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Oglebay Park Officials Prepare to Kick-Off Annual Winter Festival of Lights

WHEELING -- In a year that’s seemingly been nothing but dark and gloomy, the annual Light-Up Night at Oglebay Park could not have come at a better time to help brighten the Ohio Valley’s collective mood. Park officials and guests will gather this evening for the kick-off to the annual ...

School staff attend safety training

BRIDGEPORT — Teachers, staff and administrators are getting lessons in safety care during a special training session at Bridgeport High School. Fourteen people took part in the first of two meetings with district Special Education Coordinator Beverly Prati, who led discussion on ...

COVID-19 case closes Ohio County office

WHEELING -- The Ohio County Circuit Clerk’s office is closed until next week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Calls to the office are answered by a voice message telling the caller the office is closed until Nov. 9, and that a drop box has been placed at the entrance to the ...

Voters say ‘yes’ to park levy in Bethesda

BETHESDA -- Village voters approved a new levy to support Epworth Park on Tuesday, passing a 1.5-mill park levy by a 331-203, according to unofficial vote otoals released on election night. The levy will raise a property owner’s tax bill on a home with a market value of $90,000 and a taxable ...

Monroe County moving forward with plans for new OSU Extension building

WOODSFIELD -- Monroe County officials hope to begin construction of a new Ohio State University Extension building early next year. Mary Jo Westfall, associate at the OSU Extension office, met with the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on Monday morning to sign a contract with Tekton ...

Leona Avenue Middle School honor roll

NASH Ethan Adams Brody Beckett Kendall Kurtzman Karsyn Bundock Elizabeth Lawrence Louden Burtner Isabela McCartney Logan Cather Olivia Reineke Lilianna Donaldson Jackson Haigler Aliyah Patterson Maximus Ringer Brayden Salazar Brody Smith Gabriel ...

Sarris Candies makes national splash

CANONSBURG, Pa. -- TikTok users recently welcomed a sweet surprise from Canonsburg’s own Sarris Candies. The video-sharing social media company gifted nearly 2,000 of its content creators across the nation with Sarris’ chocolate bash cakes – a tall order, but nothing Sarris couldn’t ...

25 businesses and individuals step up to purchase the 2020 King Pumpkin

BARNESVILLE -- In a year when fairs and festivals were canceled or downsized and the economy took a big hit, the community of Barnesville pitched in and purchased the King Pumpkin for $6,250. There was no fanfare, no gathering around the King Pumpkin for a photo, no public accolades or ...

WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital combats COVID

BARNESVILLE -- WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital has been acquiring additional protective equipment to help the hospital combat COVID-19. WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital received grant funding through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley – Belmont County Enrichment Fund to ...

Belmont-Harrison Career Center gets renovated

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Belmont-Harrison Career Center locations in St. Clairsville and Cadiz are completing a five-year program of upgrades and expansions. “We’ve just completed a huge capital project at both campuses,” Superintendent Richard Schoene said, adding the changes are both ...

Martins Ferry Mayor’s office receives in-house makeover

MARTINS FERRY -- The Martins Ferry mayor’s office got a makeover that has made the space lighter, brighter and more welcoming to visitors. Mayor John Davies and city employees Jeremy Shrodes and Donnie Headley have been working on the front reception space of the office during the past few ...

Owners working to repair Christopher Spring

CADIZ -- The longtime owners of the Christopher Spring are working to repair the popular water outlet that recently ceased its steady flow of water. Emily Wagner, owner of Christophe Spring, said this is the first time the spring has stopped its constant flow in more than a century. "As ...

Baker Fund Joins Monroe County Community Foundation

WOODSFIELD – The John and Lois Baker Education and Economic Development Fund was established in 2007 to support Monroe County. Recently, the Fund advanced its work to meet needs and create opportunities for the community by awarding a grant to support the Monroe Theater and by joining forces ...

Section of I-70 West expected to reopen Monday

WHEELING — Interstate 70 remains on track to fully reopen over the weekend, following nine months of detours and orange barrels. The westbound lanes of the interstate have been closed since February near the Mount DeChantal Road exit as part of the ongoing I-70 Bridges Project. West ...

Barnesville High School honor roll

ALL A’S SENIOR Clay Carpenter, Rylen Detling, Logan Eddy, Jacob Edwards, Victoria Froehlich, Evan Hudson, Shayla Hunter, Phaedra Jackson, Kortnie Luyster, Kaleb Mathews, Kaitlyn Roe, AnnAlicia Simmons, Haiden Skinner, Emma Wharton, Hailey Wilcox, Morgan Winters JUNIOR Emily ...

First Legacy of Justice Award presented to James G. Bordas Jr.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Association for Justice on Thursday presented its Legacy of Justice Award posthumously to the late James G. Bordas Jr. of Bordas and Bordas in Wheeling. The award recognizes Bordas’ decades of commitment and service to the West Virginia Association for ...

Barnesville spelling bee held

Ben Eberhart, left, and Max Miller finished first and second, respectively, in the Barnesville Middle School District Spelling Bee on Thursday. Both advance to the Belmont County Spelling Bee — sponsored by The Times Leader, Bordas and Bordas, Belmont Savings Bank, Airport Limousine, Uniglobe ...

Cameron Elementary, High Schools Go Remote

CAMERON -- Two schools in Marshall County have switched to remote learning for the next week and a half as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the community of Cameron. On Wednesday, Marshall County Schools suspended in-person instruction at Cameron Elementary School and Cameron High School ...

I-70 West to Reopen

WHEELING -- A good construction season and quick work by the contractor will allow Interstate 70 west to reopen by Monday at the latest, Gov. Jim Justice said during a visit to Heritage Port on Wednesday. The governor, during his visit, also awarded state Transportation Alternatives and ...

Bellaire Spelling Bee

Photo Provided Drake Finnicum, left, and Braeden Schmidli hold their trophies after finishing first and second, respectively, in the Bellaire Local Schools District Spelling Bee on Tuesday. Finnicum, a fifth-grader, won with the words scallion and hurtle. Schmidli is a sixth-grader. An ...