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October 18, 2015 Campaign signs are popping up across our region. Some of the candidates listed on the Nov. 3 general election ballot are going door-to-door, introducing themselves to the voters. more »»

Welcome to all things Halloween

October 18, 2015 Halloween has come ’round again with the bright coloration and falling of the leaves in the final rush toward winte. more »»

Help make a difference in Belmont County

October 18, 2015 SATURDAY, Oct. 24, is Make A Difference Day when millions of Americans will volunteer in their communities to help someone in need. more »»

Dunway opts for WVU over Dodgers

October 4, 2015 GETTING STRONGER everyday. West Virginia University athletes are doing just that thanks to a Wheeling Park High graduate. Chris Dunaway is a strength coach for the Mountaineers. more »»

Iran, budget, highways and debt on tap for Congress

September 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer — cooperation between Republicans and President Barack... more »»

Human touch more powerful than technology

September 6, 2015 New inventions are great but I’m afraid we are losing the human interactions and the wonderful feelings that it evoke. more »»

Classroom discipline: Significant to learning

September 6, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Clerk Kim Davis will be a lonely footnote in history

September 5, 2015 Tricky business, this righteous outrage. You have to be so careful not to sound like a hypocrite while you're deriding hypocrisy. Messes with your sleep. more »»

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

September 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The slogans are familiar: “The Incredible Edible Egg,” ‘’Pork: The Other White Meat,” and “Got Milk?” They’ve all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture... more »»

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence

September 4, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his... more »»

Puerto Rican voters prized by Democrats, Republicans

September 4, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but can’t vote for president. more »»

Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson’s best yet. more »»

Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama

September 3, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama’s policies, previewing his potential pitch to voters durin... more »»

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid... more »»

Alaska Supreme Court won’t block Medicaid expansion

September 2, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of lower-income Alaskans will become eligible for Medicaid after the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday refused to temporarily block the state from expanding the... more »»

Walker, in office since 25, denies he’s a career politician

September 2, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he’s a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. more »»

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

September 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over... more »»

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

September 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration’s health care overhau. more »»

Doubts about China’s economic leadership sap confidence

August 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China’s economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years. more »»

Wisconsin’s Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum

August 31, 2015 ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign — a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the... more »»



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