Tree program protects lines


If you happen to see work crews hanging around local power lines, or helicopters flying overhead our communities with strange equipment hanging below in the coming months, it’s nothing to fear. Mon Power, which provides electricity to much of the Northern Panhandle, has begun its annual ...

Guest column/Lifting the voices of Ohio’s energy producers

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Families in Eastern Ohio and across the United States are experiencing record-high gas prices, and — as wars wage around the world — it is increasingly apparent that our energy supply chain is at risk. This is a direct result of the misguided and anti-American energy agenda being ...

Slower delivery would be harmful


A leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision, not yet final, that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling recognizing abortion rights for women, will continue to dominate the nation’s attention for months, if not years. Within hours after the decision was leaked, certainty already was cemented ...

Tourism important to Ohio, our region


Last week, the Department of Development’s TourismOhio division reported 2021 was the second-best year for visitor spending — $46.9 billion and 219 million visitors — which the division says supported approximately 411,000 jobs. Those numbers show tourism in the Buckeye State is well ...

Collaborations good for area


A couple of collaborations announced during the past several weeks will help the institutions involved and improve opportunities for their employees and the people they serve. On Thursday, officials from Eastern Gateway Community College and Trinity Health System entered into an agreement ...

Insurance denials remain troubling


According to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage plans denied 13 percent of services requested and 18 percent of payments requested during a one-week test in 2019. Responding to the report, representatives of companies such as Aetna ...