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Bellaire High School to host open COVID-19 clinic next week

BELLAIRE — Belmont County residents aged 16 and older can get vaccinated next week at Bellaire High School. During Monday’s Bellaire Local School Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Darren Jenkins announced the high school will host an open coronavirus vaccine clinic April 21 ...

Health Department: Bigger building needed in county

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department board is anticipating vaccinating college students this week against the COVID-19 pandemic, and will approach the county commissioners about the possibility of a new and bigger headquarters in the future. Board member Joel Braido ...

Drug Take Back dates available in Harrison County

CADIZ — Residents will have multiple opportunities to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications this month in Harrison County. National Drug Take Back Day is coming to the county with numerous dates set at pharmacies in Cadiz and Scio. Sheriff Joe Myers made the ...

Jobs open in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Employment opportunities are available in Belmont County, but the search for employees is a problem according to Mike Schlanz, workforce supervisor of Ohio Means Jobs in Belmont County. Schlanz updated the Belmont County Board of Commissioners on activities of the Ohio Means ...

Village scraps dilapidated property ordinance

BELMONT -- Village Council decided to discard an ordinance aimed at abatement of hazardous buildings in the village, opting instead to use the Ohio Revised Code to go after property owners who allow structures to deteriorate and become unsafe. At the request of Mayor Ron Woods and council, ...

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there was no immediate claim of ...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the ...

St. Anthony annual fundraiser

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH ST. ANTHONY Parish will hold its annual roast beef dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The drive-through only event includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and corn, a roll with butter and cake for dessert. There is a ...

WVU Medicine flag raised Friday at Harrison Community Hospital

CADIZ — A small introduction ceremony was held Friday morning at Harrison Community Hospital, recognizing that it has officially become a full member of the West Virginia University Health System. Tony Martinellie, former assistant vice president of HCH, opened the event by welcoming those ...

St. C. vote by email appears improper

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville City Council appears to have violated the Ohio Open Meetings Act on Monday, when members cast votes on board appointments via email. According to the “2021 Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual’’ published by Attorney General Dave Yosts’s office: “A public ...

Lieutenant governor faces political test over tweet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Warming up a crowd with a joke is a trick of the political trade. Republican Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted had, no doubt, used the technique successfully dozens of times before. But one day last September, it was going very badly. Husted, 53, was back in southwest Ohio, ...

DeWine talks with DJFS about resources program

COLUMBUS — Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services Director Jeff Felton weighed in as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced plans to launch the Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence program to benefit children. Known as OhioRISE, the initiative aims to provide ...

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of ...

Dairy Jean reopens for the season

T-L Photos/CARRI GRAHAM Dozens of residents line up outside of Dairy Jean, located along U.S. 250 in Adena, during its opening day Wednesday. The ice cream parlor will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The seasonal shop is typically ...

More information released on fatal crash

SHADYSIDE — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that killed one person on Ohio 7 near milepost 13 in Mead Township. At about 10:25 p.m. Wednesday a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Danny Dayton, 34, of Powhatan Point was traveling south on Ohio 7. The vehicle traveled ...

WVU Medicine, Wheeling Hospital celebrate partnership

WHEELING — Between the petals floating in the breeze and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra providing some background music, the atmosphere at the hospital was an upbeat one Friday afternoon. The beautiful day emphasized the words of the keynote speakers who gathered to share a message of ...

Broadband coming to Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Broadband internet may be coming to Belmont County soon, with the announcement that a fiber company and provider will be installing infrastructure. Nicholas Hunter is CEO of Fiber Capital Partners, a fund management business that brings in private capital investment to ...

Vaccines, variants on the rise

COLUMBUS — More infectious and more deadly variants of the COVID-19 virus are expected to be ascendant in coming weeks, but vaccinations are also climbing. DeWine said coronavirus cases are surging, with 2,742 new cases reported in Ohio in the last 24 hours and a 21-day reported case ...

President Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And for Biden, who ...