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Accused Bellaire officer suspended, not fired

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BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Police Department officer accused of forcing a woman to perform sex acts on him in exchange for not getting arrested has not been fired from his position. According to Police Chief Dick Flanagan and Village Solicitor Michael Shaheen, Officer Gene Grim, aka Gene ...

Rep. Johnson talks COVID aid in St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Mayor Kathryn Thalman and other city officials welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson to the city Monday. Johnson, who appeared with Gov. Mike DeWine earlier in Martins Ferry to recognize the revitalized East Ohio Regional Hospital, stopped by to speak about what the city might ...

Fire district to own main station site

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City Council welcomed the public to its Monday meeting since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. “It’s nice to be back in person,” council President Jim Velas said. There were several guests, including former mayor Terry Pugh, Belmont County Recorder Jason ...

St. C. railroad depot being restored

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Students have been hard at work for the past two weeks on initial renovations of the century-old railroad depot on Sugar Street. Students from Belmont College were climbing scaffolding on the exterior last week while others cleared out the interior. About six students ...

Cadiz working to qualify as a low- to moderate-income community

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CADIZ -- The village is still short nearly 250 surveys for its application to help determine if it will qualify as a low- to moderate-income community. In order to potentially obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding, the village of Cadiz mailed out surveys to 348 households ...

Grace Church stained glass windows receiving TLC

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MARTINS FERRY -- Passersby may have noticed some scaffolding on the outside of Grace Presbyterian Church in Martins Ferry recently. The church, located at 7 N. Fourth St., is having its 121-year-old stained glass windows restored. Then new protective coverings will be placed over top of them ...