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Residents concerned about detour through city

WHEELING — A group of North Wheeling residents are expressing safety concerns about the significant increase in tractor-trailers and other big rigs traveling through North Wheeling as a result of the recent I-70 Bridges Project detours. Several residents say they believe the increase in the ...

Wintersville Elementary collecting ‘chemo care bags’ for cancer patients

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Elementary students are helping cancer patients find comfort during treatment by collecting items for the fifth-annual Chemo Care Bag project. Second-grade students are contributing goods while the community is invited to donate and the items will be given to ...

Chase leads to six arrests

BELLAIRE — A high-speed chase through Belmont County ended with the arrest of two adults and four juveniles over the weekend. Officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were led on a 17-minute chase early Saturday morning, said Trooper Michael Grant of the OSHP St. Clairsville Post. ...

Heating assistance still available

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Community Action Commission of Belmont County is assisting income-eligible households with winter heating needs through March 31. Eligible households, with less than a 10-day supply, may receive a one-time delivery of bulk fuel or propane up to $900. Utility customers ...

Urban Mission launches ‘Health and Hope’ wellness clinic outreach

STEUBENVILLE — Christina Bouchet said she was looking for a way to serve others and discovered a healthy way to do so. The licensed practical nurse is offering her services as part of Urban Mission Ministries’ new “Health and Hope” wellness ministry outreach that kicked off this ...

Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge 231 Hoop Shoot

Photo Provided The winners of the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge 231 Hoop Shoot in Martins Ferry are pictured with local Elks Director Frank Papini at the District Hoop Shoot in New Philadelphia, Ohio. From left are Lindse Sidon, Gina Chirpas, Colby Kropka and Alex Reese. Not pictured is Wyatt ...

Traffic delays expected for superload transport

CADIZ — The third, and final, superload will be traveling through Jefferson and Harrison counties today and Sunday. The superload is expected to enter into Ohio from West Virginia just before sunrise today via U.S. 22. The superload will travel to the CR 22A (Cadiz Road)/Ohio 43 (CR 22A) ...

Grants breathe new life into Northern Panhandle Projects

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — From Wheeling to Williamson, West Virginians will gain new and improved options to get active with a leisurely stroll or bicycle ride, thanks to a statewide project involving West Virginia University. The Center for ActiveWV has announced a slate of inaugural grant ...

Officers, firefighters Ready for ‘Guns & Hoses’ Game

Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling firefighters and police officers will be facing off in the annual “Guns & Hoses” three-on-three hockey game during the Wheeling Nailers hockey organization’s second annual “Protect and Serve Night” Saturday evening. The police officers and ...

BL to host supreme court this spring

CONNORVILLE — Students will have an opportunity to see the state’s judicial branch in action as Buckeye Local High School is set to host the Supreme Court of Ohio this spring. BLHS was selected to participate in the Off-Site Court program and the seven justices will preside over three ...

Second nine weeks honor roll Barnesville Middle School

ALL A’S Eighth grade Marah Bethel, Lauren Blon, Belle Corder, Emma Doherty, Jenna Duvall, Anna Eberhart. Hank Johnson, Lilly Kinney, Cali Lee, Ava McFarland, Madelyn Schaffer, Meghan Shultz, Jayln Skinner, Tate Spangenburg, Eden Steele, Reese Stephen, Jadyn Thornton, Carson Tracy, Aydon ...

OUE College Credit Plus Information Night eyed

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Students currently in sixth through 11th grades and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Night at Ohio University Eastern Campus at 6 p.m. March 3 in Room 219 of Shannon Hall. College Credit Plus is an opportunity for qualified students to ...

Valentine’s Day hillside message displayed

STEUBENVILLE — Some people might send cards or flowers in observance of Valentine’s Day, but there’s a larger-than-life hillside Cupid greeting visible to travelers of state Route 213 in the Pleasant Hill/rural Steubenville area. And that message is about 170 feet tall and 70 feet wide, ...

Robinson arraigned on drug charges

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Cleveland man facing first-degree felony charges of drug trafficking and possession of fentanyl-related substances was among Thursday’s arraignments. Demarise Mandrell Robinson, 37, of 3711 E. 110 St., Cleveland, pleaded innocent before Belmont County Common Pleas ...

Potholes flatten tires

WHEELING — Workers were scrambling Thursday morning to toss “cold patch” asphalt into large potholes that formed recently in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the The Highlands exit at the top of Two-Mile Hill after the rough surface caused tire damage to multiple vehicles ...

Ambulance calls, water concerns discussed in Mingo

MINGO JUNCTION — Fire Chief John Wright provided members of Village Council with numbers about mutual aid calls during Tuesday’s meeting. The issue of mutual aid ambulance calls to Steubenville also has been raised during recent Steubenville City and Wintersville Village council ...

Future of Jim Wood Park remains up for discussion

STEUBENVILLE — City Manager Jim Mavromatis told school officials Wednesday that selling Jim Wood Park “is not an option we’re looking at.” Mavromatis, speaking at the meeting of the parks and recreation board, said the members of City Council he’s spoken with aren’t willing to ...

Belmont Savings donates to A Special Wish

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Belmont Savings Bank partners with A Special Wish for the fourth year and makes a donation of $10,000 Tuesday. President and CEO Todd Cover, left, said he sees this as an opportunity for the community bank to give back to the area. He commends A Special Wish for ...

Fire not to blame for Steubenville man’s death

STEUBENVILLE — The man whose body was found by firefighters investigating a structural fire at 618 Brady Ave. on Sunday died of natural causes, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office reported. The 74-year-old male, identified Monday as Raymond Mills, had a history of health issues, the ...

Wheeling police investigating robbery

WHEELING — Wheeling police are investigating a robbery that occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodsdale Marathon Gas Station at 831 National Road. Employees inside told police that a tall thin black man, possibly in his mid 30s or 40s, wearing a white shirt and dark jeans walked into ...