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Trial date set for St. Clairsville Councilman-elect Mark Thomas

COLUMBUS – A trial date was set Thursday for Mark Thomas, the former St. Clairsville attorney and past Belmont County commissioner who was elected St. Clairsville 3rd Ward councilman on Nov. 2. He is accused of felony mail fraud. Thomas is scheduled for trial on July 11 following a telephone...
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No change in results following Belmont County recounts

Kamron Chervenak, a Republican and deputy director at the Belmont County Board of Elections, left, and Suzanne Hynes, a Democrat and clerk at the office, conduct an automatic recount Wednesday of two elections from Nov. 2. Results did not change with incumbent Richland Township Fiscal Officer Matthew Berher retaining his seat, while challenger Mike Smith picked up one more vote. In the race for Flushing Village Council with six candidates vying for four seats, incumbent Sandra E. Twarog, Steve Ronyak, George Terry and incumbent Chad Sutton were elected. Votes for Thomas Spano, Dave Coe II and Sutton were recounted. The board’s next meeting will be today following the post-election audit at 9 a.m. at 52180 National Road, St. Clairsville.
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Area braces for post-holiday COVID uptick

MARTINS FERRY — That stubborn COVID virus, the bully on the block who brings along friends that no one seems to be able to beat, continues on and with the ending of Thanksgiving and the coming Christmas season, authorities fear another spike, some in areas greater than others. Monroe County...
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Belmont County Teen Pleads No Contest to Hazing Charge

An 18-year-old defendant in an apparent hazing on Barnesville Exempted Village School District property will be sentenced in January. Jayden Lucas of Barnesville appeared in Belmont County Western Division Court for a pretrial hearing Tuesday and withdrew his innocent plea. He then pleaded no contest and was found guilty by...
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St. C. racing the winter to replace main waterline

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Reliable water service through the winter remains in question despite the Ohio Department of Transportation’s approval of a city plan to run a new permanent main waterline through a culvert under Interstate 70. When city employees discovered the main line from the water treatment plant was leaking,...
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Belmont County Senior Services

As it has recently been announced that Lisa Kazmirski has been selected as the new executive director of Belmont County Senior Services, as current executive director Dwayne Pielech has announced his resignation to take effect Dec. 3, 2021, in order to return full-time to his private sector business. Mr. Pielech,...
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Coordinators prepare for Belmont County Spelling Bee

Coordinators prepare for the annual Belmont County Spelling Bee. Seated from front left are Carol Henderson-Drake of St. Clairsville-Richland City schools, Lisa Yoho of St. Mary School in Martins Ferry, Becky Hill of Martins Ferry Christian School, Barbie McKeegan of Martins Ferry City schools and Hunter Gust of the Shadyside Local school District. Behind them, from left, are Lisa Burrell of the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Denise Leach of Barnesville schools, Juanita Roxby of East Richland Christian School, Christine Smith of Union Local, Amy Vavrock of Bridgeport schools, Jennifer Kaczor of Bellaire schools and Lisa Stupak of ECOESC. The 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, is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 3.
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Recounts Scheduled For Two Belmont County Races

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Election certified the general election results from Nov. 2 on Monday, and two races are close enough to require automatic recounts. “There will be two automatic recounts, based off of the vote totals and percentages,” elections Director Aaron Moore said. According to...
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Commissioners questioned on waterline delay

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In September 2020, the Belmont County Board of Commissioners announced some good news for the seven families residing on Otto Road off Mount Victory Road in Pultney Township, who have been without water service for more than 60 years. However, the long-hoped-for project has yet to materialize.
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Groups join forces to produce, distribute holiday meals in Belmont County

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Wednesday showcased a true Belmont County team effort to distribute Thanksgiving meals to those who need them between Whiteside's, Riesbecks, St. Clairsville Police and Cumberland Trail Fire Department. "We have got such wonderful people and they stepped up to the plate,” St. Clairsville Mayor Kathryn Thalman...
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Imagination Library making enrollment push in St. Clairsville

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — The Imagination Library launched in Belmont County in March 2020, but due to COVID-19, it's emergence went somewhat unnoticed. The library is making another push this month to increase enrollment with a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., at the St. Clairsville public library.
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Recounts scheduled for two Belmont County races

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Election certified the general election results from Nov. 2 on Monday, and two races are close enough to require automatic recounts. “There will be two automatic recounts, based off of the vote totals and percentages,” elections Director Aaron Moore said. According to...
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COVID numbers rising again

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Belmont, Harrison and Monroe counties, local health department officials said. Harrison County Health Administrator Garen Rhome said 50 new cases reported in the past week represent an increase of 25 percent. For some time now, cases in the county had seemed to plateau.
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Belmont County Senior Services Finds It Expensive To Replace Aging Vehicles

Supply shortages hit home in Belmont County this week, when plans to upgrade and replace the Senior Services fleet ran into an obstacle. On Wednesday the Belmont County Board of Commissioners rescinded a motion from Sept. 8 that awarded a bid to Thomas Auto Center for two new Hotshot vehicles with meal delivery package for $123,118 for Senior Services of Belmont County. Commissioner Jerry Echemann said this was due to ongoing industry-wide shortages in microchips and other critical parts.
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Belmont County water rates to go up

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s water rates will be uniform beginning next year, with a steady increase to begin in 2023. On Wednesday, the Belmont County Board of Commissioners approved an increase in village water rates effective in January, based on a rate study for the water and sewer district through the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.
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Vaccine clinic at OUE well received, officials say

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — The Belmont County Health Department hosted another vaccine clinic Thursday at Ohio University Eastern's gymnasium. Children ages 5 to 11 have been eligible for several weeks to get the shot. This is the third vaccine clinic the health department has conducted since the vaccines have become...
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