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Christmas Spirit

December 21, 2014 AS WE gather this week with our families and friends amidst a spirit of peace, love and reconciliation -- far removed from the realities that have plagued us -- we marvel at the miracles of the... more »»

Police Probe

December 19, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE Police Chief Jeff Henry had the tough task of replacing a virtual legend. more »»


December 18, 2014 THE SMITHSONIAN Institution, established by legislation in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” may be getting a face-lift in the future. more »»

Still Time to Help

December 17, 2014 CHRISTMAS IS just eight days away. For many, the gift shopping has been completed and the wrapping has commenced. For others, they prefer the hustle and bustle of last-minute Christmas shopping. more »»

Veterans Tree

December 16, 2014 MILITARY VETERANS are a special group of individuals. They have laid their collective lives on the line for our nation's safety. Veterans are deserving of special treatment for such gallantr. more »»

Deer Havens

December 15, 2014 DEERLOCK. Such is the case with proposed legislation now stalled in the Ohio Senate. As a result, a worthwhile proposal may go by the waysid. more »»

County Museum

December 14, 2014 THE TERM, “Another Save,” usually is connected to the sports lexicon, but it also can apply to the opening of the Historical Belmont County Sheriff’s Residence Museum. more »»

Snow Days

December 12, 2014 AN OLD saying goes: Times they are a changing. In regards to Ohio schools, so is the calamity day policy. more »»

Drug Court

December 9, 2014 IT IS safe to say that the Belmont County Common Pleas Drug Court is doing exceptional things. more »»

Animal Shelter

December 8, 2014 THE BELMONT County Animal Shelter is now under the direct control of the county commissioners. Previously, the Belmont County Animal Rescue League was in charge. more »»

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2014 TODAY MARKS the 73rd anniversary of one of the most significant dates in American history. “… Dec. 7, 1941, a date that will live in infamy,” President Franklin D. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

December 6, 2014 CHEERS to communities, churches and organizations which are having Christmas activities for youngsters. more »»

Drug Free Club

December 5, 2014 THE BELMONT County Drug Task Force, under the command of Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland, has been hard at work taking drugs off the streets. more »»

Super Six

December 4, 2014 NO ONE rolls out the red carpet like the Ohio Valley. Case in point: The Super Six Football Committee. more »»

Warm Feet

December 2, 2014 AT LAST, someone has come up with a plan concerning orphaned socks. And to make things even better, it’s a plan to help persons in need. more »»

Safe Hunting

December 1, 2014 DEER HUNTERS took to the woods in Ohio today as gun-season commenced in the Buckeye State. Deer-gun season is open through Sunday. more »»

Festive Times

November 30, 2014 THE HOLIDAY season has officially been ushered in. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in our rear view mirrors and Advent commencing today, we are entrenched in the most festive time of the year. more »»

Goodwill, Good Work

November 28, 2014 GIVING A “hand up” instead of a "hand out" is one of the philosophies of Goodwill Industries. Such a mantra is making a positive difference in countless individuals in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 WE IN the newspaper business often sometimes receive criticism that we concentrate too diligently on printing bad news. Part of that comes from the definition of news. more »»

Union Local

November 25, 2014 THE UNION Local Board of Education called a special meeting Monday morning. more »»



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