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EORWA director responds to mayor comments

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MARTINS FERRY — Valerie Moore, East Ohio Regional Water Authority executive director, on Friday described her facility’s use of water consumption rates as fair and accurate — contrary to what a local mayor believes. Moore’s response comes on the heels of Martins Ferry Mayor John ...

Writer warns of radioactive hazards of oil and gas work

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Rolling Stone writer was joined by an expert in the field for a community discussion on the hazards posed to workers and communities by the often-overlooked hazard of radiation associated with oil and gas work. Justin Nobel, a freelance science journalist, said he spent ...

Dems say oust Trump or he’ll betray again; ‘He is who he is’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. “He is who he is,” ...

Belmont County ballots ready for March

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The ballot is ready for the upcoming primary election on March 17 in Belmont County. The Belmont County Board of Elections reviewed its progress Tuesday, and set meeting dates for 2020 at its office on U.S. 40 east of the city. “We have proofs. I have to have a ballot ...

Barnesville Council discusses MLK holiday

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BARNESVILLE — Village Council this week failed to act on one member’s concerns that the governing body did not properly honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early during Monday’s meeting, which was held despite falling on the federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ...

Cadiz hopes to secure grant for new sidewalks

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CADIZ — The Village of Cadiz is hoping to secure an up to $400,000 grant in order to install a series of new sidewalks to benefit residents. Members of the Cadiz Village Council discussed the matter at Thursday’s evening meeting. Village Administrator Ted Andrzejewski said he had recently ...

‘Bogus’ Ukraine theory led to Trump’s abuse, Dems tell trial

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors argued in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Thursday that he was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani that led to his abuse of presidential power and then impeachment. As the ...

High speed chase injures officer, damages several vehicles

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SHADYSIDE -- A Bellaire police officer was injured in a high speed chase that occurred on Ohio 7 between Bellaire and Shadyside on Thursday evening. Bellaire police Chief Dick Flanagan said his officer's cruiser allegedly was hit on purpose by the vehicle in the pursuit. "One of my officers ...

Grant funds to improve roads

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CADIZ — A recently secured grant will help improve roadway quality for motorists throughout Harrison County. Harrison County Engineer Doug Bachman announced that the engineer’s office secured a $150,000 grant through the County Engineers Association to complete the county’s Highway ...

Wells in court for animal cruelty, bond denied

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shania Wells was back in court Wednesday on allegations that she again mistreated animals, some of which reportedly died. Wells’ request for bond was denied. Wells was convicted of multiple counts of cruelty to animals after pleading no contest in mid-April and was ...

Council is asked to consider plant

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MARTINS FERRY — Mayor John Davies asked city council to think about building a new sewage treatment plant, in coordination with other local municipalities in order to stop using the services of the East Ohio Regional Water Authority. During a regular meeting on Wednesday, Davies said he is ...

Tourism goals high for 2020

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Tourism Council Director Barb Ballint reported on a busy tourism quarter from October through December on Wednesday and told county commissioners she has high hopes for 2020. Major events in the past three ...

Dems appeal for GOP help to convict Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened marathon arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to join them in voting to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Trump’s lawyers sat by, waiting their turn, ...

City stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

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BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world’s most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media reported. Everyone in the city of ...

St. Clairsville leaders at odds

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City Council is divided on creating a new director of development position with members at odds over the new mayor’s administration. Council went into executive session for about a half-hour Tuesday to discuss matters of personnel, with Councilman Frank Sabatino voting ...

Care center survey complete

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WOODSFIELD — The Monroe County Care Center’s long-awaited survey by the Ohio Department of Health is complete, yet the future of the facility remains uncertain. The sale of the center has been in the works for the past seven months, since Monroe County Commissioners Carl Davis and Tim ...

Village mulls ponding water issues

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BELLAIRE — The village plans address water-related issues in a business district alleyway when the weather breaks. At a recent Village Council meeting, Councilman Michael Doyle said during a recent street committee meeting he heard complaints from a few businesses about too much water ...

Court rejects use of system to assess bail

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders’ suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions. Requiring the availability of so-called “risk assessment tools” ...

Museum open for MLK

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Volunteer Tom Buckley stands ready to greet visitors to the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing on Monday, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Aside from its collections regarding the slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries, the museum also features a variety of information on ...

Residents respond to documentary

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DILLES BOTTOM —For some of the nearly 50 people who turned out to view a documentary film screening, the film not only provided a new perspective about how widespread the plastic waste problem is worldwide — but it also validated their concerns about the proposed PTT Global Chemical America ...