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Summer Fun

Columns

JUNE HAS arrived and with it comes the festival season in the Ohio Valley.Nearly every town has a celebration during the summer months. It is entertainment for the entire family.The fun begins this week in Bellaire. The annual All-American Days Festival commences Thursday and runs through ...

GOP takes aim at EPA rule

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country.Not so, insist Republicans. They say the rule is a massive government overreach that could even subject puddles ...

What Now?

Editorials

THE JUDICIAL system has spoken -- Beallsville High School will remain open for at least one more academic year. That decree was issued Thursday by a Monroe County judge.The ruling came hours before another Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education meeting was scheduled. That session was expected ...

On fact vs. opinion: A critical reading skill

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Parents, many of your children believe that what has been published or seen on the social media must be the "gospel truth." Basically, they lack the critical thinking skills to know the differences between fact vs. opinion. With that said, let's get right down to explain what can be ...

St. C. Library heats up in summertime

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It's finally here! Summer. William Carlos Williams once said, "In summer, the song sings itself." Unfortunately Summer Reading Program does not plan itself.While the teachers are collapsing in relief at the thought of summer break, library staffers across the country are shifting into high ...

Bellaire to usher in All-American Days

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THE STREETS of Bellaire will come alive this week. The annual All-American Days Festival commences its three-day run on Thursday, around and in the village's historic park.It is arguably the social event of the season in Bellaire. The grand affair is the culmination of year-long planning by a ...

Saturday again marks D-Day observance

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SATURDAY marks the anniversary of D-Day. It was on June 6, 1944, when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in what has been called the largest invasion force ever assembled. The battle for the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny began. I recall the day very clearly. Everyone in ...

Former Md. Gov. O’Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street."I'm running for ...

Embracing change knows no age limit

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Last Sunday, 88-year-old Lois Mickey Nash sat in church as talk swirled around her about an upcoming march through the streets of Cleveland, and she made a decision."I'm going to march," she said to herself. Not her usual thing to do.After church, she announced her plans to her 89-year-old ...

Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey

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PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that he is ordering his state to back away from the Common Core school standards that he once championed but that are hugely unpopular among conservative voters across the country.The announcement came as the Republican ...

Project Manna

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,I am very privileged to be a servant volunteer for Project Manna in the Union Local School District. We have a bi-weekly food bank as well as utility assistance, Christmas Distribution and much more.I want to thank the Bethesda, Belmont, Morristown Rotary Club for taking their time ...

Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of Islamic State

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.The freshman senator from Kentucky said Wednesday that the GOP's foreign policy hawks "created these people."The Islamic State group, commonly referred to as ISIS, has ...

Former NY governor Pataki in the race for president

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EXETER, N.H. (AP) - George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.Just as he was overshadowed ...

Steve Snapp

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WOODY HAYES, Archie Griffin and Eddie George are among the names displayed in the Horseshoe, and the man who gained this recognition for them and others has died.Steve Snapp never played in the 'Shoe and never dribbled a basketball in an OSU game, but he devoted 38 years of his life to promote ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,It's time to go to our sacred grounds and place the American Flag on the resting places of our veterans. I look forward to the privilege and honor each year.I was invited several years ago to help out and that's the magic word these days, "Help Out!"In these modern days of humanity ...

Pray Readers

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,The 2015 Bible Reading Marathon and National Day of Prayer coordinators, along with readers from 30 different churches, would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Mayor Vincenzo, the St. Clairsville City Council and the St Clairsville Police Department for their assistance ...

Police Accord

Editorials

POLICE VIOLENCE has been in the U.S. spotlight much too frequently these days. Be it Ferguson (Mo.) or Baltimore or several other cities across this nation, unrest and protests have been associated with law enforcement.With that as a backdrop, it was refreshing to see the city of Cleveland ...

Rick Santorum launching second White House run

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said.The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the ...

Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.The Cuban-American son of South Florida spent part of his childhood in Las Vegas, from 1979 to 1985, ...

Here We Go Again

Editorials

SWITZERLAND OF Ohio Board of Education members must like each other. The board has called a special meeting for Thursday.It comes on the heels of a meeting just last week -- a session which was expected to make final determination on the fate of Beallsville High School.However, Beallsville High ...