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SPII Task Force

February 24, 2015 THE SEXUAL Predator Internet Initiative Task Force is back on duty in Eastern Ohio. It is also paying quick dividends. SPII was established five years ago by then-Bethesda Police Chief Tim Zdanski. more »»

Joining Forces

February 22, 2015 EGYPT'S PRESIDENT is looking for teamwork in the fight against Islamic extremists. more »»

Shooting for a Title

February 20, 2015 THE OVAC parade of championship weekends continues Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. The conference crowned four girls’ team champs six days ag. more »»

Lead or Leave

February 19, 2015 THE SWITZERLAND of Ohio Board of Education has spoken -- or has it? The board of education met Wednesday morning with the fate of Beallsville High School hanging in the balance. more »»

DHS Funding

February 18, 2015 THE U.S. Department of Homeland Security was born out of the 9-11 tragedy. It was established to protect our soil from future terrorist attacks. DHS funding is set to expire on Feb. more »»

Awaiting Spring

February 17, 2015 SOME PERFECTLY logical reason exists for February to be the shortest month of the year, but we won’t go into tha. more »»


February 16, 2015 Today, Americans take time to pay tribute to the men who - since the time our nation claimed its independence - have led our countr. more »»

Restoring LGF

February 15, 2015 EASTERN OHIO political entities have felt the brunt of massive cutbacks in Local Government Funding. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has chopped the much-needed revenue source drastically. more »»

OVAC Hoops

February 13, 2015 THE OVAC continues its month-long run of championship events. First it was swimming. Last week, it was cheerleadin. more »»

Canine Training

February 11, 2015 THE BELMONT Correctional Institution is going to the dogs. As a result, many more canines will be adopted. more »»

Education Cuts

February 10, 2015 “I THINK it’s absolutely horrendous the way that played out.” Those are the words of St. Clairsville-Richland Superintendent Walter Skaggs, in reference to Gov. more »»

Judge Sargus

February 8, 2015 HE DIDN’T start at the top of the heap. That, however, didn’t stop Edward A. Sargus Jr. from being named as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Ohio’s Southern District. more »»

Animal Shelter

February 6, 2015 THE BELMONT County Animal Shelter has come under close scrutiny in recent months. Such examination shows an efficient and expanding operation. more »»

Spelling Bee

February 5, 2015 LET THE spelling begin. The 2015 Belmont County Spelling Bee plays out tonight at Ohio University Eastern. more »»

Steeling Money

February 4, 2015 LEGISLATION recently reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives isn’t a penny-ante deal about cents. It was reintroduced by Rep. more »»

Fab Four

February 3, 2015 FOUR AREA residents, two now deceased, knew how to improve the lives of others. All of them have received recognition for their efforts, and one of them is scheduled to be honored next month. more »»

United Way

February 2, 2015 THE UNITED Way does countless good throughout the Ohio Valley. It makes a positive difference in the lives of many people, providing a better way of life. more »»


February 1, 2015 A POEM by James Russell Lowell begins with the words: “AND what is so rare as a day in June? “Then, if ever, come perfect days ... more »»

A Single Vote

January 30, 2015 IF YOU think one vote doesn’t count, think again. more »»

Valiant Effort

January 28, 2015 THE OHIO Valley fell victim to Old Man Winter's wrath Monday. Cold, blustery and snowy weather made life rather miserable for local resident. more »»



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