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Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

October 30, 2014 SEATTLE (AP) — She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth. more »»

 
 
 
Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents

October 30, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scores of Alaskans have complained about receiving emails and letters to find their voting histories and those of their acquaintances sent by an elusive group calling itsel... more »»

Fla. House race about partisanship — and lingerie

October 29, 2014 PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republicans who flipped a Democratic seat in Congress during the 2010 tea party movement could now lose it in part because of a snarky comment about a lingerie party. more »»

House Republicans make liberal use of Obama in ads

October 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rolled out late-campaign attack ads tying Democrats to an unpopular President Barack Obama on Tuesday as the chief executive embarked on a round of travel to... more »»

Biden: Voters can ‘stop the march’ of tea party

October 28, 2014 DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. more »»

Struggling governors may hurt GOP’s Senate hopes

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — As David Perdue campaigns throughout Georgia, the Republican candidate for Senate describes a struggling economy and people yearning for good jobs. more »»

Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US

October 27, 2014 WILTON, Maine (AP) — In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it’s nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it’s been chased up a tree by dogs, or when it’s snared in a cable trap — but that... more »»

Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

October 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. more »»

The importance of learning main ideas

October 26, 2014 Since their elementary school days, all students have been exposed to the concept of “main ideas. more »»

In Senate battle, GOP’s weapon is Obama

October 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New... more »»

Belmont County subdivisions get boost

October 25, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY subdivisions received a generous financial shot-in-the-arm Wednesday. It was delivered by county commissioner. more »»

Daylight Savings Time coming to a close

October 25, 2014 THIS IS the final week to enjoy Daylight Savings Time. Next Sunday, at 2 a.m. more »»

Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. more »»

The Clintons, the Democrats’ 2014 super surrogates

October 23, 2014 AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. more »»

Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida

October 22, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2. more »»

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race

October 21, 2014 LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor. more »»

Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race

October 20, 2014 BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bruce Wilson Jr. finds himself in rarified Republican company that includes Mitt Romney and Richard Nixon. He too is running against a Kennedy. more »»

Offering thanks to all our veterans

October 19, 2014 The landmine took both his legs, one above the knee and the other below. Beyond that, his body was riddled with shrapnel. more »»

Riethmiller has been a positive presence

October 19, 2014 I HEARD the rumors for weeks but I wasn’t buying in. The talk on the streets in Martins Ferry was that Paul Riethmiller would not seek re-election. more »»

Guiding Ohio Online…One library at a time

October 19, 2014 Most of you have probably heard of the Peace Corps, which sends Americans abroad to learn about other cultures, share our culture with other countries and peoples, and serve as volunteers to improv... more »»

Make a Difference Day slated Saturday

October 19, 2014 SATURDAY, Oct. 25, is Make A Difference Day. Millions of Americans will volunteer in their communities to help someone in need. more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting November 5, 2014

Meetings held every Wednesday in the court house at 10 a.m. more »

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Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light?

October 28, 2014 On Sunday night (Oct. 26), former Staind front man and now country artist Aaron Lewis was a trending topic on social media due to his mangling of the U.S. more »

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