Bid for Blaine bridge repair $700K higher than expected

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Superstructure replacement of a bridge at Belmont County Road 10 in Blaine may be delayed after the Belmont County Board of Commissioners opened the sole bid for the work on Wednesday. Ohio-West Virginia Excavating of Powhatan Point bid $1,927,521.75 on the job. County ...

Father, son drown Saturday


SOMERTON — Chief Deputy James Zusack of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that a father and son died Saturday in an accidental drowning. He said the case is under investigation and that no names or details are being released. He said it occurred in the Somerton area ...

Speiro Academy School to perform free musical


MARTINS FERRY — Speiro Academy School of Ministry and Fine Arts will present a performance of “The Choice” at 7 p.m. Friday. The presentation will take place at the outdoor theater in Martins Ferry City Park. A total of 46 students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be taking ...

Amish buggy and Jeep crash Monday in Woodsfield


WOODSFIELD — Yet another accident with injuries has been reported during the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” as the Ohio State Highway Patrol refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Following a recent crash involving an ATV and a side-by-side, Sheriff Charles Black ...

Theaker competes in first round of bee

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Photo Provided Belmont County Spelling Bee champion Jacob Theaker takes part in the preliminary spelling rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He correctly spelled “ubiquinone” in the first round but was eliminated in the word meaning round. He will ...