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Harrison County 2019 election results

Unofficial vote totals with 100% of precincts reporting Adena mayor Mark Anderson - 15 Crystal Carpenter - 12 Brenda Roski - 27 Adena Village Council (vote for not more than 2) Marla Brokaw - 33 Beth Ann Burke - 19 Kelly Kropka - 24 Adena clerk-treasurer Bobbi Gaffney - 21 Cynthia ...

Monroe County election results 2019

Final unofficial results - 100% of precincts reporting Woodsfield mayor Carol Hehr - 169 Michael R. Ricer - 388 Switzerland Board of Education Beverly Anderson - 1,309 Kenneth E. Darby - 979 Robert L. Putsock - 731 Denise Riley - 1,013 Greg Schumacher - 1,910 Raymond A. Williams ...

Vote delayed

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The decision to privatize water and wastewater service was delayed Monday night by an absent council member. Council held the third reading of the water and wastewater contract with Aqua Ohio, a private state-regulated entity, but was unable to pass a vote. Council ...

Hill convicted in rape case

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After less than an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict Monday in the case of Christianson Sean Hill, accused of the rape of a minor. This concluded a four-day trial that began with jury selection Thursday. Testimony Saturday came from the victim, a ...

Facility’s workers worried

WOODSFIELD — With the impending sale of the Monroe County Care Center looming, employees of the facility are concerned with their future job security and benefits at the center. Last week, Monroe County Board of Commissioners held an emergency session in which the board signed a change of ...

Belmont Health Dept. implements new program

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department is implementing an Ohio Healthy Program grant with two local preschool facilities. Kelli Haney, health educator for the department, said she is “working with teachers to reduce screen time and develop healthier eating” among young ...

Election Day

Today is Election Day in Ohio. The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Poll workers from left: Mary Doty, Donna Gacek and Linda Valachovic are pictured checking voters in at the main entrance of Bridgeport High School early this morning.

The finishing touches

T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON FINISHING TOUCHES are placed on the signage for the new Wheeling Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center along Ohio 7 near Bridgeport on Monday afternoon. Wheeling Hospital announced in March that it had purchased the former Compassionate Care Center for Surgical ...

Bethesda mayoral candidates speak out

BETHESDA — Village residents will choose from among three female candidates for mayor on Election Day this Tuesday. Each candidate shared her background and plans for the future with The Times Leader recently, touching on the issues surrounding the police department and the need to select a ...

Candidates in Flushing visit council

FLUSHING — Mayor Angelo Vincenzo had a pointed question for former mayor and candidate for village council Tom Bober when he appeared before council to announce his candidacy. Bober resigned as mayor in July 2017 with no reason disclosed for the decision at the time. Current Mayor Angelo ...

Monroe County office hoping for new trucks

WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Engineer’s Office is hoping to receive a grant in the amount of $150,000 in order to aid in the purchase of multiple vehicles. Engineer Amy Zwick discussed the potential grant and a loan with the county commissioners at last week’s regularly scheduled ...

Trump can initiate U.S. Paris pull out

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become ...

The alleged victim gives testimony in Hill rape trial

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The alleged victim gave testimony Saturday morning in the trial of Christianson Sean Hill, accused of raping a minor. Hill, 32, of Wheeling had been sentenced to life in prison in March 2018, but the Seventh District Court of Appeals overturned his guilty plea. According ...

A breakdown of St. C.’s water woes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Regardless of whether city leaders vote to sell St. Clairsville’s water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems on Monday, many repairs and upgrades to the network will have to be made after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a series of mandates, ...

City politics to shift before sale vote

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The future of water and wastewater service in the city will hinge on Monday’s decisions by City Council, but the body’s membership has changed, and there is a vacant council seat to be filled. Council is slated to hold the third and final reading of a contract with ...

Water privatization contract detailed

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A proposed contract with Aqua Ohio, the private, state-regulated entity that has offered to purchase St. Clairsville’s water and wastewater systems, comes before City Council for a third and final reading Monday evening, when members are expected to vote on whether to ...

Numerous local races on general election ballot Tuesday

MARTINS FERRY — On Tuesday, voters across Eastern Ohio have a lot of important decisions to make when they go to the polls. The general election ballots in Belmont, Harrison and Monroe counties feature several important local races for the people to decide. Polling locations open at 6:30 ...

Sign up for Christmas cheer by Monday

BETHESDA -- Project Manna Christmas will provide Christmas cheer for area families once again this year. The event is held at the Epworth Center, where families who might not otherwise have the means can enjoy a shopping experience to pick out supplies and toys. "We hold it every year," ...

Did you remember to fall back?

Clocks were scheduled to roll back an hour at 2 a.m. today, allowing time for an extra hour of sleep overnight. Nearly eight months of daylight saving time came to an end. It is part of a twice-a-year ritual in which Americans "fall back" in November and "spring forward" in March.

The Ohio Valley Mall welcomes Dunham’s

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sporting goods enthusiasts must wait no longer — one of the largest sporting goods chains in the nation held a grand opening Friday morning for its new location at the Ohio Valley Mall. A couple dozen employees and customers attended the Dunham’s Sports ribbon-cutting ...