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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 »»

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 »»



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