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News in Belmont County, Ohio
Common Core standards debated
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:28:52 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio â While students are adjusting to a new school year, some lawmakers and school leaders are debating a possible repeal of Common Core standards. The Common Core is a set of expectations for what students should know in Math and English at each grade level. ...
No major flooding reported in Belmont County
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:34:22 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio â Belmont County Emergency Management Director Dave Ivan said Wednesday morningâs heavy downpours didnât cause any major flooding concerns throughout the county, but one local business is left cleaning up. "We're estimating anywhere between 4-5 inches of rain within the past 6 hours," Ivan said just before Noon on Wednesday. ...
Fire hydrants a concern in Bellaire
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:01:10 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio â 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. Bellaire Village Administrator Dan Marling says there is validity in these concerns to a certain extent. ...
Hospitals donate $100K to child care advocacy in Belmont County
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:42:44 -0700
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. ...
UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with St. Clairsville bar fire
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:17:15 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio â 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. But Belmont County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy James Zusack says that emergency call was no accident. ...
Monroe, Belmont Counties team up to serve youth
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:56 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- A Monroe County court is announcing a brand new partnership with Belmont County that aims to serve the youth in the communities. The program is a proven effective tool in combatting non-compliance in schools. In fact, the Belmont County Juvenile Court Alternative School has been serving the youth in the county for 15 or 16 years. ...
Volunteer football coach arrested for DUI
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:12:54 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio â The Martins Ferry School District has separated ties from a volunteer coach on the football staff. Ohio County sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Gary Krol for drunk driving on Hamilton Avenue off of Bethany Pike in Wheeling just after midnight Sunday with his 8-year-old child inside the car. ...
New hotels in the works near OV Mall
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:43:30 -0700
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. It's an aspect the Cafaro Company is capitalizing on as two new, extended-stay hotels are planned around the Ohio Valley Mall. ...
Bethesda Police Chief suspended
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:48:31 -0700
WTOV9.com BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Action has been taken against Bethesda Police Chief Justin Wise after an investigation was launched by village leaders. On Friday, NEWS9 confirmed through village officials that Wise was initially investigated regarding claims of sexual harassment against a former female officer. ...
UPDATE: Local school superintendent arrested
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:28:27 -0700
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio--- Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas announces that a local school superintendent has been arrested on four charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Union Local School District Superintendent Doug Thoburn, 53, was taken into custody this afternoon after authorities served a search warrant at his home in Belmont. ...