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11 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

WTOV9

3rd annual Great Stone Viaduct Celebration Saturday in Bellaire

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The 3rd annual Great Stone Viaduct Celebration will take place in Bellaire on Saturday.

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WTOV9

New hotels in the works near OV Mall

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- It's a sign of the times in the Ohio Valley. There's been a tremendous need for housing and hospitality in the way of hotels in recent years.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Marietta Times

Thanks to politician, candidates for support of coal

I am writing this letter to express my appreciation to Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland and Charlie Daniels, Democrat Candidate for Ohio House of Representatives for our 95th District.

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The Intelligencer

Officials to Make Case for Mall Road Project

Belmont County officials will go to Akron next month to convince the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council that the Mall Road interchange project is a smart investment.

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Related Topix: St. Clairsville, OH

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WTOV9

Hospitals donate $100K to child care advocacy in Belmont County

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - A $100,000 check was presented by East Ohio Regional Hospital to Belmont County's Harmony House on Wednesday, made possible after a significant amount of money was contributed to the hospital by the late Virginia Gasaway of Martins Ferry, earmarked specifically to benefit infants and children.

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Related Topix: Martins Ferry, OH, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WTOV9

Bridgeport Mayor's ad deemed invalid, upsets council

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - The mayor's office and village council in Bridgeport are at odds again.

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WTOV9

House fire fully involved in Bellaire

WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - A house fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon is fully involved on 3rd Avenue in Bellaire, where several power lines are down too.

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Related Topix: Fire

WTOV9

Suspect returns to scene of crime, is nabbed in Lansing

WTOV9.com LANSING, Ohio -- A suspect returned to the scene of a crime twice in the same night and wound up in jail, thanks to quick response from local authorities.

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Related Topix: Lansing, OH

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