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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 ...

Historic boat makes its return to Monroe County

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CLARINGTON — A vessel that has been away for nearly a century made its long-awaited return to the Ohio Valley this week. The J.A. Cresap returned to Monroe County from Guttenberg, Iowa, after 96 years on Tuesday. The vessel was donated to the Ohio Valley River Museum, which will perform ...

Trinity opens new primary care office in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Trinity Health System celebrated the grand opening of its primary care health office in Bellaire on Friday. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Trinity officials and other dignitaries. The opening comes on the ...

WWII vets recall Pearl Harbor

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Today on the 78th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that spurred the United States’ entry into World War II, area veterans are thinking back to their reactions upon hearing that fateful news and their subsequent experiences in the ...

Bethesda couple killed in Sunday storms

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer BETHESDA — Two village residents lost their lives during the bad weather that struck the East Coast on Sunday. Emil and Melodye Kittel died in a car accident on their way back home from a holiday trip. Bethesda police Officer Pete Busack ...

Port Authority mulls landfill

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WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority is considering purchasing the closed Crossridge Landfill, obtaining grants to remediate environmental issues and repurposing the land. The port authority met Wednesday and approved a resolution opposing a plan by Greenway Reclamation of ...

Council receives project update

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BELLAIRE — Village Council learned more about a planned storm sewer project for Cherry Alley, expected to cost about $343,000. During a regular meeting Thursday, project manager Danny Popp, owner/architect with DDP & Associates of Columbus, Ohio, and Dave Kohlmeier, vice president of ...

Black lung clinics step up to help miners

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MARTINS FERRY — A new black lung clinic is set to open at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale this February in response to the closure of East Ohio Regional Hospital’s clinic. Meanwhile, another clinic in Zanesville, Ohio, Genesis Healthcare System, is set to hold an open ...

Cracker plant talks continue

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Preparations continue for an ethane cracker plant that may be coming to the Dilles Bottom area, with state and local leaders meeting with company officials at the proposed plant site this week. Belmont County Commissioner J.P. Dutton attended a meeting between government ...

Ohio governor meets with proposed ‘cracker’ plant developer

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update” would be ...