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AdvancED accreditation renewed for JCESC

November 1, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Educational Service Center has officially obtained renewal for its AdvancED accreditation. more »»

OHSAA denies St. John’s appeal

October 31, 2015 COLUMBUS — St. John Central’s attempt to have four forfeited victories reinstated has been denied by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. more »»

Portman only local senator to vote ‘no’ on federal budget

October 31, 2015 WHEELING — The two-year federal budget agreement that cleared the Senate by a nearly two-to-one margin Friday to avert a partial government shutdown in December wasn’t good enough for Sen. more »»

Ohio election busy

October 31, 2015 WHEELING — It may be an off year, but Ohio voters will have some important decisions to make about the future of their communities and the Buckeye State as a whole when they go to the polls Tuesday. more »»

Union Local officials hear financial forecast

October 31, 2015 BELMONT — Union Local School District officials predict that their budget will remain in the black for the next three years, despite the fact that expenditures are expected to outpace revenues. more »»

Mom says yes to Issue 3

October 31, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — If there’s a chance an oil made from marijuana can help ease her son’s pain, Dana Kovach is willing to take it. more »»

Police seek passage of 5-mill tax levy

October 31, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Police Department is asking residents to approve a 5-mill continuing tax levy that is expected to generate $300,000 a year. more »»

Attorney suspended from legal practice

October 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Attorney Mark Thomas is temporarily suspended from practicing la. more »»

Serving food for 50 years

October 31, 2015 BROOKSIDE — Joe and Sherry Banco have been married for 52 years. For all but two of those years, they’ve also been co-owners of Sonny Boy Restaurant. The S. more »»

Shelter strives to keep up with intake

October 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Animal Shelter has more dogs and cats than it can house, despite efforts to keep up with the intake. more »»

Bethesda police officers get body cameras

October 30, 2015 BETHESDA — Body cameras are becoming commonplace for law enforcement, and the Bethesda Police Department is keeping up with the times. more »»

Belmont voters will consider DJFS levy

October 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A replacement levy to fund the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services is on the Nov. 3 election ballot. more »»

Lawmen say ‘no’ on 3

October 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE – If the Issue 3 marijuana bill passes in Ohio it will change the way law enforcement conducts business “instantly,” said Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley. more »»

Guilty verdict in rape case

October 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday in the first-degree rape trial of Montrell Black. Sentence was set for Nov. 5. He faces a sentence of 10 years to life. more »»

Pair competent to stand trial

October 30, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Co-defendants James John Kirksey, 23, and Jeannie Mae Carpenter, 37, are competent to stand trial in a child rape case, Judge Frank Fregiato ruled Friday. more »»

Roosters not crowing in Dillonvale

October 30, 2015 DILLONVALE — Roosters don’t have anything to crow about in Dillonvale — in fact, there should be no roosters or hens in town after village council decided this month to enforce a previous ordinance... more »»

Feds withhold names of released prisoners

October 30, 2015 WHEELING — Federal authorities are refusing to release the names of 44 felony drug offenders who will get an early release from prison Monday to live in the Northern District of West Virgini. more »»

Police: Disregard fake IRS calls

October 30, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Residents of Belmont and Harrison counties are receiving calls from would-be scammers who are posing as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service. more »»

Ammonia leak evacuates Wheeling ice pop factory

October 29, 2015 WHEELING — An ammonia leak at the Ziegenfelder Co. in East Wheeling on Wednesday afternoon sent several employees to the hospital and shut down streets surrounding the plant. more »»

Appellate court visits Bridgeport

October 29, 2015 BRIDGEPORT — The Seventh District Court of Appeals demonstrated the workings of the court before the juniors and seniors of Jim Swaton’s government class when Bridgeport High School hosted the... more »»



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