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HARTFORD, Ky. -- Marty Tichenor, a member of the Ohio County Airport Board, came before the Ohio County Fiscal Court at its Mar. 27 meeting to give an update on the Ohio County Airport. According to Tichenor, over a year ago, the airport didn't have much going on, but now "on any given day, we ...

She joined the Ohio County GOP Executive Committee in 2005, and was named chairwoman for the first time in 2009. She served in the position through the 2012 election season, but stepped down in early 2013 after the re-election of Democrat Barack Obama as president. McArdle said she was ... Wheeling
WHEELING -- New security systems, infrastructure upgrades and "innovative curricular spaces" at all Ohio County Schools are at the top of ... An Ohio County taxpayer with a home appraised at $120,000 through the county assessor's office would pay and extra $71.28 a year in property taxes if the ...
Croft believes it is critical that the planning for tomorrow begins today in Ohio County Schools. With the county board of education looking to invest nearly $70 million in facilities and equipment, Croft, who has a history of serving the local community, believes that his education and professional ...
... and how to design tasks and projects that require creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration of our students so they are better prepared for their future education or career. Nicole Shepherd is the behavior specialist and alternative education coordinator for Ohio County Schools. She is ... STEAM

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Calling all racing fans, the Beaver Dam Strawberry Festival is bringing a bit of NASCAR to the Strawberry Festival! The NASCAR Experience will be at the Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 26, Sunday May 27, and Monday, May 28. An authentic NASCAR race car will offer attendees ... STEAM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the One Text or Call Could Wreck It All campaign. “Distracted driving is a ... STEAM
In Ohio County, the unemployment rate for February 2018 was 6.8 percent, which is up .6 percent from January 2018. Over the last 12 months, Ohio County's unemployment rate dropped 1.1 percent, as the rate for February 2017 was 7.9 percent unemployed. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless ... STEAM
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. — The May 22 Primary Election will be here before we know it, and the Ohio County Monitor has invited candidates to address its readers. We have asked the 2018 candidates to submit an article about themselves, why they are running for office, and why the citizens of Ohio County ... STEAM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A revamp of the state's workers' compensation system for Kentucky workers injured on the job in the future received final passage in the Kentucky House. House Bill 2, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, passed yesterday on a vote of 55-39. It now goes to the governor to be ... STEAM
According to Kentucky State Police Post 16, this morning, troopers arrested Cody T. Sailings, 33, of Centertown, for various sex crimes. The KSP started an investigation involving Sailings and a minor back in November 2017. The case was presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury which decided to indict ... STEAM
Bettye R. Arnold to Michael L. and Steven R. Fields – Tracts in Ohio County, Kentucky. Cynthia Fields, Melinda Fields, Michael L. Fields and Steven R. Fields to Melitta Clark – Tract in Ohio County. Brenda Gale Boyd and Jimmie Lee Boyd to Jason Troy Hoskins, Stephanie Deanna Hoskins, Michael Todd ... STEAM
Also during the Monday Ohio County Board of Education meeting, officials announced the last day of class this year will now be June 1. Board members approved another change to a school calendar that had already been amended because of the recent nine-day strike by teachers and service personnel. STEAM
... ∫ Feb. 2 — Jack Moore entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Antero Resources for 99 acres in Somerset Township. ∫ Feb. 2 — Jerry Wittenbrook entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Antero Resources for 99 acres in Somerset Township. ∫ Feb. 2 — David Evans ... STEAM
Kentucky State Police and the Ohio County Sheriff's Office received information that Cisero Crabtree and Linda Crabtree were at a home on 69 north of Hartford. The couple had outstanding indictment and felony failure to appear warrants from a 2015 case in Ohio and Daviess County for Complicity of Rape ... STEAM
Sheetz also operates a third store in Woodsdale, giving Ohio County a third Sheetz location. Also seeking a permit is Wildlife Trading Company of New Mexico Inc., which operates retail spots within Oglebay Park. Commissioner Randy Wharton explained the company's liquor permit would be separate from ... STEAM

