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Woodsfield talks traffic islands, volunteers

WOODSFIELD ­ — Woodsfield Village Council answered residents’ questions Monday about the future of the downtown traffic islands following an upcoming Ohio Department of Transportation roadway safety project. Several residents were also present and three raised objections to council’s ...

‘Justice bus’ coming to St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A “justice bus” will make its first stop Thursday at the Belmont County Courthouse to gather information about the area’s legal needs, with the goal of holding free legal sessions in the near future. The program operators are also looking for local lawyers ...

Why COVID boosters weren’t tweaked to better match variants

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way — but when it’s your turn, you’ll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta variant. And that has some experts wondering if the booster campaign is a bit of a missed opportunity to ...

Importuning plea, drug sentences heard in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Several pleas were entered and sentences handed down last week in importuning and drug-related cases in Belmont County Common Pleas Court. Kyle Neilson, 32, of 141 W. Main St., Holloway pleaded guilty to two charges of importuning, a fifth-degree felony. He was accused of ...

Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims

WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained by his faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell ...

Bellaire projects in the works

BELLAIRE — Several infrastructure-related projects are either moving forward or being bid out in the village of Bellaire. Councilman Mike Doyle said an estimated $645,000 project to repave portions of West Bellaire and move sewer lines was put out to bid. Doyle said the paving work will ...