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SLIDESHOW: Burned Wilson Furniture building coming down

T-L Photos/JOE LOVELL Workers begin to demolish the remains of the Wilson Furniture store after a fire gutted the structure several weeks ago. Owner Jason Wilson said the building, built in the 1880s, was damaged too severely to save. A portion of the old store may be salvageable, but that ...

Valley Avengers in search of new recruits

BRIDGEPORT — The Valley Avengers, a group of local teens who aid in fundraising efforts and events, is looking to add more members to its team of superheroes and princesses. Tom Wensyel, the group’s adult adviser who goes by “Mr. Stark,” said the Valley Avengers led by Spider-Man is ...

Chief Deputy Zusack to run for sheriff

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After years at second-in-command, Chief Deputy James Zusack is throwing his hat into the ring to succeed Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas following the 2024 election. “Sheriff Lucas advised me that he was not going to run another term, so being chief deputy since 2014, ...

LifeWise Academy coming to Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — The Bible-based educational program of LifeWise Academy could be offered to Shadyside School District students in the fall of 2023. Wayne Cooper, Lifewise volunteer, spoke about the academy to Shadyside Village Council during its Wednesday meeting. “What this is about is ...

‘It’s a small world’: Two St. C. grads working at Pentagon

ARLINGTON, Virginia — A couple of St. Clairsville High School graduates expressed what a “small world” it really is after running into each other and discovering they are both employed under the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon. More than 280 miles away from ...

State, local officials celebrate I-70 Bridges project coming to an end

WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice joined state and local officials in Wheeling Friday to celebrate the official completion of the largest of his Roads To Prosperity projects to date — the Interstate 70 Bridges Project. After more than three years of construction at a cost of more than $214 ...