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Catholic Schools Week

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Catholic schools across the country are celebrating their faith and education during Catholic Schools Week this week. One local Catholic school decided to incorporate its annual Right to Read Week with the week-long observance. St. Mary’s Central School of St. Clairsville ...

Fire prevention key in extreme cold conditions

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WHEELING — As extremely cold temperatures move into the Upper Ohio Valley over the next few days fire safety is something everyone needs to keep in mind, according to local and national fire safety officials. Whether it’s using a space heater or a fireplace to help heat a home or ...

Second Bridgeport armed robbery suspect arrested

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BRIDGEPORT — The second suspect in an armed robbery has been arrested. Richard L. Armstrong III, 18, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, turned himself in to the Bridgeport Police Department on Sunday night, according to published reports. His father reportedly brought him to the ...

Bellaire Middle School honor roll

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FIFTH GRADE Gavin Alloway Scott Balsei Stephen Bell Hailee Bennett Colson Bennington Gwennelyn Brown Tyrese Burch-Galloway Tegan Corbett Dane D’Aquila Aubriel Dodds Carli Farmer Robert Haney Baylee Hornbeck Savannah Kanyuch Adrianna Leigh Mya ...

Belmont Career Center releases honor roll

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ALLIED HEALTH I Angelina Blizzard — Barnesville Elizabeth Davis — Bellaire Madison Finnicum – Bellaire Monica Griffin – Martins Ferry Christina Hall – Martins Ferry CARPENTRY II Devin Nice – Martins Ferry HAIR DESIGN I Catherine Roberts – St. Clairsville HAIR ...

Jeep drawing raises money for Staying Clean club

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local businesses, organizations and officials partnered in recent weeks to raise nearly $50,000 to help keep students off illegal drugs. Those involved gathered at the Ohio Valley Mall on Saturday for a ticket drawing to give away a new Jeep Wrangler. More than 9,440 ...

Second sentence in child abuse case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A second woman was sentenced Monday for what Belmont County Children Services termed “horrific” child abuse — acts that Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato said were “nothing short of torture” of a 4-year-old girl. Devan Noel Redman, 26, will spend ...

Mingo Junction official is hopeful for steel mill’s future

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MARTINS FERRY — As JSW Steel looks to hire more employees for its local plant, the village of Mingo Junction is hoping to reap the benefits from the facility’s restart and also its plans to hire hundreds of additional workers. Mingo Junction Village Councilman Jeffrey Schuetz said Monday ...

Monroe County EMS vehicles being upgraded

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe County Emergency Medical Services will have two new vehicles for its fleet, thanks to support from county commissioners and the voting public. At a regular meeting of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Phil Keevert, county EMS director, talked with ...

Self Ordering Debuts in Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Renovations to the McDonald’s dining room in Martins Ferry are now complete and new technology aimed at making the ordering process quicker is up and running. The interior makeover of the dining room included installation of new self-ordering dining room registers. The new ...

Parent training offered

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — This March, the juvenile courts of Belmont and Harrison counties will train parents of delinquent children to deal with some of the issues their children are facing. Belmont County Juvenile and Probate Judge Al Davies said his office is instituting the Parent Project as ...

Roads may need vacated

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CADIZ — Road conditions in German Township, located in Harrison County, prompted concerned residents to petition commissioners to vacate specific roads. At a regular meeting last week, Harrison County commissioners heard the concerns of German Township trustees regarding township roads 57 ...

Proceeds will benefit memorial

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WHEELING —Proceeds from the 2019 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic will be donated toward a tribute to the region’s Gold Star families that sacrificed a loved one for the nation’s freedom. Plans currently are being made to construct a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at ...

Redman gets 8 years in Neffs child endangerment case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE-- A second woman will spend eight years behind bars for abusing a 4-year-old girl. Devon Redman, 25, received the maximum sentence today for a charge of child endangerment. She and Misty Glasgow, 36, were arrested in October for abusing the child, who was left in their care at ...

New parking meters going up in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Get your quarters ready. Sixty new parking meters are being installed in the village of Bellaire’s business district. Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan said, to date, he has installed about 26 meters and another 34 meters will be put in place as well. “The old ...

Libraries active attractions in Belmont County

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BELMONT COUNTY libraries are a valuable community resource, offering programs and services for people of all ages during cold winter days and during inclement weather when many prefer to stay indoors. At the Belmont County District Library in Martins Ferry, open playtime is popular among ...

Hall named Cumberland Trail Fire District chief

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Cumberland Trail Fire District has a new chief following the retirement of John Slavik and the promotion of his assistant chief, Tim Hall, to the position. Slavik stepped down at the end of 2018. Hall was named fire chief in early January. The change was announced at ...

Barnesville K-9 officer on the mend

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BARNESVILLE — A village law enforcement officer recovered from an injury sooner than expected, thanks to help from a Wheeling veterinarian. Village leaders and members of the police department expressed their gratitude last week to the Wheeling doctor for his commitment to law enforcement ...

Belmont County office consolidation on schedule

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first steps in taking the consolidation of some Belmont County offices from the planning stages to reality will be happening soon. The Belmont County Board of Commissioners accepted five bids for the renovation of the lower of the two buildings at the former site of ...

Warren Township Trustees meet

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TILTONSVILLE — The Warren Township Board of Trustees met Jan. 9 at the township office in Tiltonsville. Prior to the scheduled meeting, the trustees held a reorganizational meeting naming Larry DeLuca as the president for the 2019 year. Members of Yorkville and Tiltonsville EMS squads were ...