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Do-it-yourself class at St. Clairsville library

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library is offering a “Do It Yourself Tech and Tinker” this month that will teach students how to build and repair their own computers. The class will run from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 18. “There’ll be learning how to update their ...

Belmont Council to have four seats up for fall election

BELMONT — Mayor Stanley Sobel told Belmont Village Council and residents there will be four council seats up for re-election this fall, and that he will not re-appoint them. Sobel had to appoint several members of the current council after the seats’ previous occupants resigned in ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 4:27 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to Patch Street, Jacobsburg, for a child custody dispute. At 3:53 p.m. Monday, a deputy responded to Kroger, Ohio Valley Plaza, St. Clairsville, for a report of a male shoplifter. At 1:12 p.m. Monday, a ...

Alleged child rapist arraigned

MARTINS FERRY — A woman accused of raping a child was arraigned Wednesday and had bond set at $250,000 by Judge Christopher Berhalter in Belmont County Northern Division Court. Morgan A. Hood, 20, of 807 Grant Ave., Martins Ferry, entered no plea during the arraignment. Her preliminary ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Belmont County Sheriff’s Department At 1:37 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy responded to a neighbor complaint on Crescent Road, Colerain Township. The complainant reported neighbors are constantly speeding and spin tires of an orange and white car, and when she yells at them about it, they ...

Bellaire man arrested after robbery attempt in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Authorities have arrested a Belmont County man after an attempted robbery at a local pizza shop. According to reports, at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a Domino’s Pizza employee called 911, alerting Moundsville police that a man dressed in black had attacked her with pepper ...

Wheeling Jesuit University picks interim president

WHEELING — Weeks after the Rev. James Fleming announced his resignation as Wheeling Jesuit University’s president, the school has hired Debra Townsley as its interim leader. The university made the announcement late Tuesday morning. Townsley will be the second woman to serve as interim ...

The quilt barns of Harrison County offer unique tour

CADIZ — Visitors to Harrison County may notice various decorated barns as they travel through the area. What they may not know is that there are 20 barns in total, and they all come together to show the pride the owners have in Harrison County. The Harrison County Quilt ...

Belmont College Dean’s List announced

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. The students and their hometowns are listed below: Adena: Samuel Blake; Alledonia: Ryan Wells; Barnesville: Paige Collins; Tori Hannahs; Blaine Holskey; Justin Hudson; Vanessa ...

Teachers Rock at Hills Elementary

MINGO JUNCTION — Hills Elementary is getting stocked with some brand new school supplies compliments of Verizon’s “Teachers Rock!” program. Caleb Smith, tech adviser at the TCC Verizon store in Wintersville, presented the school with eight boxes filled with crayons, paper, pencils ...

Martins Ferry Christian School honor roll

Principal’s List and Honor Roll — Second Quarter 2016-17 Principal’s List First grade — Emily Cochran, Gracie Evans, Luke Hastings, Asa Mick, Aaron Tucker. Second grade — Cheyenne Dunfee, Jonas Eddy, Chase Hancher, Rylan Heller, Layla Hores, Mia McCann, Clay McCord, ...

Nonprofit reaches 75.7% of its fundraising goal

WHEELING — The 2016-17 Campaign for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has reached the 75.7 percent mark of its goal, or $613,196. The goal is $810,000. “Thank you so much to everyone who has donated thus far to the United Way campaign,” Lynn Wallace, campaign co-chair, said. “If ...

AARP offers help when it comes to filling out taxes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service will be available beginning Wednesday from a new site at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. The free tax preparation and electronic filing service will be located in the former Picture People site next to Macy’s. The Tax-Aide ...

Officer hurt in rollover crash

WHEELING — A Wheeling police officer was injured early Thursday when his cruiser rolled over on River Road. At 2:35 a.m., the officer was driving from Warwood to Wheeling Island to respond to a call of shots fired that officers ultimately determined was unfounded, according to police ...

Ohio Valley Newsliners

Martins Ferry Police Department On Wednesday, Michael Anthony Musilli, 33, of 105 Martha Drive, St. Clairsville was cited for going 53 mph in a 50 mph zone. He was fined $139. On Wednesday, Rene L. Hidalgo, 67, of 47 Fieldstone, Poland, Ohio, was cited for going 68 mph in a 50 mph ...

Belmont commissioners review the county’s construction plans

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners reviewed construction projects Wednesday and heard 2016’s report from Tourism Director Eugene “Doc” Householder. Householder discussed the accomplishments of 2016, including financial support for the restoration of the Great ...

Shots fired near St. Clairsville Wal-Mart

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An Arkansas man was booked into the Belmont County Jail after he allegedly fired shots at the Ohio Valley Plaza on Wednesday. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said Derek Young, 25, of Arkansas was arrested in connection with the shooting, which occurred around 7 p.m. ...

2017 Switzerland of Ohio District Spelling Bee

Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools held its district spelling bee Tuesday. There were students representing all five of the elementary schools. Students competed and won spots from their school bees in order to compete at the district bee. Alyssa Hornbeck, a fifth-grader from River ...

OUE hosting College Credit Plus Information Nights

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Students currently in sixth through 11th grades and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and 6 in the OUE Theater, located in Shannon Hall. Those interested in participating only ...

Storm sewer clogged

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON CITY WORKERS Cody Engleman, from left, Jay Bennington and Street Superintendent Bob Matz use a truck to unclog a storm sewer drain at Third and Hickory streets on a rainy afternoon.