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Opportunity Arises

April 7, 2015 THE BRIDGEPORT Board of Education made a somewhat surprising decision six years ago -- that being the employment of Ted Downing as the district's superintenden. more »»

Happy Easter

April 5, 2015 TREES budding and flowers blooming signal continued life so it’s especially appropriate that Easter with its importance regarding life is during springtim. more »»

Ted Downing

April 3, 2015 TED DOWNING is heading home. The Bridgeport School District superintendent has accepted a similar position with the Bright Local School District in Highland County. more »»

Changing Education

April 2, 2015 MICHAEL DRAKE has a plum job. He was formally installed as the new president of The Ohio State University Tuesday. Drake is in charge of one of the nation's greatest institutions of higher learnin. more »»

Testing Faith

April 1, 2015 A CITY has lost a landmark, while a congregation has lost its mecca. Fire can be heartless. Such was the case Monday night in Benwood. A blaze ignited just before 9 p.m. at S. more »»

Costly Cuts

March 31, 2015 WEST VIRGINIA Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin inked the state budget last week. Tomblin didn’t do the Northern Panhandle any favors. Funding cutbacks are littered throughout the area. more »»

Sticking Point

March 29, 2015 BELLAIRE VILLAGE officials are taking aim at eliminating a nasty problem. It may face tough sledding, however, as even the best-laid plans may not play out as planned. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

March 28, 2015 CHEERS to former high school and collegiate wrestling standout Doug Curnes for his induction Friday night into the prestigious Martins Ferry Wrestling Hall of Fame. more »»

Time to Resign

March 27, 2015 ADENA VOTERS elected Justin Dudzik as their mayor. It is a decision that continues to haunt the village. Dudzik was in Jefferson County court Wednesday. more »»

Less Distractions

March 26, 2015 ONE OF the most highly anticipated events in a teen's life is the day they receive their driver’s license. It is a landmark accomplishment. In their minds, it signifies a greater dose of freedom. more »»


March 25, 2015 WHEN THE word Appalachia is broached, it is likely to spawn negative connotations, poverty being at the forefront. Such is not always the case, however. more »»

Patriotic Project

March 24, 2015 SEWING THE seeds of patriotism. Quilts of Valor is doing just by paying tribute to those who served in our military in a special wa. more »»

The Great Race

March 23, 2015 CALLING ALL drivers. Such may be the words of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials are again setting the wheels into motion for the 22nd Annual Soap Box Derb. more »»

Training Police

March 22, 2015 THESE ARE challenging times for law enforcement personnel at all levels. Here in the Ohio Valley, for instance, drugs continue to be a major proble. more »»

Green Grants

March 19, 2015 THE JB Green Team is a worthwhile entity. Jefferson and Belmont counties in 1989 formed the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority. more »»

30-Hour Famine

March 18, 2015 THIS PAST weekend saw teens from churches in Martins Ferry and Washington, Pa., participate in a 30-hour famine. more »»

St. Patrick

March 17, 2015 ANYONE planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tonight with green beer better have a designated driver or call a taxi. more »»

Secret Service

March 16, 2015 COMPARED to the March 4 actions involving two top-ranking Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence when their car slammed into a White House barricade, Barney Fife looks like a... more »»

Helping Youths

March 15, 2015 WHEN IT comes to summertime, youths most often think of no school as well as outdoor fun. Such it not the case for all. more »»

Friday the 13th

March 13, 2015 THE FEAR of Friday the 13th has an official name -- friggatriskaidekaphobia. An organization based in Amherst, N.Y. more »»



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