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Two arrested in Bellaire, guns, pound of meth seized

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two people were arrested Wednesday and drugs and guns seized when a search warrant was served at a Bellaire house. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said a narcotics investigation led detectives from the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit ...

Harrison County pair charged in connection to death of 8-year-old girl

CADIZ — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that two people have been arrested and a third indicted in the June death of an 8-year-old girl. Jessica Currence, 27, and Kristopher Merkins, 32, both of 34920 Cadiz-Piedmont Road, Cadiz, were arrested Wednesday in ...

Cadiz discusses water rates, sewer project

CADIZ — The water billing system installed in Cadiz late last year appears to not be charging the correct amount to some customers, but the village is working to fix the issue. During Thursday’s council meeting, E.L. Robinson Engineering Business Manager Bob Allen, a consultant for the ...

Brookside, sheriff agreement approved by the Belmont County Commissioners

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its coverage into Brookside after the board of commissioners approved an agreement with the village Wednesday. The village had decided last week to sign a contract with the sheriff’s office rather than continue its ...

Complex active shooter drill performed in St. Clairsville schools

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville high and middle schools were the site of an intensive safety drill Wednesday, when people playing the role of active shooters launched an “attack” on the buildings. At the sound of the first shots around 9 a.m., some students evacuated while others were ...