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Bridgeport Rotary Club annual food drive

THE BRIDGEPORT Rotary Club is holding its annual food drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Riesbeck’s in Brookside. Pictured preparing for the event, from left, are Rotary Club President Vicki Bland, Kathy Frio representing the Bridgeport Food Pantry, and Rotary Club member ...

Semi stuck

Photo Provided by Michael Strough A tractor-trailer is stopped on the entrance ramp to Interstate 470 on Thursday afternoon after it apparently failed to negotiate the turn from Ohio 7 south and “tapped” the guardrail, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A dispatcher said no ...

Feenerty joins the team of Unified Bank

MARTINS FERRY — Local resident Don Feenerty recently joined the team of Unified Bank to serve in a new position as Marketing and Community Development executive. Feenerty has enjoyed a long and varied career in the Ohio Valley. He has operated his own commercial photography business for ...

Susan Dowell named Associate Director of Nursing at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University Eastern and the Ohio University School of Nursing have named Susan D. Dowell as the Associate Director of Nursing at the Eastern Campus. Dowell, DNP, MSN, MBA, RNC will lead the Eastern Campus’ new BSN program. which was officially announced earlier this ...

Bellaire schools receive donations from alumni

BELLAIRE — Bellaire High School Art Department students will receive necessary supplies, thanks to a group of alumni. wThe Bellaire High School Class of 1965 donated $500 to the art department at the school, where the group of alumni graduated more than 50 years ago. The alumni also made a ...

Belmont County museums granted a total of $21,000

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Six local museums each received $3,000 during a recent awarding of grants by the Belmont County Tourism Council. Six different museums received the grants including Great Western School House, National Imperial Glass Museum of Bellaire, Sedgwick House Museum of Martins ...

Bridgeport welcomes a new dessert bakery

BRIDGEPORT — A dessert bakery has made Bridgeport its permanent residence to help locals sate their sweet tooth. The Fat Apple opened its doors Oct. 13 and offers a vast variety of sweets and treats. The bakery has been in business for four years, however it was previously only opened ...

Taylor Martial Arts expanding offerings

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Beginning Tuesday, Taylor Martial Arts will begin offering instruction in another martial arts style that includes less-lethal moves with a wider array of applications. “We’re rebranding our selves from the Taylor Taekwondo Academy to the Taylor Martial Arts Academy, ...

Pumpkin carving

T-L Photo/LENNY WITTENBROOK Gus “Squashcarver” Smithhisler carves a relief of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima on the surface of an enormous pumpkin at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival on Friday. Based in central Ohio, he has been carving giant pumpkins for more than 17 years. He sculpts for ...

Alumni association honors award recipients

BETHANY – The Bethany College Alumni Association honored recipients of its 2019 awards Friday night, including the first James E. Allison Award for Teaching Excellence in more than a decade. The recipients were honored at a dinner ceremony at Commencement Hall as part of Bethany’s ...

Arena pursuing temporary ice

WHEELING — After WesBanco Arena officials announced a failure had occurred in its ice-making system, the facility’s workers are still working to secure temporary ice so that the Wheeling Nailers hockey season can begin on schedule Oct. 19. Denny Magruder, WesBanco Arena executive ...

Buckeye North reveals new auditorium

BRILLIANT — Panther pride is even greater at Buckeye North Elementary after the school showcased its newly remodeled auditorium. School officials, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and other community supporters were invited to the big reveal at the site in Brilliant last week, ...

CCAO issues statement supporting counties in opioid litigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The County Commissioners Association of Ohio board of directors adopted unanimously the following statement regarding the opioid litigation being pursued by counties: CCAO strongly supports our counties as plaintiffs seeking recovery for their damages from the “opioid ...

Almost 900 properties up for auction

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County authorities are preparing to sell off nearly 900 properties to the highest bidder at an Oct. 31 auditor’s sale. More than half of the parcels being sold at the auditor’s sale — 458 of them — are in Steubenville. There also are 170 in the Indian Creek ...

Acrimony continues between city and county

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday fired back at Steubenville officials over comments made after the commissioners received a legal opinion about whether the county could provide assistance on a water line project at the Steubenville Marina. Commissioners received ...

Harrison Central homecoming queen

Photo by KRISTIN MAZGAJ LEXI CARTER is crowned the 2019 homecoming queen at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz on Friday night at halftime of the Huskies’ victory against Union Local.

School designated as a green fleet

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Exempted Village School District has been designated as an Ohio Green Fleet by Clean Fuels Ohio’s statewide Ohio Green Fleets program. The program recognizes fleets efficiency and environmental performance. Designated Ohio Green Fleets provide a community ...

Union Local homecoming court

Union Local’s homecoming court prepares for the homecoming football game on Friday against the Warren Warriors. The queen will be crowned during halftime. The king will be crowned at the homecoming dance on Saturday. Pictured from left front are queen candidates Alexandria Moeller, Bria ...

OHHS sponsors free community walk

BARNESVILLE — Ohio Hills Health Services will sponsor a free community walk at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Barnesville Memorial Park Lake Trail. Dr. Russell Lee-Wood will lead the walk. Participants are encouraged to walk at a pace and distance that is comfortable for them. “Exercise is ...

JB Green Team places improved paper recycling bins

BELLAIRE — JB Green Team, aka the Jefferson Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority, announces that the program is a recipient of an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Community Recycling Grant to purchase 48 new 8-cubic-yard paper and cardboard recycling bins with large sliding side doors ...