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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 »»

iPad Program

November 24, 2014 THESE ARE good times within the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District. District voters approved a levy earlier this month. Finances are in solid shape, as are the facilities. more »»


November 23, 2014 The OAKVIEW Juvenile Residential Center serves a useful purpose for troubled youth in the area. Oakview is a more productive option than a detention center or Department of Youth Services' facility. more »»

Streaking Tigers

November 21, 2014 AND THEN there was one. The last two weekends have seen the local football playoff contingent halved. Week 11 had Monroe Central, Martins Ferry, Shadyside and St. more »»

Compassionate Ohio

November 20, 2014 BUCKY’S DEATH may have not be in vain after all Bucky is the deer which was embraced by the village of Clarington. The friendly animal became a community pet. more »»

Christmas Cheer

November 19, 2014 CHRISTMAS PLAYED out early at Belmont Hills Country Club. The Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers were cast in the role of Santa Claus. more »»

Jailing Dogs

November 17, 2014 OPERATION JAILBREAK sounds like a phrase that should be attached to illegal activity. In Belmont County, however, Operation Jailbreak is a visionary progra. more »»

Education Week

November 16, 2014 TODAY KICKS off American Education Week, an annual observation bringing into focus one of the most important investments in our future. more »»

Keep Advancing

November 14, 2014 AND THEN there were two. The OHSAA football playoffs commenced a week ago. At the post-season's inception, four local teams graced the field. Unfortunately, that number has been halved. more »»

Start Talking

November 12, 2014 IT IS time for some dialogue within the Bellaire School District. That talk should commence soon between the Bellaire Board of Education and the Bellaire Education Association. more »»

Veterans Day

November 11, 2014 ALL AMERICANS should pause today -- on Veterans Day -- for a moment of silent meditation and reflection on the sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans to preserve our way of life. more »»

Safer School

November 10, 2014 A.L.I.C.E has become a good friend to local schools. Bridgeport High School is the latest academic institution to welcome A.L.I.C.E into its hallways, classrooms and offices. This Wednesday, A.L.I. more »»

Voter Apathy

November 9, 2014 VOTING IS a privilege that we as Americans possess unlike many other nations. Unfortunately, too many people take it for granted. Such was the case again in Tuesday's general election. more »»

Play On

November 7, 2014 THE SECOND season kicks off for our local prep football teams tonight. Monroe Central, riding the wave of an 8-2 regular campaign, must travel to the Columbus area to face Grandview Heights. more »»

Working Together

November 6, 2014 THE VOTERS across the nation spoke loud and clear Tuesday. And Democrats on the national level should heed their message. Election night proved a Republican bonanza. more »»

Light Pole

November 5, 2014 POLLS WERE being watched by political observers prior to Election Day, but another type of pole currently is receiving attention in Woodsfield. more »»



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