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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 »»

Happy Hanukkah

December 13, 2015 We are in the midst of the holiday season. Everywhere we look, there are signs of upcoming yuletide celebrations. All around us, people are Christmas shopping. more »»

Ring in the season

December 10, 2015 This is the time of year when we often think about the needs of others. more »»

Saving lives

December 6, 2015 The Amber Alert system and an observant motorist brought two missing children home safe to Belmont County a few days ago — proof that the system works and that we all should take every news advisory... more »»

Cheers & Jeers

December 5, 2015 CHEERS to the Monroe County commissioners for paying off the mortgage early on the Monroe County Senior Complex, thereby saving $175,000. more »»

Needed: A GOP statement of conscience

December 3, 2015 As Donald Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail grows ever more outrageous, the time is long overdue for leading Republican establishment figures, past and present, to speak out in unison before... more »»

Our Opinion

December 3, 2015 Cooperation was the theme of the morning at the annual Project?Best Holiday?Breakfast held at Oglebay Parks’ Wilson Lodge on Wednesday. more »»

After all that’s happened, can we learn from Europe?

December 3, 2015 Earlier this year, my column asked, “Will the West Defend Itself?” I pointed out that America’s leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. more »»

Bush spends millions but has yet to rise in GOP polls

December 3, 2015 By THOMAS?BEAUMONT Associated Press DUBUQUE, Iowa — Jeb Bush and his allies are spending circles around his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. more »»

College protestors: welcome to the real world

December 2, 2015 What will future generations be thankful for? I foresee a future where the current college-aged crowd will matriculate into society believing everything should go exactly as they imagine. more »»

Our Opinion

December 2, 2015 Deer gun season is under way in eastern Ohio. We wish all the hunters out there good luck, but we also hope they will make safety their foremost concern. more »»

Stories being told as narratives, not as fact

December 2, 2015 Much of the media and Democratic Party obsess about narratives. It is not enough for reporters to report facts, data, and events. more »»



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