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Purple City students graduate Sunday

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry High School Commencement Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tolbert Gymnasium with doors opening at 1 p.m. Attending the ceremony will be the MFHS Class of 1967. Dr. Walter Dombroski, member of the Class of 1967, will be the guest speaker. Cade ...

Two vehicle wreck shuts down 40

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Cumberland Trail Fire Department firefighters respond to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 early Wednesday afternoon. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a blue Ford Explorer was turning from Belmont County Road 56 in front of a dump truck and the two vehicles ...

Bridgeport Wreck

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE A battered pickup truck is hitched to a tow truck after an accident on Ohio 7 damaged it and another vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Police at the scene said the truck was going south when it collided with a car that was turning right onto Lincoln Avenue. Although ...

Auxiliary Scholarship

Photo Provided Two Martins Ferry High School seniors are among 11 area seniors awarded a scholarship during the Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital’s recent annual spring dinner. The two Martins Ferry students, Alyssa Kalinski and Madison Lyle, and the other seniors were presented with ...

Barnesville Hospital’s North Wing dedicated

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Hospital’s North Nurses Wing was rededicated in memory of John Sawvel and his grandmother, Clara Groves, earlier this month. Sawvel was employed at Barnesville Hospital for nearly 55 years and many of those years as chief financial officer and as controller. In ...

Police respond to fight involving ball bats, brass knuckles

BELLAIRE — One person was taken to Wheeling Hospital after Bellaire police were dispatched to the 800 block of Central Avenue for a report of several people fighting with ball bats. Officers arriving found one subject who was bleeding from the arm and leg and another with wounds to the back ...

Addiction Services opens in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths, and the number of unintentional drug overdose deaths continues to increase at an alarming rate. In Belmont County during 2016, 24 individuals lost their lives due to a drug overdose. While the drug epidemic ravages our communities ...

Give blood for those who gave; all types needed

BELLAIRE — Belmont County Veterans Service Commission’s fourth annual “Give For Those Who Gave” blood drive is set for noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The blood drive will take place at Belmont County Veterans Service Office, 3326 Belmont St., Bellaire. The public, veterans and ...

Stay Clean Club

Photos Provided Members of the Shadyside schools Staying Clean Club gather for a group photo at the school. Students in seventh through 12th grades participated this year.

The Ohio Valley Mall: Then and Now

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Mall has experienced many changes over the years since its opening in 1978. Along the way it has grown with the community and evolved with the times. The mall has reflected fluctuations in consumer preference, overall trends in the retail market and the ...

Sn. George Mitchell speaks at Bethany graduation

BETHANY – Graduates in the class of 2017 at Bethany College were reminded Saturday how fortunate they are to be Americans, how this country was built, and were urged to stand up for others. Former majority leader of the U.S. Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Sen. ...

St. C Legion donates banners

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville post of the American Legion has several projects planned for the summer months. Among these, the legion provides patriotic banners to the city. “We were asking for donations, and what the Legion couldn’t get, the city was going to make up the ...

Bridgeport Rotary Scholarship

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH SYDNEY KLOSS, third from left, is the 2017 recipient of the Bridgeport Rotary Scholarship. The Bridgeport senior will attend Duquesne University in the fall and major in physical therapy. Pictured are, from left, incoming Bridgeport Rotary Club President Kelly Kotur; ...

Membership Drive underway for Ferry Historical Society

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Historical Society’s annual membership drive to support the Sedgwick House Museum is underway. The memberships help pay for the cost of utilities at the house, located on Hanover Street, and insurance for the building. Membership dues are $10 for an ...

Dillonvale Legion to host Memorial Day service

DILLONVALE — It is May and one of the biggest events for veterans of all services will take place on May 29 — Memorial Day. It is a time to reflect and remember the ones we lost during the Wars as well as the ones we lost from our local posts. VFW, American Legion, DAV and other military ...

Bridgeport High School seniors receive $30K in academic awards

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School held its annual Academic Awards Banquet on May 7 in the high school cafetorium. Those in attendance included members of the Bridgeport community, Bridgeport Board of Education, Alumni, Bridgeport High School staff, scholarship recipients and their families. ...

Legion Post 159 donates $2K for banners

Photo provided AMERICAN LEGION Post 159 of St. Clairsville officers present a check for $2,235 to the city of St. Clairsville for the purchase of patriotic banners to be installed on all light poles. From left are Legion Commander Larry Barnes, Kathy Kalugar of the city of St. Clairsville and ...

Bellaire High School graduation set

BELLAIRE — Bellaire High School will hold its 138th graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. May 28 in the Alumni Auditorium. Dave Liberati, a 1975 graduate of Bellaire High School, will be the speaker. Valedictorians for the Class of 2017 are Abbey Cusick and Sloane Porter. ∫ Cusick is the ...

Students to receive Chromebooks

BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Vocational School will have some high-tech tools at their disposal when they return to class next term. That’s because each pupil will have their own Chromebook for learning at school and at home as part of a one-to-one initiative. School board ...

Bridgeport schools to employ an officer

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Exempted Village School District will employ a resource officer for the 2017-18 school year. The district’s board of education unanimously approved the matter during Tuesday night’s regular monthly meeting. “A lot of the schools, if they don’t employ ...