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O’Malley’s record as Baltimore mayor under scrutiny

May 4, 2015 BALTIMORE (AP) — Martin O’Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor. more »»

 
 
 
In S.C., GOP hopefuls run against Obama, terrorism

May 4, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. more »»

St. C. High grad receives NASA award

May 3, 2015 A MAN with local ties has received a prestigious award from NASA. William Doug Thomas has been awarded the Silver Snoopy Award. It is the highest award given out by NASA's Astronaut Offic. more »»

A good mother is a true blessing

May 3, 2015 This is the time of year when we honor our moms. It’s always observed the second Sunday of May. Granted, we all have (or had) a mother. more »»

National Day of Prayer planned Thursday

May 3, 2015 “LORD, HEAR OUR CRY,” is the theme of this year’s “National Day of Prayer” being observed on Thursday, May 7. In St. more »»

Walker a 2016 GOP force; might Govs. Kasich, Snyder jump in?

May 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. more »»

Portman taking careful steps in re-election bid

May 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. more »»

Documentary on Kent shootings resonates today

May 2, 2015 As a '79 graduate of Kent State University, I was eager to watch PBS' new documentary on the 1970 campus shootings, which killed four students and wounded nine others. more »»

As Bush touts fundraising haul, Clinton lowers expectations

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush wants Republicans to know he’s breaking fundraising records. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants Democrats to think she won’t. more »»

Paul faces tough questions from Orthodox Jewish crowd

April 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to woo New York’s Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreig... more »»

Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues

April 27, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in. more »»

WLU Turmoil

April 27, 2015 Something has to give at West Liberty University. Declining enrollment gives WLU officials few options but to curb spending — perhaps by more than $1 million a year. more »»

Finding appropriate reading speeds

April 26, 2015 What is an appropriate reading rate or speed for your child? To develop an affective reading pace, your child must first understand that all materials are not meant to be read in the same manner,... more »»

Ohio Valley poised for economic rebirth

April 26, 2015 CRACKERS HAVE never been more valuable. That is when they are in the realm of the oil and gas industry. The burgeoning shale industry has pumped new life into the Ohio Valley. more »»

Presidential contender Marco Rubio seeks support in Iowa

April 26, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — He’s offering himself as a new generation of leader, but Sen. more »»

The special month of May rolls in Friday

April 26, 2015 THE Beautiful month of May arrives on Friday. Let us pray for some ideal spring weather and ask God to spare our beloved Ohio Valley from violent storms and other natural disaster. more »»

Go, Cavaliers, and please pass the confetti

April 25, 2015 Now listen. We're not going to work ourselves into a tizzy here in Cleveland because a columnist in Boston decided to launch his fiction writing career with a hit job on us. more »»

Not long ago, Rubio questioned his readiness for presidency

April 25, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president and Jeb Bush is a brilliant man ready for the job. So said Marco Rubio. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

April 25, 2015 CHEERS to the Puskarich Public Library, Cadiz, for helping to preserve Harrison County’s mining heritage. more »»

Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP hopefuls

April 24, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They’re for it. more »»

Clinton running as a woman, but in subtle ways

April 24, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — During an elegant awards luncheon in Washington, Hillary Rodham Clinton heralded the importance of women around the world having a say at the highest levels of power. more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting May 6, 2015

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Our favorite fundraisers!

April 21, 2015 Two of the Buds' very favorite fundraisers are coming up within the next two weeks. Big surprise - both deal with FOOD! The James Carnes Center in St. more »

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