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Obamacare can still be stopped

January 3, 2014 Barring some catastrophe — perhaps involving Iran or North Korea — the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. more »»

Reading standards reason for pause

January 2, 2014 An Ohio initiative to improve literacy for elementary school students has hit its first milestone, as fall reading test results were released in December. more »»

2014 sure to be interesting year

January 1, 2014 If you don’t feel any different this morning, don’t worry. It’s impossible to truly know what a new year will bring, but we have our hopes. The Business Development Corp. more »»

Bowl season seems to lack excitement

December 31, 2013 Forgive us, if you will, for having a tough time getting excited about this year’s college football bowl game. more »»

Fire can’t destroy Creegan memories

December 30, 2013 Fire has erased a Steubenville landmark, but for those who knew what went on in there, the memories will remain. The Creegan Co. more »»

Drinking, driving a bad combination

December 29, 2013 New Year’s parties are about to get under way, 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 »»

Follansbee chamber honors important

December 28, 2013 Our communities would not be able to survive without their people and their businesses, and it always is nice to be able to recognize the contributions they make, such as recently was done by the... more »»

Goal of Wests simply for some family fun

December 27, 2013 Lee West was a well-liked 15-year-old with what should have been a bright future. His potential was cut short in a house fire, leaving the community and, especially, his family, with a loss. more »»

Shop with a Cop events important

December 26, 2013 Each year, active and retired law enforcement officials across the Ohio Valley set out to help our area’s less fortunate have a brighter Christmas season. more »»

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2013 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, 2013 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 »»

Smith remembered for work at papers

December 23, 2013 Newspapers were characterized in the past as tough, plainspoken and fair women and men who had the heart of their community in their heart. more »»

Attitude of Aults, others commended

December 22, 2013 We salute the people of the area, the family and friends of Olivia Ault for helping the 6-year-old East Springfield girl win an early Christmas present in the form of the Lily LightAide, a device... more »»

Oil, gas training opportunities grow

December 21, 2013 The first steps toward the Utica Shale Academy of Ohio have been taken, thanks to the Jefferson County Education Service Center. more »»

W.Va. ready for online services

December 20, 2013 A recent legislative audit suggests the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles begin looking at providing some of its services online, and we would agree. more »»

Holiday lights shine brightly

December 19, 2013 This would be a dark place this time of year if it weren’t for the creative and often competitive spirit of homeowners and businesses who work to bring the spirit of the holiday season to light. more »»

Reid’s strategy misses the mark

December 18, 2013 If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has his way, Americans may get another important law we have to read in order to know what it contains. That didn’t work well the last time around, with Obamacare. more »»

Guns in schools must be reported

December 17, 2013 Reports of students disciplined for taking guns to school are seen in the news infrequently. It does not happen often — but it may be a bigger problem in Ohio than most people think. more »»

Research options before getting pet

December 16, 2013 With the gift-giving season upon us we urge potential pet owners to have patience and think things through before bringing home a cute and cuddly companion. more »»

Congratulations on perfect season

December 15, 2013 Their victory over Greenbrier West on Dec. more »»

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