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City of St. Clairsville, OH – “St. Clairsville is located in east central Ohio along Interstate 70. It is 10 miles from the eastern border of Ohio along the Ohio River. When traveling by automobile, exit Interstate 70 at exit 215.   Port Columbus Airport is approximately a two hour drive west. Pittsburgh International Airport is one and a half hours northeast of St. Clairsville. The drive from either airport is easy, convenient and scenic.”

St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce – “The St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of businesses and professionals with the primary focus of supporting and promoting business, industry, and the local community. The Chamber acts as spokesperson for the area businesses and professional community and translates the group thinking of its members into action. Our goal is to maintain and strengthen a sound and healthy business to market themselves through the Chamber, networking with their fellow Chamber members and through referrals to Chamber member businesses made by the Chamber office to the many calls from the community. We also host monthly luncheon meetings featuring speakers on business-relevant topics, business after hour’s events where member businesses invite their fellow Chamber members to a party to showcase their business.  In addition to member-focused actives, the Chamber also participates in and sponsors community events including student academic achievement awards, political forums, and the annual St. Clairsville Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade.”

Rotary Club of St. Clairsville – “The Rotary Club of St. Clairsville, Ohio is comprised of about 60 leading business and professional men and women who meet weekly at a luncheon to advance the interests of the St. Clairsville area, to keep informed on key world and local, political, economic and social issues, promote high ethical standards in all vocations and to serve the community and world through "Service Above Self".  Our Meetings are held every Tuesday at Noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church - Marian Hall located at 230 West Main Street in St. Clairsville. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for a membership director.”

City of Barnesville, OH – “The Village of Barnesville would like to extend an invitation to all to visit our town. For those of you have never visited Barnesville, Ohio..........you are in for quite a treat! Barnesville has much to offer....everything from shopping to having a picnic in our beautiful memorial park. We are also quite proud of the many historical features that make up Barnesville. Several of these historical attractions are open for tours. The last full weekend in September will find the town alive with pumpkins galore. The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival brings in around 150,000 people during this four day event. Visit the official Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Web Site.  Barnesville has one of the finest school systems in the Ohio Valley. Their main priority is guaranteeing a quality education is received by all students.
Barnesville has much to offer, and we certainly invite you to come and see this for yourself.”

Wheeling Chamber of Commerce – “Through networking, sponsorship opportunities, leadership programs and events the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help businesses do business. It is not too much to say that the Chamber is involved in virtually everything of importance to tens of thousands of area residents and by becoming a member you will be too!  Wheeling is an area that combines a wonderful mixture of small town characteristics and major market quality of life. Our many advantages boast a low cost of living, outstanding cultural, variety of entertainment and ever-growing employment opportunities.”

Wheeling, WV Convention and Visitor's Bureau – “Wheeling’s scenic riverfront location, century-spanning historical sites and award-winning events solidify the area’s reputation as a memorable and affordable vacation experience. Wheeling, West Virginia, is nestled cozily along the banks of the Ohio River and has a great deal to offer both residents and tourists alike. Established with a solid reputation for friendliness and good service, any visit to this charming city is certain to be the first of many– steeped in rich history and bursting with activities for the young and old.”

City Of Weirton, WV – “Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, the City of Weirton is nestled among the hills of the Ohio River Valley, and is in close proximity to many locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The City of Weirton combines the warmth, security, and camaraderie inherent in a small town with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of a metropolitan area.”

City of Bridgeport, WV – “As a small town, Bridgeport provides a vignette of the American Economy. Its history is a story of steady advancement, beautiful homes, great city services, the finest of schools, and unequaled recreational facilities. Our location at the intersection of US Route 50 east and west and Interstate 79 north and south, coupled with the recent expansion at Charles Pointe and White Oaks, makes the city a choice location for new businesses, small industries, supply and retail businesses.  Throughout all of its growth, the residents of Bridgeport have managed to maintain the small community atmosphere. The community is very family-oriented and works together to provide advantages to area youth. We are fortunate to have many community organizations and businesses that volunteer their time, expertise, and money to meet the needs of our diverse community.  The city government is doing its part in making available the necessary utilities, streets, sidewalks and major recreational facilities to produce a progressive community with ample opportunity for all. Our City Council, Mayor, Recorder and City Manager would like you to take the time to get to know our City through information on this website and cordially invite you to visit our City.”

