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Shale Crescent USA, region’s assets touted

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson talked about the future of Eastern Ohio and the natural gas industry when he addressed the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association on Tuesday at Undo’s in St. Clairsville. OMEGA also hosted several political candidates who are running for office ...

Trump endorses Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate

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CHARLESTON — President Donald Trump said he is all in for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in the November general election. He is also all in on coal, after his administration announced doing away with the Obama-era Clean Power ...

Career centers set to begin new year

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont and Harrison Career Centers have been preparing to begin the 2018-19 school year. The Belmont Career Center welcomes students today while the Harrison Career Center opens its doors Thursday. Several new staff members have been hired for the current school year. ...

Kings Island celebrating teachers this coming weekend

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MASON, Ohio — One amusement park in Ohio is giving free admission to teachers for the last full weekend of August in celebration of the new school year. Kings Island will hold this event for teachers Friday through the Sunday. A Kings Island customer service representative said that any ...

WesBanco acquires Kentucky-based bank

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WHEELING — WesBanco Inc. has acquired Farmers Capital Bank Corp. of Frankfort, Kentucky, and named one of the former executives of Farmers to its board of directors. The merger, which was announced in April, was completed July 23 after Farmers shareholders approved it, according to a ...

Murder defendant receives drug sentence

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WHEELING — One of two brothers accused of murdering a man last year on Wheeling Island has been sentenced in federal court in an unrelated drug case. Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. sentenced DeAndre L. Davis, 27, of Wheeling, to seven years in prison for distributing ...

U.S. 250 work to wrap soon

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MOUNDSVILLE — While road work on W.Va. 2 throughout northern Moundsville may have more than a year left, motorists will have a respite as the Jefferson Avenue extension along U.S. 250 is set to open during the first week of September. Meanwhile, the traffic tie-ups in Moundsville and Glen ...

Cera: State board okays $850K in funds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Jack Cera announced approval Monday of nearly $850,000 for projects in Jefferson and Belmont counties. Cera, D-Bellaire, serves on the Ohio Controlling Board, which approved the requests. In Jefferson County, $250,000 was authorized for the cleanup and ...

Impeachment trial rules outlined

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CHARLESTON — The ball is in the West Virginia Senate’s court, as the body approved rules that could result in the removal of at least one justice of the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals. The state Senate gaveled in Monday in Charleston, a week after the House of Delegates approved 11 ...

Bridgeport BOE readies for first day of classes

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BRIDGEPORT — With the first day of classes for students in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District set for Wednesday, board of education members approved the hiring of four teachers during Monday’s monthly meeting inside the administrative building. According to Superintendent Zac ...

St. Clairsville to negotiate insurance rate increase

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city of St. Clairsville is looking for ways to cut insurance costs because it is facing higher rates than it expected. Finance Director Cindi Henry reported on the annual insurance renewal during city council’s Monday meeting. She said Medical Mutual projects the ...

Galberth asks for continuance in murder case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The attorney representing a Brookside man accused of shooting and killing his wife in June appeared Monday in court and asked that his client’s trial be continued. However, Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra did not immediately grant the request. Instead, he ...

Monroe County learns more about EMS levy

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WOODSFIELD — Those hoping to generate more money to support emergency medical services in Monroe County are working to better inform the public about the proposal. Phillip Keevert, Monroe County EMS coordinator, came to a Monroe County commission meeting Monday to share a fact sheet about ...

Wheeling Jesuit welcomes its largest freshman class

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University’s new president welcomed Friday the largest freshman class in the university’s history. “Today is a most exciting day for all of us at Wheeling Jesuit University,” said Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. “We had the great pleasure of welcoming more than ...

Couples finding wedding inspiration

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Future brides, grooms, in-laws, proud parents and friends all had the chance to meet a variety of wedding vendors and learn what they have to offer during the second Brides, Brunch and Bands Wedding Show on Sunday. Hosted by The Times Leader, The Intelligencer and Wheeling ...

Land Bank looking to grow

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp., commonly called the land bank, is looking into expanding operations and possibly rehabilitating a house as well as demolishing dilapidated properties. Director Tim Hall gave an update on the demolition of the former Flushing ...

Belmont picnic is a success

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BELMONT - Village residents of all ages gathered Sunday to enjoy fun, food and fellowship and to send youngsters back to school with a sense of community spirit. A back-to-school picnic was held at the corner of West Market and Abbey streets and on a lot across from Belmont United ...

Tecnocap strike ends after 130 days

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GLEN DALE — The union that represents striking workers of a Marshall County metal packaging plant said it has reached an agreement with the company. The International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers District Lodge 54 announced Friday on its Twitter account that it had ...

Mayor, council at odds over canceling meeting

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BELLAIRE — There appears to be some confusion among members of the village administration about who calls for and cancels Village Council meetings. On Tuesday, an email sent out by Councilwoman Nikki Liberatore to the media and to other members of council said Thursday’s meeting had been ...