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GOP chairman: Party competing for black votes

August 2, 2014 BOSTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority... more »»

 
 
 
Congress OKs VA, highway bills, not border measure

August 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the... more »»

Immigration leads Arizona governor’s race issues

August 1, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S. more »»

Bellaire VFD

August 1, 2014 AFTER MUCH debate and criticism, the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is now on duty. The All-American Town VFD came to be on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. more »»

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014” seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. more »»

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

July 30, 2014 LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. more »»

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren’t either. And yet Democratic Sen. more »»

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

July 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to... more »»

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

July 29, 2014 URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has... more »»

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

July 28, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. more »»

Veterans’ response to senator’s PTSD remarks mixed

July 28, 2014 HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. more »»

The wait is over for the return of football

July 27, 2014 TONIGHT IS the night countless Ohio Valley football fans have been anxiously awaiting. more »»

On your children and note-taking

July 27, 2014 Note-taking is an important study skill that your child should possess, especially for the scholastic academic subject areas. more »»

August to usher in a host of activities

July 27, 2014 FRIDAY is the first day of August. Although summer is winding down and schools are preparing to open. there are some exciting events on the horizon for everyone to enjoy. more »»

Mark Thompson: A winner in hoops and life

July 20, 2014 ONE OF the great players in Ohio Valley basketball history died Wednesday. more »»

Progress means taking some risks

July 20, 2014 Dear Belmont County, To me summer in Belmont County is about two things: family and baseball. But America’s favorite game is about more than just apple pie and hotdogs. more »»

King Football prepared to make return

July 20, 2014 FOOTBALL SEASON, my favorite time of the year, is almost here. more »»

Community: More than just people in your neighborhood

July 20, 2014 IN MY old office, back in?Akron,?I had a great poster hangin. more »»

Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

July 19, 2014 The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. more »»

Climate politics group falling short of goal

July 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC aiming to make climate change a key issue in this year’s midterm elections is falling far short of its goal to raise $100 million, cramping the group’s ability to... more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting August 6, 2014

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July 18, 2014 I wanted to wait a week and let it sink in. Is it really happening? LeBron James made "The Decision 2.0." He is coming home. more »

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