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Sen. Frank Hoagland and family had COVID

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MARTINS FERRY -- Ohio Sen. Frank Hoagland confirmed Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 in August and has since recovered from the illness. Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, said his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Boyd, was the first family member to test positive for the virus. He and his wife, ...

Barnesville-Bradford Airport to grow

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BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville-Bradford Airport is doubling in operations and activities, thanks to a funding windfall. Jeff Britton, vice president of Belmont County Regional Airport Authority, said the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will pay for 100 percent of the ...

Senior Services drops levy

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County residents are poised to get some tax relief next year, after Belmont County Senior Services announced Wednesday one of their levies will be eliminated from county-wide property taxes. The half-mill levy renewal would have appeared on the Nov. 3 ...

U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

Business

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. ...

HEAP Summer Crisis Program continues

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Ohio Development Services Agency and Area Agency on Aging Region 9 are helping income-eligible Ohioans maintain their utility service through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. The program helps eligible Ohioans pay an electric bill, purchase an air ...

St. C. wreck

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Photo by Michael Strough Belmont County sheriff’s deputies investigate an apparent traffic accident in the Walmart parking lot at the Ohio Valley Plaza, St. Clairsville early Friday evening. The Cumberland Trail Fire Department transported at least one person from the scene by ambulance. No ...

St. C. homecoming queen crowned

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE’S Ariel Ott smiles after she picked the red rose Friday night prior to the game against Martins Ferry to become the Red Devils’ 2020 homecoming queen. Football player Will Balgo was selected as the king. T-L Photo/JOE LOVELL

Northern Panhandle Schools report few call-offs the first week

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WHEELING — School districts across the nation are reporting a high number of employee call-offs, but that is not happening in the Northern Panhandle, according to local officials. The number of available substitute employees could be of concern in the future, however, if illness strikes a ...

Buckeye Local, donations help supply students

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DILLONVALE -- Students in the Buckeye Local School District received free school supplies this year, thanks to support from donors and the district itself. Assistant Superintendent Scott Celestin said $12,000 worth of paper, pencils and other necessities were procured to assist students and ...

The Jefferson County clerk of courts releases report for August

Community

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for August. The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $750,588, with $34,488 going to the county and $716,100 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $4,693 and watercraft fees ...

Union Local free meals expanded

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer BELMONT -- Union Local School District is expanding its food service program with all students receiving breakfast and lunch for free. This includes meals served at school and those available for remote learning days served at home for the ...

Lepic volunteered for service

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — James R. Lepic still values his experience as a specialist 4th class in the U.S. Army and is being recognized as the St. Clairsville American Legion veteran of the month. “I joined the Reserves in 1964,” he said, adding he was 19 at the time. “It was the Vietnam ...

St. C. named ‘Cooperator of the Year’

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE —The Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District recently chose the city of St. Clairsville to receive its 2020 Cooperator of the Year Award. “This award goes to an organization or landowner that both follows our district’s mission to promote and protect the wise ...

Free COVID-19 testing clinic planned at The Highlands

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The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department will be holding a free COVID-19 testing clinic at The Highlands next week. The testing clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Power Center’s lower parking lot located at 565 Cabela Drive near Old Navy. The clinic has no residency ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court ...

Home Pizza chef goes to Halloran Park

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T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK The statue of a pizza chef at Halloran’s Home Pizza has been a well-known figure in St. Clairsville since the 1970s. After owners Pat and Patty Halloran, left, retired and closed the business in late 2019 they donated this mascot to St. Clairsville. It will now ...

Council hears pitch for help on water loss, meters

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BELLAIRE — Village Council heard from a company Thursday night that believes it can help Bellaire with its extreme water loss situation. Ray Schwarz, Ohio sales manager with the Nepute Equipment Co., Cincinnati, said his company wanted to do more than just sell Bellaire the new water meters ...

1 in 6 Ohio districts ask state for extra seating

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events, exceeding the limits set by Gov. Mike DeWine in last month’s sports order, records show. The Health Department approved all requests quickly, ...

Ohio Hills Health Services expanding

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BARNESVILLE — Ohio Hills Health Services continues to provide basic health services while taking on duties related to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Belmont County board of commissioners toured the Barnesville location and an adjoining structure, which will soon house an ...

Spike of recoveries brings active COVID cases below 35

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department shared good news Thursday, reporting that several additional residents have recovered from COVID-19. According to Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul, there are now fewer than 35 people with active infections. Since the pandemic ...