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Slevin visits EORWA facility

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BELLAIRE — The East Ohio Regional Water Authority received a visit Monday from James Slevin, president of the Utility Workers Union of America. Slevin, who is new to his position, said he wanted to see the facility, learn about its recent upgrades and visit with the plant’s union workers ...

Doing his best

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CADIZ — Ashley Best’s love of music, especially country music, began as a child while he was listening to recordings of his grandfather, Ronald Howell, singing and playing guitar. He never got to know his grandfather well because he died when Best was just 4 years old. But Best got to ...

Lee: Don’t watch, make things happen

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WHEELING — Ivin B. Lee once served as West Virginia’s first black female police chief, and she said during her lifetime she has learned there are three different types of people. First, there are those who watch things happen. And secondly, there are those who make things happen, ...

ULMS library receives new STEM upgrade

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MORRISTOWN — When Union Local students returned from their winter holiday, they noticed a change in the middle school library — more space is now devoted to science, technology, engineering and math education. Superintendent Ben Porter thanked middle school Principal Joel Davia for ...

St. C. preps for ’20 census

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City leaders is preparing for the 2020 census year, and are asking the public to take part. According to recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Belmont County has decreased in population since 2017, with an estimated population of 5,012 compared to ...

Partial upgrades complete on schoolhouse

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first series of renovations to a historic schoolhouse in Belmont County is complete. Thanks to “generous donations” from multiple donors, the Great Western Schoolhouse, located on the Ohio University Eastern campus, was able to receive a “facelift.” Schoolmarm ...

Theatre events in the works

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WOODSFIELD — The Monroe Theatre is again becoming a center of community life. Monroe Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to restoring the theatre, is holding Monroe Has Talent Youth Edition at 7 p.m. March 21 in conjunction with the Woodsfield Kiwanis Club. Mick Schumacher, a county ...

Wildman never stops serving

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MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry resident and military veteran Terry Wildman recently was recognized for his volunteer work at the Belmont County Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in St. Clairsville. Wildman, a Vietnam war veteran, said he began volunteering at the clinic about seven ...

Backpacks for the adopted put together

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Starting this year, adopted children and adoptive families in Belmont County will be getting some new backpacks as gifts through the court system. Juvenile and Probate Court Judge Al Davies announced the program last week. “We just started the program. It is offered ...

More stores to close in St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following the recent news that Macy’s department store will permanently close its doors in March, more stores are set to follow suit in the St. Clairsville area. Pier 1 Imports store, located next to Steak ‘n Shake at the Ohio Valley Plaza, has announced its impending ...

Barnesville A.D. on administrative leave

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BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Angela Hannahs confirmed Friday that Ryan Rosnick, the district’s athletics director, has been placed on administrative leave. The leave, effective Thursday with pay, stems from allegations that became public earlier this ...

Beef donated to food pantries

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BARNESVILLE — A local farmer recently donated more than 300 pounds of ground beef for distribution to five local food banks. The Belmont County Farm Bureau accepted the donation on behalf of the food banks. Jerry Ebbert, president of Belmont County Farm Bureau, said the anonymous donor ...

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

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CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump authorized the death of an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in ...

Three arrested on drug charges

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Criminal Interdiction Unit arrested three people Thursday for alleged drug offenses. The arrests were the result of a traffic stop on Ohio 7 near Belmont County Road 4. According to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department, K-9 Copper was deployed ...

Superload move postponed due to weather

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WINTERSVILLE — The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the superload move that was planned for this weekend has been postponed due to weather-related concerns. The next move is tentatively scheduled for next weekend with the possibility of this being a two-day move on Jan. ...

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts ...

Gawron arraigned for sex offenses

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man accused of multiple sexually oriented offenses involving children was among several people arraigned Thursday John Gawron, 33, whose last known address was on Markatan Street in Flushing, pleaded innocent to one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, one count ...

First Irish Festival for Bellaire being planned

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BELLAIRE — A village resident is planning to put on a new festival aimed at celebrating the region’s Irish heritage. Cy Yaegel received Bellaire Village Council’s blessing to more forward with his idea to plan the first Irish Festival in the village in May. Yaegel said he has lived in ...

Anderson-Myers innocent of kidnapping

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After about an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of innocent Thursday for Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, who had been charged with counts of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. This concluded a three-day trial. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., ...

Wheeling University, Belmont College join forces

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wheeling University and Belmont College in St. Clairsville have formed a partnership centered around their criminal justice programs. The formal articulation agreement signed Thursday will offer Belmont College students the chance to complete a bachelor’s degree in ...