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Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ run for president

December 17, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Go. more »»

Clinton hates torture, says black lives matter

December 17, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the U.S. more »»

Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled... more »»

Obama, Warren emerge as potential political foils

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — During the depths of the economic crises that consumed his first term, President Barack Obama helped pluck a Harvard professor named Elizabeth Warren out of relative obscurity and... more »»

Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 15, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush’s big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide “in short order” whether to run for president. more »»

Japan holds vote expected to back Abe’s policies

December 15, 2014 TOKYO (AP) — Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s majority, though many analysts were predictin... more »»

Playing America’s song and showing respect

December 14, 2014 AT?A time when the media are constantly pointing out social, political and ideological divisions in America, most of us can agree on uniting around the larger meaning of our nation and the sacrifice... more »»

US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military... more »»

Drilling production continues to flow

December 14, 2014 FIGURES RELEASED this past week by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are eye-opening. more »»

Today marks the third Sunday of Advent

December 14, 2014 TODAY is the Third Sunday of Advent and the crimson candle on the Advent Wreath will be lighted. more »»

Wife of GOP Sen. Cochran of Mississippi dies

December 14, 2014 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Rose Clayton Cochran — who became a focal point in the re-election campaign of her husband, Sen. more »»

Racists: To despair is to surrender

December 13, 2014 This is how a Dec. 8 editorial of the St. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into why so many victims choose not to pursue... more »»

Cheers & Jeers

December 13, 2014 CHEERS to Sarah Zink of St. Clairsville for being a participant on The Ohio State University Dance Team, which will be involved next month in national competition. more »»

Congress serves up potatoes to low-income moms

December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s another political victory for the popular potato. more »»

White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama swung behind a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill Thursday, giving it critical momentum as it headed toward likely passage later in the afternoon. more »»

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

December 9, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America’s... more »»

GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party’s post-World War I... more »»

In Louisiana, GOP’s Cassidy vows to oppose Obama

December 8, 2014 Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy’s defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu completes the GOP’s takeover of Deep South politics and its national domination of the 2014 midterm elections. more »»

Magistro tapped for HOF enshrinement

December 7, 2014 JOHN MAGISTRO has scripted an amazing football coaching resume, guiding Bellaire High for 23 years, taking the Big Reds to a pair of state title games while winning 9 OVAC titles and 6 regional... more »»

Giving Tree still contains many names

December 7, 2014 TODAY is the Second Sunday of Advent and the second purple candle on the Advent Wreath will be lighte. more »»


Bellaire Council December 18, 2014

Every first and third Thrusday of the month at 6 p.m. in council chamber. more »

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December 15, 2014 I HAD a photo assignment Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Bellaire VFW. Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland was one of the individuals involved. more »

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