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Many made annual egg hunt a success

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, The 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 19 in Historic Bellaire Park in spite of the miserable weather that day. Again this year we had 6,000 candy-filled plastic Easter egg. more »»

Community needs Aetnaville Bridge

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, I’m writing to bring up an injustice facing the local area, the recent closure of the Aetnaville Bridge on Wheeling Island. more »»

Compassion shown with Gentile’s bill

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, Because there are so many people who have Type I diabetes, it is often assumed that it is easy to live with, or is not as life-threatening, when the reality is quite different. more »»

Bill sets disabilities awareness month

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to pledge my support for (Ohio) Senate Bill 130. This is a bipartisan bill that formally designates October as “Disability History and Awareness Month” for Ohio. more »»

Barnesville EMS staff is here to serve

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, I would like to take a few minutes to talk about a special group of brothers and sisters I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with. more »»

Manson follower shouldn’t be paroled

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, The Charles Manson Saga: Leslie Van Houten, a member of the Charles Manson gang that murdered six innocent people in their homes, wants to be paroled from prison. more »»

Lions Club thanked for military wall

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, Passing the city park in Martins Ferry is a noticeable and needed addition. more »»

Bill could help guard community’s health

April 24, 2016 Dear Editor, I was very glad to see the article by Casey Junkins regarding fracking waste water in the April 21 Times Leader. The bill being proposed by Rep. more »»

Paper celebrates 125 glorious years

April 17, 2016 Dear Editor, Congratulations to The Times Leader for 125 years of keeping residents of Eastern Ohio and the Ohio Valley so very well-informed throughout its century and a quarter, serving as an... more »»

Hillary, Obama share view on guns

April 17, 2016 Dear Editor, Obama and Hillary’s war on guns? The outcome of this year’s presidential race is going to be decided in Ohio and a handful of other states where hunting and shooting are a way of life... more »»

ithout coal, life in the area will change

April 17, 2016 Dear Editor, No, I’m not talking about “Texas Tea” or Jed becoming a millionaire, I’m talking about what’s under our feet, under our homes and farms, that has allowed us all to live and prosper for... more »»

Resources can help victims’ families

April 10, 2016 Dear Editor: April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The April 3rd opinion piece about child abuse by Debbie Karras was very informative. more »»

Celebrate National Library Week

April 10, 2016 Dear Editor, This week, the Belmont County District Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s librarie. more »»

Questions for Ted Cruz

April 10, 2016 Dear Editor, It is regrettable that the media didn’t get to ask Ted Cruz any questions during his multi-million dollar fundraiser in Wheelin. more »»

Give the gift of life: Be an organ donor

April 10, 2016 Dear Editor, One choice can create a wide ripple of change, much like the decision to be an organ, eye and tissue dono. more »»

Methane emissions must be reduced

April 10, 2016 Dear Editor, Ohio is my home. It is where my husband and I want to spend the rest of our lives togethe. more »»

Prevention key to ending sexual assaUlt

April 3, 2016 Dear Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month around our nation. Prevention is possible! People may be wondering why so much attention has been paid to sexual assault recently. more »»

Bill would help seniors with the homestead exemption

April 3, 2016 Dear Editor, Fewer seniors qualify for one of our state’s major property tax breaks — the homestead exemption — because Governor Kasich made it more difficult to qualify with his second budget in... more »»

Democrats destroyed valley’s middle class

April 3, 2016 Dear Editor, I have to laugh when I watch Hillary and Bernie talk about how they will bring back the middle class. more »»

Debt-driven reforms not best for district

April 3, 2016 Dear Editor, We’re another day older and deeper in deb. more »»

Boko Haram more deadly that ISIS

April 3, 2016 Dear Editor, With the increasing focus being put on Syria, and more importantly the terrorist organization known as ISIS, there is an equally and even more pressing issue that is being overlooked. more »»


Belmont County Commissioners Meeting May 4, 2016

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

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