Local educators share advice for starting the new school year right

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MARTINS FERRY — Developing a routine, getting organized and remaining positive and encouraging with children are some steps parents can take to start the new school year right, local educators said. John Poilek, principal at Shadyside High School, said for many students transitioning from ...

PTTGCA still making way for planned cracker plant

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DILLES BOTTOM — Houses continue to come crashing down — and more property is being acquired — in the Dilles Bottom area in anticipation of a future ethane cracker plant being built. Dan Williamson, Columbus-based spokesman for PTT Global Chemical America, said the developer still ...

Buckeye South Elementary School completes $270K renovation

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TILTONSVILLE — Buckeye South Elementary School educators are working quickly to get their classrooms ready for the first day of school after renovation work was recently completed. About $270,000 worth of work was done on the building to remedy damage caused last fall by a clogged drain on ...

California high court: Inmates can’t have cannabis in prison


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as they didn’t consume it. The justices said ...

Children to learn basics of fishing


BARNESVILLE — A lucky 34 children will get the chance to learn the basics of fishing and receive a free pole and other gear during a free fishing lesson Saturday in Barnesville. Hannah Carpenter, district program administrator with the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, said this ...

Bethesda lawsuit to go to court

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BETHESDA — Village Council learned Thursday that Solicitor Michael Shaheen expects a lawsuit filed by a former police department official to go to court. Earlier this month, former acting police chief Pete Busack filed a civil suit against Mayor Samantha Burkhead, her husband Finance ...