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Valley honors it veterans

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ADENA — The pupils at Buckeye West Elementary celebrated Veterans Day with a series of patriotic songs focusing on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, early United States history, and the branches of the military. Kindergarten through sixth grade classes and the Sixth Grade ...

Vehicle crushed by beam

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POWHATAN POINT — One person was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter Monday morning after their vehicle was struck by a bridge beam knocked loose by an oversized truck. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian McFarland said a truck hauling an oversize load was traveling north on Ohio 7 ...

Ferry schools still looking for treasurer

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MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City Schools District Board of Education has narrowed the possibilities for district treasurer down to two candidates, and the board members will hold more interviews before deciding who will fill the role. Board Members Brian McFarland, Bill Suto, Scott ...

Congested crossover

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Following weeks of construction by crews with Swank Construction , the anticipated crossover of Interstate 70 was put into effect Monday afternoon. Traffic between the Wheeling Tunnel and Bridgeport is down to one lane as I-70 westbound is diverted on Fort Henry ...

Moundsville museum houses WWII history

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MOUNDSVILLE — The pens which ended conflicts with Germany and Italy during World War II have resurfaced in an unsual place — the Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville. Two fountain pens used to sign the armistice with Italy, on Sept. 3, 1943, and a copy of the unconditional surrender of ...

Doughboy headed for restoration

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WHEELING — The World War I Doughboy statue at Wheeling Park has embarked upon a long, restorative journey this Veterans Day weekend. The iconic statue — officially named “Spirit of the American Doughboy” — was removed from its pedestal Friday morning to be transported to Detroit, ...

Specialized care an hour away

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MARTINS FERRY — With the Oct. 8 closure of East Ohio Regional Hospital also came the closure of the only local black lung clinic for coal miners in the region. The Respiratory & Occupational Lung Disease Clinic at EORH provided lung testing for miners and people in other jobs who may be ...

Congestion frustrating residents

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WHEELING — With the I-70 Bridges Project ramping up between the Wheeling Tunnel and the Bridgeport Exit and the recent closure of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, frustration continues to grow for Wheeling Island residents who believe the West Virginia Division of Highways should have better ...

Special Olympics team wins state flag football championship

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There’s no doubt about it — the Ohio Valley loves sports. But there is one team that people may not know much about. The Belmont County Special Olympics Eagles Flag Football Team recently won the 2019 Special Olympics Ohio Flag Football Division 3 State Championship. ...

No script to follow

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BRIDGEPORT — There are many potential paths through the bankruptcy process, and attorneys who are following Murray Energy’s filing for Chapter 11 protection say it is too early to predict how details of the case will unfold. Murray, the largest underground coal producer in the United ...

Bellaire resident dies in ditch collapse

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - First responders in Belmont County are mourning one of their own today, after a Bellaire man was killed when a trench he was working in collapsed. Richard “Rick” St. John, 49, was a Bellaire resident and a past or current member of several local fire departments. He died ...

Christmas in the Village draws a crowd to Powhatan

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POWHATAN POINT — Hundreds of people turned out at Powhatan Point Marina Saturday for the 14th Annual Christmas in the Village — an event that has come to be a holiday staple and homecoming for many families in the community. Dressed in colorful holiday attire or sipping on a cup of hot ...

Winter fun coming to the valley

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There is no shortage of festive events planned for the coming holiday and winter seasons. In Belmont County, several events are becoming holiday traditions. “The Christmas and winter events bring a sense of community to everyone in the valley,” Brooke Robinson, digital marketing manager ...

Bellaire Middle School Honor Roll

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∫ Principal’s List Fifth grade Ava Ault Brenden Breeden Mazie Bruce Alex Burton Zachary Conley Trevor Dowery Kayla Edgar Brooklyn Edwards Isabelle Giffin Kole Gonglik Aubree Hines Khylar Lahna Steven LaShare Jermey Lovell Harmonee Lowe Elizabeth ...

Powhatan Elementary School Honor Roll

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Principal’s List Seventh grade — Gianna Mancini First Honors Fourth grade — Jossalyn Randall, Hunter Ogilbee, Layne Heightland, Sydney Gust, Hailey Dietrich Fifth grade — Isis Nichols Seventh grade — Jake Henry Second Honors Sixth grade — Kaden Hunt Eighth grade — ...

River High School honor roll

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∫ Principal’s List Seniors Allison Bennett Haven Blough Kyria Blough Mikenzie Cieszeski Lacey Cordery Brittany Garrison Ethan Goudy Allison Long Olivia Romick Riley Rouse Madison Shiflett Jenna Tucker Cooper VanCamp Juniors Kathryn Lively Neiko Mancini Kansas ...

Hill receives life sentence

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Christianson Sean Hill will continue to serve a life sentence for raping a girl younger than 13 and will not be eligible for parole for 25 years. Hill, 32, of Wheeling was convicted Monday after a five-day trial in which both the victim and Hill took the stand to testify. ...

Dinner to benefit father and daughter injured in car wreck

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SHADYSIDE — St. Mary Church of Shadyside is slated to host a pasta dinner fundraiser for members of the Fahey family who were seriously injured in an auto accident in September. The event is being held at noon Nov. 17 at the church, located at 350 E. 40th St., Shadyside. Take-out will be ...

Veteran Pheasant Hunt set for today

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CADIZ — The Harrison County Veteran Service Office announced its second annual Veteran Pheasant Hunt happens today. The hunt will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Mingo Sportsman Club, 1400 Township Road 189 Site 1 in Bloomingdale and is completely free to any veteran who wishes to ...