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Belmont College Trustees Scholarship extended

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College announced that on Thursday the Trustees Scholarship will be extended through the Spring 2020 semester for all eligible 2019 high school graduates. The Trustees Scholarship at Belmont College offers a tuition-only award to students to cover the cost of up to ...

Coin toss decides Empire election

STEUBENVILLE — A flip of a coin on Wednesday determined who won a seat on Empire Village Council. The Jefferson County Board of Elections met to certify the results of the Nov. 5 general election. The board of elections reported 44 absentee ballots mailed before the election but received by ...

Basket giveaway is Saturday

WHEELING — The Bethlehem Temple Food Ministries will once again provide Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need to begin this holiday season. Baskets containing the makings for a full Thanksgiving meal — and a little bit more to eat later — will be distributed beginning at 11 a.m. ...

235 Thanksgiving baskets given in Mingo Junction

Photo by Mark Law Mingo Junction Social Services distributed 235 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need on Wednesday. Helping were, from left, Kristen Wheeler-Kurner of Wheeler Funeral Home; Sophie Schoolcraft, director; Cathy DiBenedetto, Indian Creek Junior High School National Junior ...

Martins Ferry Spelling Bee

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Martins Ferry City School District held its annual spelling bee Wednesday at the middle school’s gymnasium. 24 students in grades fifth through eighth participated in the event. Pictured, holding their trophies following the event, are first place winner, Jacob ...

More sewer plant upgrades on horizon

FLUSHING — Village officials last Thursday learned that plans are in place to continue making required upgrades and repairs to the village’s sewer plant. In his monthly report, Village Administrator Bryan Clark said that he had been working with a Class III Sewer operator who has assured ...

Council agrees to Nelson settlement

STEUBENVILLE — The city’s administrative appeal of the three zoning variances granted to Nelson Holdings a year ago for several vacant downtown properties has finally been resolved. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members voted unanimously to accept a settlement, negotiated by Law ...

Health board opposes landfill

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health Department board on Tuesday unanimously voted not to support a proposal to reopen the Crossridge Landfill. But the vote could be moot if the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency approves permits for an environmental cleanup of the site in exchange ...

Christian Consortium Spelling Bee

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON WINNERS OF the Christian Consortium Spelling Bee on Tuesday are, from left, second place winner James Buckingham, fourth grade, and first place winner Alana Wilson, fifth grade. Both students attend Martins Ferry Christian School. The third place winner, or alternate, ...

Union Local Spelling Bee

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Clay Utter, fifth grader, comes in first at Union Local Elementary’s spelling bee Tuesday, with Remmi Carpenter, fifth grader, second. Bethany Johnston and Joel Getzlaff are alternates. All are from Flushing. The winners will go on to compete at the Belmont ...

Cera announces state funds for disaster relief efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, announced that the State Controlling Board voted in support of releasing funds through the State Disaster Relief Program to meet the local government’s obligation for disaster relief. The funding is necessary in order to pull down the ...

St. Clairsville High School honor roll

∫ PRINCIPAL’S LIST Grade 9 Brooke Busby, Madyson Drosieko, Andrea Horton, Nicholas Kasik, Megan Malin, Gianna Nardo, Nathan Palmer, Dennis Ray, Zoey Russell, Madison Sadler, Abigail Salisbury, Lacy Tuttle, Rileigh Wood, Jocelyhnn Zucco, Grade 10 Emily Binger, Ella Brak, Lyric ...

Defensive driving courses offered

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next Defensive Driving Course on Dec. 7 in the Administration Building on the Martins Ferry Schools Campus. The course will run from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Students must bring identification. The teen course ...

America gets new citizens in Wheeling

WHEELING — New American citizens were praised for coming to America and “doing it the right way” during a naturalization ceremony Friday in Wheeling. Eleven people were sworn-in as American citizens during the proceedings, which took place before Judge Frederick S. Stamp of the U.S. ...

Blaine S Bridge field trip wows Bridgeport students

BLAINE — Bridgeport Exempted Village School District’s elementary pupils recently learned about the Blaine S Bridge — a historic structure near their school that some of the children didn’t know existed, according to Stephanie Jennette, a Pease Township Park District board of ...

Barnesville High School first nine weeks honor roll

∫ All A’S Seniors Alissa Agrusa, Kerah Bewley, James Dusch, Danielle Meyers Juniors Phaedra Jackson, Kinzie Kaplet, Kaitlyn Roe, Alana Trigg, Emma Wharton, Morgan Winters Sophomores Emily Baldridge, Jasmine Caldwell, Jeremy Hunkler, Ethan Leach, August Schmidt, Kailee ...

Beallsville Elementary School first nine weeks honor roll

∫ Principal’s List Ridge Holiday – 4Th Grade Allie Mcfrederick – 4Th Grade Mallarie Maddy – 4Th Grade Mason Dennison – 4Th Grade Brylee Mcfrederick – 5Th Grade Karsyn Muncy – 5Th Grade Megan Robinson – 5Th Grade Kyler Kinzy – 5Th Grade Emma Brockman – ...

Beallsville High School honor roll

Seventh Grade Principal’s List Michlynn Farrell Dalton Fulton Kyler Graham Kaylee Hagan Brooke Wells Seventh Grade First Honors Lamar Anderson Wesley Bowers Mary Brooks Katelyn Crooks Breelyn Hudson Jaxon Murray Seventh Grade Second Honors Bradlynn ...

Shadyside High School first nine weeks honor roll

∫ Principal’s List 12th grade Sidney Boltz Riley Brown Ryan Cain Olivia Carpenter Adam Davis Madison Davis Alexandria Gregan Julie Hendershot Caden Honeywell Katie James Jakob Klug Hallie Knollinger Carri Kropka Jessica Kuhn Braelynn Lipperman Madelynn ...