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New Leadership

August 4, 2014 BELMONT COLLEGE has a long and rich academic tradition in Eastern Ohio. It was formerly known as Belmont Technical College. The school was founded in 1971 in S. more »»

Betty Zane Days

August 3, 2014 SCHOOL BELLS will be ringing in the very near future for Eastern Ohio students. The resumption of classes signals the end of the summer season. more »»

Campaign Season

July 31, 2014 LABOR DAY is the traditional campaign starting date for November elections. Ohio Gov. John Kasich advanced that to late July. Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor paid a visit to Jefferson County Tuesda. more »»

Safety Is a Must

July 30, 2014 OIL AND gas have ushered in an economic revival in Eastern Ohio. All of our local counties have felt the positive impact of the burgeoning industry. more »»

Avert A Strike

July 29, 2014 RESUMPTION OF classes is nearing. Unfortunately, so is a possible strike in the Buckeye Local School District. more »»

Costly Future

July 28, 2014 A COLLEGE education is a costly proposition these days. Unfortunately, in Ohio, it is only going to get worse. more »»

OVAC Classic

July 27, 2014 IT IS said that football is king in the Ohio Valley. That being the case, his royal gridness ascends his throne tonight at the 69th annual Rudy Mumley OVAC?All-Star Charity Football?Classic. more »»

One Giant Leap

July 20, 2014 MANY Eastern Ohio residents — and others elsewhere — can remember what they were doing 45 years ago today. more »»

Firefighter Funding

July 18, 2014 LOCAL FIRE departments are often times the hub of their respective community. They are also, more times than not, dealing with financial issues. Firefighting is an expensive proposition. more »»

Useful Training

July 17, 2014 OPIATE ABUSE is an increasing problem nationwide. The Ohio Valley is not immune from the dangerous issue. Local officials are being proactive in their quest to quell the opiate challenge. more »»


July 16, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Family Treatment

July 15, 2014 THE OHIO Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has a soft side. As a result, some prisoners get to spend quality time with their families. The Belmont Correctional Institution in St. more »»

Rite of July

July 14, 2014 THE CAMPGROUNDS near Morristown are already welcoming travelers from near and far, and soon Belmont County’s population for this week will nearly double. more »»

Police Training

July 13, 2014 OUR LOCAL law enforcement agencies face an ever-challenging task, as the Ohio Valley is home to increasing drug traffic and violent crime. Many departments are battling a lack of manpower and funding. more »»

Banking on Land

July 11, 2014 LAND BANKS appear to be a good investment for Belmont County. County land banks are private and nonprofit corporations. more »»


July 7, 2014 THE AUSTIN C. Furbee Award is an impressive one. more »»

Powhatan Police

July 6, 2014 THE POWHATAN Police Department recently underwent a complete overall. more »»

Independence Day

July 3, 2014 THE FOURTH of July is a glorious holiday, signifying the birth of our natio. more »»

American Legion

July 2, 2014 AMERICAN LEGION posts provide valuable services to our nation’s veterans. St. Clairsville Post 159 is certainly no exceptio. more »»

Unleashing Ecko

July 1, 2014 SOME THREE years ago, the Martins Ferry Police Department went to the dogs. It was a move that has benefited the city's police force as well as many in surrounding communities. more »»



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