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zNewsletter Sunday

Union Local holds active shooter drill to prepare students, staff

BELMONT — The sound of gunfire exploded in the halls of Union Local High School and Middle School on Friday morning, with staff ducking for cover and students barricading themselves in their classrooms or hurrying to the exits. It was all part of an active shooter drill designed to determine ...

Unified Bank donates $23,000 toward baseball field project in Tiltonsville

TILTONSVILLE — The Pumphouse Baseball Field in Tiltonsville is about to get a facelift. The old lighting system, which allows for night games, is being replaced with high-output, high-efficiency LED lighting, courtesy of Unified Bank. The Pumphouse Field has been home to Warren Township ...

Bellaire couple arraigned for extortion of double murder victim

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A man and woman from Bellaire were arraigned Thursday for an alleged extortion plot that targeted a man who was also a victim in a double murder near Belmont. Anthony Michael Dibacco, 31, of Guernsey Street in Bellaire pleaded innocent to extortion, a third-degree felony, ...

Charges filed in Barnesville High School hazing, family to file suit

BARNESVILLE — Two people are facing criminal charges in connection with an Oct. 1 hazing incident in Barnesville. According to Belmont County Western Division Court, charges of hazing have been filed against Jayden Lucas, 18, of Barnesville for his alleged participation in the incident. His ...

Belmont County Senior Services partner with WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital is teaming up with Belmont County Senior Services to begin providing services such as blood draws for laboratory work and health checkups at senior centers. The announcement was made during Wednesday’s regular Belmont County Board of ...

COVID deaths increased in September

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic increased during September, and health department officials noted those who succumbed were not vaccinated. Belmont County Deputy Health Director Robert Sproul said Belmont County has had a total of 9,089 confirmed cases since ...