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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 »»

Warrior Dogs

January 27, 2015 IT IS said that dogs are man's best friend. For veterans, canines can mean the difference between being a recluse or living life to its fullest. more »»

Fire Funding

January 26, 2015 LOCAL FIRE departments are often the centerpiece of their respective communities. Often times they are also hard-pressed financially. more »»

Jail Population

January 25, 2015 BUSINESS IS booming at the Belmont County Jail. That is not necessarily a good thing. Crime is running rampant in the county and it is taking its toll on the jail. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

January 24, 2015 JEERS to the legal reasoning that the 1893 overthrow of the kingdom in Hawaii was illegal. more »»

Special Lady

January 23, 2015 “THE GOLDEN Bear” is a legen. more »»

The Great Race

January 22, 2015 THE SOAP Box Derby and Martins Ferry are synonymous, and well they should. Ohio's oldest settlement has hosted "The Great Race" for 22 years now. more »»

Blood Drive

January 21, 2015 GIVING THE gift of life. That opportunity resurfaces on Monday, Jan. 26 as WesBanco Arena hosts the annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Driv. more »»

Drug Battle

January 20, 2015 THE CREATION of a Drug Free Club for students in Belmont County isn’t a moment too soon. more »»

Dr. King

January 19, 2015 He had a dream. Today, our great nation commemorates the life and recognizes the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a pastor, a visionary and, above all, a leader. more »»


January 18, 2015 BELMONT COUNTY is undergoing rapid economic growth. Continued development took a major step forward last week. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

January 17, 2015 CHEERS to the Parliamentary Procedure Team of the Harrison Central FFA Chapter for advancing to national competition after placing first in the Buckeye State. more »»

'Mrs. 4-H'

January 16, 2015 THE STATE of Ohio is known for many things, such as producing a goodly number of presidents, being a front-runner in aviation and being the home of the college football team which became the nationa... more »»

Mat Spectacle

January 15, 2015 IT IS has blossomed into a rite of winter. It is also one almost always accompanied by nasty wintry weathe. more »»

Kasich 2.0

January 14, 2015 JOHN KASICH launched his second term as Ohio governor Monday during inaugural ceremonies that coincided with Ohio State national championship football game. more »»

Here are the facts

January 14, 2015 Dear?Editor: This letter speaks to the Letter to the Editor last week addressing the opinion of a few, regarding the services provided to the residents of Bellaire. more »»

Drug Free

January 13, 2015 THE DRUG Free Club is a novel and possibly life-changing idea. It is also one gaining momentum throughout Belmont County. Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland is championing the Drug Free Club. more »»



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