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Practice fire safety

January 26, 2016 As the cold winter weather drags on, structure fires continue to plague our area. more »»

Tunnel work was needed

January 25, 2016 The city of St. Clairsville recently invested a good deal of time and money in an old hole in the ground, and it was absolutely the right thing to do. more »»

People deserve to know

January 24, 2016 Four men in Belmont owe the public an explanation. On Nov. 3, village voters went to the polls and elected a new mayor — Stan Sobel. more »»

Put safety first

January 22, 2016 Since 1891 people have traveled back and forth between Ohio and West?Virginia via the Aetnaville Bridge. It appears, though, that the span may have reached the end of its useful lifespan. more »»

Helping our own

January 20, 2016 We are fortunate to live here in the Ohio Valley, even in times of misfortune. Few experiences are more difficult to handle than the loss of one’s home. more »»

Care for furry friends

January 19, 2016 People throughout eastern Ohio and the Upper Ohio Valley are accustomed to having animals in their lives. Many local residents have pets who share their homes. more »»

Wanted: Public servants

January 17, 2016 Although politicians already are on the campaign trail in eastern Ohio, many communities are still in need of individuals who are willing to serve at the local leve. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

January 16, 2016 CHEERS to all police officers and members of the community who paid their respects to retired K-9 officer Rock at a memorial held at the Martins Ferry Recreation Center this wee. more »»

Care center cleanup

January 13, 2016 Monroe County officials are in the process of tackling a big problem, and they have brought in professionals to help them accomplish the task. more »»

Modern technology

January 12, 2016 A couple of Belmont County entities took steps toward the future in recent months. The Union Local School District has started putting Goggle Chromebooks in students’ hands. more »»

Public Input

January 11, 2016 City leaders in Martins Ferry have plans to expand their community, but first they want to hear from those who could be most affected by those plans - city residents. more »»

Approve funding

January 10, 2016 Bethesda Village Council is seeking some help from the state of Ohio to make its wastewater treatment system safer for employees and the publi. more »»

Holding the line

January 6, 2016 Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato has done it again. On Monday, he imposed the maximum penalty on a woman who violated the public trust by stealing from the village of Barnesville. more »»

Being prepared

January 5, 2016 It is always best to be prepared, and that is the aim of Harrison County officials as they get set to launch a new waterline project. U.S. Sen. more »»

Winter safety

January 3, 2016 Multiple fire departments responded to a reported structure fire in St. Clairsville on Tuesday. When they arrived, firefighters found that the residents of the home already had escaped to safety. more »»

Full disclosure

December 29, 2015 Our form of government is designed to be a system of oversight and administration “of the people, by the people, for the people,” in the words of President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

Happy Kwanzaa

December 27, 2015 Christmas and Hanukkah have come and gone and, for many residents of the Upper Ohio Valley, only the celebration of the new year remains to mark the conclusion of the holiday seaso. more »»

Help however you can

December 20, 2015 A local organization needs our help, and there is no time to waste in providing it. more »»

Cooperation is key

December 16, 2015 In small communities like those here in the Ohio Valley, cooperation is crucial to many aspects of daily life. Volunteer fire departments assist one another when short on manpowe. more »»

Our Opinion

December 14, 2015 A recent report tells us what our children are reading. The most important thing it reveals, however, may be the simple fact that our children are reading. more »»



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