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Higher electric bills will affect everyone

August 18, 2015 Surely Americans are not naive and trusting enough, regardless of our political allegiances, to believe that, in effect, two plus two equals thre. more »»

Put safety first as school year begins

August 17, 2015 Summer vacation for area children is quickly coming to an end with some school districts staring the school year this week. more »»

Fair helps connect past with present

August 16, 2015 The fairgrounds at Friendship Park in Smithfiled will be an especially “happy” place beginning Tuesday, as this year’s installment of the Jefferson County Fair gets under way. more »»

Neighborhood watch programs can work

August 15, 2015 We’re all concerned about the safety of our communities. The seeming increase in car break-ins, drug use, burglaries and much more has affected all of our towns and residents in some way. more »»

Investigation needed into Colorado ‘mistake’

August 14, 2015 If there are any doubts that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an arrogant agency run amok, recent events in Colorado should lay those doubts to rest. more »»

Community days lets Mingo shine

August 13, 2015 Mingo Junction has the opportunity to show off the good things in the village during this weekend’s Mingo Junction Community Days. more »»

Keep politics out of state board

August 12, 2015 In retrospect, it seems incredible that Ohio voters in 1953 believed an elected state board of education would keep politics out of the administration of public schools. more »»

Schumer’s defection should be a warning

August 11, 2015 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been a staunch supporter of President Barack Obama on most matters. more »»

W.Va. ethics board should reconsider

August 10, 2015 Assume for a moment that you have a couple of thousand dollars to spend, and you’d like to help your old friend, who is a public official running for re-election in West Virgini. more »»

Latest EPA scheme just simply crazy

August 9, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: Natural gas. more »»

Contested races missing from ballot

August 8, 2015 The Jefferson County election of November 2015 shows again that people aren’t always interested in taking part in their government, and we can say that despite the election being nearly four months... more »»

Peach festival helps raise money for others

August 7, 2015 This weekend is promising to be a peach of a time at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Saturday will see the return of the annual Peach Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Tax holiday will help consumers

August 6, 2015 Ohio will welcome back-to-school shoppers from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday with a tax holiday on most-used school supplies. more »»

First debate a must-watch event

August 5, 2015 Thursday evening will offer a big step into the 2016 presidential election. more »»

Clothing vouchers a boost for area

August 4, 2015 Jefferson County needy families will be able to provide new clothing for their children on the first day of school thanks to a program through the Jefferson County Job and Family Service. more »»

Case of missing boys has raised questions

August 3, 2015 The judgmental quality of Americans, enabled by the relative anonymity of social media, reared its head during the past several days as a search for two missing teenagers droned on off the waters of... more »»

Message important in 2016 campaign

August 2, 2015 Donald Trump is rapidly devolving into the guy America loves to hate. more »»

Back-to-school events need your assistance

August 1, 2015 We’re early this year with our request to give to those in need, but the request is being made because there is such a great need. more »»

W.Va. Derby lets our region shine

July 31, 2015 At approximately 5 p.m. more »»

Karpyk deserves latest recognition

July 30, 2015 All educators have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children. more »»

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