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College receives grant funding to for equipment for job training

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College has announced it has received two grants from Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association to be used for the purchase of new training equipment. OMEGA has been authorized by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia to disperse funds for the Regional Job ...

Woodsfield hopes to secure nearly $200,000 CDBG grant

WOODSFIELD — A local village is working to help ensure the safety of its residents by securing a grant to replace dilapidated fire hydrants. The village of Woodsfield is hoping to secure funding through the Community Development Block Grant Critical Infrastructure Program in order to ...

T. rex head arrives at SMART Centre Market

WHEELING — Some Christmas presents fit under a tree. Others, like the one that arrived at the SMART Centre Market on Thursday, are big enough to hold a Christmas tree inside them. The Tyrannosaurus rex head that the SMART Centre received funding for in October arrived in a 6-foot wooden ...

Cedar Point to celebrate anniversary

SANDUSKY — Cedar Point is on track to celebrate its biggest year ever by adding new twists to guests’ favorites, including the return of a boat ride. The park’s vice president Jason McClure and communications director Tony Clark announced plans Tuesday to celebrate the park’s historic ...

The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival’s Christmas Gala

Photo Provided The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival’s Christmas Gala featuring dinner and dancing will be held Sunday at Undo’s West in St. Clairsville. Appetizers will be served at 4 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner at 5 p.m. and music by Ray Massa and the EuroRhythms from 6-9 p.m. ...

Bridgeport collection benefits BCARL

BRIDGEPORT — The holidays are going to the dogs—and cats—as Bridgeport Elementary School students collect items for a local animal shelter. For the past few weeks, first- and third-grade classes have gathered everything from pet food and treats to leashes, collars and blankets for the ...

Beallsville to honor fallen veterans this weekend

BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville will honor its fallen veterans this weekend by participating in a nationally recognized program. The Beallsville American Legion Post #768, in conjunction with Team Red, White and Blue out of Wheeling, will conduct a ceremony for local veterans by participating in ...

Gov. DeWine announces creation of Expedited Pardon Project

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a new project on Wednesday which will expedite the process for certain former criminal offenders to apply to receive a pardon in Ohio. The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project, which will operate in partnership among the Ohio Department ...

Chick-fil-A to open in spring

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Construction of a new restaurant known for its chicken is moving along at the Ohio Valley Mall. Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the mall’s parent company, said the new Chick-fil-A is now expected to open in early spring. “Their (Chick-fil-A officials) original ...

The Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers give $56,000 to 40 charities

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thanksgiving week included gifts to area charities when the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers met at Belmont Hills Country Club to present about $56,000 to almost 40 charities in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. “Our organization is trying basically to help other ...

Winter activities offered at St. C. rec center

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The recreation center in the city has a full slate of winter sports planned, while new projects to improve the building itself are in the works for 2020. Recreation Director Sean Hanley said the Bantam basketball program boasts 37 teams this year with games kicking off ...

Investigation continues regarding a body found in parking lot

BARNESVILLE — The investigation continues into an apparent hit-and-run case that occurred last Saturday in Barnesville. Barnesville Police Chief Rocky Sirianni confirmed the report last week, stating that a male was found in a parking lot and appeared to have been involved in a ...

St. C. chamber takes Business After Hours to Bellaire

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Business leaders from Bellaire and surrounding communities on both sides of the Ohio River meet Tuesday night at Capes And Tiaras in the village for a Business After Hours gathering organized by the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, which is stepping into ...

Yorkville to hold holiday caroling event on Dec. 15

YORKVILLE ­— The Village of Yorkville is holding its second Annual “Caroling on the Green” on Dec. 15. Caroling wil be led by residents Fran Pearl and Marsha Chrisagis, with carolers from South Elementary School as special guests. Festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. with a new ...

Construction snarls I-70 on Wheeling Island

Photo by Scott McCloskey Traffic delays were lengthy at times Friday on Interstate 70 over Wheeling Island as demolition crews continued to remove concrete decking and guard rail from the westbound side of the interstate as part of the I-70 Bridges Project.

Deluca inducted into realtors hall of fame

DOVER — Local real estate broker, Rick DeLuca of DeLuca Realty was recently inducted into the second class of the East Central Association of Realtors Hall of Fame at the Brietenbach Winery Tool Shed Event Center . A Realtor for 25 years and broker since 2001, DeLuca was one of three ...

Financial Advisor attends third producer conference in 2019

Steubenville — Ken Perkins, Financial Advisor with Tri-State Financial Services attended his third producer conference hosted by Cetera Advisor Networks in 2019. Perkins and his wife Becky were privileged to attend in February 2019 the Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott ...

St. C. Middle School first nine weeks honor roll

Eighth Grade Principals List Alex Brocklehurst, Dylan Davenport, Emily Dubinsky, Grace Dutton, Ella Everson, Abigail Fausnaugh, Leandra Hastings, Cason Kish, Landan Matko, Olivia Meager, Mason Myers, Ryan Newton, Rami Padilla, Perrin Patrone, Sarah Schnelle, Benjamin Shields, Marius ...

St. Clairsville native recognized for her contribution to insurance technology

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Melanie Kolp has come a long way from programming her Commodore 64 computer as a child, but her interest in technology during those early years helped to get her where she is today. Kolp, a 1991 graduate of St. Clairsville High School and 1995 graduate of Ohio University ...

Belmont College welcomes new dean of student affairs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College has a new addition to its faculty — Bridgette Dawson assumed the role of dean of student affairs Monday. As dean of student affairs, Dawson will oversee college Advising, Career Services and Student Life. She will be tasked with implementing and ...