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Portion of Ohio 9 to close for 5 days ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that a portion of Ohio 9 will close for five days for a culvert replacement project June 1. The closure will be between Pecks Lane and Bett-Mar Lane in St. Clairsville. The recommended ...

West Sports Bar temporarily shuttered

WHEELING — A few months after Ye Olde Alpha in Woodsdale closed its doors to look for greener pastures, owner Charlie Schlegel’s next venture, the West Sports Bar at Stratford Springs, was quashed this week. On Tuesday, Schlegel said the eatery had been shut down when State Police and ...

Roman Catholic churches in W.Va. approved to resume mass

WHEELING - Roman Catholic churches across West Virginia will welcome back parishioners this weekend after a more than two-month hiatus from Mass. All parishes in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston were authorized this week by Bishop Mark Brennan to resume in-person church services beginning ...

Martin Ferry schools plan graduation

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City Schools District is preparing for the close of the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday’s Zoom conference meeting, Superintendent Jim Fogle reported on graduation and end-of-year activities. He said dates will be set for blizzard ...

Harrison officials discuss reopening courthouse

CADIZ — Harrison County officials are hoping to reopen the courthouse to the public in June. The Harrison County Board of Commissioners discussed the reopening at Wednesday’s meeting. The courthouse was closed to the public in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The county departments ...

The Kidney Foundation of Ohio among grantees of fund

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund has awarded over $36,000 in grants to support nonprofits that are working to provide basic necessities to ensure the health and safety of Appalachian Ohio’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Among the ...

OHHS recognizes Mental Health Month

BARNESVILLE — May is Mental Health Month, and Ohio Hills Health Services is offering behavioral health counseling services at the Barnesville Family Health Center and the Quaker City Family Health Center. Telehealth counseling sessions are also available for all OHHS patients who are ...

Fundraising event focuses on stay-at-home fun

WHEELING — Heading into summer with nothing on the calendar because of COVID-19 cancellations? Looking for a way to get the whole family involved in helping others during the pandemic? Youth Services System Inc. is offering a solution to both problems: Campout for a Cause. The new ...

The Belmont County’s businesses seeking advice

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s businesses sought advice Wednesday morning during one of their Coffee and Connections conferences, hosted via Zoom by the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce. The process of reopening and conducting operations during the coronavirus pandemic led ...

Children Services active in pandemic

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services continues to provide children’s services despite the ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus. DJFS officials could make only a small presentation before the Belmont County board of commissioners last month ...

Wheeling Hospital’s Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab programs resuming

WHEELING, WV — Services have resumed for patients of Wheeling Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs. The reopening brought back patients who were already enrolled when COVID-19 temporarily closed the Howard Long Wellness Center. Christine Wallace, BSN, nurse manager ...

St. Clairsville graduate awarded patent

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City native Jim Porterfield received a patent for the core strengthening device and method he developed. The 1968 St. Clairsville High School graduate was awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent Office for his device, Core Builder Pro. More information about the device can ...

Letter carriers group donates to school food program

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Exempted Village School District received another contribution to supply its ongoing food program for students who are quarantined during the COVID-19 outbreak. District Food Service Coordinator Donna Burlenski said the National Association of Letter Carriers ...

OUE receives $5,000 Internal Award to help businesses reopen

Sarah Mahan-Hays, associate professor of communication at Ohio University Eastern, and Crystal Lorimor, executive director of the Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County, are among the first awardees of the COVID-19 Community Response Internal Awards offered by the Center for Campus and ...

Household Hazardous Waste Collections set

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The JB Green Team announced that the Household Hazardous Waste Collections will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Belmont County Fairgrounds in St. Clairsville. Proof of residency is required for ...

Bordas & Bordas announces anti-bullying award ambassadors

WHEELING — Bordas & Bordas announced this week 14 students from schools in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties who are recipients of its Anti-Bullying Fighting for Justice Award. The award was created in 2014 by Bordas & Bordas founder Jim Bordas and honors each Anti-Bullying ...

Violet Calovini Gossett

Violet Calovini Gossett, right, is celebrating her 90th birthday today. She is shown here with her granddaughter, Elisa Clift Cline. The Lloydsville resident was born May 14, 1930, at Lafferty, a daughter of the late Adolph and Mary Calovini. She and her late husband, Gerald Gossett, have ...

Carvana extending sales to Weirton, Wheeling Area

WHEELING — Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, is offering as-soon-as-next-day touchless home delivery to 100 additional cities across 24 states to provide those who need to purchase a vehicle with an entirely online car buying experience. The company ...

Safety precaution

Signs like these posted on the door to a local chiropractor’s office are becoming more common as businesses across Ohio reopen after being closed in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although facial coverings for customers are not mandated by the state, many businesses are ...