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Superload move postponed until Jan. 12

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CADIZ — The first of three superload transports, originally scheduled to begin this weekend, has been postponed with the first move now set to take place Jan. 12. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a set of three planned superload moves for this month — Jan. 12, 19 and 26. ...

Cancer Research Classic boys basketball tournament

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Photos by Scott McCloskey Photos by Scott McCloskey The 13th annual Cancer Research Classic boys basketball tournament presented by Wheeling Hospital and The Heath Plan continues today at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. Featuring 17 teams representing 11 states this year, today’s ...

Ohio judge orders halt to dam construction

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — An Ohio judge on Thursday ordered the owner of a Tuscarawas County dam to halt unapproved construction at the site after inspectors deemed the structure unsafe. Common Pleas Judge Edward O’Farrell’s order prohibits further construction to the Sleepy Hollow Lake ...

New year, new face for Bellaire Village Council

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BELLAIRE — Bellaire Village Council greeted the new year Thursday by swearing in a new council member, as well as another member who recently was re-elected. Newcomer Beth Dugmore was sworn in as a council-at-large member, along with longtime Councilman Jerry Fisher, who also was chosen to ...

Jailing inmates outside county continues at a high cost

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The cost of housing inmates in the overcrowded Belmont County Jail continues to take a toll on county coffers, and this is expected to continue throughout 2020. On Thursday, the Belmont County Board of Commissioners renewed a contract with Jefferson County to house ...

Thalman sworn in as new mayor of St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Kathryn Thalman marked her swearing-in as the new mayor of St. Clairsville with exuberance and enthusiasm Thursday, when she took her oath of office at the J.B. Martin Recreation Center. A sizable crowd of friends, family, city employees, council members and police ...

Future of Regis Salon uncertain

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By CARRI GRAHAM Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The future of a local hair salon remains uncertain, as hundreds of the chain’s stores are set to close. Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the Ohio Valley Mall’s parent company, said the future of the Regis Salon at the ...

Deal will let more companies make an overdose antidote spray

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company ...

CRC calling attention to health concerns

Community

WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic brings some of the best high school basketball teams in the United States to Wheeling each and every year. The event, however, is so much more than just a basketball showcase. Thursday night’s “More Than a Game ... The Untold Truth” event ...

Indigent defense fund to receive highest state reimbursement

Community

CADIZ — The Harrison County Public Defender’s Office, along with public defender offices around the state, will receive the largest reimbursement ever from the state this month and entering the new year. At Monday’s Harrison County Board of Commissioners meeting, Public Defender C. ...

OSHP releases New Year’s holiday report

Community

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported four deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2019-20 New Year holiday, according to provisional statistics. Two fatalities were the result of not wearing a seat belt when available, and one was OVI-related. The two-day reporting period ...

Hundreds celebrate ‘Noon Year’ at the Ohio Valley Mall

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Hundreds of residents from all over the valley flocked to the Ohio Valley Mall to enjoy a family friendly event in celebration of the new year. The St. Clairsville Sunrise Rotary Club held the first ever “Noon Year’s Eve Bash” Tuesday morning. Rotary Club President ...

Senior celebrate New Year early with countdown to noon

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BELLAIRE — Senior citizens from Bellaire and Centerville rang in the New Year Tuesday afternoon with a preview of a New Year’s Eve party during a gathering with cheers and celebration at the Bellaire Senior Center. “We started this last year, this is our second year. We get more seniors ...

Wheeling’s user fee now in effect

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WHEELING — As dawn rises on a new decade, a new fee has been introduced in the Friendly City — a few days ahead of schedule, in fact, as Wheeling’s $2 weekly user fee applies retroactively to the start of this week. Finance Director Seth McIntyre said Monday that the fee would apply to ...

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Police Chief John McFarland confirmed that a man was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred at the corner of Fourth and Hanover streets, outside the Subway restaurant. McFarland said the male pedestrian was taken to a local ...

Wheeling Island fire still being investigated

Community

WHEELING — Both professional fire investigators and members of the public were at the site of the old Exposition Hall at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Wednesday following a fire there Tuesday night. Wheeling Fire Department investigators spent much of New Year’s Day on ...

New mayor welcomed

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BETHESDA — The village is going into 2020 under a new mayoral administration. Samantha Burkhead took her oath of office Monday night at the community hall across from the village building. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato administered the oath. Burkhead won a three-way ...

Horse rescued from pool

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BELMONT -- Multiple fire departments came out Monday morning to help save a horse that had fallen into a pool. Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Dick Quinlin spoke about it during a Bethesda Village Council meeting Monday. Quinlin said the incident occurred before ...