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Businesses active in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- With no apparent end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, Belmont County businesses continue to work together to improve safety and promote themselves. The Belmont County Safety Council continues to meet online and provide resources to business owners. Last Tuesday, ...

No swimming at Sally Buffalo Park

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CADIZ - Village officials are planning to install “no swimming” signage along the waterways at Sally Buffalo Park due to various potential dangers. Although the village already implemented a no swimming policy at the lakes in the past, many people are not following that direction. ...

Bloomingdale man indicted in Jefferson County

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STEUBENVILLE — The Bloomingdale man who allegedly used a Franciscan University of Steubenville sign for target practice was one of 10 men indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury. John Molnar, 37, of 61 township Road 204, Bloomingdale, was indicted on felony charges of ...

Psi Chapter awards student teacher grant in aid

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Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International recently presented a student teacher grant in aid to Taylor Price. Taylor is a 2020 graduate of Ohio University Eastern with a major in Early Childhood Education. Taylor was given a cash award as well as several totes filled with teaching ...

Former Bridgeport mayor Smith gets maximum sentence

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - David Smith, former mayor of Bridgeport, received the maximum sentence of three years in the penitentiary for theft in office and other crimes when he appeared Monday afternoon before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Smith, 49, of 205 Jacquette St., Bridgeport, ...

One killed in Belmont County Crash

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A man was killed around 9 a.m. Sunday in a single-vehicle crash near Washington Township in Belmont County. Vic Rataiczak, 34 of Beallsville apparently failed to negotiate a turn while driving along Saffell Church Road around 9:05 a.m. Rataiczak was said to have gone off the left side of ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

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Belmont County Sheriff's Department At 10:28 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to an address on Morristown Street, Flushing, on a request for a welfare check on a female who had been involved in a domestic situation the previous night. Upon arrival, an officer reported both a male and a ...

Treasurer recognizes August as #ABLEtoSave Month

Community

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today recognized the national #ABLEtoSave Month campaign as an important effort to promote financial security for people with disabilities. #ABLEtoSave Month aims to increase awareness about ABLE accounts across the United States and encourage the ...

COVID-19 risks too great to hold ‘Staying Clean’ car show

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The decision was a difficult one, but organizers of the annual Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Car, Bike and Truck Show have canceled the community event and fundraiser for drug prevention this year due to the coronavirus. Just last month, Belmont County Common Pleas ...

Debate on St. C service director continues

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE ­— The argument about a new candidate for the city service director position continued Monday during a teleconference meeting. After an executive session, council again did not pass an emergency ordinance to hire Jeremy Greenwood and instead had the second of three required ...

Barnesville council renews health coverage

Community

For The Times Leader BARNESVILLE -- Village Council voted to renew village employees’ health coverage through The Health Plan for 2021 despite the concerns and objections of some members who believe that the costs are getting out of hand. The renewal was on the agenda of a scheduled ...

Wheeling Township sets special session

Community

FAIRPOINT - The Wheeling Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss personnel/employee procedures, issues, concerns and conflicts. The meeting will be held at the township garage in Fairpoint.

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Harrison County

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CADIZ — Harrison County experienced an increase in its COVID-19 cases over the past week and had 25 confirmed cases as of Friday. Health Department Administrator Garen Rhome said the county now has the most active cases it has had since the pandemic began. The county currently has nine ...

S&P 500 ekes out 6th straight gain following new jobs report

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally let off the accelerator on Friday, despite a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market, amid worries about worsening U.S.-China tensions and whether Washington can deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 inched up 2.12 points, or ...

St. C. to consider solar farm

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE —The city is considering a solar farm for a potential savings in power costs. Vince Findley, representing American Electric Power which provides electricity for residents, made a presentation Monday. “We’ve been working with the city for many years now to provide long ...

Ready, set, geo!

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MARTINS FERRY — Those looking for a fun activity to do while also social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may want to try the Belmont County GeoTour. Organized by Belmont County Tourism, the GeoTour takes people on a hunt of sorts for 25 different locations across Belmont ...

Bridgeport schools hire new treasurer

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Exempted Village School District has a new treasurer after Eric Meininger began his new duties Aug. 1. The former West Liberty University basketball standout served as assistant treasurer under interim treasurer Matt King following the resignation of Dana ...

DeWine tests negative after earlier positive result

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office. His wife, Fran DeWine, also tested negative, as did staff members. They ...