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BLHS Homecoming Court

Photo Provided Buckeye Local High School is celebrating homecoming with a full week of festivities leading up to the crowning of the king and queen. Candidates include, front from left, Casey Banal, Tori Luyster, Angelina Piergallini, Anna Cermak, Cadyia Pugh, Maddie Gill, Kristen Panepucci ...

Beallsville Homecoming Court

Photo Provided The Beallsville High School homecoming parade will be at 6 p.m. Friday, prior to the game against Hannan at 7 p.m. The school will honor homecoming queen alumni at the event. Pictured here are members of this year’s court. They include: Queen candidates, from front left, ...

Foundation hosts Trap Shoot and Steel Challenge

BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville Hospital Foundation will host its second annual Trap Shoot and Steel Challenge on Oct. 14 at the Bethesda Sportsman’s Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a safety review at 11 a.m. The shoot will begin at 11:15 a.m. Those 18-20 must have ...

OPALs and OVMC to host Medicare 101 Program for public

WHEELING — The Older People with Active Lifestyles group is hosting an educational program, “Medicare 101,” for the public at Ohio Valley Medical Center from 2-3 p.m. today. You do not need to be a member of OPALs to attend this free program that will be held in Conference Room A adjacent ...

Steubenville professor assisted federal health response to Hurricane Irma

STEUBENVILLE — An assistant professor from Steubenville, Michael Beach, has returned home after assisting the federal medical response to Hurricane Irma as part of the National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Beach serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team. As of Friday, ...

45th Annual Belmont County Rubberneck Tour set for Oct. 8

MARTINS FERRY — Plans have been finalized for the 45th-annual Belmont County Rubberneck Tour, said Barb Ballint, director of the Belmont County Tourism Council. This year the free, drive-it-yourself tour will take place along a portion of the Ohio River Scenic Trail, one of three Scenic ...

Kindness Rocks the Ohio Valley

By BETSY BETHEL For The Times Leader MARTINS FERRY — People of all ages are rocking the Ohio Valley with colorful messages of kindness and hope “hidden in plain sight.” Since spring, painted rocks in all shapes and sizes have cropped up along walking trails, in parks, near landmarks ...

Harrison Central Homecoming Court

Photo provided HARRISON CENTRAL High School’s Homecoming Court 2017 includes, from left, freshman attendants Kaitlyn Crothers and Jack Novotny, sophomore attendants Tucker Coultrap and Felicity Freese, Queen and King candidates Caden Arbaugh, Joyce Barr, Ronnie Bowers, Molly Arbogast, ...

Spirit of ‘76 VFD receives $10K grant for equipment

BELLAIRE — The Spirit of ‘76 Volunteer Fire Department, located on Key-Bellaire Road in Bellaire, has received a $10,000 grant to help purchase equipment for firefighting in rural areas. The grant has allowed the department to acquire utility task vehicles and “slip-in” units used to ...

Pink Power night coming up

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center will be hosting the fifth anniversary celebration of Pink Power Night on Oct. 3 at the Ohio Valley Mall. At this event each year, OVMC and EORH honor the “Pink Angels” in the community who have been nominated ...

Neurologist rejoins Wheeling Hospital staff

WHEELING – Neurologist Dr. Brenda Adamovich has rejoined the staff of Wheeling Hospital. Adamovich, who is located in Tower 1, has expertise with the following neurological disorders: epilepsy; neuromuscular disorders (diseases of muscles and nerves); stroke; traumatic brain Injury; ...

Fall time is flu time

MARTINS FERRY — It’s nearly that time of year again — cold and flu season — and with that in mind people may be thinking about getting their annual influenza vaccination. The flu sickens thousands of people each year and also kills about 30,000 people per year. The vaccine is ...

Barnesville Hospital reduces wait times for cardiac rehabilitation program

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has significantly reduced the wait time to enter the Phase II Program, which is for patients who have suffered an acute incident. This reduction in the wait time will allow participants to experience the full benefits of ...

Police getting crisis training

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling now has what Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger believes is West Virginia’s only law enforcement crisis intervention training program. The program involves specialized training for officers on how to deal with people with substance abuse problems, ...

Wheeling structure is deemed a hazard

WHEELING — As a retired Wheeling Fire Department inspector, Councilman Dave Palmer said the city-owned structure at 1429 Market St. sets a poor example for members of the public when it comes to addressing problems with their buildings. Nearly four months have passed since bricks tumbled ...

‘March for Mutts’ scheduled Friday

MOUNDSVILLE — Area pet owners can enjoy a day of fun and charity with their four-legged friends during an annual Marshall County Animal Rescue League event this month. The 19th-annual “March for Mutts” event at the Sam Shaw walking trail will begin with a “Spay-ghetti” dinner at ...

‘Hansel & Gretel’ enchants young and old

WHEELING — For more than 200 years, children around the world have been captivated by the story of brave siblings “Hansel and Gretel” and their adventures in the woods with fairies, gingerbread children and a house made of candy. Young and old alike can once again enjoy this classic ...

‘Gray death’ found in Belmont County

BELLAIRE — A deadly drug known as “the gray death” has made its way to Belmont County, according to local law enforcement. Sheriff David Lucas issued a press release Friday, stating that the drug was recovered by a deputy in Bellaire. It was tested at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal ...

Wheeling Hospital donates SWAT medical supplies

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has donated life-saving medical supplies to the Wheeling Fire Department’s SWAT Medics, who work alongside the city police department’s SWAT team. Several WFD paramedics, known as SWAT Medics, accompany the police team on missions. The SWAT Medics, who ...

Pumpkin Festival Queen

Photo by Reed Tychonski A new queen, princess and mini miss were selected at a pageant held at Barnesville High School on Sunday to reign over the 54th annual Pumpkin Festival, which officially gets gets underway Thursday. The new queen is Alana Trigg, left, the 14-year-old daughter of Tonya ...