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New fiscal officer welcomed

Local News

BRIDGEPORT — The village has spent more than a year without a fiscal officer, however that has changed with a new hire recently. With the recommendation of financial supervisors Bob Burlenski and Justin Sloan, Village of Bridgeport Council approved the hiring of Chris Kirby in August for ...

Device revolutionizes CPR for Yorkville Fire Department

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YORKVILLE — CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is changing with the times, making it more likely that the procedure will save lives. While traditional manual CPR, where a person performs chest compressions on a patient with their hands, still saves patients, technology is making the ...

Bellaire water plant passes EPA inspection

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BELLAIRE — The village’s water treatment plant recently passed an inspection conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. According to a letter addressed to Bellaire Village Council and Mayor Vince DiFabrizio, the inspection was conducted on July 16 by Aaron Pennington, an ...

Taking in the fall foliage in Eastern Ohio

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The annual Little Muskingum Watershed Fall Foliage Tour drew many people to Eastern Ohio to view the area’s fall foliage and enjoy exhibits and activities. Traveling north on the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway in Washington County, better known as Ohio 26, drivers had their ...

GC&P development meets with residents on Woodsdale project

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WHEELING — Woodsdale residents observed plans and asked questions at an informational meeting about a planned hilltop development in their neighborhood. The company GC&P Development hosted the meeting Tuesday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge to inform residents, receive feedback and ...

Capitol hosts circus

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WHEELING — Despite some logistical challenges, for the first time in the history of the Capitol Theatre a circus was held on the stage of the downtown Wheeling venue Monday. The decision was made to move the 2019 Osiris Shrine Circus to the Capitol Theatre because repairs need to be made ...

Rubberneck Tour held

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T-L Photos/JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH John Mattox Jr., left, talks with visitors to the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, which was founded by his late father. The museum was a stop on the annual Belmont County Rubberneck Tour, held Sunday and dedicated in memory of Mattox Sr., who ...

Nation’s youth facing a ‘growing problem’

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WHEELING — West Virginia has the nation’s second highest rate of youth obesity, while Ohio weighs in at 10th in the country, according to new data. The Mountain State’s youth obesity rate of 20.9 percent and the Buckeye State’s rate of 17.1 percent exceed the nationwide rate of 15.3 ...

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 ...