Two men arraigned for vehicular homicide cases

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Two men were arraigned before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato on Thursday on unrelated counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. Donald Shriver, 26, of 51880 SR 145, Beallsville pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor OVI charge and two counts each of second- and ...

PETA honors Cafaro Company malls


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s a simple but tragic mistake that some people make during the warm-weather months. As they hurry off to an appointment or stop in a store, they forget that a pet or a child is still inside their parked automobile. Cafaro Co., the parent company of Ohio Valley ...

Masks will be optional for Switzerland school district

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WOODSFIELD — Switzerland of Ohio Local School District officials announced that masks will be optional for both faculty and students for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Phil Ackerman, who took office Aug. 1, gave his first report as superintendent during Thursday’s board of ...

Columbus grows as rural population shrinks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s heavily Democratic state capital grew significantly over the past decade, as the state’s traditionally Republican rural and Appalachian regions lost residents, new census figures showed Thursday. Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Columbus ...

Safety corridor making a positive impact on the roads

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BELMONT — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation celebrated the first anniversary of the distracted driving corridor in Belmont County, which officials say has had a positive impact on the roadways. Since the safety corridor was launched in August 2020 along ...

CDC urges vaccines during pregnancy


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and ...