Slowing a silent killer


Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the silent killer, prostate cancer often develops in men without ...

A tribute to two pillars of Belmont community


One hundred and three years — it’s hard to even imagine leading a life that long. The village of Belmont lost its oldest resident last week, when Anne Davis died on Thursday. Mrs. Davis was my neighbor for several years. Her home, which was always well maintained with a neatly ...

For the love of reading — vote YES!

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Fellow Readers and Community Members, this coming November, I am asking you to support the St. Clairsville Public Library’s Renewal Levy. Our library offers countless programs and resources for folks of all ages. This renewal levy is not a new tax. As a parent and educator, I ...

Deeds & Words

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death.” II Corinthians 7:10 RSV A stark contrast in history compares the mournful Emperor Nero, who may have fiddled while Rome burned in 64 A.D. with ...

The power of influence and its impact on people


This week’s leadership lesson with my high school soccer players is influence. We have taught leadership to our boys for over 20 years. The captains get additional training. Since we began teaching leadership our teams have won 16 regional and five state championships. Most important is ...

‘Liberal wish list’ will add fuel to the inflation fire


The increased inflation rates the Federal Reserve calls “transitory” show no signs of slowing, and middle-class families are feeling the squeeze. Consumer prices rose 5.4% in July, the highest in 13 years. Food prices are up 3.4%, and Americans are paying 42% more for gasoline and ...