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Commissioners making shelter a priority

December 22, 2013 THERE ARE a lot of dog lovers in Belmont County. That was reinforced after last week’s piece in this space calling for a probe of the operations at the Belmont County Animal Shelter. more »»

Central Government attacks senior citizens

December 15, 2013 As five million Americans reach age 65 each year and join millions of others in the final season of their lives, most expect to enjoy their long-promised and eagerly anticipated golden years. more »»

Animal shelter probe is needed

December 15, 2013 I AM a dog man. I love canines. Once I hang up my coaching whistle, a golden retriever is in my future. more »»

Thomas: A good commission fit

December 8, 2013 THERE IS a new old face taking a seat on the Belmont County Board of Commissioners. Mark Thomas gained the nod from the Belmont County Democrat Central Committee Thursday night. more »»

Explaining the I-70 Mall Road project truths

December 6, 2013 One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Mark Twain, “A lie gets up and runs around the world before the truth even gets out of bed. more »»

Central Government approaching critical mass

December 1, 2013 After years of enrichment, our Central Government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the... more »»

Frohnapfel twins coming up big for Herd

December 1, 2013 RAKEEM CATO earlier this month broke a Chad Pennington passing record at Marshall University. Cato threw a TD pass in a win against UAB, marking the 27th straight game he tossed a scoring strike. more »»

Berhalter embarks on new challenge

November 24, 2013 FOR THE second time in three months I have been a guest at the swearing in of a new Belmont County judg. more »»

The season of giving has arrived

November 17, 2013 THE HOLIDAY season unofficially arrived Thursday. It came in the form of the Salvation Army's “Kettle Kick-Off” at the Ohio Valley Mall. more »»

I-70 corridor project needs completed

November 17, 2013 In December of 2007, the Belmont County Commission, consisting of Commissioners Probst, Longshaw and myself, created the Belmont County Transportation District(TID). more »»

School district's feature changed by 29 votes

November 13, 2013 THE ONE haunting memory that sticks with me from Tuesday's election is the Edison Local school levy. more »»

Local elections carry much importance

November 3, 2013 As we approach election day 2013, it is important to note that while this is not a presidential year election, including all of the other national, state and local elections, it is still ... more »»

Thanksgiving really means giving thanks

November 3, 2013 Wow! Where did the summer go? It seems as soon as the Halloween season showed up on store shelves, so did Christmas. more »»

Seniors, libraries should draw voter support

November 3, 2013 ELECTION DAY arrives Tuesday, ending some vicious campaigning in several local communities. Small-town politics can be down right ugly. more »»

Time to end bullying now

October 27, 2013 Bullying used to be viewed as something of a normal part of school, from the earliest years to fraternity hazing. Research, though, reveals bullying causes damage and sometimes death. more »»

Reading your Times Leader early on Sunday

October 27, 2013 WE AT The Times Leader value our readership. We strive hard to provide you the most comprehensive, informative and entertaining package in timely fashion. more »»

Mandel coming to Martins Ferry this week

October 20, 2013 AN ECONOMIC summit is scheduled to be held Wednesday in Martins Ferry. I am looking forward to the 9 a.m. session at the recreation center. more »»

Central Government coming for you next?

October 13, 2013 To paraphrase the late German pastor Martin Niemöller, who will be left to speak up when the Central Government comes for you? Our own Central Government is inexorably coming for us, dividing us... more »»

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

October 13, 2013 SOMETIMES YOU just get left holding the bag through no fault of your own. The Belmont County Board of Elections found itself in that unenviable position this past week. more »»

Landowners may have new lease on life

October 6, 2013 I APPLAUD Frank Fregiato. The recently appointed Belmont County Common Pleas judge is wasting no time in making his bench presence felt. more »»

 
 

 

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