Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to all the officials working to remove blight from our local region. Land banks in Belmont, Monroe an Harrison counties all are having success in razing structures that are dilapidated.

JEERS to the need for former state officials, including former House speaker Larry Householder, to be tried for alleged corrupt dealings involving bribery.

CHEERS to news that Belmont County will receive federal funding to pay for sewerage improvements in the area of the Ohio Valley Mall. The work will address current issues and make room for additional growth.

JEERS to the ongoing discoveries of classified documents that apparently have been mishandled by current and former federal officials. It seems obvious that the rules need to be tightened up.

CHEERS to Martins Ferry leaders for continuing their efforts to bring new programs to the recreation center for residents of all ages and interests. It’s a good way to keep people connected and active.

CHEERS to the Sunrise Rotary of St. Clairsville for providing a variety of items to help stock local schools’ “hygiene closets,” where students can receive free products for personal care.

CHEERS to word that COVID vaccinations may become simpler for people to obtain. Health officials are moving toward a single, annual shot.


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