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‘Annie’ the musical is coming to Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport High School Theater Department is proud to present their 2017 musical production of the Broadway hit “Annie.” The spring musical will take place at 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the school cafetorium with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The time is 1933 and it’s ...

Belmont County talks summer projects

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners addressed several summer projects during their meeting Wednesday. Guests included Richard Hord of Martins Ferry, who reminded all that Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, will be featured at a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 15 at ...

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

Joe Lovell, Martins Ferry Lions Club member, and Tracy Morris, lead server with Country Pride Restaurant at the Travel Center in Dallas Pike, the fundraiser’s major sponsor, discuss plans for this Sunday’s spaghetti dinner and meatball hoagie sale. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

WVNCC faculty concerns linger

WHEELING — Faculty concerns about administrative leadership at West Virginia Northern Community College linger ahead of a potential vote by the school’s board of governors on President Vicki Riley’s contract. According to a statement released by WVNCC’s faculty senate through its ...

Couple speaks about property situation at meeting

CADIZ — A local couple told Harrison County commissioners Wednesday that they are experiencing a difficult situation near their home and sought help in resolving the situation. Jessica and Chris Birney own a farm near Hopedale and said they have been experiencing problems with neighbors ...

Contracts and honors on board agenda

BRIDGEPORT — It was business as usual for the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting. The five-member panel unanimously approved the certified contracts of April McFarland (five years) and Zachary Melton (three years). Receiving ...

Dr. Dan Jones Medical Director at Harrison Community Hospital

CADIZ – Family medicine specialist Dr. Dan Jones has been named medical director of Harrison Community Hospital, a division of Wheeling Hospital. Jones will maintain office hours at HCH, as well as his offices in Colerain and St. Clairsville. “Dr. Jones is an excellent choice for this ...

Civic groups good neighbors to all

MARTINS FERRY — Many of our Ohio Valley neighbors do important, good work behind the scenes — they clean up trash, ready ball fields for spring and summertime play, build playgrounds, take care of veterans and give scholarships to seniors preparing to graduate. Their work is immeasurable ...

Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for April 28

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 28 at 7pm in the Health and Physical Education Center. This year's class features 46 degree recipients in fields such as applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, ...

Preschool open house is April 27

BELLAIRE — Head Start, a free preschool child development is holding an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at all local Head Start sites. Those centers and their location are: Indian Run Learning Center, 4129 Noble St., Bellaire; the St. John Vianney Learning Center, Ohio 7 North, Powhatan ...

Martins Ferry middle school principal’s list and honor roll

Martins Ferry Middle School Principal’s List – Third Nine Weeks Fifth Grade Michaela Beale, Carter Bennett, Mckenzie Carte, Nicholas Cunningham, Jasmine Fuller, Makenzie Garrison, Turner Krol, Campbell Kropka, Skylar Kuri, Lydia Lash, Andrew Leiffer, Baron Lucey, Addison Lude, ...

‘Mary Poppins’ brings theatrical, musical magic to St. C. stage

Musical theater will spring to life in St. Clairsville starting this week when the St. Clairsville High School Players present their 2017 production of “Mary Poppins.” The spring musical will take place at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and next week on Wednesday, Thursday and ...

Thursday Music Club announces honors recital on April 23

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club of Wheeling sponsored the Annual Young Musicians Auditions held at West Liberty University on March 31-April 1. Ninety students presented memorized solo works in piano, voice, and organ. This years’ auditions judges included WLU Faculty members Gerald ...

New ValleyWide insurance office opens in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — A new business that opened recently in Martins Ferry — ValleyWide Insurance — is the brainchild of sisters and proprietors Nicole Stephens and Amanda Capuano. Located at the corner of Hanover Street and Zane Highway, ValleyWide’s focus is on customers. The agency ...

Whiteside donates T-shirts to drug free club

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Whiteside auto dealership of St. Clairsville makes a donation of 750 T-shirts to the high school students who have enrolled in Belmont County staying Clean, a drug-free club. Every participant in the club will receive a shirt. The club year will end May 9 with a ...

Monroe continues oil and gas development

WOODSFIELD – The oil and gas industry in Monroe County continues to develop, with Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC, based in Denver, still on track to develop and build a natural gas liquids storage facility in salt caverns just north of Clarington. According to county economic development ...

‘President’ visits St. C. Middle School

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Students in Sarah Steele’s American history classes at St. Clairsville Middle School recently got a lesson on the Civil War from one of the saga’s most enduring figures — Abraham Lincoln. The United States’ 16th president, portrayed by John Cooper, spent a day in ...

Knife and gun show coming this Saturday to St. C

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An annual knife and gun show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the J.B. Martin Center near the St. Clairsville Football Field. Gary Lucas of the National Pike Knife Collectors Club is organizing the event and said it has been ongoing for close to six years. ...

Exit 213 wreck

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE The front end of a Ford Focus is crushed after being involved in a multi-vehicle wreck near Interstate 70 exit 213 in Belmont County. Representatives from the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the drivers were transported to a local hospital, although none appeared ...