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Harrison County Commissioners remind residents of upcoming Hall of Fame event

CADIZ — A free event honoring some of the county’s most successful sports teams will transpire prior to the Harrison Central football game Friday evening in Cadiz. Harrison County Commissioner Don Bethel reminded residents of the upcoming event at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled ...

Upgrades planned for Belmont County 911

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s 911 department will be improved in the coming months, according to Director Bryan Minder. He spoke Wednesday before the Belmont County Board of Commissioners with Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann all in attendance. “We’re doing a $2.2 ...

New Tobacco law goes into effect in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio’s new Tobacco 21 law takes effect today, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, from 18 to 21. It also will become illegal to give such products to people under age ...

Trump to speak at Pittsburgh shale conference

PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23-24 at the ...

Acuity Specialty Hospital’s sites remain open

By LINDA COMINS For the Times Leader WHEELING — While other medical facilities have closed or undergone significant changes, Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley continues to provide long-term acute care for area residents. Acuity Specialty Hospital offers inpatient care at three ...

Hopedale welcomes new veterinary care center

HOPEDALE — A new veterinary care center is ready to serve the furry friends of Hopedale and surrounding areas — Heritage Veterinary Care, formerly Cadiz Animal Clinic, opened its doors Monday. The care center promises to provide the highest level of veterinary medicine and currently ...

Local designer recognized with Ohio’s top architecture award

FLUSHING — Flushing native Greg Dutton has been awarded a 2019 AIA Ohio Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design for the completion of an eco cabin located in Belmont County. The Hut, as the project is known, is a 600-square-foot, Scandinavian inspired, off-grid tiny home that is ...

Adults to be schooled on internet safety

BRIDGEPORT — As a parent, grandparent or guardian, do you know how to keep your children safe in the always-connected digital society? An Internet Cyberbullying Safety seminar will be held inside the Bridgeport High School cafetorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The free, adults-only presentation ...

New community gazebo dedicated in Yorkville

YORKVILLE — A small donation from a beloved, lifelong member of the Yorkville community led to construction of a new location where neighbors can come together. It all started when Armand Fior gave Mayor Karen Vargo $100 and told her to do something good with it, according to council ...

Motorists should beware of rut season

MARTINS FERRY — While many people are gearing up for Halloween this month, there is another season picking up steam that can be just as frightful for motorists — the deer rut. The rut is when male deer are attempting to mate with female deer, which often leads to the animals running into ...

Football players spread awareness

Photo Provided DISPLAYING PINK ribbon decals on their helmets are Martins Ferry Purple Riders, from left, Dasyn Hores, Richard McFarland and Caleb Olson. Each October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wheeling Hospital donates the decals to all OVAC football teams. The pink ...

The Health Plan, WVU Medicine unveil new Medicare Advantage program

CHARLESTON — A planned merger by two West Virginia health care companies is leading to a new Medicare Advantage plan for seniors that could provide savings for customers. The Health Plan, based in Wheeling, and WVU Medicine announced Friday they are teaming up to offer the Medicare ...

Renovation giving new life to Great Stone Viaduct

BELLAIRE — A community’s dedication is giving new life to a big piece of history as renovation work continues on the Great Stone Viaduct. Standing under the arches and watching cleaning crews, Dan Frizzi, a member of the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society board of trustees, ...

Jefferson County launches 911 texting service

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County residents can now communicate with the county 911 center via text message. The county is the 14th in Ohio to have the capability. Robert Herrington, 911 director, said the center has been working for the past nine months to add the capability for residents ...

Eastern Gateway Community College looking to the future

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College President Jimmie Bruce said he needed to address rumors circulating through the community Wednesday before he got down to the business of the night: The board’s interest in seeing a campus expansion that would benefit students, staff and ...

School holding NYC overnight holiday trip fundraiser

MORRISTOWN — Union Local High School Educational Travel is sponsoring its seventh annual Europe 2021 Trip fundraiser — a weekend trip to New York City. The bus will leave ULHS at 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Later that night it will arrive at the Holiday Inn in the financial district of Manhattan, ...

Bridgeport Rotary Club annual food drive

THE BRIDGEPORT Rotary Club is holding its annual food drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Riesbeck’s in Brookside. Pictured preparing for the event, from left, are Rotary Club President Vicki Bland, Kathy Frio representing the Bridgeport Food Pantry, and Rotary Club member ...

Semi stuck

Photo Provided by Michael Strough A tractor-trailer is stopped on the entrance ramp to Interstate 470 on Thursday afternoon after it apparently failed to negotiate the turn from Ohio 7 south and “tapped” the guardrail, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A dispatcher said no ...

Feenerty joins the team of Unified Bank

MARTINS FERRY — Local resident Don Feenerty recently joined the team of Unified Bank to serve in a new position as Marketing and Community Development executive. Feenerty has enjoyed a long and varied career in the Ohio Valley. He has operated his own commercial photography business for ...