Obesity remains an area concern


Those of us living in Appalachian Ohio are familiar with the warnings that our population is becoming more sedentary, eating more unhealthy foods and growing in all the wrong ways. We are becoming more obese, and with that comes a host of health problems that only drive up medical costs and ...

More economic growth coming


Efforts continue to build on the economy of the Upper Ohio Valley, and a recent announcement by West Virginia officials and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle puts a new piece into the region’s development. Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based company which manufactures ...

Constitution takes center stage at fort


Among the great things Historic Fort Steuben does for our region is its work to preserve our history. One of the most interesting ways it meets that mission is through a continuing series of displays. Topics range widely — from the women’s suffrage movement to a look at Ohio’s pioneers ...

Labor Day still has meaning


Labor Day is traditionally the end of the summer vacation season. Children are back in school for the long haul now. Football has resumed. The daylight hours are noticeably shorter. Thus, most take the day as a good day off for one last picnic, one last swim, one last day out in the back ...

Tooting that whistle to stay in the game

Local Columns

We tend to glamorize a lot of things — the “simple” cowboy life. The good old days. Retirement. Honestly, I swear everyone around me is retired, it seems. People my age. People younger. Everybody’s on a continual “long weekend” so the joke goes in my circle of family and ...

There is always something to do


Listen in on any area conversation long enough and it’s very likely you will hear someone say that there is nothing to do. But as we have said many times before, there’s a lot going on across our area. On Friday, for instance, hundreds of residents from across the Tri-State Area ...