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Energy companies honored for fire response

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- An Elite Oilfield Services employee is alive today because of the efforts and expertise of a volunteer firefighter. An emotional man who identified himself only as "Brandon from Elite" interrupted the program during the Belmont County Fire and Squad Officers Association ...

JB Green Team Trashy Art Contest slated

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The JB Green Team is excited to have the annual Trashy Art Contest again this year throughout Belmont County schools. The contest is open to kindergarten through 12th grades. The only rule is that the materials used for the Trashy Art project must come from the family ...

Public invited to weigh in on the future of transportation in Ohio

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation is encouraging Ohioans to be a part of the process to shape the future of transportation in the state. ODOT is accepting public comments on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan for 2018 to 2021. The plan identifies the multi-modal ...

Election board ponders building lease

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Elections welcomed two county commissioners to its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Commissioners Josh Meyer and J.P. Dutton were in attendance to discuss with board members the lease on the building that houses the election board office in ...

WIC Program sponsors walk-in clinics

BELLAIRE — The Belmont County WIC Program will sponsor walk-in clinics for the first Friday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. These walk-in clinics will take people on a first-come, first-serveD basis. The Belmont County WIC office is located at the Chase Bank building on the fourth ...

St. C re-passes ordinance, raises water/sewer rates

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – City Council corrected a procedural misstep and reviewed other business during their meeting last Monday. Law Director Richard Myser informed council that a prior ordinance requiring a permit to be obtained from the service director before any right-of-way work can be ...

Stuffed animals for police

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON MEMBERS OF the Martins Ferry Police Department, from left, Officer Brad Mackey, Sgt. Beth Scales and Officer Casey Robinson accept toy animals from Jennifer Compston-Strough, managing editor of The Times Leader, that were donated by community members during a recent ...

Ogden Race to award medals to 5K participants

WHEELING — Organizers of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic are making sure those who finish this year’s 5K events will get the recognition they deserve. This year, those who cross the finish line in the 5K Run/Walk for Health will receive medals marking the accomplishment, in ...

Workshop slated in St. C

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market will host the event “Farmers’ Market Workshop: Opportunities in Today’s Market” for people interested in developing businesses to capitalize on the trends in the local food movement. The workshop will take place 1-6 p.m. April 22 at ...

Local school official to serve on OSBA committee

COLUMBUS — Michael Fador, a member of the St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools and Belmont Harrison Career Center boards of education, has been named to the following committees at the Ohio School Boards Association: - Board of Trustees — The Board of Trustees has general charge of the ...

Credit union celebrates anniversary

MINGO JUNCTION — Softite Community Federal Credit Union is thanking the community for a successful first year at its branch office at 100 Longview Ave., Mingo Junction. “We want to thank the community for a successful first year and look forward to a successful future servicing the ...

25 years of service

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH BRIDGEPORT EXEMPTED Village School District Board of Education member Jerry Moore, right, receives a citation Thursday at the Bridgeport Rotary Club’s noon meeting at The Skyliner for his 25 years of service to the school district from Bob Kalish, regional liaison for ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department Russell J. Klages of 513 Crawford St., Martins Ferry, was arrested Wednesday for assault. Amanda A. Alltop of 6 Sunset Drive, Martins Ferry, was cited Tuesday for dog running loose.

Training focuses on trauma-informed care

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — People with disabilities experience more abuse than others, yet their needs often go undertreated or minimized. That means the trauma continues to have an impact on their lives years after the abuse occurred. The Belmont-Harrison-Noble County Boards of Developmental ...

St. C. man dies in crash

FLUSHING -- William B. Graham, 53, of St. Clairsville died early Sunday after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving on Ohio 149 south, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd McDonald. About 1 a.m., Graham's vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Azera, traveled off the left side of the road, ...

Asbestos — miracle mineral turned health hazard for workers

Only a few decades ago, asbestos was thought of as a “miracle mineral.” The fiber’s heat and fire resistant properties, paired with substantial durability, made it a very favorable choice for building materials. Asbestos was widely used prior to the 1970s; however, it was soon realized ...

Sixth annual Polka Festival to be held at Oglebay

WHEELING — The Sixth Annual Wheeling Polka Festival will be held Friday through March 26. This years’ festival will feature three days of live polka music at Glessner Auditorium at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge. The band line-up includes the following: Friday 7 p.m. – Glessner ...

Commissioners agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements. The board approved a proposal from ADR & Associates for the Rural Development Preliminary Engineering report for the Summerhill and clinic pump station basins, with an ...

Harrison County begins collecting taxes from oil and gas companies

CADIZ — Enforcement of a tax will help generate a little extra money for Harrison County, according to the county treasurer. At a recent commission meeting, Treasurer Vicki Sefsick said her office was ready to being collecting an ad valorum tax from gas and oil companies in Harrison ...