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Ace is the place in Woodsfield

WOODSFIELD — Perhaps one of the most important businesses a city or village can have is the neighborhood hardware store. It’s where people who love their homes go to get the supplies and advice needed to keep their humble abodes looking good and in working order. Woodsfield is no ...

Bellaire Schools adopt ‘Project Lead the Way’

BELLAIRE — Bellaire Local Schools Superintendent Darren Jenkins, at the regular meeting of the Bellaire Local Board of Education, announced the district’s adoption of “Project Lead the Way.” Project Lead the Way provides transformative learning experiences for pre-K to 12th grade ...

St. Clairsville Schools to offer summer classes in response to pandemic

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- St. Clairsville City Schools will offer Extended Learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Ohio schools. St. Clairsville students will have an opportunity this summer to close educational gaps resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in compliance ...

Coroner says Amish teen had been strangled, stabbed

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A young Amish woman whose remains were found this week, 10 months after her disappearance, was strangled and stabbed in the neck, a coroner ruled Friday. The Lancaster County coroner used dental records to positively identify the body of 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos. ...

ODOT investing in local projects

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A number of construction projects are set to begin this spring as the Ohio Department of Transportation invests millions of dollars in local infrastructure improvements. Lauren Borrell, public information officer for ODOT District 11, said ODOT will invest $118 million in ...

MACO workshop active through pandemic

WOODSFIELD — Monroe Adult Craft Organizationhas not been idle during the COVID-19 pandemic. MACO Workshop is a nonprofit center for developmentally disabled adults. The center serves 50 adults ages 22-75. Daniel Lollathin, director of adult services and transportation, said the need for ...

Luke Burkhardt Writes & Delivers Debut Album — ‘Postcard’

SHADYSIDE — Nurse practitioner and father by day, singer and songwriter by night, Shadyside native Luke Burkhardt wears many hats as he releases his debut album, “Postcard.” An album release party will be held at Matt’s Tiger Pub in Shadyside, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, April ...

Local nature walks honor Earth Day

WHEELING — Despite unseasonably colder temperatures Thursday, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Center offered morning and afternoon nature walks at two different locations as part of its Earth Day celebration. Walkers learned a little about the history of the Schrader Center, ...

Kendall Behavioral Solutions earns 3-year reaccreditation

MARTINS FERRY — Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Accreditation has recognized Kendall Behavioral Solutions with a three-year reaccreditation, acknowledging the organization as a top behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. KBS has ...

Harrison Central to host vaccine clinic May 7

CADIZ — Harrison County residents age 16 and older will have a chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine next month when the Harrison Hills City School District hosts a vaccination clinic. During its Thursday evening meeting, the board of education approved the Harrison County Health ...

SBA Awards Ohio County Schools $18M

WHEELING — The West Virginia School Building Authority announced Monday that Ohio County Schools will receive the remaining $18 million it was promised for the school district’s school property improvement projects. The amount represents the final two installments of $27 million the SBA ...

Courthouse to honor law enforcement amid ‘Light Ohio Blue’ campaign

CADIZ — For the third consecutive year, the Harrison County Courthouse will be illuminated with blue lights to show support for local law enforcement. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the statewide “Light Ohio Blue” campaign since 2019. The program honors ...

Unified Bank sponsoring Martins Ferry Civics’ Opening Day

Photo Provided Unified Bank Regional Banking Executive Stacy Carpino and Senior Commercial Lender Michael Goclan stand outside Fodor Field in Martins Ferry. For the past 10 years Unified Bank has helped sponsor Martins Ferry Civics’ Opening Day at Fodor Field. Each year, Unified provides a ...

Justice sets vaccination goal to end mask mandate

CHARLESTON — To help encourage reluctant West Virginians to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Jim Justice set a vaccine goal Wednesday for the state, with elimination of indoor mask mandates as the prize. “We’ve still got a ways to go,” Justice said during his Wednesday COVID-19 ...

St. Mary Central School registering students for 2021-22 school year

Photo Provided ST. MARY Central School in Martins Ferry is now registering students for its 2021-22 school year. Registration is now open; there are fees. Early registration is open until Friday. For more information on tuition prices, registration, scholarships and financial assistance, call ...

Manchin backs pro-union legislation, economic incentives for coal communities

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sat Monday with United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts to discuss a path forward for coal states like West Virginia, including ways to put union members back to work and grow manufacturing opportunities in areas that benefited from ...

New truck dealership to open in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Drivers on U.S. 40 just west of St. Clairsville may have noticed a sizable new building being constructed by Hill International Trucks. By this fall, the dealership will have a major presence in Belmont County. Nicholas Frantzis, marketing manager at Hill International, ...

The Victorian Mansion Museum is back

BARNESVILLE — The Victorian Mansion Museum is opening its doors in 2021. Emery Stewart, president of the Belmont County Historical Society, said it has been a long and unwanted pause. “I had so many people this past year say ‘we missed the museum.’ We miss the museum. We love that ...

Ohio County School buses to get GPS software

WHEELING — Parents and bus drivers will have an extra layer of depth to their students’ bus rides, starting next year, with the integration of GPS systems into their bus routes. Ohio County Schools Director of Operations David Crumm discussed the prospect at Monday evening’s board ...

New Barnesville coffee shop holds grand opening

BARNESVILLE — A new coffee shop is ready to provide local residents with freshly brewed coffee and baked goods. The Beeology Coffee & Bakery Co. held its grand opening last week at its establishment in Barnesville. The shop offers coffee, espresso, tea and a selection of baked goods ...