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Martins Ferry Mayor John Davies: Support Senior Service levy

MARTINS FERRY — City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday in support of Belmont County Senior Services working with East Ohio Regional Hospital. The resolution follows a recent announcement by senior services leaders and the Belmont County Board of Commissioners that WVU ...

Evans dodges termination for plagiarism By Narrow Margin

WEST LIBERTY — A two-vote margin Wednesday among the 12 representatives on West Liberty University’s Board of Governors will keep President W. Franklin Evans at the university’s helm. The board then voted unanimously to subject Evans to disciplinary action for plagiarism in multiple ...

ODOT readying for winter weather in Harrison County

CADIZ — The Ohio Department of Transportation is ensuring it is prepared to battle snow and ice in the coming winter months by conducting its annual winter readiness check on all its trucks. Highway technicians and mechanics performed their annual 150-point check on each of the ODOT District ...

The Belmont County Board of Elections ready for Election Day

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Elections is putting the final touches on preparations for Election Day on Nov. 2. In the final meeting prior to the election, board members gathered Tuesday in its expansive storeroom filled with equipment for poll workers as well as ...

Bridgeport signs electric aggregation contract

BRIDGEPORT — Residents soon will have the option to lock in their electric rate through the village’s electric aggregation program, set to take effect in March 2022. Bridgeport Village Council unanimously approved the program during Tuesday’s evening meeting. Voters approved the program ...