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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 »»

Developing Ohio

March 6, 2014 GOOD THINGS appear to be taking place in Ohio. more »»

WVU President

March 5, 2014 THE WEST Virginia University’s Board of Governors know a good thing when they see one. Why else would it opt to elevate E. more »»

Black History

March 4, 2014 BLACK HISTORY Month, sometimes call African-American History Month, is over for this year as it’s a February observance, but two African-Americans linked to Eastern Ohio are living examples all year... more »»

Bellaire Post

March 3, 2014 GREATER EFFICIENCY at reduced costs is an ideal combination. We believe that is what the village of Bellaire is getting with a recently created position. more »»

Drug Fight

March 2, 2014 SUBSTANCE ABUSE is a major problem plaguing the Ohio Valley these days. The Belmont County Court of Common Pleas has just received an assist in dealing with the issue. more »»

Powhatan Challenge

February 27, 2014 A SCHOOL many times is the heart of a community, and since the Powhatan School no longer is in operation within the village, residents are doing the next best thing — directing their efforts to... more »»

Nearing the Goal

February 26, 2014 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL funding drive is nearly in the books. Almost but not at 100 percent, so we encourage all those with the means to contribute to the United Way Campaign of the Upper Ohio Valley. more »»

Martha Martin

February 25, 2014 MARTHA Martin, a former St. Clairsville resident who recently died at the age of 93, wasn’t a competitive golfer, but she certainly was involved in the golfing world. more »»

Closer Voting

February 24, 2014 NORMALCY WILL soon be returning to the voting process in Martins Ferry. more »»

Speeding Ahead

February 21, 2014 ANOTHER SPEED bump has been cleared in the development of a major Belmont County transportation artery. Belmont County commissioners Wednesday agreed to commit $1. more »»

Delivering Help

February 20, 2014 THE SPIRIT of the Ohio Valley has once again raised its cooperative head. The Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing fell victim to tragedy recently. more »»

Harrison Court

February 19, 2014 HARRISON COUNTY court officials made a SMART move recently, one that may yield nice dividends. Common Pleas Judge T. more »»

Feeding Youth

February 18, 2014 LOW-INCOME students benefit from federally-funded food programs at many schools in Ohio. more »»

Presidents' Day

February 17, 2014 Today, Americans take time to pay tribute to the men who - since the time our nation claimed its independence - have led our country. more »»

Hydro Power

February 16, 2014 A HYDROELECTRIC power plant on the Ohio River in our locale sounds like a worthwhile project. The project was proposed for the Pike Island Locks and Dam. more »»

Give Life

February 14, 2014 BLOOD IS a precious commodity. It is a staple of life. more »»

Shirley Temple

February 13, 2014 PROBABLY many people today have never seen a Shirley Temple movie, but the curly-haired child star was praised by a president, and “Santa Claus” asked for her autograph. more »»

Shifting Gears

February 12, 2014 MONROE COUNTY is experiencing a makeover of its economic landscape. It is transitioning from industrial to gas and oi. more »»

Precious Libraries

February 11, 2014 CAMPAIGN promises often aren’t fulfilled, but that can’t be said about the pre-election promises made by the Belmont County District Library prior to the November election. more »»



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