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GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

June 10, 2014 SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn’t seeking romance. He was seeking voters. more »»

My father was a Packard Man

June 8, 2014 To paraphrase Ralphie Parker: Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was a Packard man! Although Packard car production reached its zenith prior to WWII, they continued to be an... more »»

Fanning the flames of Bellaire discontent

June 8, 2014 AS A Bellaire resident, I am not keen on being serviced by a volunteer fire department. more »»

‘The Flood of Tears’ recalled after 24 years

June 8, 2014 IT happened 24 years ago, and it is still fresh in the minds of many people, especially those who lived through a disaster which took 26 lives. more »»

Father’s Day is a special day for all father figures

June 8, 2014 As promised last month, it’s time to give due diligence to Father’s Day. This is a time to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds (as in step-fathers, uncles, et. more »»

Soap Box Derby

June 8, 2014 AFTER MONTHS of preparations and planning, the 22nd Annual Martins Ferry Soap Box Derby unfolds today. It is tagged as "The Great Race" -- and for good reason. more »»

SET Act: A benefit for our veterans

June 7, 2014 While serving our country, many veterans sustain a variety of injuries. These injuries can be visible physical injuries. more »»

ECB’s actions are no panacea for Europe’s economy

June 7, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Central banks can’t fix everything. more »»

Iowa’s Ernst wins primary by emphasizing her life

June 6, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joni Ernst, a mother from farm country and Iraq war veteran who was little known outside her rural legislative district only months ago, surprisingly won Iowa’s Republican... more »»

In Miss., competing GOP wings map strategies

June 6, 2014 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans huddled Thursday over the slow-motion showdown of the Mississippi Senate runoff, with allies of Sen. more »»

Go figure: Another Senate race with record money

June 5, 2014 The 2014 political spending spree continues, but it’s not exactly a bargain for investors. more »»

7-way race to succeed longtime Va. Rep. Moran

June 5, 2014 ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gunning for the front-runner in a seven-way congressional primary in Virginia, Democrat Patrick Hope figured he couldn’t let a minor setback like a broken rib get in the way. more »»

Dems push election-year Constitution change

June 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors’ influence. more »»

For GOP, which Reagan legacy is right for 2016?

June 3, 2014 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending... more »»

Pollution rule tricky for coal country Democrats

June 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to curb power plant pollution put Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot on Monday: Criticize their president, or side with him... more »»

Commitment makes promises, hopes become reality

June 1, 2014 Dear Belmont County, Belmont County is doing well, very well! This is not by accident, but by something we refer to as the good old-fashioned way – HARD WORK! We work every day to further... more »»

Judge Fregiato draws Supreme Court notice

June 1, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY will be welcoming an Ohio Supreme Court justice this week. Justice Sharon L. Kennedy will be in St. Clairsville Tuesday. more »»

Friday marks 70th anniversary of D-Day

June 1, 2014 FRIDAY marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It was on June 6, 1944 when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in what has been called the largest invasion force ever assembled. more »»



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