Holding officials accountable


Monday, Ohioans learned another significant figure has been indicted in the bribery scandal that exposed the dark side of Columbus politics. Former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Sam Randazzo was indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery and embezzlement charges for ...

Ringing in the holidays with a spirit of generosity


A simple request for a photograph led me to an interesting and enjoyable evening on Thursday. Vince Gianangeli, a former Belmont County official and past principal of St. John Central Academy, called our office seeking for a staff member to attend the Belmont County NAACP’s Christmas party. ...

Reader hoping for more civility

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As an advance aged subscriber, and an oft contributing submitter to this format, I’d like to contribute a thought upon local “civility”. “Formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech” per Webster. The “speech” part, in violation of such a is a blaring ...


Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This past Thursday, December 7, 2023, marked the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Actually, unrelenting attacks by Fascist, Communists, & Secular Progressives upon the United States as founded characterize most of the 20th Century and have intensified in the ...

No need to rethink

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was surprised when I read the recent letter regarding “Warsaw Ghetto” and “Rethinking Support for Israel.” Yes, the “Warsaw Ghetto” was HItler’s attack on Jewish people in order to eliminate them from the face of the earth. Today it is not Hitler but Hamas. On ...

Time to give thanks

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, There is no more perfect time of year to give thanks! St. Mary Catholic Parish in Shadyside recently held a fundraiser for Camden Brown of Powhatan. This 21-year-old young man was recently diagnosed with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, which is a rare disorder causing complete ...