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County employee arrested on sex crimes

January 16, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A longtime Belmont County employee was arrested Friday and charged with sex crimes against children. more »»

New mayor plans to improve Purple City

January 16, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — With the new year under way, Martins Ferry Mayor Robert Krajnyak is making plans to renew pride in the Purple City. more »»

Flushing needs to fill empty council seat

January 16, 2016 FLUSHING — The village of Flushing has a new mayor but now must fill a resulting empty council seat. more »»

Worker falls to death at warehouse

January 16, 2016 WHEELING — A South Wheeling man fell to his death Friday while working inside the former Boury Warehouse building at 16th and Main streets downtown. more »»

Local briefs

January 16, 2016 3 Murray Energy miners hurt ALLEDONIA — Three miners working at the Powhatan No. 6 Mine, owned by Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Bridgeport Rotary Club, Citizens Bank donate iPads to schools

January 15, 2016 BRIDGEPORT — Several more students in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District will be able to keep up with their school workload, thanks to a donation from the Bridgeport Rotary Club and... more »»

Multiple drug cases arraigned

January 15, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Judge John Vavra presided over numerous drug-related arraignments Thursday in Belmont County Eastern Division Court. Brody Allan Masciarelli, 21, of 66000 N. more »»

Union Local School District has high hopes for 2016

January 15, 2016 BELMONT – The Union Local School District is starting off 2016 with good news and the expectation of further accomplishments. more »»

GOP debate sure to highlight party’s fractured field

January 15, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the White House hopefuls to swa... more »»

County to assist hospital

January 14, 2016 CADIZ — Harrison Community Hospital is seeking affiliation with a larger regional hospital, but the institution needs help in the meantime and Harrison County commissioners have stepped up to offer... more »»

Shadyside BOE fires head coach of girls’ basketball

January 14, 2016 SHADYSIDE — Members of the Shadyside Local School District Board of Education met for the annual organizational meeting, but the regular meeting that followed was anything but routine as two... more »»

Memorial held for retired K-9 officer

January 14, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Law enforcement from all over Belmont County and members of the community bid farewell Wednesday to retired K-9 Officer Rock. more »»

Lorentz campaigning for Ohio’s sixth District

January 14, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belpre, Ohio, Mayor Mike Lorentz announced Wednesday that he will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson for Ohio’s 6th District congressional seat. more »»

Snow-related wrecks keep officers busy

January 13, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers responded to multiple vehicle accidents on Tuesday due to snowy and icy road conditions. Dispatcher R.E. Holter said as of 4 p.. more »»

More suspects bond out, more charges still pending

January 13, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Eight weeks have passed since Gregg Thompson was shot to death at Jaycee Manor apartments, but no one has been charged with his murder. more »»

Monroe County trial continues

January 13, 2016 WOODSFIELD — The trial of an accused murderer will continue today in Monroe County Common Pleas Court. Ralph Ash, 55, is accused of killing his former wife, who vanished on Valentine’s Day last yea. more »»

Thomas Garage employee to be honored for sales success

January 13, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A local woman will soon receive recognition for her remarkable success as a sales representative at Thomas Garage, where she sold 182 new vehicles in 2015. more »»

Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

January 13, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace hi... more »»

Massive drug sweep nets 19

January 13, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — A massive drug sweep that took officers across Belmont County on Monday night netted 19 arrests and left nearly that many suspects still at large. more »»

Ginny Favede named president of county commissioners

January 13, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Creating jobs and increasing our tax base continue to be the number one priority among the goals set for this year by the Belmont County Commissioners’ new board president. more »»



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