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Demolition of old law office building is underway

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BRIDGEPORT — Demolition of the old Thomas Jones Law Office building on Main Street in the village is underway. The demolition company Raze International began razing the building on Monday morning. Crew members were hauling away debris and cleaning up the scene towards the end of the ...

Barnesville pool still leaking

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BARNESVILLE — Village Council on Monday learned the pool at Memorial Park is still leaking and that the contractor has agreed to pay for the water being used to diagnose the problem and extend the warranty once the problem is fixed. Village Administrator Roger Deal made the announcement ...

Ethane storage seen as key to Appalachian revitalization

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Plans are underway in Appalachia to create two underground facilities to store ethane, a byproduct of natural gas drilling seen as integral to revitalizing a region still struggling from the loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs decades ago. Experts say the availability ...

Gibson makes guilty plea in bank robbery

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man accused of a series of bank robberies in Ohio and Maryland entered pleas of guilty to the Ohio crimes Monday. Charles Gibson, 57, of Pennsylvania, will be sentenced May 13 for robbing the Bridgeport Unified Bank on Nov. 24, then the Huntington Bank in St. ...

Bald Eagle Rescued near Jacobsburg

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Brian Baker, left, Belmont County’s wildlife officer through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and sheriff’s Deputy Chad Kulpa attempt to rescue a bald eagle that collided with a vehicle on Sunday. Sheriff David Lucas said the incident occurred along Ohio 147 near Jacobsburg. Baker ...

Ogden Wellness Weekend nears in downtown Wheeling

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WHEELING — A month from now, on what participants hope will be a calm, cool and slightly overcast Sunday afternoon, upward of a thousand brave and hardy souls will be preparing to tackle the inaugural Tough as Nails Urban Challenge. They will launch 200 at a time, every 15 minutes from the ...

Club 9 demolition underway in Provident

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Demolition is underway on Provident road’s old Lent’s Club 9 bar off of Route 9. The bar, which had previously been opened since the 1950s, was owned and operated by Charlie and Carol Lent. Since its closing in 1999, the building has slowly deteriorated. Lent’s ...

Mobile Dentists pays visit to Union Local Elementary

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BELMONT — Students at the Union Local School District got some needed dental care Friday when Mobile Dentists, a nationwide service that provides dentistry to schools, visited Union Local Elementary. “They bring their own dentist, their own hygienist. All we have to do is supply a room ...

GTO Car Club visits Eastern Ohio

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ADENA — A tremendous appreciation of vintage cars attracted dozens of members of the GTO Association of Central Ohio to Adena and Martins Ferry on Saturday. Under a sunny, blue sky, nearly two dozen classic cars — most with the Pontiac GTO logo on the front grill — pulled into the long ...

Grade school plan nearly finished

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BELLAIRE — A plan to keep St. John Grade School open is close to being submitted to Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. St. John Central Grade School Strategic Planning Committee members previously said their deadline to submit the plan was mid-April. ...

Female prisoners complicating overcrowding

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Overcrowding has been an issue at the Belmont County Jail, but a new element is making the matter more complicated — an influx of female inmates. Sheriff David Lucas spoke to the Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club about the problem last week on the same day that ...

New Harrison Hills school building to open in August

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CADIZ — The new, $53 million school building in the Harrison Hills City School District is set to open its doors in August. According to Superintendent Dana Snider, crews are approximately 90 percent finished with construction. The grand opening of the facility already is planned for ...

Juul nicotine hit may be ‘Worst for kids, best for smokers’

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — She tried gums, patches and various electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. What finally worked for Chantel Williams was a small, reusable e-cigarette called Juul that packs a big nicotine punch. “I look better. I feel better and I don’t smell. It’s fantastic,” said ...

Be entertained and get informed at local museums

Community

BARNESVILLE — Now that warmer weather is here many families are looking for places to go and things to see — and the Ohio Valley has no shortage of museums to help entertain and inform people. The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum is gearing up for another season full of activities ...

Bellaire Middle School honor roll

Community

3RD NINE WEEKS FIFTH GRADE Alexis Ausberry Katelyn Baker Stephen Bell Colson Bennington Tegan Corbett Carli Farmer Sienna Garloch Serenity Hamilton Robert Haney Calleigh Holt Savannah Kanyuch Liana Kinsey Kayden Lashare Jaymie Meadows Aaliyah Mick William ...

Carlini’s Pizza celebrates 25 years in business

Community

SHADYSIDE — Carlini’s Pizza Shop is celebrating 25 years in business this month. The actual anniversary occurred on April 13, but the shop will hold its 25-year-anniversary celebration this Monday and Tuesday. It will include discounts on pizza, T-shirts and giveaways. Owners Randy and ...

Picnics planned for drug-free students

Community

BELMONT — Belmont County Schools Staying Clean program will host over 1,500 youths from schools throughout Belmont County at end-of-year picnics at Barkcamp State Park. Middle school program participants will attend on May 6, while high school students will attend a picnic on May 8. ...