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In today’s terror war, our city streets are the frontlines

In the past month, we have seen a wave of terror sweep the globe with four major attacks in four different countries-including the deadliest in our homeland since 9/11.What we are witnessing is unprecedented. In fact, ISIS alone has now been linked to almost 100 terrorist plots or attacks ...

Think about the passion, purpose of your life

Why were you born? What is the real purpose of your life? Have you ever pondered these questions?In today's world, with jobs, children, chores and leisure activities, life just seems to pass by quickly. Perhaps you don't want to think about such deep thoughts, then again, maybe we should. It ...

July 4 marks start of road to independence

The Fourth of July is upon us.This is the time of year for picnics, family gatherings, evening bonfires and parties by the pool. For many people, this is vacation season. Some folks choose to stay at home, taking a break from work and accomplishing outdoor tasks such as painting or landscaping. ...

Lou Gentile is a clear choice for Ohio Senate

Hard work, perseverance and resilience. These are qualities that define the people of the Ohio Valley. They are also the virtues of our state senator, Lou Gentile.As the Ohio Political and Legislative Coordinator for the United Mine Workers, I have witnessed firsthand how Lou embodies all of ...

Rob Portman is no friend of Ohio coal miners

The United Mine Workers of America got it wrong. Once again, Washington, D.C., insiders think they know Ohio, and once again they proved that they do not. While local mine workers cheer on and support (Democrat) Ted Strickland because they know he is their friend and will fight for them in the ...

A pleasant destination right up the road

Many of you who know me are probably expecting this column to be a tribute to my mom.I'm not ready to write about her yet.For those of you who don't know, my mother, Grace Compston of Belmont, passed away rather unexpectedly on June 10. I don't have the words right now to describe what a ...