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First lady responds to school meal critics

May 28, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is... more »»

Making reading a family tradition

May 25, 2014 Parents with younger children in pre-school programs and the lower elementary school levels (kindergarten to third grade) should plan organized, family-oriented reading activities. more »»

Movies vs. books: Which version is better

May 25, 2014 MOVIES DOMINATE the mass majority of pop culture. All movies tell a story and much like literature, they follow the same story telling pattern with plot, climax, falling action and resolution. more »»

Ogden Classic has something for everyone

May 25, 2014 The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic is a classic in every sense of the word. The 38th annual edition of the event unfolded this weekend with a bevy of events. more »»

Special Memorial weekend in Belmont County

May 25, 2014 MEMORIAL DAY is being observed across the nation this weekend. This will be a special one in Belmont County. more »»

Are you satisfied with Congress?

May 25, 2014 EARLIER?THIS month, I was honored to win the Democratic primary and earn the right to challenge Congressman Bill Johnson in Ohio’s 6th Congressional District, which stretches from Scioto County in... more »»

New book focuses on area history

May 25, 2014 THE MYSTERY surrounding Wheeling’s unique name, meaning Place of the Skull, is explored in a new book by Alan Fitzpatrick about the early history of the Ohio Valley. more »»

Crankshaft starring in new book

May 25, 2014 ED CRANKSHAFT, who is featured in a comic strip in The Times Leader, now is the star of a new book,”Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book. more »»

Christie charges ahead as budget issues mount

May 22, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Gov. more »»

House Democrats point to economic focus in 2014

May 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday outlined plans to focus on economic issues and job opportunities while portraying Republicans as beholden to corporate interests, saying the message... more »»

Looking for a good book

May 18, 2014 WHERE TO find a good book these days? This is not an idle question, since one considers the unstoppable and undeniable ascendency of the e-book and digital publishing so reminiscent of a tsunami’s... more »»

Beallsville High needs to remain open

May 18, 2014 IT IS a special time for our high school seniors. Graduations loom, hopefully, serving as a gateway to an exciting and prosperous future. more »»

Beallsville High needs to remain open

May 18, 2014 IT IS a special time for our high school seniors. Graduations loom, hopefully, serving as a gateway to an exciting and prosperous future. more »»

Congratulations to all our graduates

May 18, 2014 THE MONTH of May is winding down and another school year is about to end. more »»

Summer fun at St. Clairsville Public Library

May 18, 2014 “Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon… The two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James It’s a wonderful thing, summertime, especially for library staff. more »»

Where’s the beef with district’s academics?

May 18, 2014 In 1984 an upstart fast food joint launched a television commercial that increased its sales by 31 percent and helped make Wendy’s the third largest burger chain in the world. more »»

Football plays big into Mother’s Day history

May 11, 2014 "My mother is someone who shows me how to live," said Cathy Daigle, Grade 4, St. Joseph's School, Maine. more »»

For Hillary Clinton, a re-airing of past episodes

May 11, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the last few months might be comparable to a spring cleaning: An airing of her political past before she sets the course for her much speculated-about... more »»

Joe Pappano: A political legend

May 11, 2014 JOE PAPPANO was a Belmont County political icon. He was the man. When Pappano spoke, people stood up and took notice. As auditor, he controlled the purse strings of the county. more »»

Mom did a good job

May 11, 2014 WAS God trying to tell me something? If so, that Supreme Being as usual had the right idea. I was attempting to write a column for today, but the ideas just weren’t coming. more »»



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