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School district will make most of year

January 17, 2016 Occasionally, I will read the comics in the newspaper. One of those that usually attracts my interest is “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz. more »»

Achieving greatness takes perseverance

January 17, 2016 Christopher Columbus kept tow records of the distances traveled on his first voyage to the New World in the Santa Maria. One was true, he thought, but he deliberately faked the othe. more »»

UL-made coloring book is fun and relaxing

January 10, 2016 My name is Jennifer, and I may be addicted to coloring. Adult coloring books were all the rage this holiday season. It seemed that everywhere I went, I saw them for sale. more »»

Celebrating a century of experience

January 3, 2016 I watched a century pass before my eyes this week. Two local news legends retired, and the stories they shared as we bid them farewell painted a vivid picture of decades of life in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

January 1, 2016 CHEERS to the Monroe County Port Authority for the purchase of 49 acres of land in Salem Township as this is designed as a forward step in economic development in that county. more »»

Keep region beautiful by battling litter

December 27, 2015 Christmas was anything but white this year. more »»

Looking back and forward for Belmont County

December 27, 2015 Dear Belmont County, This past year signified a new era for Belmont County. It was a year marked with productivity and progress, with innovation and ideation, with substance and success. more »»

Let love, not violence, define who we are

December 20, 2015 We are living in a day where as in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Volunteers catch the Christmas spirit

December 20, 2015 Nothing brings out the kid in each of us like Christmas. This week I had the opportunity to see just how magical the holiday can be, even for folks who have experienced it time and again. more »»

Obama’s policies bankrupting coal industry

December 20, 2015 Prior to the election of Barack Obama as the President, 52 percent of America’s electricity was generated from coal. The percentage is currently 37 percent. more »»

Where’s the indignation for what some do to themselves?

December 14, 2015 So where was the march for Tyshawn Lee? Where were the demonstrators barring access to stores in Chicago's premiere commercial district on the busiest shopping day of the year? Where was Rev. more »»

A look forward to Trump at the GOP debate on Tuesday

December 14, 2015 By LAURIE?KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine Republicans hopefuls meet Tuesday in the next prime-time presidential debate, with a familiar slate of candidates looking to wrangle over... more »»

It’s past time to calm down and think, America

December 14, 2015 While everyone's undies are in a bunch over Donald Trump's proposal for a Muslim immigration moratorium, it is undeniable in a time of "heightened alert" -- when violent jihadists have no problem... more »»

Local heritage fun and easy to explore

December 13, 2015 The Upper Ohio Valley has a rich and storied past. After serving as the western frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries, our region is home to many historically significant sites. more »»

Keep Christmas in your heart every day

December 13, 2015 In the midst of all the “hustle and bustle” that this holiday season brings, please take a moment to be thankful for all that we have. We take so many things we take for granted until they are go. more »»

WWII battles also fought in the coal mines

December 6, 2015 On Nov. 26, 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of Japan’s Combined Naval Fleet, directed a powerful task force to leave Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands with orders to attack the U. more »»

How to bag a deer without even trying

December 6, 2015 Many people have the impression that deer are elusive. In my experience, they are not. Today is the last day of the first week of deer gun season in Ohio. more »»

In 2016, support troops by volunteering

December 6, 2015 As Christmas approaches, I’ve been reflecting on all of the blessings I’ve received. more »»

Championing Planned Parenthood, a classmate at a time

December 5, 2015 Three weeks ago, I was standing in a crowd of Planned Parenthood supporters, when Claudia Stadler walked up and introduced herself as a peer educator for the organization. “Peer educator?” I said. more »»

Things to be truly thankful for this holiday season

December 5, 2015 What if the government’s goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and bureaucrats behind the scenes? What if they stay in power... more »»



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