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Familiar names back on ballot in Florida, Georgia

May 5, 2014 SOPCHOPPY, Fla. (AP) — It’s not easy being a Democrat at the Worm Gruntin’ Festival. more »»

Neglecting and abusing those who served

May 4, 2014 One hundred twenty years ago, Rudyard Kipling captured the plight of forgotten and neglected veterans everywhere and it is still spot-on today. more »»

A good mother’s work is never done

May 4, 2014 Mother’s Day is nearing and I thought I might come up with a description for such a job. Here goes- it’s a 24 hour job, 7 days a week. No sick time or overtime pay. more »»

Ballot: Levies, levies and more levies

May 4, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTIONS aren’t always glamorous but for some school districts and communities they are still of vital importance. more »»

Get out and cast your vote Tuesday

May 4, 2014 TUESDAY is election day, and there are several important levies on the ballot. There are also candidates who are seeking nomination to run for office in November. more »»

Advice for the cap and gown wearer

May 4, 2014 ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR is coming to an end, and that means it is graduation time for seniors in our high schools and colleges. more »»

Runoff elections could be bad news for GOP

May 3, 2014 DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — As Republicans try to win control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, they may be forced to confront runoffs in key states that could expose conservative-vs. more »»

Americans tired of solving everyone’s problems

May 2, 2014 Americans want a smaller role in global affairs than the stage-hogging part we command today. Nearly half say the U.S. more »»

55 schools face US federal sex assault probe

May 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Thursday took the unprecedented step of releasing the names of the 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX investigation over their... more »»

Hagel: Europe faces ‘bracing new realities’

May 2, 2014 Russia’s military moves in Ukraine “shatter the myth” that the end of the Cold War meant an end to insecurity, at least in Europe, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. more »»

Former Justice Stevens: Campaign cash isn’t speech

May 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaign donations pay for more than political ads and should not be protected as free speech, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a Senate panel Wednesday in urgin... more »»

GOP blocks Democrats’ minimum wage try in Senate

May 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s economic plans and ensuring the issue... more »»

Casting a yes vote for new polling site

April 27, 2014 IT IS good to see that the Martins Ferry School District has signed off in allowing Ayers Elementary School be used as a polling sit. more »»

Is time running out on Bellaire parking meters?

April 20, 2014 THE BIG ticket item for discussion in the village of Bellaire these days is parking meters. Should they remain or be removed? That issue dominated Thursday night’s village council meeting. more »»

It always pays to be well endowed

April 20, 2014 Alaska has a really big one. So does Harvard and many other public and private American colleges and universities. more »»

Drilling activity thriving in Carroll County

April 13, 2014 THE OHIO Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil & Gas Resources is a veritable gold mine of information concerning the oil and gas industry. more »»

Making effective use of a $3 million check

April 6, 2014 At this past Wednesday’s regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioners received a Rice Energy check, for $3 million dollars, representing the county’s bonus/rent monies for a approximately 405... more »»

Martins Ferry committed to police force

April 6, 2014 MARTINS FERRY officials have once again reaffirmed their commitment to their police department. more »»

Job fair proves resounding success

March 30, 2014 GOOD JOBS are part of the American Dream. In recent times they have not always been the easiest thing to find in the Ohio Valley. But times are getting better. more »»

Learning should not be optional

March 23, 2014 In many of today’s schools, learning is allowed to be optional and variable while time and teaching methods are constant. Think about it. more »»



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