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Sen. Brown reaches out to community about needs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Representatives U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown stopped by the municipal building Thursday to speak with city leaders about potential local uses of funding through the American Rescue Plan and other potential sources. John W. Ryan, state director of Brown’s office, and Beth ...

St. C. Boscov’s to close on Thanksgiving

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Boscov’s department stores across the country — including the Ohio Valley Mall location — will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. The company made the announcement Thursday, noting the measure is for the welfare of its patrons and employees following a long ...

Tiltonsville Roller Rink total loss in fire

TILTONSVILLE — A roller rink built in the 1940s was engulfed in fire and burned to the ground early Wednesday, leaving owners and residents shocked at the loss. Tiltonsville Assistant Fire Chief Colin Cooper pointed out the rink was a total loss. The fire had spread to a neighboring, ...

Road plans to fuel growth

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County has several projects on its plate and the board of commissioners anticipates growth to come. The commissioners awarded a road reconstruction bid for Belmont County Roads 80 and 84, or Pogue Road and Oakview Road and Executive Drive, to Shelly & Sands ...

Legislation to increase lead testing introduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New bipartisan legislation has been introduced that would ensure children enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program are tested at an early age for lead poisoning in an effort to combat the negative effects that can occur. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, ...

Ferry pool to reopen Saturday

MARTINS FERRY — The city of Martins Ferry’s swimming pool is set to reopen for the season on Saturday after weeks of mechanical repairs and searching for needed parts. Officials made the announcement this week via the pool’s Facebook page. “Wow! We would like to say a big thank you ...