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Olympic spirit alive, well in Sochi Games

February 11, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are well under way and are establishing their character, as all games do, based in part on the host nation and the atmosphere surrounding the games, and led by the athletes... more »»

Hancock County making changes

February 10, 2014 The Hancock County Commission has developed a master plan in recent years to upgrade the county courthouse and other facilities to provide improved services for area residents. more »»

Heartland offers many benefits

February 9, 2014 Area residents should mark this Thursday on their calendars. It’s that time again when everyone can practice preventative care by attending one of the Ohio Valley’s premier health events. more »»

W.Va. exercise bill raises questions

February 8, 2014 While the health of West Virginians is always of great importance, a bill proposed by the majority leader of the state Senate is taking those concerns in the wrong direction. more »»

Pinewood Derby teaches lessons

February 7, 2014 An annual father-son event is scheduled for today and Saturday with the Pinewood Derby at the Fort Steuben Mall. more »»

War on drugs takes new twist

February 6, 2014 The war on drugs is not always fought with bullets and arrests and warrants and raids. more »»

Careful decisions needed on money

February 5, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has suggested cutting back on the funds local governments receive from video lottery revenue as a way to help the state’s continuing budget shortfall. more »»

Jefferson County still faces budget concerns

February 4, 2014 The Jefferson County commissioners are taking a cautious approach in preparing this year’s budget. That is a good course of action. more »»

Groundhogs have different outlooks

February 3, 2014 Controversy rules the world, from Washington to New Jersey to places as far afield as Punxsutawney, Pa., and French Creek, W.Va., and Marion, Ohio. more »»

Edition a chance to look to future

February 2, 2014 There can be no doubt that our region has suffered some rough times during the past several year. more »»

Month offers a chance to reflect

February 1, 2014 It’s Black History Month — a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines. more »»

Hancock County bus questions remain

January 31, 2014 A great deal of information will need to be weighed when it comes to the future location of Hancock County’s school buses. more »»

Decision needed on pipeline work

January 30, 2014 While President Barack Obama touted the effectiveness of his “all of the above” energy policy Tuesday evening, he skirted around talking about a major energy issue that is of importance to any town... more »»

More of the same heard in speech

January 29, 2014 President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union address was a study in conflict and contrasts. more »»

Ex-EPA official a symptom of problem

January 28, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beal. more »»

NSA stance shows Obama doesn’t get it

January 27, 2014 President Barack Obama’s stance flying in the face of two recent government panels recommending changes to the National Security Agency’s conduct of domestic electronic data collection is yet anothe... more »»

Education grabs focus this week

January 26, 2014 This week, the focus will be on education as it’s Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week, which seeks to call attention to not only private schools, charter schools, magnet schools an... more »»

Donors needed at area blood drives

January 25, 2014 This winter’s backlash has left many Tri-State Area residents coOped up and off the roads. more »»

Mingo efforts model for others

January 23, 2014 Mingo Junction’s village coffers may be a little poor these days, but the village is rich in its volunteerism. more »»

Cooperation key to safe Olympics

January 22, 2014 This summer marks 42 years since the Israeli Olympic team was taken hostage and murdered in the Munich summer games in 1972. more »»

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