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Bellaire council meeting yields positives

April 7, 2013 I AM Bellaire born and bred. I have lived in the All-American Town all my life and plan to keep it that way. I love the town. It is blue collar, boasting great athletic achievements. more »»

Fate of Memorial Park in hands of voters

March 31, 2013 IT SEEMS like only yesterday we were putting the wraps on the presidential election. Now, in just a little more than five weeks, voters will again be heading to the polls. more »»

Randy’s lesson:?Appreciate the light of life

March 30, 2013 I was never blessed to meet this young man, but I heard about him from several people. My son would ask me for money for fundraisers for Randy. more »»

Serviceman continues charitable efforts

March 24, 2013 JAMES RISER needs your help. The 1995 Martins Ferry High graduate is a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army. A few weeks back, I did a column on Sgt. Rise. more »»

Poisoning our children every day

March 17, 2013 Would you knowingly allow anyone to inject your child with a dose of a known poison? Would you knowingly poison your own child? Don’t answer too fast, because that is exactly what‘s happening ever... more »»

Buckeye Local High: A School of Promise

March 17, 2013 Martins Ferry Ayers Elementary School, just a few weeks back, received a major Ohio academic honor. It was named a School of Promise by the state board of education. more »»

Ney pulls no punches in new book

March 10, 2013 FORMER U.S. Congressman Bob Ney has penned a new book. In it, the Bellaire native is not shy about taking a shot at current U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner. more »»

Ferry elementary school gains state honors

March 3, 2013 JIM FOGLE takes his job as principal at Anna Marie Ayers Elementary School very seriously, resulting in outstanding result. more »»

Rayland government in good hands

February 24, 2013 Small town politics can prove volcanic. Such is currently the case in the Jefferson County community of Raylan. more »»

Local soldier aids Tillman foundation

February 17, 2013 PAT TILLMAN is an iconic figure, etched deeply into U.S. military lore. He was a football star at Arizona State before entering the NFL. Tillman was deeply moved by the tragic events of 9/1. more »»

Judge Vavra aids law enforcement

February 10, 2013 KUDOS To John Vavra. The Belmont County Eastern Division Court judge helped partially remedy a longstanding injustic. more »»

NFL title game anything but Super

February 3, 2013 I AM a football junkie, but I will be the first to admit that today’s Super Bowl leaves a lot lacking for my viewing interest. I have a disdain for both teams. more »»

Casting a vote for South School

January 27, 2013 THE BELMONT COUNTY Board of Elections finds itself in a quandary. Currently, the board has no place to ship voters in Martins Ferry to cast their ballot. more »»

A salute to our last doughboy

January 20, 2013 America’s last surviving World War I veteran, West Virginian Frank Woodruff Buckles, died in February of 2011. Though we never met, I grew up with many of his Doughboy contemporaries. more »»

Shadyside native makes historic find

January 20, 2013 A SHADYSIDE native has made a major impact in the world of research. Dr. Jeff Richardson is an associate professor of biological and physical sciences at Columbus State. more »»

Storm aid bill stuffed with pork

January 13, 2013 FORMER MARTINS Ferry Mayor Phil Wallace submitted an excellent letter-to-the-editor which was published in our Wednesday edition. The letter smacks of pork-barrel politics. more »»

I'm a fair weather fan

January 6, 2013 I couldn’t help myself. Mesmerized by the Christmas winter storm, I flipped the TV to the Weather Channel. Of course, I did this when Justin left the room for an extended period. more »»

Irish eyes will be smiling Monday night

January 6, 2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S national championship game finally plays out Monday night in Miami, pitting No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama. more »»

Oil, gas boom may now flow into Bellaire

December 30, 2012 Kudos to Bellaire. Finally, after many surrounding communities and counties have felt the positive effects of the burgeoning oil and gas industry, the All-American Town is getting on . more »»

Wheeling Jesuit showing signs if growth

December 23, 2012 Wheeling Jesuit University unveiled a brilliant move Friday. The Cardinals’ hierarchy announced plans to add a wrestling program at the NCAA Division II institution. more »»



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