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Harrison Co. Cancer Crusaders benefit set

CADIZ -- A variety of events, vendors and activities will be available throughout the day during the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders’ fifth annual 5K Race and Rally. The event is slated to take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge in ...

King Caeleb: Dressel joins elite club with dazzling Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — There was no joy in the process for Caeleb Dressel. Sleepless nights. Hardly any appetite. A virtual cocoon of an Olympics, cut off from his wife, family and friends back in Florida. Yet, in the end, it was totally worth it. Arriving in Tokyo as one of the games’ ...

Haslams realistic about Browns’ chances

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — After so many miserable seasons, including a winless one four years ago, numerous coaching mistakes, front-office flubs and busted draft picks, Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam finally have a legitimate team. Maybe even a Super Bowl contender. They’re optimistic __ ...

Betty Zane Days kicks off this week

MARTINS FERRY — In a city steeped in history, keeping traditions alive is important and the Betty Zane Days Festival helps celebrate that annually. After being forced to cancel the festival last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Department is getting ...

Cuts possible in Switzerland of Ohio

WOODSFIELD — A handful of administrative employees may lose their jobs in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District after the new superintendent said he intends to recommend that the board suspend their contracts in the coming weeks. The board of education held a special meeting ...

Olman convicted of rape

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A jury found Charles Olman guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree rape of a 7-year-old girl. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato set Olman’s sentencing hearing for Aug. 6. A pre-sentence investigation and victim impact statement were also ...