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Ohio EPA, St. Clairsville City Council discuss water needs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials spoke to city leaders during an executive session Wednesday as part of a special council meeting to discuss the water system and to address the vacant council president’s seat, but two council members opposed the closed door ...

Upgrades planned for Belmont County 911

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s 911 department will be improved in the coming months, according to Director Bryan Minder. He spoke Wednesday before the Belmont County Board of Commissioners with Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann all in attendance. “We’re doing a $2.2 ...

New Tobacco law goes into effect in Jefferson County

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STEUBENVILLE — Ohio’s new Tobacco 21 law takes effect today, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, from 18 to 21. It also will become illegal to give such products to people under age ...

Martins Ferry Bridge repair expected to be finished Friday

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MARTINS FERRY — The footbridge that spans Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry is expected to reopen in time for Friday night football, said Lauren Borell, Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The bridge was damaged recently when a crane being transported on the highway beneath the bridge ...

Trump to speak at Pittsburgh shale conference

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PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23-24 at the ...

Bridgeport schools mull refinancing outstanding debt

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BRIDGEPORT — For the second time since 2004, the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District has reduced some of its outstanding debt and saved its taxpayers money at the same time. The announcement came during Wednesday night’s regular monthly board meeting in the administrative ...

JOAN LURTY

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Joan T. Lurty, 78 of Wheeling, WV died October 11, 2019. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella (Biela) Paul, her husband, Robert Lurty and her daughter, Lisa Lurty. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Care ...

Acuity Specialty Hospital’s sites remain open

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By LINDA COMINS For the Times Leader WHEELING — While other medical facilities have closed or undergone significant changes, Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley continues to provide long-term acute care for area residents. Acuity Specialty Hospital offers inpatient care at three ...

Rivals assail Warren as she joins top tier

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Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday ...

Broome sentenced for obstruction

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Anger and condemnation marked the Tuesday sentencing hearing of Meredith Broome after she was found guilty last month of assisting her mother in attempting to conceal thefts from Broome’s stepfather’s business. Broome, also known as Meredith McLeod, is the ...

Accused rapist seeks new counsel

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CADIZ — A man accused of rape was back in court Tuesday morning for a pretrial hearing. Logan Murral, 28, of Bowerston was scheduled for his final pretrial evidentiary hearing before Common Pleas Judge T. Shawn Hervey at the Harrison County Courthouse. Murral was arrested July 12 for the ...

Transfer still on agenda

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WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County commissioners went into a closed-door meeting with county Prosecutor James Peters for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon to discuss issues related to the planned sale of the Monroe Care Center. Commissioner Mick Schumacher said afterward they discussed the ...

New fiscal officer welcomed

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BRIDGEPORT — The village has spent more than a year without a fiscal officer, however that has changed with a new hire recently. With the recommendation of financial supervisors Bob Burlenski and Justin Sloan, Village of Bridgeport Council approved the hiring of Chris Kirby in August for ...

Device revolutionizes CPR for Yorkville Fire Department

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YORKVILLE — CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is changing with the times, making it more likely that the procedure will save lives. While traditional manual CPR, where a person performs chest compressions on a patient with their hands, still saves patients, technology is making the ...

Bellaire water plant passes EPA inspection

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BELLAIRE — The village’s water treatment plant recently passed an inspection conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. According to a letter addressed to Bellaire Village Council and Mayor Vince DiFabrizio, the inspection was conducted on July 16 by Aaron Pennington, an ...

Taking in the fall foliage in Eastern Ohio

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The annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour drew many people to Eastern Ohio to view the area’s fall foliage and enjoy exhibits and activities. Traveling north on the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway in Washington County, better known as Ohio 26, drivers had their ...

GC&P development meets with residents on Woodsdale project

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WHEELING — Woodsdale residents observed plans and asked questions at an informational meeting about a planned hilltop development in their neighborhood. The company GC&P Development hosted the meeting Tuesday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge to inform residents, receive feedback and ...