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Dean’s List announced for Spring 2019

Community

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University announced its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during spring semester 2019. Students must attain a 3.50 grade point academic average and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours to qualify for this honor. Ohio students who achieved ...

Downtown improvements continue in Barnesville

Community

BARNESVILLE - Village Council moved forward last week with improvements to the downtown area that will be erected in the shadow of the community’s newest mural. Council voted to proceed with construction of a retaining wall, stairs and railing along West Main Street where buildings were ...

Franciscan Friars to run Ultramarathon

Community

STEUBENVILLE -- Before each run, the Revs. Gregory Plow and Zachary Burns, both TOR, pray for the benefactors of Franciscan University of Steubenville. And, they’ll be praying in a special way on Saturday as they compete in the Burning River 50-mile Endurance Run and Relay to raise money for ...

FAO provides scholarships for over 240 students

Community

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is proud to support the region’s students, from Clermont to Ashtabula counties, in pursuing post-secondary education. And this year, FAO is pleased to announce that more than $390,000 in scholarships have been awarded through over 530 ...

Transportation program to be revised

Community

WHEELING — Bel-O-Mar Regional Council is proposing to revise the Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program. Fiscal year programming is on a July 1 basis with FY2018 beginning July 1, 2017. Projects must be included in the local TIP and the state TIP to be eligible for ...

Shadyside salon opens second location

Community

SHADYSIDE — A 23-year-old Shadyside salon owner recently opened a second location. Bre Lappert is now the proud owner of two hair salons in Shadyside. Bre’s Hometown Hair with Flair opened earlier this year, while Bre’s Hair with Flair celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 1. A ...

Shadyside High School honor roll and principal list

Community

Principal List 12th grade — Colton Adams, Jenna Bowers, Victoria Bumba, Macy Coffland, Anthony Coggins, Tanner Crozier, Ethan Denham, Sydnie Destifanes, Haley Esposito, Samantha Fouty, Dale Hawthorne, Collin Holmes, Derek Johnson, Sarah Kinsey, Ezekiel Merryman, Zakary Merryman, Seth Nardo, ...

Fire Consumes Two Houses in Bellaire

Local News

BELLAIRE -- Two vacant houses went up in smoke Saturday evening near the 4040 block of Franklin Street. Smoke from the fires was visible for miles as a brown plume rose from the Bellaire hillside around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters on ladders climbed to the second story of one house to battle the ...

Playground opens at Sally Buffalo

Local News

CADIZ — Beautiful weather and music heralded the grand opening of a new playground at Sally Buffalo Park on Friday. More than 100 residents came out for the grand opening ceremony of the newest addition to the park on Friday afternoon. The ceremony was led by the park’s organizers and ...

Blame My Roots Festival coming Thursday

Local News

MORRISTOWN — Although Jamboree in the Hills is no more, the hills will once again come alive with the sound of music next weekend. The Blame My Roots Festival is less than a week away, beginning Thursday. The three-day event will feature nearly 30 performers on three stages. DJ Daner will ...

Roots permitting process underway

Local News

MORRISTOWN —The Blame My Roots Country Music Festival appears to be on its way to getting the health department permits needed to have a successful event. During a recent Belmont County Board of Health meeting, Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul was asked about the status of the ...

Person of interest named in murder

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — City Police are searching for a person of interest in connection with the Thursday-morning shooting death of William R. Ross III. Ross, 24, was found dead in an alley around 4:15 a.m. Thursday along South Seventh Street, across the street from the Market Square ...

Fire heavily damages duplex in Wheeling, four left homeless

Local News

WHEELING – Four tenants have been left homeless by a fire that reportedly started on the front porch of a duplex, severely damaging the residence Friday afternoon. Wheeling firefighters were called to the duplex at 54 Heiskell Ave. in the Woodsdale neighborhood about 2:30 p.m. and found the ...

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show “Jersey ...

Report: FTC approves roughly $5 billion fine for Facebook

Business

The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook and the FTC declined to comment. The Journal said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, ...

Structure fires burning in Bellaire

Local News

BELLAIRE - At 7:25 p.m. Saturday, authorities are reporting a series of structure fires burning in Bellaire. Smoke is visible from Wheeling, and our reporter is on the way to the scene. We will bring you more as details unfold.

Justice Kennedy: Know your judicial candidates

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy urged voters to research judicial candidates before they cast their vote. Kennedy spoke Thursday during a meeting of We the People Ohio Valley, an organization formed to support the Constitution, at the community room of the Ohio ...

Bethesda FD receives donation for new truck

Local News

BETHESDA — The village fire department is a little closer to its goal of purchasing a new ladder truck, thanks to the generosity of a community organization. The Bethesda Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association made a $500 donation to the Bethesda Fire Department’s New Fire Truck Fund ...

Title office moving, closed for 2 days

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Clerk of Courts is moving the title office to a new location, and the office will be closed two days next week as a result. Starting July 22, the title office will share offices with the Belmont County Board of Elections in a building formerly owned by ...

Setbacks for Trump’s drive to lower prescription drug costs

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans. The White House on Thursday yanked its own regulation to ease ...