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St. Clairsville invites all to Community Day

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The annual Community Day is set for Saturday at the St. Clairsville Recreation Center and all are welcome to participate and celebrate the start of summer. St. Clairsville Recreation Director Lindsey Piccolini said activities will begin at 9 a.m. that day, starting with a ...

Board of Elections honors retiree after 18 years of service

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Jerico is set to retire from his work as an employee of the Belmont County Board of Elections. Jerico, a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, is retiring from the post after 18 years of service. “My father always said, ‘Give a ...

Vavra begins medical fellowship

Dr. Jessica Marie Vavra, M.D., has been chosen to complete fellowship training specializing in reconstruction and plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She will soon relocate there to begin her three-year fellowship program. Currently, Vavra is serving as a chief ...

21 arrests in two weeks in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan said that during the last two weeks, village police made 21 arrests with one case involving people allegedly holding a plastic gun to a victim’s head in his own home. During a regular meeting last week, Flanagan informed Village ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts releases report

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for May: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $37,938.76; State — $740,381.48; Total — $778,320.24 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $1,045.52 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees ...

Gildow named scholarship recipient

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jennifer Gildow has been named a Land Grant opportunity Scholarship recipient. Gildow, a resident of Buckeye Lake and member of the incoming Ohio State University Class of 2022, attended Buckeye Local School District. Her father, Greg Gildow, lives in Bridgeport, along with ...

Outgoing board member honored

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Tourism Council Inc. Board of Directors recognized Richard Thompson for his 26 years of service as a board member at its June meeting. Executive Director Barb Ballint presented Thompson with a plaque that states: “In recognizing 26 years of dedicated ...

May Clerks Report for Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Trouten, clerk of courts for Belmont County, released the report of his office’s activities for May. Trouten also wanted to take the opportunity to thank this year’s summer intern. “We were fortunate to have the opportunity to continue our tradition of ...

WVNCC announces President’s List and Dean List for the Spring Semester

WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College announces the following Ohio students have made the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2018 Spring Semester: The President’s List is comprised of students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average in a minimum of 12 credit hours, ...

Civic leaders program promotes opportunities

WHEELING — Retention efforts in the Ohio Valley continue to be the subject of conversation within government, business and community circles. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley and its Civic Leaders Fellowship Program aims to showcase the area’s potential to those likely to start ...

VFW donates $500 for monument repairs

THE BELLAIRE VFW Post 626 recently donated $500 to the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department towards its efforts to make repairs to World War I and Korea war monuments at the fire station. A rededication of these monuments is slated for 11 a.m. today at the fire department. The event is open to ...

Buckeye North Elementary gets new playground equipment

BRILLIANT — After three and a half years of fundraising efforts, Buckeye North Elementary has a new playground. Dozens of volunteers, including the Buckeye Local football team, the Brilliant Lions Club and school staff worked on erecting the new playground Tuesday and Wednesday. The ...

Fatal crash on I-70

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A fatal accident cost a passenger his life Thursday morning and blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 70. According to the highway patrol, the incident involved two eastbound vehicles at mile marker 214. “It was a two-vehicle, non-contact crash,” said Sgt. Joe ...

Credit union offers kids chance to start accounts

WHEELING — Megan Lyle said she brought her son to the Cool Kids Barnyard Bash to have fun, but she ended up getting more out of it. “I came today for Nate to enjoy the bounce houses and have fun, but I did open a savings account for him as well,” said Lyle about the First Choice ...

Bridgeport Man’s murder case continued to July

BELLAIRE —The Bridgeport man accused of fatally shooting his wife and leaving her on their Brookside driveway one week ago had his proceedings delayed until next month. Meanwhile, his bond remains set at $1 million. Rudolph Galberth, 37, of 11 Driggs Lane, appeared briefly in Belmont ...

Damage keeps road impassable

TIPPECANOE — Mays School Road is completely impassable as a result of a major slip, and residents are expressing frustration at the long wait for a repair. The damage first appeared several weeks ago, when many areas throughout the Ohio Valley experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Now ...

Chris Miller Furniture closing

WHEELING — Chris Miller Furniture in downtown Wheeling is closing its doors, and its building is for sale. Owner Judy Miller informed her employees Tuesday of her intentions to retire, and signs noting the closure went up Wednesday. The store has 10 full-time, and four part-time ...

Bruney Alley repair work underway

MARTINS FERRY — Work is underway to fix Bruney Alley — a small road damaged during heavy flooding and storms back in February. Martins Ferry Service Superintendent Chris Cleary said Border Patrol Construction of Richmond is conducting the work that includes installation of a new larger ...

Barnesville Middle School fourth nine weeks honor roll

All A’s Eighth grade — Ariana Baker, Emily Baldridge, Jasmine Caldwell, Arick Clark, Olivia Fisher, Emma Helmick, Jeremy Hunkler, Tyler Jenkins, Ethan Leach, Kendal Lucas, Kason Powell, August Schmidt, Jett Stephen, Hailey Stewart, Kailee Swallie, Olivia Toliver, Kaylee Wehr, Carter ...

St. Mary’s Central honor roll

St. Mary’s Central School in St. Clairsville announced its final honor roll for the 2017-18 school year. Students in fifth through eighth grades are eligible to earn the honor by maintaining a specific grade point average throughout the course of the school year. Principal’s List Fifth ...