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St. John student Chase Ake wins Belmont County spelling bee

February 5, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Chase Ake’s last few minutes of practice during the car ride to the Belmont County Spelling Bee paid off on Thursday. more »»

Union mulls strike notice

February 5, 2016 WOODSFIELD — Members of the Switzerland of Ohio Education Association authorized the union’s negotiating team to call for a strike if it cannot reach a labor agreement with the board of education. more »»

Battle continues over Bellaire Council seat

February 5, 2016 BELLAIRE — Village Council last month vacated the council seat belonging to Dan Brown, and now Brown says that action wasn’t legal because one member who voted to oust him isn’t a certified council... more »»

Belmont business back in order

February 4, 2016 BELMONT — Belmont officials are finally catching up on old business, including passage of a water and sewer rate hike, while Roofer’s Union 188 begins to repair the roof of the damaged elementary... more »»

Council debates plans to purchase $650K building

February 4, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — The Purple City’s new councilmen are trying to get a handle on the city’s financial woes, leading to debate Wednesday about whether it should purchase a new city garage for $650,000. more »»

Sewer rate hikes coming

February 4, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners approved sanitary sewer rate increases for some residential and commercial customers on Wednesday. more »»

Brown announces bill to protect families from toxic lead

February 4, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following water crises in Flint, Mich., and Sebring, Ohio, U.S. Sen. more »»

Relay for Life to get help from fundraiser

February 3, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Mall will host a scavenger hunt and entertainment Feb. 20 to raise awareness for Relay for Life. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.. more »»

Johnson to serve on budget committee

February 3, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Johnson has a new committee assignment in Washington, D.C. more »»

H&R Block to donate to Drug Free Club

February 3, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — This tax season H&R Block and the Belmont County Drug Free Clubs of America are joining forces to help children stay off drugs. more »»

Okie Barton III trial date set

February 2, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Okie Barton III pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of aggravated murder for allegedly shooting his father and stepmother in Novembe. more »»

ODOT trims trees, shrubs

February 2, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Motorists traveling Ohio 7 near Martins Ferry may have noticed workers trimming trees along the road. more »»

Monroe County looks at getting Next Gen 911

February 2, 2016 WOODSFIELD — Monroe County commissioners met with officials to discuss future steps toward bringing the Next Generation 911 system to the county’s first response teams. more »»

Sentences given for drug-, alcohol-related crimes

February 2, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Judge Frank Fregiato handed down heavy sentences for several serious, drug- and alcohol-fueled crimes Monday in Belmont County Common Pleas Court. more »»

Brain tumor can’t pin Buckeye Local wrestler

January 31, 2016 CONNORVILLE — Jordyn Spencer doesn’t like to be singled out as a girl. To her, she’s just another member of the Buckeye Local wrestling tea. more »»

St. C. native to cheer at Pro Bowl

January 31, 2016 HONOLULU, Hawaii — Many people who tune into tonight’s NFL Pro Bowl will be watching for the stars of professional football to make dazzling plays. more »»

Plenty of house fires this winter in valley

January 31, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Anyone who has ever dealt with a sudden fire on their stovetop knows the fear and panic those orange flames can strike into one’s heart. more »»

Area fire victims find outpouring of support

January 31, 2016 FLUSHING — The six members of a family who lost their home in a Jan. 18 fire are now helping the victims of a second blaze. more »»

Two arrested in Ferry drug bust

January 30, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Two people were lodged at the Belmont County Jail late Friday after being arrested on drug charges early that morning. more »»

 
 
 

 

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