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Harrison deputies seize 22 grams of meth in 2 busts

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JEWETT — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department made two unrelated arrests over the weekend that resulted in more than 20 grams of methamphetamine being taken off the streets. Ryan Hennis, 34, of Jewett was arrested Friday for felony possession of drugs. Sheriff Joe Myers said ...

Daily Bread Center getting new home

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MARTINS FERRY — The Daily Bread Center is moving into its new home today at 100 N. Zane Highway. The food pantry has been operating out of the Martins Ferry Rec Center, a temporary home, after its former rental location was condemned by the city in 2018. Since then it has been searching for ...

Man arrested on multiple drug charges in Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — David L. McCracken, 37, no address provided, was arrested on several drug-related charges after officers responded to a disturbance call on South Zane Highway in Martins Ferry on Monday night. According to information provided by Police Chief John McFarland, a caller at 1010 ...

Nearly half of new U.S. virus infections are in just 5 states

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DETROIT (AP) — Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and ...

COVID-19 vaccines coming to local college campuses

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local colleges are preparing to begin offering vaccines against COVID-19, and guidelines for proms, graduations and other events have been posted on the Responsible Restart section of coronavirus.ohio.gov. Gov. Mike DeWine set the goal of making the vaccine available to ...

Food Truck Fridays coming to Cadiz

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CADIZ — Beginning later this month, a food truck vendor will set up shop each week in the village as a part of its new Food Truck Fridays. The Cadiz Business Association is sponsoring the upcoming events. Cadiz Police Chief Ryan McCann, who is also president of the CBA, said the village ...

No rate hike for this year

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BARNESVILLE — Village officials will not pursue a sewer rate increase this year and discussed options for tackling at least one large infrastructure project. Councilman Tim McKelvey on March 29 made the announcement concerning sewer rates, saying the decision had been reached during a Water ...

Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With an appeal to think big, President Joe Biden is promoting his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan directly to Americans, summoning public support to push past the Republicans lining up against the massive effort they sum up as big taxes, big spending and big ...

Norwegian Cruises asks CDC to allow trips from U.S. in July

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(AP) — The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip. The Miami company said its precautions go well beyond steps taken by others in the ...

Monroe County to hold open COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Coronavirus

WOODSFIELD — In an effort to ensure all county residents have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Monroe County Health Department will hold multiple open clinics with the first set for this weekend. The initial opportunity is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and the second ...

Gov. DeWine announces new, condensed coronavirus health order

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COLUMBUS — As the number of vaccinated Ohioans rises and new COVID-19 cases also creep up after weeks of decline, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new health order Monday. DeWine said case numbers continue to climb in Michigan and from there to northern Ohio, most likely due to more infectious ...

St. Clairsville recreation appointments lead to confusion

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Questions and confusion about the latest nominations to fill two expiring terms on the city recreation board for the J.B. Martin Recreation Center dominated the Monday teleconference meeting of St. Clairsville City Council. After more than a half-hour of debate, council ...

Harrison County Airport secures $310,000 in funding

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CADIZ -- The Harrison County Airport will soon be able to move forward with the first phase of a safety improvement project after securing a $310,846 grant through the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA recently announced it has awarded more than $627 million in funding to aid ...

OSHP awards Waterford resident for buckling up

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- A Waterford, Ohio, resident is grateful for his seat belt, which apparently saved his life when he was involved in a traffic accident late last year. The Ohio State Highway Patrol honored Kennard M. Miller Jr. who has now joined the Saved by the Belt Club. The ceremony ...

Bethesda gets a new police chief

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BETHESDA -- Following years of fierce debate over law enforcement, the village welcomed Chris Storm as its new police chief this week. The future of the police force has been a source of conflict between village leaders and residents since 2018 and earlier, with the lengthy suspension and ...

Happy Easter

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St. Clairsville residents and children pile on a float for the St. Clairsville Easter parade. Nick Myser, adult, left, Lila McFarland, Loee Myser, Clifton Myser (standing), Macort Myser, and Alivia Thrash settled down by the time the parade started.

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. The March ...

ODOT encourages folks to register through Adopt-A-Highway program

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WOODSFIELD — In an effort to help with litter cleanup on state roadways, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced it will again hold its Adopt-A-Highway program this year. Ashley Rittenhouse, public information officer for ODOT District 10, said littering along roadways is a “huge ...

Blighted property coming down

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T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON WORK IS underway to demolish a blighted downtown Bellaire building that has been caving in and has become a hazard to neighboring structures and the public. The Belmont Street building is being taken down at the owner’s expense, according to village officials. A man ...