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Veterans monument beginning to take shape

Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Terry Wildman, right, shakes hands with Justin Gallagher of Randall L. Gallagher Memorials after the company set the new veterans monument at Riverview Cemetery in Martins Ferry on Tuesday.

Kids learn, exercise on Barkcamp’s Storybook Trail

BELMONT — Young visitors to Barkcamp State Park can now enjoy a children’s book as they hike down a new Storybook Trail. The project was brought to the park by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, working in partnership with the Imagination Library and the office of Gov. Mike DeWine. ...

Barnesville chamber recognizes employee, citizen of the year

BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized two residents for their work in the community during its annual Spring Banquet. Ruth Anderson, the volunteer coordinator at WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital, was named employee of the year, while Monsignor Mark J. Froehlich, ...

Arts take center stage for Bulldogs this weekend

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School’s Fine Arts Club will host its first-ever Fine Arts Festival on Saturday in front of and inside the school. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature local artists and musicians from the community. “I’m so excited to ...

Concerned residents encourage council to sign EPA letter

BRIDGEPORT — The Concerned Ohio River Residents and its supporters are making their way to communities that receive water from Martins Ferry in hopes that elected officials’ will sign a letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inspect the ground near the Austin Master ...

Defenders of Ukrainian steel mill declare mission complete

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine’s last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol declared its mission complete Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken to areas under Russia’s ...