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Labor Day

August 31, 2014 WE?CELEBRATE Labor Day Monday, the ideal time for us to reflect on the many positive contributions the labor movement has made to our way of life in the United States. more »»

Warmer Children

August 29, 2014 THE OHIO Valley is well known for its generosity and compassion. Those traits came to the forefront once again Wednesday. more »»

Autism Awareness

August 28, 2014 AUTISM AWARENESS has never been more at a heightened level. It needs to be as autism is an all too common affliction. PACE is doing good things to aid the cause. more »»

Pay Raises

August 26, 2014 POLICE OFFICERS are charged with protecting and serving. It is no easy task and one that is obviously filled with danger. The men and women in blue definitely earn their keep. more »»

Health Right

August 25, 2014 WHEELING HEALTH Right is a worthwhile organization. It delivers much-needed medical assistance to people who otherwise could not afford it. more »»

Great Opportunity

August 24, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY commissioners made a sound investment when they pursued the establishment of a land bank. That investment is primed to start paying immediate and impactful dividends. more »»

Voices From Across Ohio

August 24, 2014 The Lima News, Aug. 16 Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree. more »»

Buckeye Local

August 22, 2014 LABOR HARMONY now resides within the Buckeye Local School District. Such was not the case as late as Wednesday afternoo. more »»

TRAC Funding

August 21, 2014 THE RETAIL business in Belmont County is experiencing upward movement. A resurgent Ohio Valley Mall and the Ohio Valley Plaza are major players in such activity. more »»

Safer Schools

August 20, 2014 SAFETY IS paramount in schools from coast-to-coast. The Martins Ferry School District is a safer place when classes opened Tuesday thanks to a generous donation. more »»

Monroe Fair

August 19, 2014 THE JEFFERSON County Fair wrapped up this weekend after enjoying a successful one-week run in Smithfield's Friendship Park. more »»

Avoid a Strike

August 18, 2014 THE START of a new school year is imminent. Unfortunately, so is a strike within the Buckeye Local School District. more »»

Ending A Good Thing

August 17, 2014 WEDNESDAY MARKED the end of an era. It was also the final chapter in a well-scripted success story, one that came up huge for charit. more »»

Hall of Fame

August 15, 2014 THE OHIO Valley Athletic Conference once again puts its best foot forward Saturday night with the enshrinement of the 11th class into its Hall of Fame. more »»

Most Wanted

August 14, 2014 VISITORS to the Martins Ferry City Building don’t see photos of individuals with the criminal records of Ted Bundy or Willie Sutton, but they’ll see pictures of individuals wanted on warrants in the... more »»

K-9 Units

August 13, 2014 LAW ENFORCEMENT has really gone to the dogs in the Ohio Valley with the recent addition of two new K-9 units. The Cadiz Police Department recently swore in Ramos, a 2-year old German Shepherd. more »»

Great Stone Viaduct

August 12, 2014 IT’S UNIQUE, it’s impressive, it’s important historically, and it deserves to be preserved. That sums up the feeling about the Great Stone Viaduct in Bellaire. more »»

Changing Lives

August 11, 2014 SUBSTANCE ABUSE is an ugly problem. It is also one not easy to defeat. The Ohio Valley is not isolated from the drug problem. Rather, it is an escalating challenge to deal with. more »»

School Bells

August 10, 2014 Students from grade school to college will soon be heading back to class for the 2014-15 school year. It may be hard to believe that summer break is nearing an en. more »»

Jefferson Fair

August 8, 2014 EASTERN OHIO county fair time heats up this month. Jefferson County will stage its annual event beginning Monday in Smithfield. Monroe County, meanwhile. will hold its fair commencing Aug. more »»

Injustice to Ike

August 7, 2014 IT’S TAKING longer to construct the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., than the number of years that Eisenhower spent during two major periods in his life combined. Dwight D. more »»


Belmont County Commissioners Meeting September 3, 2014

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Make your own salad dressing

August 28, 2014 The Buds eat a lot of salads. Yeah, we know that's not really news. We like to stay healthy, especially since we do eat out quite a bit (and also indulge on occasion.... more »

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