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Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

Business

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

Business

(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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Business

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

Community

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

Community

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 ...

MWCD names chief counsel

Community

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Jonathan Mizer was named chief counsel for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Appointed by the MWCD Board of Directors in November, Mizer previously served as associate counsel for the district since May 2018. Prior to joining the MWCD, Mizer worked as a ...

Injection well project moves forward

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Work on two saltwater injection wells by Omni Energy Co. in East Richland will proceed after a conflict with the Ohio Department of Transportation was resolved. The project faced stiff local opposition since the announcement in December that the Ohio Department of Natural ...

Traffic jam eases further in Suez Canal after ship unblocked

Business

CAIRO (AP) — The maritime traffic jam on both ends of the Suez Canal eased further on Friday, four days after the dislodging of a massive containership that had blocked the waterway, authorities said. On Monday, salvage teams freed the skyscraper-sized Ever Given, ending a crisis that had ...

Galavich a runner-up for Miss Agriculture USA

Community

BETHESDA — Faith Galavich is doing the area proud as an advocate for agriculture, and she recently earned a top spot in the Miss Agriculture USA competition. Galavich was the runner-up in the contest for the state of Ohio in the 17-20 age division on March 24. Miss Agriculture USA is an ...

Traffic stop yields drug arrest in St. C.

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A traffic stop in St. Clairsville on Wednesday netted more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine. Officers with the St. Clairsville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a tan Chevy SUV driven by John Huggins, 42, of Bellaire. During a probable cause search of the ...

St. C. Board of Education seeks input

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following the regular board of education meeting at 7 a.m. April 7, a special public meeting will be held to seek the public’s input for the use of federal funds, specifically for Title I and IDEA Part B grant funds in the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District. ...

DeWine: COVID ‘plateau’ now climbing again

Local News

GOV. MIKE DeWine announced that Ohio’s COVID-19 cases, which had declined to a “plateau,” are climbing again. “During the past few weeks, we’ve seen an increase, unfortunately, in cases,” he said. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer of the Ohio Health Department, said this ...