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Another bomb threat found at Martins Ferry elementary school

MARTINS FERRY — Ayers Elementary School students were again evacuated to the high/middle school building Monday after another threatening message was found at the grade school. According to a message sent to parents from Superintendent Jim Fogle at about 2 p.m. Monday, the message was found ...

Jacobsburg man arraigned for assault with vehicle

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Bryan Ramsey was arraigned Monday and pleaded innocent to striking another man with his car. He appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato during the day’s court hearings. Ramsey, 46, of 58842 Mount Victory Road, Jacobsburg is charged with ...

WesBanco endows WLU

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University now has $100,000, courtesy of WesBanco, to hire an American studies expert to teach at the university. WLU and WesBanco announced Monday that WesBanco is providing WLU $100,000 for its first-ever endowed professorship. The money will be added to the ...

Mom and Dad’s finds a niche for gifts and pet needs

WARWOOD — While there aren’t any songs about it like the combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, you can find a combination gift shop and pet store if you know what to look for. Mom and Dad’s Gifts, located right along W.Va. 2 in Warwood, is an eclectic shop, split fairly evenly between ...

Legion raising funds to construct memorial

WOODSFIELD — Beallsville American Legion Post 768 is hoping to raise $70,000 in donations to construct a memorial honoring the area’s veterans and their families. Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher first proposed the idea to construct a Monroe County Gold Star Families Memorial ...

LENA LOLLINI

Lena Marie Lollini, age 95, passed peacefully at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, on March 12, 2021. Her family can attest that Lena was one of the purest spirits of goodness and love that ever lived. An unkind thought never entered her mind nor passed from from her lips. She was born July 20th, ...

Boutique clothing, vintage furniture available at new ‘Moxie on the Main’

BARNESVILLE — Moxie on the Main, located at 125 E. Main St. in downtown Barnesville, is now offering clothing, accessories and some shoes, alongside its farmhouse-style painted vintage furniture. The shop recently celebrated expanding its offerings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by ...

Collapsing Bellaire building expected to be razed

BELLAIRE — A Belmont Street building is collapsing in downtown Bellaire. Bricks began falling off the building, located at 3230 Belmont St., forcing officials to close a portion of the sidewalk in front of it. A neighboring beauty salon business, owned by Mike Doyle, who is also a ...

Get the shot at OHHS

BARNESVILLE — As more and more people become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination in the Buckeye State, Ohio Hills Health Service is ready to serve anyone who wants to get the shot. OHHS spokeswoman Jan Chambers said the provider is now booked with appointments through mid-April and has ...

Mask sale benefits Shriners Hospitals

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The hard work of a local family is paying off for Shriners Hospitals. The purpose of Osiris Shriners is to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals. Rebecca Greenwood Raines, the Osiris Shrine 2021 First Lady, took on the project of raising funds for research on a patch that is ...

Trauma, Narcan kit given to police K-9 unit

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Police Department’s K-9 Unit — canine Croc and handler Officer Edward Kubat — recently received a free Trauma and Narcan Overdose Kit. The department applied for and received the kit from the K9s of Valor Foundation of Massillon, Ohio. “We didn’t have ...

St. C. Queen of Queens

Photo Provided This year’s St. Clairsville High School Queen of Queens Pageant will be held March 31. Due to COVID restrictions, the event will not be open to the public. Pictured from the left are candidates Casara Orr, Lily Pollock, Bella Swan, Marisa Fellin and Zoie Zielinski.

Former Wheeling fire chief, councilman liff Sligar dies

WHEELING — If there was one thing everyone knew about Cliff Sligar, he wanted to make his home city of Wheeling a better place. He did that during his 40-year tenure with the Wheeling Fire Department, much of that as its chief. He did that for eight years as a Wheeling city ...

Twiley convicted of murder of Steubenville woman

STEUBENVILLE — It took jurors a little more than an hour Wednesday to decide 28-year-old Jason Twiley was guilty of the brutal murder of his girlfriend and then trying to torch her Maxwell Avenue home to get rid of the evidence. The victim, Steubenville native Brittany Littlejohn, 32, was ...

United Way launches Match Madness fundraising campaign

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has launched its Match Madness partnership with Bordas & Bordas. The promotion matches community donations dollar for dollar for up to $15,000 for the month of March. “Nonprofits are seeing a large decrease in donations this year due to ...

Many St. Patrick’s Day traditions not from Ireland

ST. PATRICK’S Day is made special by various traditions. Everything from dyeing major cities’ rivers green to parades to enjoying green foods has become part of the pageantry of St. Patrick’s Day. The next time you raise a green beer to your lips, you may wonder which traditions are ...

Ferry shooting still under investigation

MARTINS FERRY — A case of shots being fired in the Hughes Avenue area with one home being struck by bullets still is under investigation by the Martins Ferry Police Department. At about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 4, officers were dispatched to the area after someone reported hearing gunshots being ...

Union Local’s Phillips gets state ranking

BELMONT — Union Local Future Farmers of America member Carson Phillips was recently named 10th place in the state in the Ohio FFA Beginning Prepared Speaking contest. Phillips had to prepare and memorize a four- to six-minute speech for the contest. His speech was about schools having ...

Bluefield State, city leaders seeking collaboration with 3 local colleges

WHEELING — Officials at Bluefield State College and in the city of Wheeling expressed optimism about potential for collaborating with three local colleges to provide the best possible array of opportunities for higher education in the Ohio Valley. Last week, presidents of Wheeling ...