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20 hrs ago | WTOV9

Bellaire purchases a new police cruiser

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The Village of Bellaire is purchasing a new police cruiser to replace one of the two that were totaled in May when one slammed into the back of the other after a sudden stop on a ramp near Ohio 7. Both cruisers, which had prisoners in tow, were totaled in that accident.

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Yesterday | WTOV9

Woman accused in murder-for-hire plot gets 4 months

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - A Bridgeport woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot in October 2013 learned her fate in front of Judge John Solovan on Friday morning in a Belmont County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Bridgeport, OH, Martins Ferry, OH, Bellaire, OH

Yesterday | WTOV9

Archer sentenced to 4 years in prison

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - A man previously charged with four counts of rape was sentenced on lesser charges Friday morning in a Belmont County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Martins Ferry, OH

Yesterday | The Intelligencer

Sommer to Receive Austin C. Furbee Award

The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Mr. Keith A. Sommer as the 2014 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University Eastern and the community.

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Related Topix: Ohio University, Ohio, St. Clairsville, OH, Bowling Green State University, Ohio State University

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTOV9

Two indicted as result of Belmont County synthetic drug raid

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - The owners of two local businesses declared nuisances by Ohio's governor for selling synthetic marijuana were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Clairsville, OH

WTOV9

Stabbing incident reported in Bellaire

Officials in Belmont County are investigating a report of a stabbing from early Thursday morning in Bellaire.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTOV9

Plaza West Fest set for today in St. Clairsville

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The 18th Annual Plaza West Fest in St. Clairsville kicks off today, and hundreds are expected to be on hand for the "Parking Lot Party."

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOV9

Belmont County police going with standardized weapons

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Officers at the Belmont County Sheriff's Office are carrying their own weapons, but that's all about to change.

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The Daily Record

Wooster's Village Network announces new acquisition

The Village Network announced a new acquisition July 1, adding still another milestone to an already busy year at the agency.

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Related Topix: Wooster, OH, Bethesda, OH

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WTOV9

Underground mining causes road damage in Belmont County

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Residents in Belmont County are voicing their concerns after noticing dipping and cracking on a local road.

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WTOV9

1,150 traffic stops for OSHP St. Clairsville Post during weekend

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - It was one of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's busiest weekends in history.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WTOV9

NEWS9 Exclusive: Belmont County officers taking down bank robbery suspect video

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - A bank robbery and a suspect on foot tracked down moments later in what Bridgeport Police Chief Andy Klotz said may be the quickest bank robbery capture in the village to date.

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Related Topix: Bellaire, OH

WTOV9

Troopers out in full force for holiday weekend

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - Only hours into the holiday weekend all-out enforcement effort, it was hard not to notice the Ohio State Highway Patrol's presence if you were traveling in and around Belmont County for the 4th of July.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Intelligencer

Public Comment Taking Up Time

Belmont County commission meetings are public meetings well-attended by a public that speaks and asks questions, and commissioners now wonder if the regular stream of questions they get from individuals isn't hindering their progress in conducting county business.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH

WTOV9

Port Authority receives big check in Belmont County

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The Belmont County Port Authority received a generous check from Rice Energy on Wednesday.

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WTOV9

Residents voice concerns on creeks in Belmont County

Wtov9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Residents in Belmont County voiced their concerns during the County Commissioners meeting Wednesday on issues they're facing with creeks.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

WTOV9

St. Clairsville Police investigating hit and run involving pedestrian

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - The St. Clairsville Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.

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WTOV9

Village Network expands with partnerships

WTOV9.com BETHESDA, Ohio - The Village Network, a leading behavioral and mental health agency serving youth, and the new Horizon Youth Center in Belmont County announced partnerships with New Horizon and North Point Consulting on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, OH

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WTOV9

Family practice and convenient care medical clinic opens in St. C.

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- A new family practice and convenient care medical clinic opened its doors to the public for the first time Monday.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

WTOV9

Meth lab components found in Bellaire

A neighbor found a suspicious trash bag in front of a resident's home in Bellaire and turned out to contain meth lab components.

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