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Chick-fil-A to Hatch This Spring at Ohio Valley Mall

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Construction of a new restaurant known for its chicken is moving along at the Ohio Valley Mall. Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the mall’s parent company, said the new Chick-fil-A is now expected to open in early spring. “Their (Chick-fil-A officials) original ...

Christian Soldiers Make Christmas Brighter for Others

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thanksgiving week included gifts to help area charities on Monday when the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers met at Belmont Hills Country Club to present about $56,000 to almost 40 charities in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. “Our organization is trying basically ...

Search Is On for West Liberty University’s Next President

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WEST LIBERTY —West Liberty University has announced the members of its 2019 Presidential Search Committee. The committee will lead the search for the 37th president who will take office after the retirement of President Stephen Greiner on June 30. “These members have agreed to serve on ...

The Health Plan Donates to Charities Through Tree Decorating Contest

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The Health Plan’s lawn lit up with holiday cheer during the second annual Light Up Night at the corporate headquarters in downtown Wheeling on Wednesday night. Ten teams made up of The Health Plan employees competed on behalf of local nonprofit organizations all hoping for the chance to win ...

Steubenville Welcomes Santa Claus With ‘Nutcracker Magic’ Parade

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Five marching bands, four dance groups and one Jolly Old Elf are among the entries headlining today’s Sights and Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic Parade. Sponsored this year by TEAM Automotive Group, organizer Mary Snyder of the Steubenville Visitors Center said the parade will ...

Bethlehem Temple Christmas Giveaway Is Next Week in North Wheeling

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WHEELING — Bethlehem Temple will host its 29th annual Christmas giveaway next week, and the church is still in need of donations — and maybe a health care partner. The Christmas giveway is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center at 407 ...

Justice Takes Questions in Wheeling

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tackled questions about the future of Greyhound racing and the condition of local state highways during a stop in Wheeling Thursday night. About 50 people attended a free dinner and town hall discussion with Justice at Wheeling Park’s White ...

T. Rex Head Arrives at SMART Centre Market

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WHEELING — Some Christmas presents fit under a tree. Others, like the one that arrived at the SMART Centre Market on Thursday, are big enough to hold a Christmas tree inside them. The Tyrannosaurus rex head that the SMART Centre received funding for in October arrived in a 6-foot wooden ...

Randy Swartzmiller Seeks State Senate Seat

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WEIRTON — Randy Swartzmiller is taking the next step in his political career. In front of family, friends and supporters gathered in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center, Swartzmiller, a Chester resident and Democrat currently representing the 1st District in the West Virginia ...

Tunnel Ridge Makes Donation to Cops & Kids Program

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Workers at Tunnel Ridge Mine presented Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard, left, with a check for $11,800 for the Cops & Kids holiday shopping program organized by Wheeling FOP Lodge 38. Tunnel Ridge has collected donations from employees the past few years for this program, and the company ...

MedExpress Donates 110 Bikes to Area Schools

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BELLAIRE – It didn’t take long for kindergarten student Gunnar Suriano to give a thumbs-up after trying out one of the 110 Learn-To-Ride pedal bikes at a “bike build” event at Bellaire Elementary Thursday. MedExpress, a neighborhood urgent care medical center, donated 110 ...

Ferry Schools Ends 2019 Without District Treasurer

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MARTINS FERRY – Martins Ferry City Schools Board of Education closed out 2019 without filling the position of district treasurer. The board went into executive session close to 6 p.m. Thursday and exited at 7:33 p.m. for personnel discussion. No action was taken. “I expect the board to ...

Beallsville to Honor Fallen Veterans

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BEALLSVILLE – Beallsville will honor its fallen veterans this weekend by participating in a nationally recognized program. The Beallsville American Legion Post 768, in conjunction with Team Red, White and Blue out of Wheeling, will conduct a ceremony for local veterans by participating in ...

Cedar Point to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

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SANDUSKY — Cedar Point is on track to celebrate its biggest year ever by adding new twists to guests’ favorites, including the return of a boat ride. The park’s vice president Jason McClure and communications director Tony Clark announced plans Tuesday to celebrate the park’s historic ...