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Editorials

Enjoy local parks

We often hear local residents complaining that there is nothing to do around here. That is simply not the case. So, perhaps with spring on the way, it is time to take a look around our region to gain a fresh perspective on all it has to offer. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is ...

Road work returning

As spring approaches, so does the season of orange barrels. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Monday that work will begin soon on a bridge replacement project in St. Clairsville. Work is also slated to get underway this spring on a bridge that will cross Interstate 70 to ...

Schools face changes

Big changes are occurring in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District. Ohio’s largest school district in terms of geography, Switzerland constantly faces unique challenges. The system primarily serves residents of Monroe County, though it does have some reach into neighboring Belmont ...

A helping hand

A group of caring individuals known for helping others in our region has done it again. Members of VFW Post 626 in Bellaire, headed by Martins Ferry resident Terry Wildman, do a lot for the people of Eastern Ohio. One of their favorite causes is education, and they work to support young ...

Demolition warranted

One of the most important duties of our public officials is protecting the people they serve. That is why Shadyside Mayor Robert Newhart and village council members are taking concerns about some dilapidated properties so seriously. They are exploring options for tearing down the building at ...

Seek swift solution

Village officials in Belmont are no strangers to dealing with adversity. That is why we are confident they will work hard to find a way to overcome the latest obstacle to their plans. At the beginning of 2016, there was just one village official — newly elected Mayor Stan Sobel. The ...