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Criminal or Hero?

June 14, 2014 Dear Editor, Published reports indicated that Sergeant Bergdahl walked away from his platoon under his own power, and into enemy hands. He remained for five year. more »»

Bellaire VFD

June 13, 2014 Dear Editor, I, too, am concerned about having a volunteer fire department. The vote on this situation should have had all the members of council present. more »»

Plant Swap

June 11, 2014 Dear?Editor, The OSU Master Gardeners of Belmont County would like to thank everyone for making our PLANT SWAP so successful. more »»


June 11, 2014 Dear Editor, America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. That’s what our country stands for. What a great country we live in! So what happened to our integrity and self worth. more »»

Prisoner Swap

June 11, 2014 Dear Editor: As the firestorm rages over the exchange of five Afghanistan prisoners for Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, I am struck by how unfair the criticism over this exchange has been. more »»

Skipping Rocks

June 10, 2014 Dear Editor, This is a lesson in “Skipping Rocks”. It’s an old game children learn in rural areas. To skip a rock across a creek, a lake, et. more »»

Waste facility

June 9, 2014 Dear?Editor, In the Village Council meeting (June 2nd) discussion about whether to withhold services to the Industrial Park until the Port Authority commits to not leasing for the EnerGreen waste... more »»

VA System

June 9, 2014 Dear Editor With the recent uproar concerning the VA system I feel compelled to offer my experience with the VA system, at least the local providers. more »»

Lap for Kids

June 9, 2014 Dear Editor, On Sunday, May 4, Lucas’s Lap for Kids, was held to further benefit the Shriners Hospital in Erie, Pa. more »»


June 9, 2014 Dear Editor, Community is defined as follows. A group of people living in the same locality in which such a group lives under the same government. more »»

Lights Out

June 8, 2014 Dear Editor, We hear that Belmont County is reaping the rewards resulting from the recent “gas and oil boon.” Our residents recently passed several levies, to benefit our communit. more »»

Letters to the Editor

June 7, 2014 Dear ?Editor, Monday night’s Barnesville Village Council consideration of the proposal to halt current work to extend sewer service to the Industrial Park was understandably emotionally charged. more »»

"Pride of the Valley’

June 5, 2014 Dear Editor: I would like to preface the following by stating that I have the utmost respect for the outstanding work and laudatory achievements of the Martins Ferry City School District and... more »»

Council Decisions

June 4, 2014 Dear?Editor, During the last Bellaire, Ohio council meeting there were two decisions made by council. The 1st was to not renew the contract with the Neffs fire department. more »»

EPA Limits

June 4, 2014 To the editor, This week, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming... more »»


June 4, 2014 Dear Editor, I recently got back from the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY), in Granville. I learned the leadership qualities that I possess and how I can apply them in my life. more »»

Opportunity Lost

June 3, 2014 Dear?Editor: When opportunities present themselves, we must be prepared to engage. Sounds like something George Patton might say, but, quite to the contrary, the context is poetry. more »»

Baby Bison Days

June 3, 2014 Dear?Editor The Baby Bison Days Committee would like to thank the Vulture Mororcycle Group of Cadiz, Ja-Lin's of Jewett, Hopedale American Legion, Manfreds Restaurant and Banquet, Steubenville,... more »»

Community Rights

June 2, 2014 Dear Editor, Few Ohioans would welcome a “factory farm” or out-of-state waste site in their neighborhood. Yet, just how to thwart such annoyances may be unclear to many citizens and taxpayer. more »»

Fire Department

June 2, 2014 Dear Editor, As a former councilman for 3 or 4 terms for the City/ Village of Bellaire, I find the recent action taken by 2/3's of the Council to be very disturbing regarding the Neffs Fire Dep. more »»



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