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Judge Fregiato again taking court to schools

When you got a good thing going, why change?Such is the case with Belmont County Judge Frank Fregiato and his live courts in Belmont County high schools.The Northern Division Court judge initiated the program in the spring of 1997. It was first held at Martins Ferry High School to demonstrate ...

Dickerson church holding homecoming

THE ANNUAL Dickerson Church Homecoming will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m.The church is located on Dickerson Church Road, just off of S.R. 9 between Cadiz and New Athens. Pastor Richard Hasley of the Scott United Methodist Church in Cadiz will be the guest speaker for the service.The church was ...

Tricia’s laugh was a gift from God, and it’s gone

The last time I telephoned Tricia Graham was about a year ago. I was calling from Maryland, almost D.C., about a "Backward Glances" photo in The Times Leader. It was a group of coal miners, underground, dirty, smiling, in two rows, like they were posing for their high school yearbook. In fact, ...

Oil and gas forum hits Hopedale Tuesday

AN OIL and gas forum will be held Tuesday evening at the Hopedale Social Hall to allow landowners who are thinking of signing leases to become more familiar with the process and what it includes.The Harrison County Farm Bureau will hold the informational meeting at 7 p.m.Leaders noted the ...

Chicken dinner to benefit Cadiz man

A CHICKEN dinner benefit is set to help a Cadiz man paralyzed in a hunting accident.Bobby Myers fell from a treestand while hunting on Nov. 20, 2009, landing on his back, breaking vertebrae that pinched his spinal cord and resulted in paralysis from the waist down. Since then, family and ...

Fireworks committee undergoing change

Dear Editor,I live in Wheeling and have been buying and reading The Times Leader for 24 years and have written letters to your paper in the past. I participate in local road races and that is how I met Tricia Graham.A little over two years ago, she did a story on the Barton race. I was in the ...

Bellaire Chamber replaces secretary

IT WAS a changing of the guard at Thursday's monthly chamber of commerce luncheon in Bellaire.Nancy Andriano, who has served the chamber exceedingly well in two plus years as secretary, officially stepped down from that post. Nancy assumed those duties in May of 2008 and has been nothing short ...

Lifestyles editor knew how to live life

I HAVE been fortunate enough to be in the newspaper business for more than half my life. That encompasses a great many years.This past week was one of the most difficult.You meet a lot of people and make a lot of relationships along the way. Your co-workers become your family.Patricia Graham ...

BDD preschool prepping for new year

EVEN THOUGH school is out for the summer, work is under way to prepare for a new school year at the Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Preschool.Applications are being accepted now for children aged 35 who would benefit from preschool education. The tuition for typically ...

The likes of Byrd will never be seen again

I WILL be the first to admit, I am not well steeped in West Virginia politics. Eastern Ohio is more of my comfort zone.But you would have had to been holed up in a cave this past week -- much like Bin Laden -- not to understand the impact Robert Byrd had on his beloved Mountain State, if not ...

County fair primed to unfold Tuesday

THE ANNUAL Harrison County Fair will be held July 6-10 at the fairgrounds at 550 Grant Street, Cadiz.Daily gate admission for those ages three and up are available for $6. The price includes all rides except inflatables. Senior Citizens are admitted free of charge to Tuesday only. A week-long ...

?Saluting St. C. Rotary for 80 years of service

Doing something consistently well for others, over a long period of time, is to be both appreciated and applauded. It often requires the dedication and hard work of many with a giving spirit and persistence.This past year in the Ohio Valley we have been fortunate to celebrate three, 80-year ...

The few who know the real you

AS I'VE grown older, I've come to the realization that we never stop learning. Learning about life. Learning about ourselves.I graduated high school more than a decade ago, and it's been more than five years since I picked up my degree from West Liberty one chilly December afternoon.But as the ...

?Scio club holds picnic, honors pair

THE SCIO Altrurian Club held its annual family picnic June 10 and honored a local couple for their community service and leadership.President Michele Ten Broeck presented the award to Dee Ann and Harry Horstman.Dee Ann received the woman of the year award in recognition of her contribution to ...

Telephone tribulations

IN TODAY'S world, reaching out to touch someone has never been easier.We live in the age of cell phones, Skipe and Facebook.If someone wants to contact another person, there is a way to do it.In today's world the adage you can run but you can't hide has more than just a slight ring of truth to ...

Charter schools: Not the correct response

The Obama Race to the Top (RTTT) demands that states remove limitations on the establishment of charter schools. States are further required to provide funding and facilities to support charter schools.Otherwise, Federal funding is withheld. All this is, as Obama and Education Secretary/Czar ...

Celebrating the demolition of a landmark

THE DEMOLITION of the Bellaire Toll Bridge has been some two decades in coming. Many thought it would never happen.Those efforts to bring down the All-American Town landmark took on new life several weeks back, thanks to a reality television show. Now all that appears to be standing in the way ...

?U.S. 22 work set to commence Monday

U.S. Route 22 will not be closed to traffic on Monday for the removal of a bridge over an abandoned coal haul road just west of S.R. 519 in Moorefield Township.However, work will begin that day to build an earthen fill beneath the structure to be removed. Officials have indicated the roadway ...

Dodging mom’s ‘draft’

HAVING A family is always challenging.And, having a family in which all the members need to get out of the house at virtually the same time is akin to landing the troops on the beaches of Normandy.That is precisely the reason I think of myself as the commander-in-chief of this Graham army. I ...

Get your fresh-made lemonade

IT'S SAFE to say that most people have heard the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."Life has literally given me lemons. A lot of lemons and the saying is actually not bad advice, because when you get stuck with a bunch of lemons, finding something to do with them is a bit ...