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Power of words

July 22, 2016 Words are powerful things. Words — both written and spoken — have the ability to accomplish a lot of good, but they also have the potential to do great harm. more »»

An OVAC tradition

July 21, 2016 We all have traditions that we observe, but some traditions are more meaningful than others because they accomplish a lot of goo. more »»

A fitting tribute

July 19, 2016 Few people are more deserving of our respect and gratitude than those who have served in our nation’s military. more »»

Help your neighbor

July 17, 2016 The people of the Ohio Valley know the importance of caring for their neighbors. more »»

A long tenure

July 12, 2016 Thirty-six years is a long time to do any one thing, and it is rare for an individual to work at a single job for three and a half decades. But that is exactly what St. more »»

Keeping Ohio safe

July 8, 2016 In order for our criminal justice system to work properly, people convicted of crimes must take the consequences of their actions seriously. more »»

Meeting rule flexibility

July 3, 2016 Elected officials have numerous responsibilities, one of the most important of which is to listen and respond to the will of the people. more »»

Tough stance warranted

June 26, 2016 A “first” occurred in Belmont County last week, but it was not a positive milestone. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra handed down a lengthy sentence in the county’s first-ever “major” drug case. more »»

Grim news for kids

June 24, 2016 Ohio’s teenagers are doing better in a few ways, according to a recent national report, but the same cannot be said for our younger children. The 2016 Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. more »»

Season of opportunity

June 23, 2016 Summer is the favorite season of many children — and for good reason. more »»

Keep roads safe

June 22, 2016 With all we know about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, it’s hard to believe that anyone decides to take that risk these days. more »»

Preserving tunnel

June 21, 2016 Old railroad tunnels are big attractions on hiking and bicycling trails throughout our region of the country. Barnesville is fortunate to have one. more »»

Learn from mistakes

June 19, 2016 It seems unlikely a plan to close Beallsville High School will surface again in Monroe County — at least not for awhile. Since the fiasco regarding the issue last year, much has changed. more »»

Not Making the Grade

June 18, 2016 Occasionally, one hears of a school teacher angry that she or he was ordered to grant a student or group of students a higher grade than was earned. more »»

Fighting Drug Abuse

June 16, 2016 Those who attended a town hall meeting in Barnesville on Tuesday already understood substance abuse is an enormous problem in our are. more »»

Drugs not welcome

June 8, 2016 Not in our backyard. That was a message Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato sent on Monday, and it is a stance that we support. more »»

Working together

June 7, 2016 It seems that public schools in Eastern Ohio are always in need of additional funding, so it makes a great deal of sense for them to work together to make the most of what they have. more »»

Ahead of vote, a look at Britain’s political silliness

June 7, 2016 Misery loves company, so refugees from America’s Republican Party should understand that theirs is not the only party that has chosen a leader who confirms caricatures of it while repudiating its... more »»

Presenting a logical defense of the Cincinnati Zoo

June 7, 2016 The typical response when someone saves a small child from harm isn’t “How dare you?” But the Cincinnati Zoo has been subjected to a torrent of abuse for making the agonizing decision to shoot and... more »»

Finally, some courage to counterpunch the green bullies

June 7, 2016 When the name Resolute was chosen in 2011, after the merger of Bowater and Abitibi-Consolidated, the Canadian company, a global leader in the forest products industry and the largest producer of... more »»



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