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Water rate hike on hold

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BARNESVILLE — Village Council recently voted to suspend this year’s scheduled water rate increase while allowing a sewer rate increase to take effect in accordance with the ordinance. Village Administrator Roger Deal reminded council that both the water and sewer increases were set to go ...

The Harrison County Fair starts Monday

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CADIZ — One of Eastern Ohio’s earliest county fairs begins Monday with a full slate of activities to appeal to residents of all ages. The Harrison County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the fairgrounds, located at 550 Grant St., Cadiz. The annual event brings residents from ...

St. Clairsville invites all to Community Day

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The annual Community Day is set for Saturday at the St. Clairsville Recreation Center and all are welcome to participate and celebrate the start of summer. St. Clairsville Recreation Director Lindsey Piccolini said activities will begin at 9 a.m. that day, starting with a ...

Hygiene important as fair and festival season begins

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CADIZ — Authorities are urging people to use good hygiene as fair and festival season begins in the Ohio Valley. The Harrison County kicks off fair and festival season in Eastern Ohio beginning Monday. As events such as this get underway across the Buckeye State, the Ohio departments of ...

Board of Elections honors retiree after 18 years of service

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Jerico is set to retire from his work as an employee of the Belmont County Board of Elections. Jerico, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, is retiring from the post after 18 years of service. “My father always said, ‘Give a ...

Firefighters rededicate restored monuments

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BELLAIRE — At about 11 a.m. Saturday, community members gathered at the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department for a rededication of the city’s World War I and Korean War monuments. Ben McKenzie, a volunteer firefighter with the department, led a brief ceremony, where he detailed the history ...

Belmont 911 honored

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Officials from the Ohio 911 department of administrative services recognized Belmont County’s 911 department for being the first county to comply with new state regulations. Belmont 911 Director Bryan Minder was on hand with staff at a recent meeting of the Belmont ...

Vavra begins medical fellowship

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Dr. Jessica Marie Vavra, M.D., has been chosen to complete fellowship training specializing in reconstruction and plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She will soon relocate there to begin her three-year fellowship program. Currently, Vavra is serving as a chief ...

21 arrests in two weeks in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan said that during the last two weeks, village police made 21 arrests with one case involving people allegedly holding a plastic gun to a victim’s head in his own home. During a regular meeting last week, Flanagan informed Village ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts releases report

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for May: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $37,938.76; State — $740,381.48; Total — $778,320.24 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $1,045.52 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees ...

Gildow named scholarship recipient

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jennifer Gildow has been named a Land Grant opportunity Scholarship recipient. Gildow, a resident of Buckeye Lake and member of the incoming Ohio State University Class of 2022, attended Buckeye Local School District. Her father, Greg Gildow, lives in Bridgeport, along with ...

Outgoing board member honored

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Tourism Council Inc. Board of Directors recognized Richard Thompson for his 26 years of service as a board member at its June meeting. Executive Director Barb Ballint presented Thompson with a plaque that states: “In recognizing 26 years of dedicated ...

May Clerks Report for Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Trouten, clerk of courts for Belmont County, released the report of his office’s activities for May. Trouten also wanted to take the opportunity to thank this year’s summer intern. “We were fortunate to have the opportunity to continue our tradition of ...

North Eighth Street open to traffic

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MARTINS FERRY — North Eighth Street is now so smooth and nice, the residents who live there might want shut down the road to celebrate with a block party — but having it open is the real celebration. It has been about two years since the road closed following a massive slip that occurred ...

When metal prices up, Bellaire Bridge could come down

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BENWOOD — The finials atop the Bellaire Bridge stand 11-feet tall and are made of solid copper, Benwood officials recently learned. The money being paid for recycled metals — including industrial plate and copper — is increasing, and the higher rate just may make it financially possible ...

The Monroe Arts Council hosts free event to showcase art therapy

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WOODSFIELD — Expression through art can help people cope with the struggles they face in life, and residents of Monroe County have the opportunity to learn more about this concept on Sunday. The Monroe Arts Council is hosting a free Healing Hearts event to showcase how art can be used as ...

Civic leaders program promotes opportunities

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WHEELING — Retention efforts in the Ohio Valley continue to be the subject of conversation within government, business and community circles. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley and its Civic Leaders Fellowship Program aims to showcase the area’s potential to those likely to start ...