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Cardinals in a Frozen Tree

WHEELING — December at Artworks will feature the works of skilled watercolor artist, Karen Catlett in the Studio Gallery. In the student section, pieces by members of Artworks will be on display. While Covid 19 safety measures are still in effect, an opening reception will not be held but ...

‘Captives and Kin’ virtual book talk set Moundsville Library

MOUNDSVILLE -- Local author, historian and artist Alan Fitzpatrick will discuss his latest book in a live virtually program for the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. “Captives and Kin in the Ohio Country” is Fitzpatrick’s new work delving into ...

Speed limits to be posted for I-70 and Two Mile Hill

WHEELING — Motorists traveling the section of Interstate 70 between the bottom of Two-Mile Hill and the Pennsylvania state line can expect the posted speed limits throughout those locations to remain the same for a while, as the I-70 Bridges Project and longwall mining work continues to ...

Operation Toy Lift coming for Christmas

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Volunteers will go to great heights on Dec. 5 to help make Christmas a little brighter for local youth. The fourth annual Operation Toy Lift gets underway at 10 a.m. next Saturday in the Ohio Valley Mall parking lot in St. Clairsville. Law enforcement agencies on both sides ...

Cafaro landlords sue for lease payments

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Two landlords representing the Cafaro Co. are suing a North Carolina restaurant chain for violating its lease agreements at Cafaro properties in St. Clairsville and in Bridgeport, W.Va. Both the Ohio Valley Mall Co. and the Meadowbrook Mall Co. are plaintiffs in separate ...

Union Local FFA in trap shoot

The Union Local Future Farmers of America chapter recently attended the 2020 Trap Shoot contest hosted by Harrison Central FFA. The contest was held at the Jefferson Sportsman Club in Jefferson County. The schools that participated were Riverview, West Holmes, Ridgewood, Union Local and ...

Costine has close to 70 years in law

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- John Costine is a familiar figure in the Belmont County Courthouse and on Main Street in St. Clairsville. Still going strong at 96 years old and with 69 years of experience in the Costine Law Office, he also may be the longest continually practicing attorney in the state ...

Cadiz “reverse” parade set for Saturday

CADIZ -- With many local Christmas parades canceled due to increasing coronavirus cases throughout the Ohio Valley, at least one is still scheduled to continue -- the Cadiz Lighted Christmas Parade is set for next weekend. This year, however, the parade has a new twist to help keep all those ...

Dimmeydale, Elm Grove Start Path To Historic Register

WHEELING -- Dimmeydale and Elm Grove are the next Wheeling neighborhoods being targeted for recognition as national historic districts. Wheeling Heritage recently announced the two communities will be the subject of an upcoming architectural survey to determine whether they qualify for the ...

Cumberland Fire District gets COVID donation

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The city of St. Clairsville made a donation to the Cumberland Trail Fire District last week, when Mayor Kathryn Thalman presented a check for $50,000 to Chief Tim Hall and Assistant Chief Dan Grady. This donation was approved by St. Clairsville City Council in a unanimous ...

City of Wheeling Institutes Food for Fines for Fourth Year

WHEELING -- Those in Wheeling who find themselves the owners of a $10 fine for an overtime parking violation once again will have a choice this holiday season in how to settle it. The city of Wheeling once again will accept a donation of five non-perishable food items in lieu of that $10 fine ...

Christmas Tree lit in St. C.

The Belmont County Courthouse was the site of a Christmas tree lighting Sunday. The yearly ceremony could not be held publicly due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce livestreamed it on its Facebook page, with more than 1,000 people tuning in to watch ...

Early days of the Vietnam War

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Donald Blacker, St. Clairsville American Legion’s Veteran of the Month, recalls the early days of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-67. He was assigned to the Third AntiTank Battalion and worked with the relatively new Ontos anti-tank ...

Jones Elected as Ohio House Majority Whip

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Don Jones, R-Freeport, was unanimously elected last week by his Republican colleagues to serve as the Majority Whip for the Ohio House of Representatives of the 134th General Assembly. “It is a tremendous honor to be elected Majority Whip by my colleagues for the ...

ST. CLAIRSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

First nine weeks PRINCIPAL'S LIST - 4.000 GPA Grade 9 Maraea Badiel, David Bittengle, Dylan Davenport, Emily Dubinsky, Grace Dutton, Ella Everson, Abigail Fausnaugh, Delaney Florence, Griffin Fogle, Leandra Hastings, Cason Kish, Olivia Meager, Mason Myers, Ryan Newton, Aaron Ni, Rami ...

BELMONT CAREER CENTER

PRINCIPAL’S LIST FIRST NINE WEEKS (NO GRADE LOWER THAN AN "A") AUTO TECH Dowling, Derren – Bellaire McClain, Alissa – Harrison Central CARPENTRY Bennett, Anthony (Tony) - Bellaire Eikleberry, Hannah – Union Local Garrett, Matthew – Union Local Price, Jaksan – ...

Still no contract for Switzerland of Ohio teachers

WOODSFIELD -- Another round of negotiations did not result in a new contract for teachers in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District. Karissa Wooddell, Switzerland of Ohio Education Association spokeswoman, said Friday the last two bargaining sessions with the board of education and a ...

Stream Team volunteers to help study Captina Creek Watershed

POWHATAN POINT -- Thanks to a $4,500 donation, the Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District and its Stream Team will be studying the Captina Creek Watershed for the next few months. Becca Theaker, Captina Creek Watershed coordinator for the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation ...

Christmas tree goes up in downtown St. Clairsville

The Community Christmas tree is set in place in front of the Belmont County Courthouse in downtown St. Clairsville on Wednesday. A community tree-lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Sunday. It is not a public event but can be viewed on the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. ...