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Shadyside Local Schools in Belmont County holds spelling bee

Chloe Meholovich, left, and Julie Patterson, seventh-graders at Shadyside Local Schools, celebrate after finishing first and second, respectively, in the district spelling bee on Tuesday. Both advance to the Belmont County Spelling Bee, sponsored by The Times Leader, Belmont Savings Bank, Bordas & Bordas, Airport Limousine, Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel and the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center.
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Barnesville fends off Union Local for Milk Bucket

MORRISTOWN — The milk has never tasted better in Barnesville. Thanks to a late defensive stand and a timely first down, the Shamrocks were able to fend off Union Local, 26-21, Friday night at Jets Stadium to retain the ‘Milk Bucket’ Trophy and spoil Homecoming and Senior Night festivities in the process.
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Hazing charges filed against a Barnesville High School student

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Hazing charges have officially filed against a Barnesville High School student. Jayden Lucas, who is an adult, is being charged with hazing after a freshman on the football team was allegedly restrained and terrorized. His attorney has submitted a not guilty plea on his behalf. According...
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Charges filed in Barnesville High School hazing, family to file suit

BARNESVILLE — Two people are facing criminal charges in connection with an Oct. 1 hazing incident in Barnesville. According to Belmont County Western Division Court, charges of hazing have been filed against Jayden Lucas, 18, of Barnesville for his alleged participation in the incident. His arraignment was set for Oct. 28. The Barnesville Police Department also expects the same charges to be filed against a juvenile whose case would be handled by the county’s Juvenile and Probate Court.
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Troopers will be watching closely on School Bus Safety Week

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers will be driving behind school buses next week, and watching how all the other drivers behave. At the St. Clairsville post, each trooper will be assigned to a specific school district. They’ll be watching other drivers, making sure they pay attention to flashing lights and stop […]
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Charges filed in Barnesville High School hazing, family to file suit

BARNESVILLE — Two people are facing criminal charges in connection with an Oct. 1 hazing incident in Barnesville. According to Belmont County Western Division Court, charges of hazing have been filed against Jayden Lucas, 18, of Barnesville for his alleged participation in the incident. His arraignment was set for Oct. 28. The Barnesville Police Department also expects the same charges to be filed against a juvenile whose case would be handled by the county’s Juvenile and Probate Court.
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Ohio University Eastern hosting COVID, flu shots clinic

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Ohio University and the Belmont County Health Department are coming together in the upcoming weeks to help not only vaccinate against COVID-19, but the seasonal flu, as well. As COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue throughout the country and here in the Ohio Valley, this time of year...
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Shadyside cruises to 2A final

SHADYSIDE — Just five days ago, Shadyside swept Wheeling Central in relatively easy fashion en route to locking up the top seed in the OVAC Class 2A tournament. Ironically, the Tigers and Maroon Knights met in the first round of that event Tuesday evening back inside the Tiger Den. Wheeling...
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Wheeling Central routs Ferry

MARTINS FERRY – With three games left in West Virginia’s regular season Wheeling Central, as usual, is sending a message to the entire Class A field that it is back, and it is ready for another run at the gold trophy. Since losing to Belmont County powers Bellaire and Shadyside,...
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COVID declining in St. Clairsville schools

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Masks will remain optional in the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District as COVID-19 cases decline in the schools. Superintendent Walter Skaggs confirmed Wednesday morning during the board of education’s meeting that the district’s mask policy will remain optional for students and faculty. He said the number of cases has declined over the last couple of days.
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Ohio University considers sale of land, buildings

ATHENS, Ohio – Numerous Ohio University-owned properties – including some in Belmont and Fairfield counties – are being considered for sale. The Ohio University Board of Trustees voted Thursday to declare 13 properties as surplus and allowed them to be included on a forthcoming Land Conveyance Bill. The majority of...
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Showdown at Nelson Field: St. C. set to visit Bellaire

Bellaire and St. Clairsville have both established themselves as two of the premier teams in Belmont County this season. So, what’s going to happen when the two long-time rivals renew acquaintances for the first time since 2019 Saturday at noon at Nelson Field?. It’s honestly anyone’s guess because a strong...
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UL looks to bounce back at Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE – For four years Bernie Thompson has been busy turning the Union Local football program into a winner. And while the Jets began the season 4-0, all eyes now turn to if the Belmont County squad has the ability to rebound, coming off its poorest performance of the season in a loss to unbeaten Westinghouse last Friday night.
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