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Residents using creative ways to deliver sweets to trick-or-treaters

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HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES will go on this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and some area residents have come up with creative ways to safely deliver sweets to trick-or-treaters. With most cities and villages throughout the Ohio Valley moving forward with trick-or-treating Saturday, many people ...

Trick or Treat times for Eastern Ohio communities

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All of the following sessions are scheduled for Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31: Adena — 5: 30-7 p.m. Bannock — 6-7:30 p.m. Barnesville — 6-7 p.m. Bellaire — 6-7:30 p.m. Belmont — 6-7 p.m. Bethesda — 5-7 p.m. Bridgeport — 6-7 p.m. Brookside — 6-7 ...

Bethesda without a lawyer

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BETHESDA -- The village will put legal questions and issues on hold until new representation can be found. Mayor Samantha Burkhead announced Thursday that attorney Jeff Menoski has resigned as village solicitor, saying his current law firm requires 100 percent of his time and effort. “We ...

Barnesville spelling bee held

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Ben Eberhart, left, and Max Miller finished first and second, respectively, in the Barnesville Middle School District Spelling Bee on Thursday. Both advance to the Belmont County Spelling Bee — sponsored by The Times Leader, Bordas and Bordas, Belmont Savings Bank, Airport Limousine, Uniglobe ...

Voting, schools continue in pandemic

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County’s coronavirus cases continue to increase, with 135 active infections reported Thursday and the total number of cases since the pandemic’s onset close to 1,000. However, school districts continue to operate and residents are being assured that the need to ...

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

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Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was ...

Reopening plans slow for senior centers

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont County Senior Services officials are taking things slowly when it comes to reopening senior centers while guarding against COVID-19. The staff has been looking at options following an announcement several weeks ago by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine that senior centers were ...

Toyota adds 1.5M US vehicles to recalls for engine stalling

Business

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall. The company says the latest recall brings the total to 5.8 million Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles that need to be repaired worldwide. The ...

Behind the fight over the rule that made the modern internet

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. Those are the words President Donald Trump’s administration has challenged directly via executive ...

Cameron Elementary, High Schools Go Remote

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CAMERON -- Two schools in Marshall County have switched to remote learning for the next week and a half as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the community of Cameron. On Wednesday, Marshall County Schools suspended in-person instruction at Cameron Elementary School and Cameron High School ...

I-70 West to Reopen

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WHEELING -- A good construction season and quick work by the contractor will allow Interstate 70 west to reopen by Monday at the latest, Gov. Jim Justice said during a visit to Heritage Port on Wednesday. The governor, during his visit, also awarded state Transportation Alternatives and ...

Bellaire Spelling Bee

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Photo Provided Drake Finnicum, left, and Braeden Schmidli hold their trophies after finishing first and second, respectively, in the Bellaire Local Schools District Spelling Bee on Tuesday. Finnicum, a fifth-grader, won with the words scallion and hurtle. Schmidli is a sixth-grader. An ...

Animal shelter to host trick-or-treat event today

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Belmont County Animal Shelter will hold its first Halloween event for both local residents and their furry friends to attend. The shelter, in conjunction with the Belmont County Cat Stray Shun, will host its Trick-or-Treat Night from 5-7 p.m. today outside of the ...

COVID spread, hospitalizations up statewide

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- New coronavirus cases are rising across Ohio, and Belmont County is no exception. On Wednesday, Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul said although Eastern Ohio has long been designated a relatively low-risk area with a low level of spread, that could change ...

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

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ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day. At least 35 million mail ballots had ...

COVID spreads in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- More than 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Belmont County Tuesday, bringing the number of active infections to 128 -- the most at any one time since the virus arrived in March. However, Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul said many of the new ...

Report: Dough company didn’t report tampering with screws

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that produces pizza dough and is the focus of a tampering investigation received three complaints about screws in the dough that were never reported to the Food and Drug Administration, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Scarborough-based It’ll Be Pizza ...

Trump trade policy: 4 years of high drama. Limited results.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. In what became his defining economic act, Trump launched a trade war with China. On another front, he taxed the steel and aluminum of U.S. allies. And he terrified America’s own ...

Navarro Praises President’s Policies

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Seven days before the general election, one of President Donald Trump's closest advisers touted what the commander in chief has done for manufacturing, trade, energy and industry. Peter Navarro, assistant to the president, addressed those issues during a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon ...