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AEP is not to blame in?Ormet’s plight

September 1, 2013 AMERICAN ELECTRIC Power is being painted as the bad guy in Ormet Corp.'s battle for survival. Such is not the case. I had three AEP officials in my office Monday. more »»

HEAR-O helping thousands worldwide

August 25, 2013 LOCAL AUDIOLOGIST Linda Davison is making the public aware of a worthwhile and humanitarian project. It is called the HEAR-O program, opening the world of sound to thousands across the globe. more »»

Steam Whistle?Expo harbors potential

August 18, 2013 BIG PLANS are brewing in Bellaire. The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society has been aggressively laying the groundwork for a major event next month. more »»

St. Clairsville home to much activity

August 11, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE, despite some on and off monsoons, was a beehive of activity Friday afternoon at the Belmont County Courthous. more »»

Bellaire council made the right call

August 4, 2013 BELLAIRE VILLAGE Council did an about face on the proposed Zombiefest planned for August of 2014 for the village's historic park. Council members initially voted to approve the festival. more »»

Long wait for prep football is over

July 28, 2013 WAIT NO longer. Tonight is the night Ohio Valley football fans have been waiting for since the horn sounded on last season's state championship games in December. more »»

The Motor City’s wheels fall off

July 21, 2013 HOW THE mighty have fallen. When the city of Detroit officially filed for bankruptcy Thursday, it was the exclamation point on decades of economic erosion in the Motor City. more »»

America finds itself in a world war

July 14, 2013 The United States is at war with the rest of the world and our central government has barely mentioned it to us. more »»

Yorkville loses special mayor, special man

July 14, 2013 IT WAS just a week ago that I was paying homage to my former co-worker and close friend of 32 years Rich Gibson. “Hoot” passed away July 3 after losing his 10-month battle with lymphoma. more »»

Hoot:?A Hall of Famer in all aspects

July 7, 2013 THESE ARE the columns that I do not relish writing. So, please excuse me if I ramble. At 1:45 Wednesday morning, I received a dreaded phone call from Wheeling Hospita. more »»

Gibson’s interests featured versatility

July 7, 2013 VERSATILE — that word describes the interests of Richard “Hoot” Gibson, who died early Wednesday. His writing reveals that he covered sports of all kinds and on many levels. more »»

An up close look at the Ohio budget

June 30, 2013 As required by the Ohio Constitution, and facing a governor signing deadline of this date, Ohio lawmakers passed a new 2014-2015 $62 billion state budget this past Thursday. more »»

Sobriety?Checkpoint: A case study in teamwork

June 30, 2013 I AM no night owl. Far from it. When you awake at 4 a.m. each workday, late hours are a no-no. Last Saturday, however, Martins Ferry Mayor Paul Riethmiller had me out well past 2 a.m. more »»

Good choices don't always work out

June 23, 2013 THE BELMONT County commissioners made a great hire Wednesday. They had a tough decision, but to their credit it, they nailed it. Unfortunately, their prudent choice lasted less than two da. more »»

OVAC continues to honor its past

June 16, 2013 THE OVAC All-Star Football Game is one of the premier events of the summer season in the Ohio Valle. more »»

Paving the way for smoother travel

June 9, 2013 THE BELMONT County commissioners’ meeting Wednesday featured some lively debate. The paving of roads has been a frequently discussed issue, and it surfaced again last week. more »»

Population numbers should grow

June 2, 2013 Recently, the U.S Census Bureau released its 2012 population estimates and various sources of local media were quick to publish what is seemingly a continued trend of population loss. more »»

OSU president needs to button his lips

June 2, 2013 HOW CAN a man so intelligent be so stupid? Just ask E. Gordon Gee. After his most recently released verbal ramblings, E. Gordon Goon may be a more appropriate name. more »»

Local community pools drying up

May 26, 2013 POWHATAN POINT is the latest community in jeopardy of not having its pool open for the summer. more »»

LGF cutbacks yield fewer services

May 19, 2013 Ohio’s Local Government Fund was created by the General Assembly in 1934 and a couple of others were created in the mid to late 1980’s to help provide additional support to local government and to... more »»



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