currently incarcerated, ...

YWCA provides a glimpse at life upon release from prison

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WHEELING — It was a chaotic scene Tuesday at the YWCA Wheeling with social workers in jail, counselors on the lam and a police chief pilfering money from a church. The simulated exercise was part of National Re-entry Week and was intended to give social service workers and other community ...

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Wheeling Island Stadium repairs to cost $700K

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WHEELING —Wheeling Island Stadium should be ready for West Virginia’s annual Super Six football championships and most of the 2017 regular season, but the venue will not host the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and crowning of the Queen of Queens this year. During a Monday Ohio ...

Buckeye Local considers energy academy sponsorship

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DILLONVALE — The continued sponsorship of an energy and technology program was a main topic of discussion during Monday’s Buckeye Local School District Board of Education meeting. The Ohio Valley Energy Technology Academy is a charter school-like program inside the Buckeye Local ...

Repeat offenders in Belmont County Common Pleas Court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Monday’s session of Belmont County Common Pleas Court dealt with defendants who have extensive prior records. Rashawn Lee Curd, 40, of 4635 Noble St., Bellaire appeared before Judge Frank Fregiato and received the maximum sentenced of 30 months for two counts of ...

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Learning center evacuated due to fumes

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BELLAIRE -- More than 60 preschool children were evacuated from their learning facility today due to an extremely strong odor of sewer gas that came up through the bathrooms, causing some student and personnel to experience some ill affects from the gas. No one was treated for adverse ...