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Month: April 2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Banks in Belmont Co.

Charles Gibson, a man who was charged with bank robberies in Bridgeport and St. Clairsville pled guilty yesterday. After the St. Clairsville robbery, police say Gibson crashed a stolen car on State Route 513 in Guernsey County — and fled. US Marshals eventually arrested him in California in February. Gibson also faces charges for a bank robbery in the state of Maryland, and before all of this happened, he was on parole in Pennsylvania. Gibson will be sentenced in May. Until then, he will remain in the Belmont County Jail on no...

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Ohio County Magistrate Pleads Guilty to Felony

Suspended Ohio County Magistrate Judge Harry Radcliffe pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to impede the IRS on Monday in federal court. Radcliffe had been facing nine charges of acts involving tax fraud, wire fraud, and bribery. From January 2012 through April 2016, Radcliffe was accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from ABC Bonding in Wheeling. According to the indictment, Radcliffe would alter bonds to require a bonding company and direct defendants to ABC bonding without offering other options as required. Radcliffe now faces no more than 5 years in jail and could face up to a...

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5 Jailed on Drugs or Weapons Charges in Belmont Co. Weekend Incidents

There were two big drug busts over the weekend in Belmont County. One bust involved a drug buy that took place in the parking lot of the St. Clairsville Walmart and drugs were found in a woman’s body cavity. Two people were arrested in the parking lot – 22-year-old Trevor Nettles of Toledo and 19-year-old Nodia Harsher of Wheeling. Both face drug trafficking charges as cocaine, cash, and drug abuse instruments were found. A third person was arrested later – 24-year-old Michael Moon of Toledo. Meanwhile, there was a separate incident from Saturday afternoon when Deputy Brian Carpenter initiated...

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Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson Co. Re-opens Today

In December 2017, the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County officially closed its doors for some major renovations. The construction is now complete and the library will re-open today. The library closed for a $3.7 million project to make it compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. In addition to an elevator, the entrance will now be on Slack Street. There is a new community room, children’s room, and computer room. The library will officially open its doors to the public at 9...

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BDC Acquires Property in Weirton

As Weirton continues to bring in new business, the demand for skilled workers is growing. And to address that demand, the Business Development Corporation has piloted a new initiative aimed at getting more skilled workers trained and ready to be employed in the area. A site located at the corner of Main Street and Lee Avenue in Weirton could potentially be the home to a training facility. Efforts are being made by the business development corporation to not only create jobs in the northern panhandle– but to fill them. What started as a discussion at an economic summit last...

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