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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 ...

Local Briefs

Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 7 BELLAIRE — St. John Central Academy Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa. You can also meet with your favorite characters from the Frozen movies and purchase raffle tickets for four free movie tickets. There is a cost per ...

St. C. Rotarians honor veterans

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city’s Rotary clubs are undertaking a project to honor veterans and active-duty service personnel on the first of the year. Through Dec. 2, the St. Clairsville Rotary Club will accept information and pictures of veterans to place on banners, to be displayed downtown ...

Baskets for the needy being prepared

MINGO JUNCTION — Mingo Junction Social Services expects to distribute about 300 baskets to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sophie Schoolcraft, director of the agency, said several organizations, schools and businesses have donated money and food items for the ...

Cathedral will get temporary roof

STEUBENVILLE — Holy Name Cathedral is getting a temporary roof, the Diocese of Steubenville reported Tuesday. Scott Yarman, director of the Diocese of Steubenville Office of Facilities and Property, said the existing roof is “damaged beyond repair and past its life expectancy,” making ...

Barnesville Spelling Bee

T-L Photo/LENNY WITTENBROOK Barnesville Middle School Spelling Bee runner-up sixth-grader Max Miller, left, celebrates with district champion seventh-grader Luke Taylor after the bee Tuesday. Both will go on to represent Barnesville schools in the Belmont County Spelling Bee, which will be ...

Winter fun coming to the valley

There is no shortage of festive events planned for the coming holiday and winter seasons. In Belmont County, several events are becoming holiday traditions. “The Christmas and winter events bring a sense of community to everyone in the valley,” Brooke Robinson, digital marketing manager ...

Bellaire Middle School Honor Roll

∫ Principal’s List Fifth grade Ava Ault Brenden Breeden Mazie Bruce Alex Burton Zachary Conley Trevor Dowery Kayla Edgar Brooklyn Edwards Isabelle Giffin Kole Gonglik Aubree Hines Khylar Lahna Steven LaShare Jermey Lovell Harmonee Lowe Elizabeth ...

Powhatan Elementary School Honor Roll

Principal’s List Seventh grade — Gianna Mancini First Honors Fourth grade — Jossalyn Randall, Hunter Ogilbee, Layne Heightland, Sydney Gust, Hailey Dietrich Fifth grade — Isis Nichols Seventh grade — Jake Henry Second Honors Sixth grade — Kaden Hunt Eighth grade — ...