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More stores to close in St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following the recent news that Macy’s department store will permanently close its doors in March, more stores are set to follow suit in the St. Clairsville area. Pier 1 Imports store, located next to Steak ‘n Shake at the Ohio Valley Plaza, has announced its impending ...

Barnesville A.D. on administrative leave

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BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Angela Hannahs confirmed Friday that Ryan Rosnick, the district’s athletics director, has been placed on administrative leave. The leave, effective Thursday with pay, stems from allegations that became public earlier this ...

Beef donated to food pantries

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BARNESVILLE — A local farmer recently donated more than 300 pounds of ground beef for distribution to five local food banks. The Belmont County Farm Bureau accepted the donation on behalf of the food banks. Jerry Ebbert, president of Belmont County Farm Bureau, said the anonymous donor ...

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

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CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump authorized the death of an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in ...

Three arrested on drug charges

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Criminal Interdiction Unit arrested three people Thursday for alleged drug offenses. The arrests were the result of a traffic stop on Ohio 7 near Belmont County Road 4. According to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department, K-9 Copper was deployed ...

Superload move postponed due to weather

Community

WINTERSVILLE — The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the superload move that was planned for this weekend has been postponed due to weather-related concerns. The next move is tentatively scheduled for next weekend with the possibility of this being a two-day move on Jan. ...

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts ...

Gawron arraigned for sex offenses

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man accused of multiple sexually oriented offenses involving children was among several people arraigned Thursday John Gawron, 33, whose last known address was on Markatan Street in Flushing, pleaded innocent to one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, one count ...

First Irish Festival for Bellaire being planned

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BELLAIRE — A village resident is planning to put on a new festival aimed at celebrating the region’s Irish heritage. Cy Yaegel received Bellaire Village Council’s blessing to more forward with his idea to plan the first Irish Festival in the village in May. Yaegel said he has lived in ...

Anderson-Myers innocent of kidnapping

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After about an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of innocent Thursday for Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, who had been charged with counts of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. This concluded a three-day trial. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., ...

Wheeling University, Belmont College join forces

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wheeling University and Belmont College in St. Clairsville have formed a partnership centered around their criminal justice programs. The formal articulation agreement signed Thursday will offer Belmont College students the chance to complete a bachelor’s degree in ...

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Business

DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There’s more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create ...

Pieces of Brook Glass Factory’s past unearthed

Community

WELLSBURG — As crews proceeded to raze the front portion of the former Brooke Glass factory, they made an unusual find: hidden in a cement block at the southwest corner were a small ceramic container, a small glass jar, a thin tin box and what appeared to be two thick rolls of ...

Auditions set for ‘Death of a Salesman’

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern Campus announces open community auditions for its upcoming production of “Death of a Salesman.” Written by American playwright Arthur Miller, “Death of a Salesman” premiered in 1949. It won the Pulitzer Prize for ...

Local teachers get McDonald’s MAC grants

Community

By JOSELYN KING For The Times Leader McDonald’s has awarded four Ohio Valley middle school teachers with funding for classroom projects. The educators each received $500 MAC grants, which were presented Tuesday at the McDonald’s in Elm Grove. Receiving the awards were Justin Jones of ...

Macy’s to continue to honor gift cards

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Macy’s department store may no longer sell gift cards, but they will continue to honor the cards until the store permanently closes its doors in the next few months. On Thursday, Ohio Valley Mall Macy’s associate Natalie Hesske said the store will continue to honor ...

Funding for Schuler Park mulled

Community

FLUSHING — Village officials last Thursday discussed options for funding the operation of Schuler Park after learning that park levy funds had decreased again. The subject came up during budget discussions held during the first full council meeting of the year held on Jan. 9 when Fiscal ...

Buckeye North students getting sweet rewards

Community

BRILLIANT — Buckeye North Elementary will become a veritable candy land today as students mark the end of the second nine weeks with some fun, literacy-based activities. Principal Susan Nolan said students’ good works will be highlighted through the school’s Positive Behavior and ...

Accused kidnapper testifies

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Gary Edward Anderson-Myers took the stand Wednesday and testified on the second day of his trial for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, claiming that the incident came at the tail end of several days of drug abuse. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., Bellaire is ...