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Justice calls for special session to address natural gas, PEIA

WHEELING — Ohio County public school teachers and service employees stood on the picket lines Monday with pursed lips and a universal “no comment” after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told them “you need to be back in the classroom.” They won’t be in the classroom today, though, ...

Annual cleanup schedule announced

FAIRPOINT — The JB Green Team has announced the 2018 schedule for the annual Belmont County Community Cleanup collections. Community Cleanups are sponsored by the JB Green Team in coordination with the Belmont County Township Trustees. All Community Clean-up collections are held between 9 ...

Mt. Pleasant a haven for freed slaves

MT. PLEASANT — Abolitionism is one important part of the heritage of several Ohio Valley communities, and one of the many chapters of opposition to slavery occurred in the mid 1800s in Mt. Pleasant. People of that community welcomed freed slaves who were seeking to build new lives after ...

Local students take top honors at annual MATHCOUNTS competition

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local middle school students recently competed to test their math and problem-solving skills at the 2018 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was held Feb. 16. More than 85 competitors from 6 area schools participated in the ...

EMA Officials: Expect worse river flooding

WHEELING — After several years without a significant Ohio River flood, officials are preparing for the second such natural disaster within a week — and predictions show this weekend’s event will be even worse. Both Ohio County Emergency Management Director Lou Vargo and Marshall County ...

Road closes following embankment failure

BELLAIRE — A hillside gave way in Bellaire this week, causing an embankment failure on Washington Street in Bellaire. Village Administrator Scott Porter said Wednesday problems with the hillside began about two weeks ago, but after last weekend’s flood-inducing storms it got worse, ...

Wheeling chef wins national game show

After winning a national chefs’ competition on the Food Network, Vagabond Kitchen owner Matt Welsch plans “to keep putting Wheeling on the map and turn around negative stereotypes for West Virginia.” Welsch, who calls himself the Vagabond Chef, captured a cooking title on “Guy’s ...

St. C. BOE approves personnel matters

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education approved several personnel matters during its recent regular meeting. The board approved supplemental contracts for Tom Sliva as head varsity baseball coach and for Natalie Perzanowski as varsity track ...

Hearts for Hurricane Victims fundraiser set

BETHESDA — The Epworth Center, in partnership with Real Life Community of Faith, will host a fundraiser to benefit the many hurricane victims who are still in need of assistance. Months after the devastation of a hurricane occurred, people are still homeless, roads are still ripped to ...

Rain delays efforts to cap natural gas well in Powhatan Point

POWHATAN POINT — Heavy rain again delayed efforts to cap a natural gas well on Thursday, following a Feb. 15 explosion at XTO Energy’s Schnegg well pad near Captina Creek. “Obviously the weather has really hindered our activities today. We continue to do what we can, but flooding in the ...

State Patrol looking into fatal crash

SCIO — Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are looking into the cause of a fatal crash that occurred outside of Scio on Tuesday evening. Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brian J. Williams, 60, of Dellroy, Ohio, was traveling west on Ohio 151 near Scio on his 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. ...

Switzerland BOE moves forward with upgrades

WOODSFIELD — The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education met on Wednesday to discuss moving forward with the Beallsville High School field house project. The board met in June and voted 4-1 to move forward with the upgrades to all its athletic facilities. Monroe Central, Beallsville and ...

RUMAs on agenda in Harrison

CADIZ — Several road use maintenance agreements were discussed by Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday. Doug Crabtree, representing the Harrison County Engineer’s Office, spoke to county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting regarding several RUMAs around the county. ...

Pennies (and quarters, dimes and nickels) from heaven

MARTINS FERRY — These days many people prefer to use their debit card or even a cell phone app to pay for things, leaving their cash in the bank. There are now even some restaurants in big cities that accept only electronic methods of payment — no cash allowed. This may lead some to ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr.

n November 2017 Report John A. Corrigan, clerk of courts at the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville, provided the following report for the month of November: Auto Title Department, total vehicle fees and taxes — County, $32,424.05; State, $639,524.73; Total, $671,948.78; ...

EMS and water issues discussed at Belmont council

BELMONT — Belmont Village Council recently discussed receiving a new CPR device and aspects of its water supply. Belmont received two Physio-control LUCAS 3 Chest Compression devices that help with CPR for the emergency medical services department. The LUCAS machine performs automated CPR, ...

WVNCC Celebrates Black History Month

WHEELING — In celebration of Black History Month, West Virginia Northern Community College will welcome Samuel W. Black this week as he presents “Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole: A Photographic History of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio.” The presentation will take place at noon ...

Union Local National Honor Society

Photo Provided Union Local High School holds its National Honor Society induction ceremony. Shown here are the two-year members with the new inductees. First Row: Alison Loase, Patricia Boyer, Elsa Bretz, Lauryn Menges, Emilee Robb, Emily Amos, Hannah Porter, Hannah Kemp, Kaden Mercer and ...

BL students make honor bands

Five senior members of the Buckeye Local High School Marching Band attend the 39th WVU Invitational High School Honor Bands on Feb. 8-10. BLHS Band Director Bill Stephens said more than 450 students from 90 schools in seven different states took part after being nominated by their respective ...

JEFFREY BAKER

JEFFREY BAKER Jeffrey L. Baker, 70, of Wintersville, Ohio, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 and is now in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on December 22,1947 the son of LeRoy C. Baker of Wintersville, Ohio and the late Fredda ...