City of Moundsville, WV – “A small town nestled in the northern panhandle of scenic West Virginia, Moundsville is a growing family based community rich in heritage and history. Deriving its name from the many Adena Indian burial mounds constructed more than 1000 years ago in West Virginia's northern properties, Moundsville is not only a land of sacred pasts, but of promising futures. Moundsville WV is a melting pot of fine education, a strong blue-collar workforce, bountiful heritage and beautiful landscapes.”

Education

St. Clairsville/Richland School District – “The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District has achieved an "Excellent Rating" on the 2008-2009 State Report Card. Please feel free to click on http://www.stcs.k12.oh.us/images/045997.pdf to review our State Report Card.”

Belmont Career Center – “As employment trends continue to show growth in vocational and technical careers, the Belmont & Harrison Career Centers offer "state-of-the-art" training to high school students to meet entry-level requirements into the job market or to further their education at the post-secondary level.  The Career Centers offer programs in business, technology, personal services, skilled trades, mechanics, and specialized areas. Most programs are offered to juniors and seniors, however, freshman and sophomore students who are unsure about a future vocational field may enroll in the Connections or Occupational Lab programs and receive experience in small engine repair, welding, drafting, carpentry and more.”

St. Mary's School, St. Clairsville – “St. Mary's Central School is a Catholic School with Pre-K to 8th Grade and is part of the Diocese of Steubenville. Our school offers a secure environment with individual growth and well being, opportunity for parent involvement, and communication among principal, teachers, and parents to ensure student progress. Our mission as a Catholic community is to make our faith in Christ the center of our lives and source of all our actions. We provide formation in faith, characterized by love, service, and respectful dialogue. The faculty, staff, parents, and parish are dedicated to a superior educational system, which is firmly rooted in the Catholic faith. We will provide our young people with the foundation necessary to meet the challenges of the future.”

New Covenant Academy, St. Clairsville – “We offer a quality academic program for children in Preschool through Eighth Grade. Our qualified staff integrates Biblical truth into all areas of a child's life: Academic, Spiritual, Physical and Creative. Our students also have opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as community service, competitive sports, band and academic competitions. New Covenant Academy is founded upon the belief that God is an eternal personal Being of absolute knowledge, power and goodness. He exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Barnesville Exempted Village Schools – “"It's taken years of effort to get here. Now it's working out for us," smiles Angela Hannahs, principal of Barnesville Elementary School for the past six years. The Ohio Department of Education recently rewarded that effort by rating the school "Excellent with Distinction" for the 2009-2010 school year”

Barnesville Independent Elementary School – “We have been designated by the Ohio Department of Education as an EXCELLENT district for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 School Years. We serve over 1100 students in 3 buildings. We are a progressive district with a dedicated staff and board of education that makes decisions based on what is in the best interest of students. Our parents and community are extremely supportive and for that we are very appreciative. “

Onley Friends School, Barnesville – “Olney Friends School is a small college preparatory boarding high school for boys and girls in eastern Ohio. Our strong academic program is nurtured by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, integrity, community, equality, and environmental stewardship.”

St. Johns Central High School, Bellaire - St. John Central High School educates the whole person. We are dedicated to facilitating the work of God's grace in the integration of the spiritual, intellectual, physical, cultural, and social lives of each student. We are faithful
to the Roman Catholic Church in all things, and strive to produce mature men and women who will serve God and others in a spirit of charity and respect

Bellaire Local School District – “The mission of the Bellaire Local School District is to provide all students  with educational and social opportunities to become successful, responsible, and productive citizens in a diverse, global society.”