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — The Turner Family from Bowling Green, Kentucky, will sing at Taylor Mines Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 24. A meal will be served at 5 p.m.. Pastor Winfred Burden and the congregation invite all to attend. To get to Taylor Mines Baptist Church, turn right beside OC Cafe, ... STEAM
HARTFORD, Ky. — The Ohio County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in finding a vehicle possibly involved in several crimes. The Sheriff's Office is searching for an early 2000 model light blue Chevy Impala. The subjects driving this vehicle may be involved in committing various crimes, including ... STEAM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The first piece of legislation to pass a legislative chamber this week dealt with making playground equipment accessible to all children. One of the final bills of the week to advance through a chamber focused on the mental health of students. In between, lawmakers cast votes on a ... STEAM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new tool launched by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' KASPER program–Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting – allows healthcare providers to gauge how their prescribing patterns compare with their peers. The Prescriber Report Card feature is the ... STEAM
Asked for the number of Hepatitis C cases in Ohio County since the needle exchange's inception, he said, “When local public health is asked for the number of cases, specifically for Hep C, this can be difficult to sum up in one line.” The state tracks the number of chronic and acute Hepatitis C cases. STEAM
More than a year after it abruptly closed, a one time busy Ohio County rest stop reopens with new operators and a new look. The Western Kentucky Parkway Travel Center near Beaver Dam celebrated its ribbon cutting this afternoon, as a Hucks gas station. "It's kind of a tradition. You say Beaver Dam and ... STEAM
Clark County continues to rank near the bottom quarter of Ohio counties on a national health survey but improved three spots from last year's ranking. The county ranked 70th among Ohio's 88 counties in the ninth annual County Health Rankings report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson ... STEAM
The new entrance is planned by the Ohio County Commission, which owns the building and leases space within the nearly 60-year-old structure to the city. Commissioner Orphy Klempa said the new entrance would allow the main doors at the Chapline Street entrance to be locked after business hours. STEAM
Photos by John McCabe Area teachers and service employees demonstrate in Wheeling as part of a statewide strike. WHEELING — As teachers and school employees across West Virginia plan to strike for a third day on Monday, state Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine said officials are considering ... STEAM
WHEELING — As Ohio County and West Virginia Division of Highways officials continued to assess creek flood damage and make repairs to roads and waterlines in the Short Creek and GC&P Road areas of Ohio County on Wednesday, Short Creek United Methodist Church volunteers stepped up to help. STEAM
Ohio County residents will soon vote on $42 million bond for schools. by Brittany Grego. Residents of Ohio County will soon have the opportunity to vote on a $42 million bond for the schools. AA. OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. —. Residents of Ohio County will soon have the opportunity to vote on a $42 million bond for the schools. STEAM
"It's equipment that we have there that's available to our deputies, and that's the important part there,” Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard said. “If need be, they could actually if they had to use it on somebody." This donation is just in time for National Stop the Bleed Day, a day to recognize the need for life-saving supplies. STEAM
The data file pulled up by Michelle Cordova showed each defendant accused of making a school-related threat in this northeastern Ohio county of about 373,000 people. The charges include aggravated menacing, menacing, making terrorist threats, disorderly conduct, telecommunications harassment, ... STEAM
"Drive-thru at most fast-food restaurants is about 70 percent of their business," Oches said. When you get to suburban communities, you think about families, and the drive-thru is enormously important to them." Below you can read about the 25 Ohio counties with the most fast-food restaurants per capita. STEAM
Ohio County home lost to fire. by Brittany Grego. An Ohio County home is a complete loss after a fire in Warwood early Tuesday morning. AA. OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. —. An Ohio County home is a complete loss after a fire in Warwood early Tuesday morning. The people who lived inside made it out safely. It looks like you ... STEAM
Technology came up during the talk, with Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones saying Ohio County is working on a plan to provide students with their own laptop computers for school use. Teachers would need to be trained in how to coordinate the laptops into their curriculum, and officials have proposed ... STEAM
