Back to school

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BELMONT — It’s been 55 years since they were learning their ABC’s and 123’s with guidance from beloved first grade teacher Janie Bartlett, but members of the Union Local Class of 1980 reunited with her last week to visit their former school before work to demolish it gets ...

Boy Scout spends summer vacation raising money for veterans memorial


LAFFERTY — Local teen Jonathan Dubiel is spending his summer vacation helping the community. Dubiel is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 59 and is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout project is to rebuild the Lafferty Veterans Memorial. “It will be to replace the ...

Fire tears through Ferry home

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MARTINS FERRY — Firefighters from Martins Ferry, Colerain and Bridgeport spent late Friday afternoon trying to knock down a house fire that gutted one home on the 800 block of Pearl Street and damaged the two on either side of it. According to Martins Ferry Fire Chief II Justin Smith, when ...

Powhatan remembers miners who lost their lives 80 years ago

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POWHATAN POINT — Eighty years ago this month, 66 men were trapped deep beneath the ground about 6 miles outside of Powhatan Point where they met their fates — and on Friday, their successors gathered to honor and remember them. The tragic loss of life resulted from a fire at the Powhatan ...

Brian’s Auto Service opens in Martins Ferry


MARTINS FERRY — There’s a new business in town. Brian Carpico, formerly of Mike’s Auto, has opened his own shop at 1412 S. Zane Highway in Martins Ferry, not far from Kroger on Atena Street. According to a news release, aver the years, hundreds of customers have come to know and ...