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Bellaire High School to host open COVID-19 clinic next week

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BELLAIRE — Belmont County residents aged 16 and older can get vaccinated next week at Bellaire High School. During Monday’s Bellaire Local School Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Darren Jenkins announced the high school will host an open coronavirus vaccine clinic April 21 ...

Health Department: Bigger building needed in county

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department board is anticipating vaccinating college students this week against the COVID-19 pandemic, and will approach the county commissioners about the possibility of a new and bigger headquarters in the future. Board member Joel Braido ...

Drug Take Back dates available in Harrison County

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CADIZ — Residents will have multiple opportunities to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications this month in Harrison County. National Drug Take Back Day is coming to the county with numerous dates set at pharmacies in Cadiz and Scio. Sheriff Joe Myers made the ...

Jobs open in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Employment opportunities are available in Belmont County, but the search for employees is a problem according to Mike Schlanz, workforce supervisor of Ohio Means Jobs in Belmont County. Schlanz updated the Belmont County Board of Commissioners on activities of the Ohio Means ...

Village scraps dilapidated property ordinance

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BELMONT -- Village Council decided to discard an ordinance aimed at abatement of hazardous buildings in the village, opting instead to use the Ohio Revised Code to go after property owners who allow structures to deteriorate and become unsafe. At the request of Mayor Ron Woods and council, ...

Three arrested on charges of bringing drugs from Texas

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department and the Ohio Organized Crime Unit made three arrests following an investigation of narcotics delivered from Texas into Belmont County. The Ohio Organized Crime Unit is staffed with detectives from the Belmont County Sheriff’s ...

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there was no immediate claim of ...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the ...

St. Anthony annual fundraiser

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T-L Photo/KIM NORTH ST. ANTHONY Parish will hold its annual roast beef dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The drive-through only event includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and corn, a roll with butter and cake for dessert. There is a ...

WVU Medicine flag raised Friday at Harrison Community Hospital

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CADIZ — A small introduction ceremony was held Friday morning at Harrison Community Hospital, recognizing that it has officially become a full member of the West Virginia University Health System. Tony Martinellie, former assistant vice president of HCH, opened the event by welcoming those ...

St. Clairsville Rotarians to hold bike-a-thon

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city’s Rotary clubs are preparing to welcome good weather and more normal activities after a year of COVID-19 by combining outdoor fun with raising money for a good cause. A bike-a-thon is set for 10 a.m. May 1 at Barkcamp State Park near Belmont. It will benefit ...

Newellstown Diner hoping to extend hours of operation in near future

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Newellstown Diner has big plans for this year including extending its hours of operation, installing a new ice cream window and holding summer activities. Terra Butler, a councilwoman for the city and co-owner of the diner along with T.J. Stewart, said they held a ...

Yorkville Home destroyed by fire Thursday

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YORKVILLE — A home in the village is believed to be a total loss following a fire late Thursday morning. Yorkville Fire Chief Crystal McNamara said everyone, including the dog, escaped the burning home safely. She said the blaze occurred at 110 Sinclair Ave. and was reported at 11:13 a.m. ...

Countries hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Coronavirus

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States, Detroit leaders began ...

Vet awareness at home, abroad

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Lacey Paxton stepped up to serve her country, enlisting shortly after the War on Terror was launched, and can now be found at the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services helping her fellow veterans. She is the St. Clairsville American Legion’s Veteran of ...

Businesses, people to come out for ‘Second Saturdays’

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Main Street will be alive with extra activity on Fridays and Saturdays in the coming months, with Food Truck Fridays held weekly and to be followed by a Second Saturday event once a month. Wendy Anderson, director of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, said ...

COVID, Philip’s no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

Coronavirus

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it will be a more low-key farewell than has marked many royal deaths. The pandemic has required changes to the ...

St. C. vote by email appears improper

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville City Council appears to have violated the Ohio Open Meetings Act on Monday, when members cast votes on board appointments via email. According to the “2021 Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual’’ published by Attorney General Dave Yosts’s office: “A public ...

Martins Ferry Schools to host play

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MARTINS FERRY — Performers and parents in the Martins Ferry City School District are eagerly awaiting the performance of a long-delayed musical. Julia Wayne, director of music and theater, said they had been ready last year before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “April of 2020 was ...