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March 26, 2015 ONE OF the most highly anticipated events in a teen's life is the day they receive their driver’s license. It is a landmark accomplishment. In their minds, it signifies a greater dose of freedom. more »»


March 25, 2015 WHEN THE word Appalachia is broached, it is likely to spawn negative connotations, poverty being at the forefront. Such is not always the case, however. more »»

Patriotic Project

March 24, 2015 SEWING THE seeds of patriotism. Quilts of Valor is doing just by paying tribute to those who served in our military in a special wa. more »»

The Great Race

March 23, 2015 CALLING ALL drivers. Such may be the words of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials are again setting the wheels into motion for the 22nd Annual Soap Box Derb. more »»

Training Police

March 22, 2015 THESE ARE challenging times for law enforcement personnel at all levels. Here in the Ohio Valley, for instance, drugs continue to be a major proble. more »»

Green Grants

March 19, 2015 THE JB Green Team is a worthwhile entity. Jefferson and Belmont counties in 1989 formed the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority. more »»

30-Hour Famine

March 18, 2015 THIS PAST weekend saw teens from churches in Martins Ferry and Washington, Pa., participate in a 30-hour famine. more »»

St. Patrick

March 17, 2015 ANYONE planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tonight with green beer better have a designated driver or call a taxi. more »»

Secret Service

March 16, 2015 COMPARED to the March 4 actions involving two top-ranking Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence when their car slammed into a White House barricade, Barney Fife looks like a... more »»

Helping Youths

March 15, 2015 WHEN IT comes to summertime, youths most often think of no school as well as outdoor fun. Such it not the case for all. more »»

Friday the 13th

March 13, 2015 THE FEAR of Friday the 13th has an official name -- friggatriskaidekaphobia. An organization based in Amherst, N.Y. more »»

Red Shoes

March 12, 2015 RED SHOES have been worn by everyone from robbers to popes. Now, there’s also a Red Shoe Movement. more »»

Steel Hoping

March 11, 2015 THE STEEL industry in the Ohio Valley has seen better times. That is an understatement. What once was one of the economic backbones of the Ohio Valley has been placed on life support. more »»

Sedgwick Museum

March 10, 2015 MANY people and organizations worked to establish a museum in Martins Ferry. more »»

Daylight Savings

March 9, 2015 UNDOUBTEDLY, some of us forgot to turn our clocks forward Saturday night to acknowledge the annual beginning of Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. Sunday. more »»

GSV Society

March 8, 2015 BELLAIRE IS a community with great pride and tradition. Recent times have not been kind to the All-American Town but its pride still shines on. more »»

Tenuous Situation

March 6, 2015 THERE IS a saying that goes: “It is lonely at the top.” Robin Capehart may be currently experiencing that feeling. Capehart is president of West Liberty University. It is a high profile post. more »»

Standardized Tests

March 5, 2015 STANDARDIZED TESTING and school funding should not be tied together. more »»

Up In Smoke

March 4, 2015 AN OLD country-western song, “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (that cigarette),” notes, in part, that the smoker can tell “St. more »»

Goodie Bags

March 2, 2015 THE DRUG problem in the Ohio Valley is one of major proportions. The Ohio Valley Task Force is making inroads into reducing drug trafficking. more »»



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