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November 30, 2015 Less than a month after the Nov. 3 general election saw new officials elected in communities all across eastern Ohio, individuals have begun declaring their candidacy for various offices in 2016. more »»

The low depths of today’s higher education system

November 30, 2015 Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. more »»

Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there

November 29, 2015 Dear Belmont County, It seems one thing I frequently hear is that Belmont County is doing well because we “got lucky” with the oil and gas industry and that the county had nothing to do with it. more »»

Lighting the way to the holidays

November 28, 2015 I love Christmas lights. In fact, I may enjoy looking at holiday light displays as much or more than I like giving and receiving gifts. more »»

How Ted Cruz became the Rodney Dangerfield of the GOP

November 24, 2015 Ted Cruz gets no respect. At least no respect in keeping with the impressiveness of the campaign he’s built and his increasing odds of winning the Republican nomination. more »»

The ululations of radical college crybabies

November 24, 2015 Deray McKesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet Thursday: A website chronicling... more »»

Woman worried about disclosing relationship

November 23, 2015 Dear Annie: I am six months into a separation from my husband of seven years. (The separation was his ide. more »»

Tests have conflicting results

November 23, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old male in pretty good health. I recently had a stool test by the Veterans Affairs hospital. more »»

Ready or not, the holidays are underway

November 15, 2015 The holidays are officially under way in the Ohio Valley. For me, the season kicked off as Oglebay Park launched its 30th annual Festival of Lights display on Thursda. more »»

Elitists on ‘The View’ apparently just don’t get it

November 9, 2015 It looks like those elitist harridans on ABC's “The View” learned nothing from the national backlash over their mockery of nurse Kelley Johnson less than eight weeks ago. more »»

The sad ballad known as the ‘Tarantino travesty’

November 9, 2015 Note to Quentin Tarantino: Shut up. I don't ask my house painter to do my taxes. more »»

Fact is no match for fear, toddlers with guns

November 9, 2015 It was the kind of a statistic that would have left a sane country stunned and shamed. This country barely noticed it. more »»

School support

November 9, 2015 Few things are more important than educating young people. Ohio Valley residents recognized that and supported school levies in all four local Ohio counties in last week’s general election. more »»

Surrogate shows chutzpah Hillary should quickly quell

November 7, 2015 In this era of outsiders seeking the presidency, a notorious huckster has taken self-aggrandizement to a new level, challenging a bona fide Republican candidate to a debate — not with his favored... more »»

Who really should be moderating Democrat debates?

November 7, 2015 Where do Republicans get that special talent for turning gold to dross? They score an electoral “massacre” (The Economist) in 2014 and, a year later, what do they have to show for it other than... more »»

Voters agree: Markers bad for ballots

November 7, 2015 I was pleased to see a strong voter turnout across our region during Tuesday’s general election. more »»

Photo brings back memories of veteran

November 7, 2015 Today’s technology first revived and then verified fading memories of three veterans — a soldier and two sailors. more »»

Embrace positive community traditions

November 4, 2015 It’s hard to believe Halloween has come and gone already. Last night, little ghosts and goblins prowled the streets of many Ohio Valley communities, begging for goodies. more »»

50 years of Sonny Boy

November 2, 2015 What does it take to stay in business for 50 years? The list is long, and it includes determination, perseverance, optimism, patience, dedication and a commitment to meeting customers' wants and... more »»

Hillary Clinton says? It’s the sexism, stupid

November 2, 2015 It was inevitable that Bernie Sanders would be accused of sexism sooner or later. His day came over the weekend. more »»



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