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Thursday | WTOV9

OHSP beefing up Labor Day patrols

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - If you're trying to wring those last few drops out of summer over the Labor Day weekend, be prepared for traffic as new AAA reports show a surge in holiday travelers.

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Thursday | Marietta Times

Police

Krystal K. Carpenter, 34, of 220 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 1, was arrested Friday in the 500 block of Second Street for OVI, driving under suspension, driving left of center, and a red light violation.

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Related Topix: Macksburg, OH, Belpre, OH, Marietta, OH

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Intelligencer

Belmont County Guardrail Bids Lower Than Expected

Belmont County officials were pleasantly surprised Wednesday when bids for a major guardrail project came in more than $80,000 below engineer's estimates.

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Related Topix: Bellaire, OH, Martins Ferry, OH, Pomeroy, OH, Norwalk, OH

WTOV9

Three from three states arrested in St. Clairsville

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Three people - from three different states -- were taken to jail late Tuesday night in Belmont County after an observant officer on patrol noticed something out of place.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH, Martins Ferry, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Intelligencer

Arson Arrest In Bellaire

Bryce Andrew Parrill is charged with felony arson for his involvement in the fire at 4217 Trumbull St., which started early Saturday and took nearly five hours to extinguish.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WTOV9

New water line on way to Martins Ferry

WTOV9.com MARTINS FERRY, Ohio -For those who live along County Road 4 in Martins Ferry, the term relief is probably an understatement after it was learned that a massive water line is not only being replaced, but in a little more than a year, it's set to be a state-of-the-art distribution system.

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Related Topix: Martins Ferry, OH

WTOV9

Police explain how they caught bank robbery suspect

WTOV9.com With suspect William McBride, Jr., in custody, police are releasing new details of how they tracked him down after last weekend's armed bank robberies in Belmont and Ohio counties.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH

WTOV9

Belmont County checkpoint nets six OVI arrests

WTOV9.com MARTINS FERRY, Ohio - Authorities in Belmont County tasked with taking drunk drivers and other criminal offenders off the highways are calling Saturday night a success.

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Related Topix: Martins Ferry, OH, Bridgeport, OH

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Intelligencer

Fire Department Works to Solve Hydrant Issues

At Thursday's council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Swoyer said the department had 10 alarms since the last council meeting Aug. 7, three of which were structure fires.

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Related Topix: Fire

WTOV9

Powhatan woman picked up on 2006 failure to appear warrant

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Bellaire Police investigating a stolen and forged check case arrested Erin C. Donato, 48, of Powhatan Point, on a 2006 failure to appear warrant Friday.

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Related Topix: Powhatan Point, OH

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOV9

Common Core standards debated

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - While students are adjusting to a new school year, some lawmakers and school leaders are debating a possible repeal of Common Core standards.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Intelligencer

Johnson, Scalise Visit Gas Plant

Following a roundtable discussion and tour, Rep. Bill Johnson and newly-elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana visited the Utica East Ohio Buckeye Scio cryogenic processing plant Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Representative Bill Johnson, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Ohio, Beallsville, OH

WTOV9

No major flooding in Belmont County

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Belmont County Emergency Management Director Dave Ivan said Wednesday morning's heavy downpours didn't cause any major flooding concerns throughout the county, but one local business is left cleaning up.

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Related Topix: Weather, Martins Ferry, OH

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Marietta Times

No politician should vote to cut school funding

Why did Andy Thompson vote to cut education dollars out of Ohio school funding? Does he want to punish our schools and children by hindering their educational needs to become leaders of the future? Thompson, our state representative for our school districts, voted to cut school funding in his 95th House district.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH, Barnesville, OH

WTOV9

Fire hydrants a concern in Bellaire

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - After three fires within a span of three weeks, Bellaire residents are concerned about whether the town's fire hydrants are being regularly inspected and tested and fear their house could be next.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WTOV9

Man arrested in connection with St. Clairsville bar fire

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Firefighters were called to the Beech Hill Bar just outside of St. Clairsville, which was the scene of an active structure fire around 9:30 on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Review

East Liverpool Reports

Spotting him walking along Ravine Street, police arrested Morgan A. Birbeck, 33, no address listed, on Aug. 13 on an active, unspecified warrant out of Belmont County.

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Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WTOV9

Tough Mudder returns to the Ohio Valley

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The Tough Mudder obstacle course has come to the Ohio valley, specifically Powerline Park in St. Clairsville.

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WTOV9

Bethesda Police Chief suspended

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Action has been taken against Bethesda Police Chief Justin Wise after an investigation was launched by village leaders.

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WTOV9

Two arrested after traffic stop

WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- A traffic stop in around 11 o'clock at 7th Street and University Boulevard in Steubenville on Thursday night led to a foot pursuit and ended with two arrests.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH

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