Autopsies completed in double murder investigation in Belmont

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The autopsies of Thomas and Angela Strussion — victims of a double homicide in Belmont County — are now complete. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas confirmed Friday that the procedures had been finished. He added, though, that no autopsy reports or information ...

Grant benefits downtown island beautification project


WOODSFIELD — The Monroe Arts Council was able to purchase and plant flowers helping to beautify the downtown Woodsfield area after receiving grant funding. The council was a recipient of a $2,000 Love Our Byways grant as part of a partnership through the National Scenic Byway Foundation ...

Convicted arsonist allegedly admits to more fires in Belmont County

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BELLAIRE — A man convicted of burning down a house on Wheeling Island allegedly admitted to starting a series of other fires over the last five years, according to Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan. Flanagan said Friday that Jason Kincannon, 25, admitted to police that he started a string ...

Bridgeport schools hoping to expand campus as enrollment grows

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BRIDGEPORT —­ With enrollment figures on the rise, officials in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District are looking to accommodate the growth. Superintendent Brent Ripley said the district has experienced a growth of nearly 40 students since the 2020-21 school year. “We are up ...