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Belmont County Looking to Lease

April 24, 2014 Belmont County just received a $3 million check for leasing the mineral rights to 406 acres of county-owned land, and now county commissioners are looking to lease the rights to another 426 acres a... more »»

WLU Holds Safety Summit at Oglebay

April 24, 2014 West Liberty University hosted major safety departments and first responders Wednesday at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort, as it planned for critical incident scenarios to stay alert for possible... more »»

Boland Plans For New Pool

April 24, 2014 One year after a successful grassroots effort to open and maintain the Belleview Pool, Steubenville City Manager Tim Boland announced Tuesday the city will take over management and operational... more »»

Smoke Ban Has Enemies

April 24, 2014 Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign they hope will influence the county health board’s final decision. A group calling itself No2theBan. more »»

Paynter Arrested for Fleeing Police After Allegedly Assaulting Brother, Father

April 24, 2014 Andrew Larry Paynter, 34, was arrested Saturday after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement on an ATV after attacking his brother and father at their home. more »»

Health Right Accepting Medicaid Patients

April 23, 2014 Wheeling Health Right patients qualifying for Medicaid won’t have to change medical providers, as Health Right now can bill Medicaid for services they provide. more »»

Multiple Cases Heard in Federal Court

April 23, 2014 U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr., sentenced Emanuel “Sammy” Banks to nearly 12 years in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine. U.S. more »»

Shooter Arrested After Firing in Parking Lot

April 23, 2014 Ohio County sheriff’s deputies arrested James Michael Crumpler early Tuesday after he allegedly fired three shots from a 9mm handgun in the parking lot of Jill Lounge near Dallas Pike. more »»

Facade Restoration Under Way at Capitol

April 23, 2014 Frank O’Brien has an ambitious goal for the Capitol Theatre: Return the historic downtown venue’s appearance to the way it looked on the night it first opened its doors in 1928. more »»

Council Listens to Concerns About Pool, Opening at Risk

April 23, 2014 Benwood Council on Tuesday approved raises for the manager and groundskeeper at the Benwood Pool, but members also heard concerns that repairs at the pool might not be complete before its scheduled... more »»

Runaway Truck Crashes Through Neighborhood

April 23, 2014 A dump truck carrying dirt tore through a garage and several yards Monday afternoon near Pine Avenue after the truck’s brakes went out while traveling along U.S. 250. more »»

Bethany Staffers Awarded Top Honor

April 23, 2014 Bethany College President Scott . more »»

City and County Offices To Be Decided May 13; Voting Machines Receive Tests

April 23, 2014 Looking to ensure voting devices work properly before the May 13 primary election, Marshall County officials tested a pair of machines Tuesday during the County Commission meeting. more »»

West Liberty CSI: Students Practice Detective Field Skills

April 23, 2014 When investigating a crime scene, even the smallest details could hold the key in unfolding a series of dark events and, hopefully, identifying a suspect. more »»

Military Program Seen as Second Chance for County Jail Inmates

April 23, 2014 Six men took a step in turning their lives around last week as the third graduating round of the Belmont Correctional Institute’s Military Preparation Progra. more »»

Power Disruption Affects Tomlinson Run State Park

April 23, 2014 A power disruption has occurred in the campground at Tomlinson Run State Park near New Manchester in Hancock County. Electrical service to all other facilities at the park is not affected. more »»

Payment Replaces Taxes

April 23, 2014 Instead of paying property taxes for a new gas power plant to be built in Marshall County, officials from Moundsville Power LLC plan to give the Marshall County Board of Education a $4. more »»

Police Reports

April 23, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT On Friday, Steve A. R. Byron, 24, of 120 S Sugar St., St. Clairsville, was arrested for domestic violence. On Friday, Gay D. more »»

Another Business Burgled

April 23, 2014 Ohio County detectives are reviewing video surveillance images as they investigate burglaries at the Dairy Queen/Marathon business near Exit 11 at Dallas Pike and at the Stateline Cafe on U.S. 40. more »»

Infant Drowns, Mother Charged With Homicide

April 23, 2014 Charges of reckless homicide and child endangering were filed Tuesday against a mother who allegedly passed out April 2 in a bathtub with her 4-month-old son, resulting in the baby’s death. more »»

Online City Bill Payment Offers New Convenience for Cameron Residents

April 23, 2014 A new online payment system for residents in Cameron will make it easier than ever to pay city bills. more »»

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