Martins Ferry School District – “The Martins Ferry City School District has a long and proud tradition of educating our students in such a way that they are prepared to enter the adult world and become productive members of our community.  Our achievement and graduation test scores have been exemplary, but you can be assured that we will not rest on our laurels but continue to strive for educational excellence.  We will continue to challenge our staff and our students to improve in all facets of the educational process.  The staff will hold ourselves accountable to make sure that each and every child we service will see improvement in their educational career.  I will insist that every member of our staff treat each student like they were their own and accept nothing but their best efforts.”

Shadyside Local School District

Union Local School District - “ I am so proud of the progress the District students have made recently, both academically and on the athletic front.  We still have work to do but I recognize the efforts made to accomplish the little victories that no one hears about and the grand victories, both of which make us all, young and old, walk with pride.  Thank you parents, teachers, staff and students for your efforts in helping our district to continuously improve.  Finally, the district needs to economize on every front.  It falls to each of us in the system to tighten the belt while focusing on placing every possible dollar into classroom instruction.  I am reminded daily that our staff cares immensely about providing a quality education, even as it monitors spending at every level.  Providing superior services at an affordable cost is the foundation of public education in Union Local, where our focus is on what is best for the student, efficiency and accountability.”

Marshall County Schools, Moundsville – “On October 19th, 600 music student representatives of Marshall County school music programs combined their talents to present a musical showcase. The program, "Creating Harmony though Diversity" was performed for a standing room only crowd at the John Marshall High School Center for the Performing Arts.  The concert was given as a celebration and appreciation of the citizens of Marshall County and the Niekamp Foundation for their dedicated support in providing diverse musical opportunities for the students in Marshall County.”

St. Francis Xavier, Moundsville – “Why would anyone choose to send their children to St. Francis Xavier Parish School?  Because parents…… care that what their children BELIEVE is just as important as what they KNOW!

Bridgeport High School – “The vision of The Bridgeport School District in recognizing that it takes a community to raise a child, is to develop a collaboration with parents, school and community that will help students achieve their fullest potential.”

Higher Education

Belmont Technical College – “Belmont Technical College provides a well-rounded program of social, cultural, and recreational events for all students. Various activities and programs are regularly announced through college publications. Participation in student activities is encouraged, although each student is expected to exercise his or her best judgment as to the degree and extent of extracurricular involvement.”

Ohio University, Eastern Campus – “For over fifty years, Ohio University Eastern Campus has been providing educational opportunities for the people of the Upper Ohio Valley. And as we start our second half-century of serving the Ohio Valley, our Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees continue to Create Opportunities. Come see what we can do for you.”

Wheeling Jesuit University – “Like our names implies, we are a Jesuit university located in Wheeling, West Virginia, only one hour south of Pittsburgh. A private, Catholic University founded in 1954, we are the youngest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. We are dedicated to helping students find their path in life, which ultimately translates into successful, rewarding post-graduate achievements. Sure, that sounds great, but how do we do it? We do this by offering small classes with genuine, down-to-earth professors who encourage conversation and critical thinking in the classroom. We do it with a curriculum based on the Jesuit values of education – where students don’t simply learn facts and figures, but rather, how to learn. And, we do it by encouraging students to branch out and try their chosen fields to see if it is right for them. This is what makes a Wheeling Jesuit University education a “you” experience.”

West Liberty State College – “West Liberty offers the finest experience for students seeking a quality and affordable undergraduate education, with an ideal combination of outstanding programs, an excellent faculty and staff, and a beautiful campus setting. Students are the focus of the West Liberty mission. They enjoy the intimacy of small classes, individualized attention, a strong, predominately full-time faculty and a beautiful, safe and friendly campus. While we emphasize academic excellence, we also offer numerous extra-curricular activities including NCAA Division II athletics, fraternities and sororities, performance groups and a wide variety of social activities. We also offer a collaborative graduate program in educational administration, continuing education programs and many community and cultural outreach activities.”