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October 10, 2013 WE CAN no longer cross that bridge when we come to it — in a vehicle. That span is the S-bridge between Middlebourne and Old Washington. more »»

Too Late

October 9, 2013 TWO STATE legislators are targeting Gov. John Kasich as the major reason why Ormet Corp. is closing up shop. State Rep. Jack Cera and State Sen. Lou Gentile are accurate with their blame aim. more »»

Domestic Violence

October 8, 2013 OCTOBER IS Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a nationwide problem that is felt all too often here in the Ohio Valley. It is a problem that is far-reaching, impacting not just the victim. more »»

Uneasy Times

October 7, 2013 AND THEN there were none. When at full capacity, Ormet Corp. has six potlines operating. A few months back, due to financial issues, the aluminum-maker closed four of the lines. more »»

Passionate People

October 6, 2013 TIME AND time again the Beallsville community has displayed compassion and genuine care for a worthwhile cause. The Blue Devil nation is legendary when it comes to raising money for cancer patients. more »»

Ormet's Fate

October 4, 2013 THE BALL has bounced its way to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday issued its long-awaited ruling on Ormet Corp.’s electric-rate reduction request. more »»

Hoop Icon

October 3, 2013 Life reportedly begins at 40, but it’ll be a new life for Katie Smith, who recently retired after many achievements including being the career leading scorer in women’s professional basketball... more »»

Better Nutrition

October 2, 2013 DESPITE SOME mild stomach growlings, it appears the national school lunch program is working. Nearly 100,000 schools originally took part in the federally subsidized progra. more »»

Postal Woes

October 1, 2013 THE UNITED States Postal Service’s decision to pay more than half a million dollars to a firm to assess the future of stamps doesn’t rate a stamp of approval from many people. more »»

Flu Shots

September 30, 2013 Students have been in school for slightly more than a month, yet most of us probably already know someone - or even are someone - who has caught a nagging cold that has been going aroun. more »»

Battling Bucs

September 29, 2013 AFTER 159 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ season boiled down to the final three contests. more »»

Steam Whistle?Expo

September 27, 2013 A MAJOR celebration is coming down the tracks in the All-American Town this weekend. The 2013 Celebration & Steam Whistle Exposition unfolds in Bellaire Saturday. more »»


September 26, 2013 THE OHIO Department of Natural Resources is misguided if it is seriously planning on relocating a mine training center out of Cadiz. State Sen. Lou Gentile brought ODNR's plans to light Tuesday. more »»

Pumpkins Abound

September 25, 2013 IT IS the most festive of times in western Belmont County. The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival officially unfolds Thursday, unleashing four days of unabashed fun and excitement. more »»

Advanced Learning

September 24, 2013 EDUCATION IS the key to a brighter future. Communication and the sharing of ideas help facilitate that academic proces. more »»

Troubled Village

September 23, 2013 THURSDAY NIGHT'S village council meeting in Bellaire was one many members would just as soon forget. To say bad news abounded would be a gross understatement. more »»

Killing Coal

September 22, 2013 IF PRESIDENT Obama’s plan is to demoralize this nation’s coal industry, he took another big step forward Frida. more »»

Leave LGF Alone

September 20, 2013 ENOUGH IS enough. The state has drastically cut Local Government Funding in Ohio. It has created hardships throughout the state, especially here in Eastern Ohio. more »»

Dr. Seuss

September 17, 2013 “THE MORE that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” according to Dr. more »»

Changing Bellaire

September 16, 2013 ALTHOUGH PEOPLE like to resist, change can be a good thing. Often times it is the necessary thing. Bellaire Village Council will meet Thursday. more »»



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