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‘Hansel & Gretel’ enchants young and old

WHEELING — For more than 200 years, children around the world have been captivated by the story of brave siblings “Hansel and Gretel” and their adventures in the woods with fairies, gingerbread children and a house made of candy. Young and old alike can once again enjoy this classic ...

‘Gray death’ found in Belmont County

BELLAIRE — A deadly drug known as “the gray death” has made its way to Belmont County, according to local law enforcement. Sheriff David Lucas issued a press release Friday, stating that the drug was recovered by a deputy in Bellaire. It was tested at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal ...

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Displaying the specialized medical supplies Wheeling Hospital donated to Wheeling Fire Department’s SWAT Medics are, from left: Chief Shawn Schwertfeger of the Wheeling Police Department; Sgt. Jonathan Stipetich, WPD SWAT Team member; Eric Touvelle, WFD firefighter/paramedic and member of the SWAT Medic team; WFD Chief Larry Helms; and John Sebring, Wheeling Hospital director of Safety and Security. The WFD Swat Medics accompany the police SWAT team on tactical missions to provide any needed medical assistance.

Wheeling Hospital donates SWAT medical supplies

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has donated life-saving medical supplies to the Wheeling Fire Department’s SWAT Medics, who work alongside the city police department’s SWAT team. Several WFD paramedics, known as SWAT Medics, accompany the police team on missions. The SWAT Medics, who ...

Pumpkin queen

Pumpkin Festival Queen

Photo by Reed Tychonski A new queen, princess and mini miss were selected at a pageant held at Barnesville High School on Sunday to reign over the 54th annual Pumpkin Festival, which officially gets gets underway Thursday. The new queen is Alana Trigg, left, the 14-year-old daughter of Tonya ...

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River High School holding 60th homecoming ceremony Friday

Photo Provided River High School will host its 60th homecoming ceremony Friday when the Pilots meet Meadowbrook on the gridiron at Flannery Field. Members of the homecoming court include, from front left, Adria Snyder, sophomore attendant; Halee Schultheis, junior attendant; Rachel Snyder, ...

Hills collecting for pediatric cancer research

MINGO JUNCTION — Students at Hills Elementary School are once again banding together to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. In observance of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month for September, the school is conducting a week-long “Caps for Kids with Cancer” campaign this week to ...

Study: Half of patients make poor decisions about breast reconstruction

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After receiving a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, women have a lot of tough decisions to make about treatment options. Those who choose to have a mastectomy then face another difficult decision: whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery. A new study finds ...

Water shutoff planned in Barton area

BARTON -- The Belmont County Sanitary Sewer District reports water will be off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for a waterline relocation along County Road 4, Barton-Colerain Road, for the following areas: going north on County Road 4 to approximately 1/2 mile past Mercer Road. Customers may ...

Park grad Kaiser comes home, joins Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING – Wheeling native Dr. Loren Kaiser, pediatrician, has joined the staff of Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics. Kaiser, a graduate of Wheeling Park High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at West Virginia University, where she was an Honors College ...

Harrison hospital gives to hurricane victims

CADIZ – Harrison Community Hospital assisted a local disaster relief effort by donating 500 gallons of drinking water for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. The gallon containers were taken to Piergallini & Sons Equipment near Cadiz. The company provided one of its tractor-trailers to ...

Top tips to get the sleep you need

(BPT) - If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you’re not alone. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 70 million U.S. adults report sleeping six hours or less on ...

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ABOVE: Michael Minder. left, and Jeremy Rife are shown with the Cumberland Trail Fire District’s new ambulance.

Cumberland Trail Fire District: Prepping for everything

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Members of the Cumberland Trail Fire District continue to train for an expanding and evolving job. Since the appointment of the new fire chief, John Slavik, in March, the district firefighters have continued to hone their skills, both at the main station on South Marietta ...

Firefighter Michael Minder shows a hydraulic spreader, one of the tools used to extricate people from auto accidents.

Fire prevention week coming

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Cumberland Trail Fire District is preparing for National Fire Prevention Week, set for Oct. 8-14, with activities and services to be provided to the public. The slogan this year is “Every second counts, plan two ways out.” “Theoretically, every room should have ...

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The Richland Township trustees are moving forward to repair a slip on Ebbert Road.

Ebbert Road slip repairs to start

Ebbert Road slip repairs to start

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Richland Township trustees announced at their meeting on Sept. 11 that the Ebbert Road slip project is moving forward. Trustee Rick Ferrell reported that the engineer’s estimate is $186,340. “We will be advertising for bids in the next couple of weeks and hope to ...

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Child Protection Workshops 2017

T-L Photo/DYLAN McKENZIE Catholic officials stands for a picture Thursday at the Child Protection Workshops 2017. Church officials from all over Belmont county attended the event, which Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato said is designed to help protect children from abuse and ...

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First responders thanked

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Officer Jeff Gazdik with the St. Clairsville police, from left, John Burdock and Caroline Harrison with the Barton Volunteer Fire Department enjoy lunch with Mark Sommers, Cumberland Trail Fire District, and Barton Chief Kirk Smolenak. Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home ...

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Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan and Cumberland Trail Fire District Chief John Slavik discuss emergency preparedness at a tabletop exercise at the Belmont County EMA office on Thursday.

St. Clairsville Belmont, Monroe support agencies develop emergency plans

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Agencies from Belmont and Monroe counties came together on Thursday to participate in a “tabletop exercise” to discuss and evaluate response and recovery plans among public and private health care facilities and public support agencies during an extended widespread power ...