Community

Flooding projects on the table at St. Clairsville council

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city took another step toward sewer upgrades to prevent further flooded streets and basements on Bellview Street and Overbaugh Avenue last week, although some questions of securing funding remain. On Monday, city leaders held the first reading of an ordinance to create ...

WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital notes progress

BARNESVILLE — The first 90 days of partnership between WVU Medicine and Barnesville Hospital have given the staff on providing better service to the community. On June 1, hospital leadership agreed to enter into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals and the West ...

CHANGE Inc. offers Sept. home buyer education class

WEIRTON — A homebuyer education workshop is being offered in September. To pre register for the class, you need a complete application with a payment of $50 for an individual and $75 for a couple. Participants will receive the Realizing the American Dream manual to keep for future ...

Broad range of activities on tap for Labor Day weekend

WHEELING — Labor Day weekend will offer a full calendar of activities, with everything from vintage raceboats to a variety of events at Oglebay Park. Dozens of vintage hydroplane raceboats will be on display and operating at high speeds during exhibition runs on the Ohio River at the 14th ...

Vintage Raceboats the highlight of Wheeling Regatta

WHEELING — Most motor-racing activities are not kid-friendly, but the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, presented by WesBanco, is, and co-founder Debbie Joseph thinks that’s one reason the event has been so popular. Held at the Heritage Port in Wheeling, the regatta will be back ...

Washing raw poultry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry. “Cooking and mealtime is a special occasion for all of us as we come together with our families and friends,” said ...

Blues for a Cure

Photo Provided Harrison Community Hospital has once again raised thousands in donations from this year’s 8th Annual Sean Carney’s Blues for a Cure concert. Each year, the musical event raises funds to benefit the HCH Foundation and the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders. From there, funds ...

Ohio Hills Health Services Day

Photo Provided Barnesville Mayor Dale Bunting proclaimed Aug. 8 to be Ohio Hills Health Services Day in the village. Pictured from left are OHHS Director of Outreach and Development Jan Chambers, Bunting, OHHS Chief Executive Officer Jeff Britton, Barnesville Council President Brad Hudson, ...

Ohio Arts Council awards grant to Heritage Ohio

The Ohio Arts Council has awarded Heritage Ohio one of their new “SASO” grants, which provides support to Statewide Arts Service Organizations. Heritage Ohio received a grant of $15,555.00, which will support educational activities which encourage using the arts in revitalization of ...

Belmont College Board of Trustees welcomes new member

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College welcomed Todd Dunlap as a new addition to the College Board of Trustees. The newest board member, appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, began his term on the board Aug. 1, 2019. Dunlap, from Cadiz, Ohio, works as an administrator at Harrison Central ...

Making progress on Bethlehem Bridge

Photo by Scott McCloskey Kokosing Construction Company crews continued working this week to replace the concrete deck of the Chapel Road Bridge in Bethlehem, as concrete has been poured on both ends of the span. The 47-year-old bridge, which spans approximately 100 feet above Interstate 470, ...

All are welcome at Belmont County Fair

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Members of the Belmont County Junior Fair Board visit county commissioners and invite the public to attend the county fair Sept. 3-8 at the fairgrounds west of St. Clairsville. They are particularly excited about events on Sept. 5, when the 4-H participants will ...

Salvation Army Shelter in Wheeling to stay open in winter

WHEELING — The Salvation Army’s shelter in Wheeling will now remain open through the winter after the facility’s leaders had initially announced it would temporarily close for renovations beginning next month. After hearing feedback from the community and considering the impending ...

Wheeling Hospital among top hospital for heart attack patients

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. It is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Wheeling Hospital’s commitment and ...

Newly installed bishop shows willingness to meet public

WHEELING — Demonstrating his desire to meet West Virginians, the Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan took an unscripted walk to greet onlookers Thursday, minutes after being installed as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. When the installation Mass concluded at the Cathedral ...

Elderly man kills self in hospital exam room

WHEELING — An elderly man shot and killed himself Wednesday afternoon in an examination room at Wheeling Hospital’s emergency-trauma center. The man’s name has not been released. “An 82-year-old man did die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an exam room inside the emergency ...

United Dairy truck accident

Photo Provided This image posted on Facebook by the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency shows a United Dairy truck on its side just north of the Martins Ferry city limits. According to Lt. Maurice Waddell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around noon Thursday on ...

Hoagland, DeWine announce safety center

COLUMBUS — State Sen. Frank Hoagland joined Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday as he issued an executive order creating a statewide school safety center through a new specialized division of Ohio Homeland Security. The new comprehensive statewide office, the Ohio School Safety Center, will ...

Bethany’s president delivers ‘State of the College’ address

BETHANY — The Rev. Dr. Tamara Rodenberg, president of Bethany College, said the institution continues to adapt and innovate in its approach to academic excellence. The Bethany community gathered together Monday in Wailes Theatre to hear the annual “State of the College” address ...