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Three arrested on drug charges

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

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. ...

Be Local by Experiencing Fast and Friendly Service at Miklas Meat Market

Step inside the front door at Miklas Meat Market just once and you are destined to return. This family owned and operated store at 58 Carmel Road in Wheeling in the heart of the Woodsdale neighborhood is anything but small when it comes to filling the wants and needs of its many ...

Pieces of Brook Glass Factory’s past unearthed

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’

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

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

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

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

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 ...

T. rex head installed on exterior of Centre Market store

WHEELING — Visitors to Wheeling’s Centre Market might be surprised to see a giant fiberglass Tyrannosaurus rex head protruding from a second floor window of the SMART Centre Market interactive science center. Robert and Libby Strong, owners of the SMART Centre, had the five-foot-long ...

New Bellaire eatery celebrates grand opening

BELLAIRE — Sakura Family Restaurant celebrated its grand opening Wednesday, ready to bring Asian- and American-style cuisine to Bellaire. The restaurant opened recently in the former Rigas restaurant building at 3290 Belmont St., Bellaire. It is owned and operated by Powhatan Point ...

16 Indicted in Ohio County

WHEELING — Indictments were handed down Tuesday in Ohio County Circuit Court against 16 people, one of whom allegedly beat his girlfriend near death and another who allegedly sexually assaulted a 6-year-old. Zachary Mather, 34, of Wheeling was charged with attempted murder, malicious ...

Maroney at Capitol for first time since prostitution charge

CHARLESTON — Sen. Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, arrived in Charleston on Monday for the start of the second week of the 2020 legislative session, the first time the Glen Dale radiologist has been seen in the state Capitol since his arrest in August on charges of soliciting prostitution. Maroney ...

Continuing lane closures

Photos by Scott McCloskey Demolition workers are pictured on Interstate 70 west just above Wheeling Island on Monday as motorists can expect continuing daily single-lane closures in both directions on Ohio 7 between the north and southbound Bridgeport exits between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 ...

WVU Medicine to take ownership of Wetzel County Hospital

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Hospital has signed a letter of intent to join the West Virginia University Health System. WVU Hospitals will file a Certificate of Need application with the West Virginia Health Care Authority seeking approval to operate the hospital. A letter of intent ...

City seeks public’s help with CDBG plan

STEUBENVILLE — If you live in Steubenville, Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi wants your help identifying goals and priorities for the Community Development Block Grant program. Petrossi said the city needs to put together the its five-year consolidated plan. Required by the U.S. ...

Beloved tattoo artist ‘Sweet Chuck’ dies

MARTINS FERRY — Longtime businessman John Schorr — “Sweet Chuck” — died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Schorr, a Wheeling resident, was the owner/operator of Hot Rod Tattooing in Martins Ferry. He was also one of the original members of the Project Forward group. On his ...

Jones speaks at Kiwanis club

STEUBENVILLE — Education was the focus of the first program members of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club heard in the new year, and the message came from freshman legislator state Rep. Don Jones, R-Freeport. While the coverage area for the state representative of Ohio’s 95th District ...

Cleveland man jailed on drug charges in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Cleveland man is facing drug charges following a late-night search on Monday. According to information provided by Belmont County sheriff’s Chief Deputy James Zusack, a search warrant was served at a local motel. The search concluded a “lengthy investigation” by ...

Chairman, vice chairman picked

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners held a reorganization meeting on Monday, with David Maple being elected chairman for the year and Thomas Graham being named as vice chairman. Commissioners will continue to hold the weekly meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the ...