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‘Significant’ Murray Energy layoffs expected today

December 31, 2015 WHEELING — Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as Murray Energy Corp. officials confirmed reports of impending layoffs and scheduling changes. more »»

Justice finally served

December 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Jeannie Mae Carpenter will spend at least 20 years in prison for her participation in the rape of a child. more »»

Decision on Belmont County ethane cracker due in 2016

December 31, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: The Times Leader presents a look back at the past year with the top 10 stories of 2015, as voted on by the newspaper’s editorial staff. This feature concludes today. more »»

• Local Briefs

December 31, 2015 Ring in the new year at Sons of Italy BELLAIRE — A New Year’s Eve Party begins at 8 p.m. today at the Sons of Italy lodge, 3348 Belmont St. Music will be provided by D.J. Dou. more »»

New Mayor for Bridgeport

December 31, 2015 By MOLLIE WARNER Times Leader Staff Writer BRIDGEPORT — John J. more »»

New Mayor for Bridgeport

December 31, 2015 BRIDGEPORT — The village of Bridgeport will welcome David Smith as its new mayor Friday, and the current councilman says he is ready for the job. more »»

Sales tax, down from 2014, still helping Harrison County

December 31, 2015 CADIZ — Revenue from sales tax went down in 2015 in Harrison County, though officials said the numbers are still far better than they were several years ago. more »»

Belmont County reviews 2015

December 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It has been an eventful year of growth and development for Belmont County, and commissioners reviewed a few key landmarks and expectations for 2016 this week. more »»

Tournament attracts visitors from beyond the Ohio Valley

December 31, 2015 WHEELING — Jennie Albertson sat quietly crocheting a baby blanket in her aisle seat at WesBanco Arena Tuesday, patiently waiting for her grandson, Tim — a high school wrestler from Steubenville — to... more »»

Vargo’s contract not renewed

December 31, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members provided little explanation Tuesday after voting 3-2 not to renew Superintendent Dianna Vargo’s contract. more »»

Incoming mayor has big plans for Belmont

December 31, 2015 BELMONT — The village of Belmont elected Stanley Sobel as its new mayor in November’s general election, and Sobel plans to take action that will bring positive changes to the community once his term... more »»

Barton gets life for murder

December 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Joseph Barton will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of 69-year-old Julian Townsend of Shadyside. more »»

Fire damages St. C home

December 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Several fire departments responded to a residential fire at 108 Bankbarn Terrace on Tuesday afternoon, preventing the blaze from getting out of control. more »»

Martins Ferry elected officials take oaths

December 30, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — There will be some new faces on Martins Ferry City Council during 2016, but only two of those new officials were sworn in on Tuesday. more »»

St. John Central ends year with new principal

December 30, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Through Thursday, The Times Leader presents a look back at the past year with the top 10 stories of 2015, as voted on by the newspaper’s editorial staff. BELLAIRE — St. more »»

Future of Beallsville High School uncertain

December 30, 2015 BEALLSVILLE — After months of public outcry, a judge’s decision kept Beallsville High School open for the current school year, although the school’s long-term future remains uncertain with new faces... more »»

Powhatan council OKs appropriations

December 30, 2015 POWHATAN Point Village Council met in special session Tuesday night to amend the 2015 budget appropriations and to take action on the 2016 appropriation. more »»

Slippage spurs waterline woes

December 29, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — A waterline break occurred at about 3 a.m. Monday due to a slip, leaving Ohio Street residents without water service for most of the day. more »»

Life without parole for Barton

December 29, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Joseph Barton will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Julian Townsend. more »»



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