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Coalition leading the fight in Ohio

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COLUMBUS — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s report on youth obesity also highlights on-the-ground action that several communities are taking to help children grow at a healthy weight. Leaders in Columbus, Boston, San Antonio and Washington state are featured for their innovative ...

St. C. man remembers bomber ride

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When St. Clairsville resident Bill Naughton read the news about a World War II bomber crashing in Connecticut on Oct. 2, killing at least seven people, it brought back memories of when he got the chance to fly in one himself. As he looked closer at the photo of the burned ...

Closures sending more patients to urgent care

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A local urgent care clinic is seeing an uptick in patients since the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and more recently East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry. Scott McGarry, manager of Doctor’s Urgent Care of St. Clairsville, said both his St. ...

Ghosts & Goblins Festival offers something for entire family

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BELLAIRE — Despite cooler temperatures Saturday, the fourth annual Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department Festival, dubbed the Ghosts & Goblins Festival this year, offered plenty of activities for the entire family. Held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, observed Oct. 6-12, ...

Gas and oil industry pays millions in property taxes

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The drilling rigs, heavy equipment and high pressure fracking operations grinding away across Eastern Ohio are producing more than natural gas, oil and related products — they are also churning out millions of dollars in property tax revenues paid directly to local schools and ...

Belmont water, sewer rates may rise

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BELMONT — A small increase in water rates is expected to add up to big savings for the village in the long run. Belmont Village Council recently held the first reading of legislation to adjust water rates for next year and to refinance a loan in order to save the village a significant ...

St. C. has Class 3 operators

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city now has Class 3 water operators in place, but many problems remain at the water treatment plant and throughout the distribution system. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency had placed St. Clairsville on notice in September and issued numerous costly mandates ...

County Dems dedicate dinner to three deceased members

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When Belmont County’s Democrats come together for an annual meal on Thursday, they also will be remembering three men who made important contributions to the party. The 60th Annual Belmont County Democratic Party Dinner is scheduled for a 5 p.m. social hour with dinner ...

A little giving goes a long way

Business

MARTINS FERRY — Deep Run resident Ruth Knutsen recently was moved to tears by the kindness of a group of Martins Ferry third-graders. Knutsen has long worked in the banking industry and has been an avid volunteer her entire life. She currently works as a personal banker for Unified Bank in ...

Hopedale welcomes new veterinary care center

Community

HOPEDALE — A new veterinary care center is ready to serve the furry friends of Hopedale and surrounding areas — Heritage Veterinary Care, formerly Cadiz Animal Clinic, opened its doors Monday. The care center promises to provide the highest level of veterinary medicine and currently ...

Local designer recognized with Ohio’s top architecture award

Community

FLUSHING — Flushing native Greg Dutton has been awarded a 2019 AIA Ohio Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design for the completion of an eco cabin located in Belmont County. The Hut, as the project is known, is a 600-square-foot, Scandinavian inspired, off-grid tiny home that is ...

Adults to be schooled on internet safety

Community

BRIDGEPORT — As a parent, grandparent or guardian, do you know how to keep your children safe in the always-connected digital society? An Internet Cyberbullying Safety seminar will be held inside the Bridgeport High School cafetorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The free, adults-only presentation ...

New community gazebo dedicated in Yorkville

Community

YORKVILLE — A small donation from a beloved, lifelong member of the Yorkville community led to construction of a new location where neighbors can come together. It all started when Armand Fior gave Mayor Karen Vargo $100 and told her to do something good with it, according to council ...

Motorists should beware of rut season

Community

MARTINS FERRY — While many people are gearing up for Halloween this month, there is another season picking up steam that can be just as frightful for motorists — the deer rut. The rut is when male deer are attempting to mate with female deer, which often leads to the animals running into ...

New tool to deter domestic violence

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Area residents soon will have a new tool to check the backgrounds of potential dates and partners to see if they have a history of domestic violence. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra is spearheading the initiative to inform the public and hopefully deter ...

Hoagland discusses upcoming legislation with residents

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WOODSFIELD — A dozen concerned residents and local elected officials came together to receive legislative updates from state Sen. Frank Hoagland on Friday morning. Roughly every six months, Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, attempts to meet with residents and elected officials in his district in ...

Committee mulls water department funds

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BELLAIRE — Most village departments are expected to end the fiscal year in the black, except for the water department, Auditor Tom Sable said. During a finance committee meeting Friday, Sable said he anticipates the sanitation department to end the year with $114,000 in its coffers and the ...

Slip repairs coming to Ferry schools

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MARTINS FERRY — The board of education at Martins Ferry City Schools District took another step in repairing two slips on the hilltop campus Thursday. Board members approved a proposal of $2.8 million from Hayward Baker construction engineering company, recommended by Mannik Smith Group ...

Porter resigns from council

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tim Porter stepped down as president of the city council effective Thursday, when he hand-delivered his resignation notice at the city building. “Thank you to all the kind people of (this) city who have been so wonderful over the past 20 years of public life. Regretfully, ...