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Ney: Government plagued by squabbling

July 6, 2014 BOB NEY returned to his roots Wednesday night. The former U.S. Congressman was the featured speaker at a fund-raising dinner at his alma mater -- St. John Central. more »»

Summertime fun has finally arrived

July 6, 2014 It’s a good day when I wake up and see the sun shining. Yes, it’s been hot and rainy, but I’m not complaining. After the winter we have survived, I’m happy to herald in the summer season. more »»

County construction season in full swing

July 6, 2014 THE 2014 construction season is in full swing in Belmont County, according to Engineer Fred F. Bennett. He said that Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co. more »»

Michelle Obama fights GOP on school lunch rules

July 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. more »»

You Tell Us

July 6, 2014 Seventy-nine percent of US residents are satisfied with their level of freedom, down from 91 percent in 2006, on this Fourth of July weekend do you feel we are less free as a country? ... more »»

Black leaders seeking Cochran’s help

July 5, 2014 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After black voters helped Mississippi Se. more »»

Garrison: I will support working families

July 5, 2014 Congressman Bill Johnson has adopted many talents while representing Ohio’s 6th Congressional District in Washington. more »»

Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire

July 3, 2014 BOSTON (AP) — He insists he’s not running for president a third time, but Mitt Romney is campaigning again in New Hampshire. more »»

America must focus on energy independence

July 3, 2014 Two-hundred and thirty eight years ago, our Founding Fathers declared America’s independence from the heavy hand of King George III and Great Britain. more »»

Candidates fill inboxes with fundraising appeals

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hopes everyone’s summer is off to a good start. Please send money. Democratic Sen. more »»

House alters reporting of lawmakers’ free trips

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances, drawing fire from advocates of more... more »»

McAllister changes course, will seek re-election

July 1, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. more »»

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

June 30, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian... more »»

Christie’s focus on drugs both personal, political

June 30, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — On no one’s early list of issues likely to headline the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is the nation’s “war on drugs.” Chris Christie plans to put it there. more »»

Focusing on your children and propaganda

June 29, 2014 By Bill Welker, EdD Your children are bombarded with propaganda (the art of persuasion) every day of their lives. No matter where commercial ads are found (e.. more »»

Wisdom emanating from the barbershop

June 29, 2014 Who will voice what many Americans are thinking today? Is fear of an oppressive central government reaching a tipping point? These questions were at least partially answered for me during a recent... more »»

Bellaire schools may need new chief

June 29, 2014 BELLAIRE SCHOOL District Superintendent Tony Scott may be moving on. more »»

Independence Day: A time for reflection

June 29, 2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! Fireworks, parades, community celebrations, backyard cookouts and parties will mark our nation’s 238th birthday on Friday. more »»

The struggle yields the actual glory

June 28, 2014 I, like many in my generation, were blessed with parents from America’s greatest generation. more »»



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