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Lifeline of Ohio striving to save lives

September 27, 2014 I WAS paid an office visit Thursday by a nice lady, passionately championing a worthwhile cause. Jessica Petersen is the media and public relations coordinator for Lifeline of Ohio. more »»

Republicans rallying behind ‘religious liberty’

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote “religious liberty” at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular... more »»

Believe it or not: Christmas is rapidly approaching

September 27, 2014 DO you know that Christmas is less than three months away? The year 2014 is flying by much too fast. There are just 94 days remaining. more »»

Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

September 26, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to... more »»

Christie ramps up travel in midterm homestretch

September 26, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has already spent more than a third of his second term outside of New Jersey, mostly stumping and raising money for fellow Republicans. more »»

GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest Republican campaign ad, a lone militant walks across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group. more »»

Connecting job seekers with skills and opportunity

September 24, 2014 This Friday in Belmont County, I am joining with Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to host an Energy Jobs and Career Fair. more »»

Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

September 24, 2014 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English for the upcoming election. U.S. more »»

Jeb Bush is focused on business not on 2016

September 23, 2014 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. more »»

Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans

September 23, 2014 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates. more »»

Pumpkin Splendor

September 23, 2014 IT IS the most festive of times in western Belmont County. The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival officially unfolds Thursday, unleashing four days of unabashed fun and excitement. more »»

Battling to end our country’s drug issues

September 22, 2014 Last month we were dealing with the suicide of Robin Williams and the challenges that he may have had with drug. more »»

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

September 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? A handful of tight races in states with quirky election laws make for the... more »»

We get by with a little help from our friends

September 21, 2014 There’s a saying amongst librarians that everyone loves libraries until it’s time to give us money. more »»

Spinning in the fight against cancer

September 21, 2014 RICK ST. John is all too familiar with cancer. The Bellaire resident's son, Codey, has battled the vicious disease for many years. He is again undergoing treatment in a New York medical facility. more »»

Staffing challenges and new teachers

September 21, 2014 TODAY’S COLUMN is part two of a three part series that introduces some of our new teachers to the community. This past summer was challenging as we replaced several retirements and resignations. more »»

Farmer’s Almanac: Colder winter than expected

September 21, 2014 THE 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac is now on sale and the long range weather forecast for the Ohio Valley calls for a much colder winter than normal, with the coldest periods in mid-December, from late... more »»

GOP holds Hagan to standard she used in 2008

September 20, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six years ago, little-known North Carolina state legislator Kay Hagan upset Sen. more »»

Loser to Sen. Cochran files appeal arguments

September 20, 2014 JACKSON, Mis. more »»

The envelope, please -- and a living wage, too

September 19, 2014 After a self-congratulatory rollout to rival the ruckus of God's six days of earth-making, Marriott International has begun leaving envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage guests to tip housekeepers... more »»



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