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Distrust growing in St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The future of the city’s water service remains uncertain, and unless a certified water operator is found within a few weeks, the city could be facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines each day. Distrust between residents and city officials continues to grow, as ...

Monroe Fair underway

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WOODSFIELD — Excitement filled the air for the first day of the Monroe County Fair, as 4-H members had the opportunity to show the animals they have raised alongside other seasonal events Monday. Shayann Baker, 13, of Barnesville, with the Outlaw Classics 4-H Club, is showing 11 goats ...

NARO launches a local chapter

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A new land and royalty owners’ group that is part of the National Association of Royalty Owners is forming an Ohio chapter. The National Association of Royalty Owners, or NARO, is nationwide organization that encourages and promotes exploration and production of ...

Shooting death on Wheeling Island

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WHEELING —Police have identified the man killed after a shooting on Wheeling Island Monday, and police are still searching for the shooter. Joseph Edward Harrison, 25 of Cleveland, Ohio, was found unresponsive about 4:15 p.m. lying on the sidewalk next to Delaware Street between South Huron ...

Harrison roads staying closed

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CADIZ — An announcement was made at the commission meeting last week that two roads in Harrison County that have been closed for more than 50 years will officially remain closed. Doug Crabtree, representing the Harrison County Engineer’s Office, presented a resolution to the Harrison ...

User fee vote is Tuesday

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WHEELING — After several months of discussion on the subject, Wheeling City Council is set to hold a vote on enacting a user fee Tuesday. Council will vote on an ordinance to enact the $2 fee, dubbed a city service fee, at its meeting Tuesday, according to the meeting agenda. The fee would ...

McKinley supports ‘red flag’ gun laws

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said he favors “red flag” laws as a means of taking guns out of the hands of potentially violent people, so long as they have legal recourse. Red flag laws permit law enforcement, or even family members, to petition a court to keep firearms out of ...

Fun, food had at River Fest

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The Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension sponsored the inaugural Ohio River Festival on Saturday afternoon at the Powhatan Point Marina to raise environmental awareness and to educate the local community on local water resources such as the Ohio ...

Rice taking the reins at EQT

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MORRISTOWN — EQT Energy is under new management, and new CEO Toby Rice talked a big game about the future of the company last week, seeking to restore the faith of the shareholders. Rice addressed close to 200 landowners from across Belmont County and the region during a town hall meeting ...

Library holds fire safety program

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CADIZ — A local library recently held a program to teach children the importance of fire safety, and had fun doing so. The Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz hosted the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department Fire Safety Program on Tuesday evening. Ashley Smith, children’s librarian at the ...

Counties apply for transportation grants

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WOODSFIELD — The public transportation departments in local communities aid residents and require annual grants to sustain them. Monroe County and Harrison County both recently applied for grants to fund the counties’ public transportation programs for the upcoming year. Denise Potts, ...

Mosser named new WVNCC president

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College’s Board of Governors has named Daniel Mosser as the college’s eighth president. Mosser is expected to start his tenure officially on Sept. 16, with his appointment pending approval from the Community and Technical College System. He ...

Sen. Portman concludes tour of southern Ohio

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BOWERSTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman continued a three-day tour of southern Ohio on Friday by visiting an Encino Energy natural gas drilling rig in Bowerston. His JOBS Act and Workforce Tour spanned over 750 miles across 12 counties. Portman, R-Ohio, is addressing a skills gap by authoring ...

Faithful pray for a bright future for hospitals

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MARTINS FERRY — Every prayer chips away at the hardship faced by the communities served by East Ohio Regional Hospital. The Rev. William Webster of Grace Presbyterian Church of Martins Ferry made use of a boulder and sledgehammer to lead more than 50 employees and well-wishers in a prayer ...

Salvation Army in Wheeling to close for renovations

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WHEELING — The Bellaire Salvation Army is one of the Ohio Valley organizations working to “fill the gap” in services that will be needed when Wheeling’s Salvation Army temporarily closes for renovations starting next month. The Ohio County Salvation Army in East Wheeling will close ...

HEPC reauthorizes Wheeling University with conditions

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Friday approved the annual reauthorization of Wheeling University after a two-week postponement, but the school will have a number a conditions and deadlines to meet if it hopes to stay authorized over the next 10 ...

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors. The ...

California’s 113-month job growth ties record set in 1960s

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world’s fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday. The country’s most populous state ...

Touring St. Clairville’s aged water plant

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The fate of water service in the city is up for debate with the city considering whether to privatize its water and wastewater system. A bid from the state-regulated private entity Aqua Ohio has been received and a contract draft is expected to be presented to City ...

Abducted woman found

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BELLAIRE — Law enforcement found a woman who reportedly was abducted in the wake of a domestic dispute at the Belle Village Apartments, but the suspect in the case remained at large late Thursday. Officers located Jamie L. Jackson, 35, in the Fulton Hill area of Bellaire about six hours ...