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Drug-free kids

February 4, 2016 With opioid use being termed an “epidemic” in the local region and across the nation, it is important for communities to pull together in an effort to keep young people off of illegal drugs. more »»

Living her dream

February 3, 2016 At 14 years old, Jordyn Spencer already is living her dream. The 106-pound Buckeye Local High?School student always wanted to be a wrestler. more »»

Problem with crime

February 2, 2016 Crime is a problem in?Belmont County. Perhaps most residents would find this hard to believe. After all, they feel that they live in a safe, quiet neighborhood among people they can trus. more »»

Mourning a loss

January 31, 2016 Ed Polli, a staff writer for nearly three decades for The Times Leader after he worked for Blaw-Knox’s Warwood Works for 33 years, knew the meaning of hard work. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

January 30, 2016 CHEERS to Martins Ferry CIty Council for making plans to hold quarterly meetings at alternate locations. more »»

Honoring those lost

January 28, 2016 Thirty years ago today, many Americans witnessed a tragedy on live television. On Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. more »»

Approve application

January 27, 2016 Sometimes it takes teamwork to get a job done. That’s what officials in the city of Martins Ferry and Pease Township determined in recent weeks. more »»

Practice fire safety

January 26, 2016 As the cold winter weather drags on, structure fires continue to plague our area. more »»

Tunnel work was needed

January 25, 2016 The city of St. Clairsville recently invested a good deal of time and money in an old hole in the ground, and it was absolutely the right thing to do. more »»

People deserve to know

January 24, 2016 Four men in Belmont owe the public an explanation. On Nov. 3, village voters went to the polls and elected a new mayor — Stan Sobel. more »»

Put safety first

January 22, 2016 Since 1891 people have traveled back and forth between Ohio and West?Virginia via the Aetnaville Bridge. It appears, though, that the span may have reached the end of its useful lifespan. more »»

Helping our own

January 20, 2016 We are fortunate to live here in the Ohio Valley, even in times of misfortune. Few experiences are more difficult to handle than the loss of one’s home. more »»

Care for furry friends

January 19, 2016 People throughout eastern Ohio and the Upper Ohio Valley are accustomed to having animals in their lives. Many local residents have pets who share their homes. more »»

Wanted: Public servants

January 17, 2016 Although politicians already are on the campaign trail in eastern Ohio, many communities are still in need of individuals who are willing to serve at the local leve. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

January 16, 2016 CHEERS to all police officers and members of the community who paid their respects to retired K-9 officer Rock at a memorial held at the Martins Ferry Recreation Center this wee. more »»

Care center cleanup

January 13, 2016 Monroe County officials are in the process of tackling a big problem, and they have brought in professionals to help them accomplish the task. more »»

Modern technology

January 12, 2016 A couple of Belmont County entities took steps toward the future in recent months. The Union Local School District has started putting Goggle Chromebooks in students’ hands. more »»

Public Input

January 11, 2016 City leaders in Martins Ferry have plans to expand their community, but first they want to hear from those who could be most affected by those plans - city residents. more »»

Approve funding

January 10, 2016 Bethesda Village Council is seeking some help from the state of Ohio to make its wastewater treatment system safer for employees and the publi. more »»

Holding the line

January 6, 2016 Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato has done it again. On Monday, he imposed the maximum penalty on a woman who violated the public trust by stealing from the village of Barnesville. more »»



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