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Companies bid on I-70 bridges project

WHEELING - The massive bridges rehabilitation project on Interstate 70 through Ohio County will cost slightly more than anticipated. Bids opened Tuesday at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Charleston revealed the Swank Construction Company, of Kensington, Pennsylvania, ...

Workplace wellness lowers health costs, increases productivity

TRIADELPHIA — Workplace wellness programs are key elements in reducing health care costs and improving employees’ productivity and loyalty, several area employers were told Tuesday. “Creating a Healthier Workforce” was the theme of the Ohio Valley Workplace Wellness Conference, held ...

A free fixer-upper available in downtown Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson Behavioral Health System is willing to give a seen-better-days surplus property on Fourth Street to someone with the time, vision and resources needed to restore it. CEO Anthony Sheposh said they’d like to see the three-story house, located at 725 N. Fourth St., ...

Body of Harrison County man recovered from lake

TIPPECANOE — The body of a local man who went missing following a Sunday afternoon fishing trip has been found. According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Leonard Porter was recovered Monday morning from Stillwater Creek, just off of Ohio 800, south of ...

UL School district seeks public’s input

MORRISTOWN — Union Local School District is seeking public input for the use of federal dollars for Titles I, I-D, II-A, IV-A, IDEA-B, and ECSE for the 2019-20 school year. Title I funds are used to provide reading/math intervention for elementary students and professional development for ...

Chamber of Commerce move complete

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Wendy Anderson is pictured at the new location at East 117 Mail St. The more expansive location is a few doors up from the former site.

Buettner named transportation director at OMEGA

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio – Kevin Buettner has been promoted to transportation director at the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association. “Since he joined OMEGA as an intern in 2015, Kevin has demonstrated a passion and commitment to helping communities in our 10-county region position themselves ...

UL getting new auditorium seats

New and returning students will also notice a change in seating in the middle school auditorium. The chairs are in the process of being replaced with cushioned seats purchased from Harrison Hills City School District. Union Local Superintendent Ben Porter said the chairs were purchased at ...

Belmont County Fire and Squad Officers Association fundraiser

T-L Photo/LENNY WITTENBROOK Lt. Kaye Hall, left, and Capt. Patti Phillips hold up a throw that is being sold by the Belmont County Fire and Squad Officers Association as a fundraiser. The throw features all county fire department patches. A pre-sale price of $55 each is available through Aug. ...

Ohio Hills Health Services sponsors free community swim

Ohio Hills Health Services Sponsors Free Community Swim HANNIBAL — In recognition of National Health Care Center Week, Ohio Hills Health Center is offering a free community swim from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Monroe Memorial Park, and everyone is welcome. “Our mission is to improve the ...

19th Annual Grecian Food Festival

Photo by Scott McCloskey Carol Varner of Wheeling volunteers at the outdoor food stand at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church’s 19th Annual Grecian Food Festival Thursday. The festival, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. though Saturday, offers plenty of authentic food and an ...

Interdiction unit makes more arrests

BRIDGEPORT — The Belmont County Criminal Interdiction Unit made two more drug-related arrests Wednesday night following a foot chase. According to Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas, K-9 Deputies Brian Carpenter and Dustin Hilderbrand of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office Criminal ...

Veterans’ appreciation ceremony planned for Italian Heritage Festival

WHEELING — A veterans appreciation ceremony will kick off Saturday’s events at the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival at Heritage Port. A committee led by John Looney, director of the Wheeling Vets Center, John Nanny, past commandant Department of West Virginia Marine ...

Queen of Queens

Photo Provided by Monica Lynne Photography Contestants in the OVAC Queen of Queens Pageant perform together on Thursday during the annual competition held at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. The contestants this year represent 20 high schools within the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. The ...

Ventriloquist, puppet shows set at Moundsville library

MOUNDSVILLE — The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will host the Pittsburgh Puppet Works at 11 a.m. Saturday for a special performance of “Destination: Imagination!” The event is aimed at young children and is free and open to the public. This show features ventriloquist ...

Protesters focused on immigration, education

WHEELING — The people who came to downtown Wheeling to protest a visit by President Donald Trump on Wednesday said they were striving to set an example that differs from their perception of the nation’s political climate today — they wanted everyone to be heard without causing ...

Trump connects with local supporters at airport

WHEELING — The public turned out Wednesday to cheer President Donald Trump’s arrival in West Virginia, and he took the time to return their admiration. More than 100 supporters were present to greet Trump when Air Force One touched down at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport. He had been ...

Displaced Lordstown General Motors’ employees let down by Trump

Two years ago, President Donald Trump told the Mahoning Valley that their dwindling jobs would be returning under his presidency, and to sit back and watch. With General Motors’ Lordstown plant announcing its closure last November, many employees felt slighted when Trump’s response was, ...

Majestic paddlewheelers pass through Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey The majestic American Duchess paddlewheeler made a stop for several hours at Wheeling Heritage Port Tuesday afternoon on its way from Pittsburgh to Louisville. Most of the 166 passenger aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company’s luxurious vessel took time to tour ...