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Moore receives life sentence

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man who admitted to murdering former Powhatan Point mayor and businessman Marvin Brown learned his sentence Monday. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra imposed a sentence of life in prison for Steven Moore, for aggravated murder. Moore will not have an opportunity for parole ...

6 people killed in New Jersey shooting, including officer

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police Chief Michael Kelly says six people were killed Tuesday in a shooting that spanned across Jersey City. Kelly says an officer, two potential suspects and three potential bystanders have been killed. Authorities said they believe the bloodshed was not an act of ...

Monroe approves budget

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe County’s general fund budget has been set at nearly $13 million for the coming fiscal year with anticipated expenditures exceeding projected revenues by more than $1 million. Jeanette Schwall, director of Monroe County Department of Job and Family Services, met with ...

Department will hand out car seats

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department has been asked to take over a program that provides car seats to area families. Linda Mehl, director of nursing, said the department managed the program until 2012, when East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center assumed ...

Oil and gas supports Toys for Tots

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Hundreds of children in multiple counties will get a merrier Christmas this year thanks to the work of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and generous donations from members of the oil and gas industry. On Monday, The Market at Ebbert Farm hosted a toy giveaway for children ...

Powhatan Point a food desert

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POWHATAN POINT — Going to the grocery store to pick up fresh produce has not been a quick and easy prospect in Powhatan Point since August, when the village lost its convenience store, and with no grocery stores for miles. The Rev. William Coker of the Powhatan Point Church of the Nazarene ...

Veterans court is ready

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In June, Belmont County Common Pleas Court launched a route to rehabilitation and a clean record for veterans who have committed criminal offenses. During a recent visit to Columbus Judge Frank Fregiato, who presides over the court, met with Ohio Supreme Court Justice ...

Athletes undergo testing

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BARNESVILLE — Shamrock athletes had the opportunity last week to undergo specialized testing designed to diagnose previously undetected cardiovascular issues that could pose a hidden threat as they practice and compete. Barnesville Exempted Village School District Athletic Director Ryan ...

St. C. Chamber aims to help Bellaire businesses

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BELLAIRE — Since Bellaire’s chamber of commerce is no longer in operation, the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to step in and provide more of a presence to help businesses in the village. Wendy Anderson, executive director of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of ...

Operation Toy Lift has a successful third year

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Many area children will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the efforts of the Wheeling Police Department and Belmont County Sheriff’s Office. The two law enforcement agencies teamed up with others in the area to host the 3rd Annual Operation Toy Lift Saturday ...

K-9 officer retires

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office is saying goodbye to one of its furry officers — K-9 Deputy Hyra officially retired her badge Friday. On behalf of the sheriff’s office, Sheriff David M. Lucas presented K-9 Deputy Hyra and her handler, Deputy Brian Carpenter, a ...

Mayor to be decided in 2020

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POWHATAN POINT — The person who will sit at the mayor’s seat in Powhatan Point will be decided the first of the year. Mayor Jeff Haught decided not to seek re-election and no one registered for the Nov. 5 election, so the village council members will likely nominate one of their own. ...

Flushing Christmas Parade rings in the holiday season

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FLUSHING — There were activities for all ages Saturday as Flushing held its annual Christmas Parade. As is true for many events in the village, the Flushing Fire Hall served as the hub of the action, where a variety of food was being served from the kitchen and vendors selling crafts and ...

Yorkville to hold holiday caroling event on Dec. 15

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YORKVILLE ­— The Village of Yorkville is holding its second Annual “Caroling on the Green” on Dec. 15. Caroling wil be led by residents Fran Pearl and Marsha Chrisagis, with carolers from South Elementary School as special guests. Festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. with a new ...

Construction snarls I-70 on Wheeling Island

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Traffic delays were lengthy at times Friday on Interstate 70 over Wheeling Island as demolition crews continued to remove concrete decking and guard rail from the westbound side of the interstate as part of the I-70 Bridges Project.

Deluca inducted into realtors hall of fame

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DOVER — Local real estate broker, Rick DeLuca of DeLuca Realty was recently inducted into the second class of the East Central Association of Realtors Hall of Fame at the Brietenbach Winery Tool Shed Event Center . A Realtor for 25 years and broker since 2001, DeLuca was one of three ...

Financial Advisor attends third producer conference in 2019

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Steubenville — Ken Perkins, Financial Advisor with Tri-State Financial Services attended his third producer conference hosted by Cetera Advisor Networks in 2019. Perkins and his wife Becky were privileged to attend in February 2019 the Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott ...

St. C. Middle School first nine weeks honor roll

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Eighth Grade Principals List Alex Brocklehurst, Dylan Davenport, Emily Dubinsky, Grace Dutton, Ella Everson, Abigail Fausnaugh, Leandra Hastings, Cason Kish, Landan Matko, Olivia Meager, Mason Myers, Ryan Newton, Rami Padilla, Perrin Patrone, Sarah Schnelle, Benjamin Shields, Marius ...

Belmont College welcomes new dean of student affairs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont College has a new addition to its faculty — Bridgette Dawson assumed the role of dean of student affairs Monday. As dean of student affairs, Dawson will oversee college Advising, Career Services and Student Life. She will be tasked with implementing and ...