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Ferry Community Day in the Park is June 18

June 13, 2016 MARTINS FERRY – The Ohio River Valley Elks #231 of Martins Ferry will host a Community Day in the Park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Martins Ferry City Park. more »»

State funds for education improvement

June 13, 2016 COLUMBUS — The approval of the Capital Appropriations Bill for fiscal years 2017-18 will mean a significant benefit to education in the coming years, with millions of dollars devoted to projects... more »»

Worst mass shooting in U.S. history: 50 slain at gay nightclub

June 13, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. more »»

l Local leaders weigh in on new marijuana law

June 12, 2016 MARTINS FERRY – Local lawmen and state legislators are weighing in on Ohio’s new marijuana law. The bill was signed by Ohio Gov. more »»

Meeting about heroin epidemic is Tuesday

June 12, 2016 By KATHRYN CLAYTON Times Leader Staff Writer BARNESVILLE — Barnesville will host a town hall meeting Tuesday to address the heroin epidemic, which has become “a public health emergency” according... more »»

Senate bill causes voting rights controversy

June 12, 2016 COLUMBUS – A Senate bill was passed that would make it more difficult for citizens to petition a court to keep polling places open after hours on Election Day in Ohio. more »»

Veteran’s medals returned

June 11, 2016 ADENA – A series of serendipitous and seemingly unrelated events brought a local World War II veteran back together with his missing service medals on May 31 at the Adena Health and Rehabilitation... more »»

Soap Box Derby is Sunday

June 11, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — On your marks, get set, go! The 24th annual Soap Box Derby-The Great Race- is set to kickoff Sunday with opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. followed by racing at about 10 a.m. more »»

Pease Township ‘Checkbook’ launched

June 11, 2016 COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has launched the Pease Township online checkbook on In December 2014, Mandel started OhioCheckbook. more »»

Belmont County sees better premiums

June 11, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Belmont County Board of Commissioners met with insurance providers to discuss news of decreased costs and new enhancements in coverage available to the county. more »»

Wheeling Hospital earns cardiac accreditation

June 10, 2016 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital is now the only hospital in West Virginia — and one of only 29 in the nation — to hold full accreditation for emergency opening of blocked coronary arteries and... more »»

Teachers’ cases still pending

June 10, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Unrelated cases involving two teachers’ alleged misconduct still are pending in Belmont Count. more »»

Felony cases arraigned

June 10, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A Rayland man accused of fatally stabbing his cousin over spilled beer pleaded innocent to murder Thursday in Belmont County Common pleas court. more »»

Ohio becomes latest state to legalize medical marijuana

June 10, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn’t expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon. more »»

Strickland campaigns in Martins Ferry

June 9, 2016 MARTINS FERRY – U.S. Senate candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland brought his campaign to the Ohio Valley on Wednesday as part of his two-day “Working Families First” tour of Appalachi. more »»

Kasich signs bill to legalize medical marijuana

June 9, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio became the latest state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana after Republican Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Wednesday. more »»

Flushing Business Association plans Heritage Days

June 9, 2016 FLUSHING — If you are ready for a fun-filled Friday evening this week, head to Flushing for entertainment, food and a fireworks display. more »»

Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

June 9, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary... more »»



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