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Murray’s comments hit at reality for area

January 12, 2015 Thoughtful area residents ought to be disturbed and worried about two questions mining company owner Robert Murray asked last week. more »»

Ohio State looks to make history

January 11, 2015 Just in case you have not been paying much attention, know that some history will be made Monday evening in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas. more »»

Terrorists won’t silence the press

January 10, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Time for solution to Hancock tax issue

January 9, 2015 Approximately two years of legal wrangling between Hancock County officials and the county’s largest employer came to an end earlier this week — to an extent. more »»

Time for action on Ohio drug bill

January 8, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Safety important during cold snap

January 7, 2015 It took a while, but winter is finally settling in with the coldest temperatures of the season. The biggest concern during periods of extreme cold weather is home heating safety. more »»

Simple tips can help in battle against flu

January 6, 2015 The flu season is upon us, and we encourage residents to take whatever precautions they can to prevent from being affected this year. more »»

Testing available for cervical cancer

January 5, 2015 We’ve ushered in 2015, and with the new year it’s time to look closely at our lives and count our blessings. more »»

Deficit spending still haunting us

January 4, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Mandatory spending limits place to start

January 3, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Silencers OK with just a few caveats

January 2, 2015 The Ohio Senate approved a measure earlier this week to allow silencers on guns used by hunters. The measure is backed by firearms groups as being protective of hunters’ hearing. more »»

We look forward to start of year

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year. Several years ago, when the demise of the steel industry was in full swing and the drilling boom was just a promise for the future, it was tough to envision where we might be in 201. more »»

Weirton pension issues troubling

December 30, 2014 One of the victims of Weirton’s budget difficulties has been the funding put into the city’s police and fire pensions. more »»

Think before you take that drink

December 29, 2014 New Year’s parties are coming up in just a few days, and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. more »»

Greathouse thanked for years of service

December 28, 2014 Eighteen years is a long time to spend in government, especially when you consider today’s political climat. more »»

Program helps instill some valuable lessons

December 27, 2014 A weekly gathering of some of our area’s youngsters is welcomed and wonderful news. more »»

Communication key to bridging divide

December 26, 2014 The violence of our culture is spilling over into the racial divide in a way unseen, perhaps, since the years of riots and assassinations of the late 1960s. more »»

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. more »»

Words capture spirit of holiday

December 24, 2014 The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. more »»

Many factors at work in price of world’s oil

December 23, 2014 The simple economic rules of supply and demand often get stood on their head when it comes to oil prices. more »»

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