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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. Its primary focus is to support and promote business, industry, and the local community. The Chamber of Commerce acts as a spokesperson for the businesses and professional community and translates the ideas of its members into action. Their goal is to help local businesses market themselves effectively through the Chamber, especially by networking with other members and the wider community. We also host monthly luncheon meetings featuring speakers on business-related topics, business after-hours events where businesses invite their fellow Chamber members to parties to showcase what they do.  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 get together at a weekly 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 serve the community and world – their motto is “Service Above Self”.  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 extends a welcome invitation to all to come to their 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 their beautiful memorial park. They 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 also 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 – come and see 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 no exaggeration that the Chamber plays a part in virtually everything of importance that takes place in the area and is enjoyed by the tens of thousands of residents. By becoming a member you will be a big part of this too!  Wheeling combines a wonderful mixture of small town characteristics and major market quality of life. Among their many advantages are a low cost of living, outstanding cultural events, 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 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. Its 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 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. They are fortunate to have many community organizations and businesses that volunteer their time, expertise, and money to meet the needs of their 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. Their City Council, Mayor, Recorder and City Manager would like you to take the time to get to know their City through information on this website and cordially invite you to visit their 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 their State Report Card.

Belmont Career Center – As employment trends continue to show growth in the vocational and technical sectors, 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 gain 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. The school provides a secure environment for individual growth and well being, opportunities for parent involvement, and excellent communication among principal, teachers, and parents to facilitate student progress. Their mission as a Catholic community is to make their faith in Christ the center of their lives and source of all their actions. They aim to 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. Their objective is to provide their young people with the foundation necessary to meet the challenges of the future.

New Covenant Academy, St. Clairsville – The school offers a quality academic program for children in from preschool through to eighth grade. Their qualified staff seek to integrate biblical teachings into all areas of a child’s life: academic, spiritual, physical and creative. Their 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.

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 – The school has been designated by the Ohio Department of Education as an “Excellent” district for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years. They serve over 1100 students in 3 buildings. They describe themselves as a progressive district with a dedicated staff and board of education that make decisions based on what is in the best interest of students. Their academic endeavours are well supported by the parents of students and the local community.

Onley Friends School, Barnesville – Olney Friends School is a small college preparatory boarding high school for boys and girls in Eastern Ohio. Their 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 aims to educate the whole person. They seek to facilitate the work of God’s grace in the integration of the spiritual, intellectual, physical, cultural, and social lives of each student. They are faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church 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 their students to prepare them to enter the adult world and become productive members of their community. Their achievement and graduation test scores have been exemplary, but continually strive for greater educational excellence.  The school seeks to challenge both teachers and students to improve in all facets of the educational process.  The staff hold themselves accountable to make sure that each and every child they service sees improvement throughout their educational career.  The school also insists that every member of their staff treat each student as if they were their own and accept nothing but their best efforts.

Shadyside Local School District

Union Local School District – The school is extremely proud of the progress the District students have made recently, both academically and on the athletic front. Their work is not yet complete but the school recognizes the efforts made to accomplish the little victories that no one hears about as well as the grand victories, both of which make everyone, young and old, walk with pride. The school appreciates the efforts of the parents, teachers, staff and students for their efforts in helping their district to continuously improve. The district also recognizes the needs to economize on every front.  They explain that it falls to each of us in the system to tighten the belt while focusing on placing every possible dollar into classroom instruction.  They see how their staff cares immensely about providing a quality education, even as it keeps a careful eye on spending. Providing superior services at an affordable cost is the foundation of public education in Union Local, where their 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, the school explains, 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 to the people of the Upper Ohio Valley. And as they start their second half-century of serving the Ohio Valley, their associate, bachelor, and masters degrees continue to create opportunities. Come see what they can do for you.

Wheeling Jesuit University – As their names implies, they are a Jesuit university located in Wheeling, West Virginia, only one hour south of Pittsburgh. A private, Catholic University founded in 1954, they are the youngest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. They 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 they do it? They do this by offering small classes with genuine, down-to-earth professors who encourage conversation and critical thinking in the classroom. They 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, they 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 they emphasize academic excellence, they also offer numerous extra-curricular activities including NCAA Division II athletics, fraternities and sororities, performance groups and a wide variety of social activities. They also offer a collaborative graduate program in educational administration, continuing education programs and many community and cultural outreach activities.

 

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