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Shadyside Homecoming Queen

Photo by Paul Krajnyak Haleigh Osman is crowned as Shadyside’s 2018 homecoming queen at Fleming Field during halftime of the Tigers’ game against Meadowbrook on Friday. Shadyside prevailed 26-22.

Union Local Homecoming Queen

Photo by Alyssa Morrison Alison Loase smiles after being selected as Union Local High School’s homecoming queen on Friday night. The Jets were defeated 28-7 on their home turf by the Huskies of Harrison Central.

After 90 days, FBI joins search for missing Belmont County couple

MARTINS FERRY — Brian Goff and Joni Davis were last seen more than 90 days ago, and now another agency is getting involved in the search for them. Goff, 64, and Davis, 55, both of Martins Ferry, have been missing since June 10. That was the date they were last seen, leaving Pizza Hut on ...

ArcelorMittal employees plan strike authorization vote

WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being asked to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

Flour truck hits pole

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH A TRACTOR-trailer hauling flour to Nickles Bakery failed to make a turn Thursday morning from Aetna to Broadway streets in Martins Ferry. The truck struck a utility pole. The tractor-trailer was registered to WWW Transport and had an Iowa license plate. Traffic was backed ...

Immunization rate rises at the Belmont County Health Department

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — More Belmont County families are using the immunization services offered through the county’s health department. Linda Mehl, director of nursing, said the number of childhood immunizations increased this summer in preparation for the new school year. Speaking at the ...

BOE names bond advisory committee

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education has assembled its team of community members to lead them through decisions regarding $76 million in upcoming construction projects. Members of the board’s bond committee include past school officials, those with knowledge of construction and ...

The Jefferson County commissioners review bridge bids

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners opened bids Thursday to replace a bridge that was closed seven years ago. County Engineer James Branagan said a temporary bridge on Mingo Junction-Goulds Road was put in place in 2011. Branagan at the time was able to secure federal highway ...

Second three-car wreck in two days

T-L Photo/ ROBERT A. DEFRANK Two people were transported Thursday to a hospital with minor injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 70. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said they responded to the crash at the 224 mile marker. According to initial reports, the driver of an ...

Murder-for-hire trial set for 2019

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man accused of firing the fatal shot in an alleged murder-for-hire plot in the death of former Powhatan Point mayor Marvin Brown will go to trial Jan. 15. Steven Moore, 38, of 5495 Cove Road, Powhatan Point is charged with aggravated murder and aggravated burglary with ...

Heavy traffic on Labor Day

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Labor Day weekend was a busy time for motorists and for Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers as they worked to maintain order and safety. Lt. James Faunda of the St. Clairsville patrol post said troopers saw an increase in traffic and in offenses compared to prior ...

Spaghetti dinner features live music

WHEELING — A spaghetti dinner featuring live music will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road. The jazz duo of Matt Hill and Aaron Carey will play a mix of jazz standards and classical music for guitar, a few Native American flute ...

Heat illnesses send 37 students to hospitals

MOUNDSVILLE — When Wintersville police officers were driving through Moundsville and saw emergency response vehicles at Monarch Stadium, they stopped to ask if it was a drill. Unfortunately, they found out, it was not. “It was real,” said Tom Hart, Marshall County’s emergency ...

Sally Buffalo Days on tap in Cadiz

CADIZ — The annual Sally Buffalo Days, set Sept. 15-16, is slated to be held in and around Wallace Lodge in Sally Buffalo Park. Featuring food, vendors, free activities and entertainment, crafts and numerous other activities, the weekend will have a little something for everyone, according ...

Supreme Court candidate Tabit visits Wheeling

WHEELING — Colleagues say Kanawha County Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit is “the real deal” and has the law experience and resume needed to join the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Tabit is seeking the District 1 court seat up for election Nov. 6, and supporters turned out Wednesday ...

Rate increase planned in Brilliant

BRILLIANT —The Brilliant Water and Sewer District is proposing a 3 percent increase in rates every year for the next five years to meet a state mandate concerning asset management. The water and sewer district reported rates in the first year will increase 18 cents per thousand gallons of ...

St. Clairsville library to get LED lighting

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library expects to save $8,190 annually and create a more reader friendly interior by partnering with Energy Optimizers, USA, to upgrade its lighting systems to light-emitting diodes. Starting this month, Energy Optimizers, USA, will begin ...

Free workshop to offer help starting business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – For Belmont County residents who want to start their own businesses but don’t know how, the Community Improvement Corporation of Belmont County is available to help. Each month through December, the CIC will host the Small Business Development Center’s workshop, ...

Small business financing updates event coming to Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Bank lenders, accountants, attorneys, commercial Realtors and business advisers are invited to “Small Business Financing Updates – Bankers Round Table Event” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Belmont Hills Country Club. The event is hosted by the Small Business ...