John Kasich issues emergency declaration for 17 Ohio counties affected by storms, heavy rain. Updated February 24, 2018 at 3:13 PM ; Posted February 24, 2018 at 3:10 PM. A man paddles his boat alongside a home in the East End along the Ohio River, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the ... STEAM
Inside the Ohio County Emergency Management Office, the Sheriff's Office, Wheeling Police and Fire, the City Manager, and the 911 Center were briefed by the National Weather Service in both Charleston and Pittsburgh. Chief Larry Helms said that, based on the current predictions, the river will be very ... STEAM
Photos by John McCabe Area teachers and service employees demonstrate in Wheeling as part of a statewide strike. WHEELING — As teachers and school employees across West Virginia plan to strike for a third day on Monday, state Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine said officials are considering ... STEAM
Wheeling, W Va. - On National Road, more than 100 Ohio County teachers and supporters are lalready lining the road, standing in solidarity. But over the next few hours, dozens more teachers are expected to join the long chain. Teachers said their goal is to stretch from the Dairy Queen in Elm Grove ... STEAM
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, whose office oversees elections in the state, has asked state lawmakers to provide $118 million for Ohio counties to buy voting machines in time for the 2020 election. No action has been taken on that request. County officials across Ohio are seeking $175 million to pay ... STEAM
Ohio County Emergency Management Director Lou Vargo at Friday's meeting discussing flood plans for the City of Wheeling with department heads representing the Wheeling Police Department, Ohio County Emergency Management and Wheeling Fire Department. Photo by Jessica Broverman. With the ... STEAM
In Ohio County on Thursday, teachers, service personnel and some students are planning to strike Thursday morning. They say it's mostly about respect, or lack thereof, and they're concerned about pay, benefits and seniority. "They keep taking things away and the 1 percent salary increase, I am sorry it's a slap in the face. STEAM
WHEELING — As Ohio County and West Virginia Division of Highways officials continued to assess creek flood damage and make repairs to roads and waterlines in the Short Creek and GC&P Road areas of Ohio County on Wednesday, Short Creek United Methodist Church volunteers stepped up to help. STEAM
HARTFORD, Ky. — After a traffic stop yesterday, the Ohio County Sheriff's Office arrested an Owensboro man on several drug charges. According to Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty, Friday afternoon, deputies conducted a traffic stop about four miles north of Hartford on U.S. 231. The driver, Andrew ... STEAM
HARTFORD, Ky. — The Ohio County Sheriff's Office has alerted the public the Beaver Dam Police Department is searching for two persons of interest. According to the OCSO Facebook page, Beaver Dam Police needs to speak to two male subjects in reference to a case officers are working. The BDPD is ... STEAM
The Scioto County Sheriff says the level 2 snow emergency has been lowered to a level 1 emergency. This means the county, city and township roads are hazardous and drivers should drive with caution. Athens County is still under a level 2 snow emergency. STEAM
Vargo is working with the Wheeling fire and police departments, Ohio County Sheriff's Office, the city manager and public works to prepare for this event. "The fire department will be pumping basements; the police department will be blocking traffic," Vargo said. Also, if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years and ... STEAM
The Ohio County Sheriff's Office identified Kenneth Bernier, 63, as the victim of a fatal shooting last week in Triadelphia in an incident that involved two other victims and a child. Bernier's death was ruled a homicide after investigators discovered he suffered multiple gunshot wounds inside his home on Feb. STEAM
The victim received medical treatment. Her injuries were consistent with being strangled, as the Ohio County Sheriff's Office investigated. In Judge James Mazzone's court Thursday, Ernest pleaded guilty to the strangulation charge. "I started getting in an upset mood, started arguing with her about something in the past and ... STEAM
On February 8th, the Ohio County Sheriff's Office responded to an incident in which a male had been shot. According to the Ohio County Sheriff's Office, the victim in a shooting has been identified as Kenneth Bernier, 63. His cause of death has been reported as a homicide with multiple gunshot wounds. STEAM
Photo by Joselyn King Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones, left, and board of education member Christine Carder listen as Wheeling Park High School Students speak about their experiences involving race relations at the school. WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education ... STEAM
CENTRAL OHIO (WCMH) — Several central Ohio counties are under snow emergencies as snow continues to fall. Click here to check the latest Storm Team 4 Forecast. Level 1: A Level 1 Snow Emergency means roadways are snow-covered and drivers should use caution. The following counties are ... STEAM


 

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