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St. Clairsville council clashes over leaks

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — What seemed like a typical decision to enter into executive session devolved into angry exchanges and accusations among council members and citizens Monday, with allegations that confidential information is being leaked. Council voted to enter executive session to discuss ...

Harrison Hills to hold rally to celebrate return to school

CADIZ — The Harrison Hills City School District will welcome students back to the classroom with its annual “Back to School Rally” on Aug. 20. The board of education discussed the rally during Thursday’s meeting. Superintendent Dana Snider said they will be providing school supplies ...

Mayor still waiting to tour frack waste recycling facility

MARTINS FERRY — City officials still hope to receive a tour of the Austin Master Services frack wastewater recycling facility. Mayor John Davies said he still is waiting to hear back from officials at the plant that recently prompted a couple Bridgeport-area residents to voice concern ...

Memorial for McCort slated Saturday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Family, friends and other loved ones of former Belmont County sheriff Tom McCort will remember his life and impact on the community during a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thoburn United Methodist Church. McCort, of Morristown, died in April 2020 at age 79 ...

Pool art makes a splash in Ferry

MARTINS FERRY -- Along with the usual sprucing up of the city swimming pool this year, the facility also recently got some new artwork to brighten up window openings in the rear facade. The new digital artwork perfectly fits the rectangular spots that dot the outside of the Rec Center exterior ...

Fundraising completed for new veterans memorial

MARTINS FERRY -- After months of fundraising and gathering donations, the anticipated installation of a new monument honoring veterans and first responders in Martins Ferry can get underway. Terry Wildman, city resident and Vietnam war veteran, said $35,800 has been raised for the project, ...