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Need for Action

April 3, 2014 WITH THE oil and gas boom sweeping the nation, the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration needs help in dealing with the situation. more »»

Tough on Felons

April 2, 2014 CRIME IS an unfortunate part of society. Committing such acts with the use of a firearm is despicable. That is why we are of supportive of legislation that State Rep. Jack Cera has proposed. more »»

Trail Association

April 1, 2014 WALKING has had the reputation for centuries about being beneficial to a person’s health, and the formation of the Ohio Valley Trail Association with its plans to help with this healthful exercise i... more »»


March 31, 2014 THE BLACK & Gold magic carpet ride came up just a tad short. West Liberty University's men's basketball team enjoyed a season the Ohio Valley will not soon forge. more »»

Hall of Honor

March 30, 2014 THE MARTINS Ferry Hall of Honor began taking shape in 2007. Its founding fathers inducted the initial class of honorees in 2008. more »»

Money Lesson

March 28, 2014 LOSING $80,000 is a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, it is an occurrence the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District encountered in October. more »»

Supporting Coal

March 27, 2014 COAL IS no longer king in the Ohio Valley. It could be, but government restrictions have reduced the mining industry into a shell of its former might. more »»

Animal Shelter

March 26, 2014 THE SQUEAKY wheel gets the grease. It appears that adage can be applied to a situation at the Belmont County Animal Shelter. more »»

Give Me Shelter

March 25, 2014 THE SUGGESTION from the Warren Township Lions Club that Yorkville, Tiltonsville, Rayland and Warren Township combine their recreation funds to build a shelter at Warren Township Park makes sens. more »»

OUE Mainstay

March 24, 2014 FIFTY YEARS is a long time. Doing the same job for that amount of time is noteworthy. Making a difference in the lives of countless individuals during that span is priceless. more »»

Job Search

March 23, 2014 GOOD-PAYING jobs are a precious commodity. Ohio Means Jobs is an entity that tries to make such opportunities come to fruition. Ohio Means Jobs was formerly known as Belmont County Connection. more »»

Ted Strickland

March 20, 2014 TED STRICKLAND is not an individual who likes to sit idle. The Lucasville, Ohio native has scripted an impressive career, much of which is stepped in the political realm. more »»

Special Visits

March 19, 2014 HARRISON COUNTY is becoming a magnet for heavyweight political visitors. Just a few short weeks ago, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel paid a visit. Mandel, who lost a bid for the U.S. more »»

BDD Excellence

March 18, 2014 THE BELMONT County Board of Developmental Disabilities carries out its responsibilities with great passion and precision. more »»

Legion Generosity

March 14, 2014 LOCAL POLICE departments are always under the funding gun. We know of no Eastern Ohio police force with an excess of money. They perform their dangerous tasks on razor-thin budgets. more »»


March 12, 2014 MAKING A difference. It's a statement that is appropriate in all walks of society. But in the realm of rehabilitating convicts, it is of paramount importance. more »»

Purple Power

March 11, 2014 THE ROAD to Athens, Ohio takes some two-plus hours from our area, depending on your departure venue. For a prep basketball team, it is a trek that takes months and months to navigate. more »»

Pease Township

March 10, 2014 PEASE TOWNSHIP is an entity in the dark. Literally. The expansive township is struggling with funding shortages, much of which is no fault of its own. more »»

Realizing Progress

March 9, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY continues to be a beehive of progressive activity. That is a trend we hope continues. The latest development was announced at Thursday's county commissioners' meeting. more »»

Fewer Prisoners

March 7, 2014 THE PRISON population in Ohio is on the decrease. That is a good thing. Even at that, slightly more than 50,000 individuals are still incarcerated in the Buckeye State. more »»



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