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Put kindness first as you hit stores

November 27, 2015 A year ago, many were lamenting the concept that Thanksgiving Day had been turned into Black Friday Eve, with a number of retailers opening before the turkey gravy had begun to congeal in the gravy... more »»

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015 In a world reeling from the renewed rise in radical Middle Eastern terror activities, the Thanksgiving Day holiday in America should be a welcome respite. more »»

Parades spread spirit of season

November 25, 2015 There are few things in life that can inspire a magical feeling better than a Christmas parade. more »»

Thanksgiving spirit alive in our region

November 24, 2015 Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to count our blessings. And in our area, blessings come in many forms in our communities. more »»

Area communities shine for holidays

November 23, 2015 Area communities will twinkle and glow during the next few weeks, and children once again will have the chance to see a little piece of holiday magic come to life during light-up nights. more »»

Search for missing man brings out best

November 22, 2015 There were a lot of heavy hearts after the body of the missing Pepsi man was discovered. John Mathes, 91, of Wintersville went for a drive on No. more »»

Lousy conduct clouds protests

November 21, 2015 There is no doubt that free speech must be allowed to reign on college campuses, that peaceful protest is necessary sometimes to get one’s point across and that colleges must be left as places where... more »»

Obama chooses defensive stance

November 20, 2015 If there was any doubt that the United States under the presidency of Barack Obama has ceded its leadership position on the world stage, the aftermath of the ISIS attacks in Paris should erase i. more »»

Gettysburg Address stands test of time

November 19, 2015 The Civil War was far from over on Nov. 19, 1863, when the dedication ceremonies were held for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. more »»

Smokeout raises public awareness

November 18, 2015 Any day is a good day to stop smoking. more »»

Obama fails to see gravity of situation

November 17, 2015 On Friday night, France joined the roll of nations that have been victims of international terrorism originating in the issues of the Middle East. more »»

County gets benefits from piggyback tax

November 16, 2015 Jefferson County is in an envious position among local governments. Revenue for the county is actually increasing, thanks to an 18 percent increase in piggyback sales tax receipts this year. more »»

Panel kept Tuesday debate informative

November 15, 2015 Two things were apparent immediately after the fourth Republican presidential forum, aired Tuesday night on Fox Business Network. First was that the status quo among candidates can be preserved. more »»

Doping should be relic of Cold War

November 14, 2015 It’s been a few years since the words “doping” meant something other than heroin in the streets of American cities, but yes, athletes seeking an unfair advantage do still exist in the post-Lance... more »»

Interchange project a plus for our area

November 13, 2015 When work began to convince state and federal officials that something needed to be done to improve access to the Veterans Memorial Bridge, there were two fairly busy steel mills working on either... more »»

Breakfast shows power of faith

November 12, 2015 The concept behind the annual Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast remains the same as it was when the first gathering was called more than 10 years ago — to create a climate of economic development... more »»

Remember our veterans today

November 11, 2015 Today, Veterans Day 2015, is a day that is set aside to call attention to the valor and service of American armed services personnel. more »»

Working together makes area better

November 10, 2015 Cross pollination in the plant world is a vital step in the production of healthy plants and crops. In the world of economic development, it’s often called regionalization. more »»

Truth often missing from climate debate

November 9, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Remember the less fortunate among us

November 8, 2015 There’s a hurting world right outside our doorsteps, the Rev. Ashley Steele of Urban Mission Ministries has reminded all of us in recent days, and all we have to do is realize it. more »»

Interesting results from Tuesday’s vote

November 7, 2015 Tuesday’s general election had some surprising results. One of which was the higher-than-anticipated voter turnout. Board of elections officials had anticipated a 40 percent voter turnout but 46. more »»

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It's time to channel the inner "John Q"

November 10, 2015 I’m breathing deeply and trying not to channel my inner Denzel too much. But it’s tough because the great Denzel Washington’s “John Q” character and movie keep popping into my min. more »

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