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A New Beginning

June 11, 2015 A NEW day dawned in Adena Wednesday. It spawned from the previous evening when village council opted to remove Justin Dudzik as mayor. We are in full agreement with council's action against Dudzik. more »»

State Budget

June 10, 2015 OHIO LAWMAKERS have until June 30 to get the state budget finalized. Senate Republicans stated their case this week. The majority party proposed a spending package slightly more than $71 billio. more »»

Frank Baxter

June 9, 2015 HE WAS a Bulldog like none other. Frank Baxter lived and breathed for Bridgeport High School. more »»

State Champs

June 8, 2015 NO ONE saw this coming three weeks ago. No one except Coach Jillian Ongley and her resilient Lady Tigers. more »»


June 7, 2015 THERE WERE ceremonies, speeches and a lot of remembering Saturday as the world paused to recall the 71st anniversary of D-Day when the allies landed on the beaches of Normandy and the battle began t... more »»

Precious Water

June 5, 2015 IT STINKS — literally and figurativel. more »»

Victorian Museum

June 2, 2015 IF THE GROWLERY were in use in the Victorian Mansion Museum in Barnesville, it would not live up to its definition on Internet for those who constructed the elegant mansion in the late 1800s and fo... more »»

What Now?

May 31, 2015 THE JUDICIAL system has spoken -- Beallsville High School will remain open for at least one more academic year. That decree was issued Thursday by a Monroe County judg. more »»

Police Accord

May 28, 2015 POLICE VIOLENCE has been in the U.S. spotlight much too frequently these days. Be it Ferguson (Mo. more »»

Here We Go Again

May 27, 2015 SWITZERLAND OF Ohio Board of Education members must like each other. The board has called a special meeting for Thursday. more »»

Business Trip

May 26, 2015 MOST TRIPS to Las Vegas are of the recreational variety. There is a lot of fun to be had in Sin City. Belmont County commissioners made a recent junket to Vega. more »»

Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 THE HOLIDAY we celebrate this weekend began in the South after the Civil War when graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers were decorate. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

May 23, 2015 CHEERS to the Shadyside Tigers softball squad for making history by being the school’s first softball team to participate in regional competition. more »»

Museum Season

May 22, 2015 IT’S museum season in Eastern Ohio where a new museum recently opened, and improvements — physical and otherwise — are evident at two other showplaces. more »»


May 20, 2015 GRADUATION IS a special time in everyone's life. Be it on the collegiate level or from high school, seniors this month are moving on to a new chapter of their existence. It is a time to celebrate. more »»

Line in the Sand

May 19, 2015 THE BEALLSVILLE High School saga may finally come to a head Wednesday. That is when the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education will hold its next meeting. It is set for 6 p.m. in Woodsfield. more »»

Banquet of Champions

May 18, 2015 THE OHIO Valley Athletic Conference is putting on the ritz tonight. more »»

Change In Adena

May 17, 2015 DRINKING AND driving is a serious issue. Nothing good can come of it. Alcohol and driving are a lethal mix. A local official was in court Thursday. more »»

Innovative Education

May 15, 2015 THERE IS no mistaking that the oil and gas industry is making a positive impact on the local economy. more »»

Fire Safety

May 14, 2015 FIRE SAFETY is all-too frequently overlooked. What may have been taught during school days, is often forgotten. That could prove deadly. more »»



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