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May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Cook's Humor

Are you having one of those "Blah" days? Normally, I wouldn't presume to say, "You know what your problem is?" to a person's face, but now that I have a distant, faceless audience, I feel like I can get away with it: You don't wake up right.

By Carole Branz Wahler
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor

Editor, We want to thank everyone for their support of the Summer Lunch Program during the past five years. We are now getting ready for the sixth year for the program that serves the villages of Barnesville, Bethesda and Belmont.

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letters to the Editor

Editor, Whilst we all recognize there is a huge problem with opioid abuse throughout the U.S. and particularly in Ohio, the state legislature is going to make profound restrictions on patients' ability to receive pain medications. This is going to take the form of SB119 and HB 167.

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor

Editor, The Barnesville American Legion Post 168 would like to invite members of the community to our annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29, , 2017. This year we have added a formal precession that will begin at the Dairy Queen and will conclude at the Memorial Plaza.

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May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Local pizza places thanked for support of After Prom

Editor, The Barnesville Mothers Club would like to thank the following Barnesville businesses that always donate to the Barnesvile High School After Prom to provide food for the students: Bob's Carry Out, Home Pizza; D&J's Pizza; Domino's Pizza and My Hometown Pizza.

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

jeanealities

IT'S COMMON knowledge that as one ages she -- or he -- gets "set in their ways". To that I agree. I'm living proof of it. LAST WEEK, on one day, I learned that two close friends were moving to assisted living facilities.

By Jean Palmer Davies Lifetime Enterprise Associate
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Which is More Likely? a) Winning the lottery b) Being on Jeopardy c) Being struck by lightning d) Having a mental health illness Here are the FACTS a) Your chance of winning the lottery on a single ticket is one in 175 million.

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the editor

Editor: Life isn't easy; one would have to live under a rock not to know that, after all, there are a lot of people turning to drugs and alcohol in order to escape the reality of life.

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Does free gas put lock on gas lease?

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court must decide whether the acceptance of free gas is sufficient to prevent a property owner from terminating an oil and gas lease on her property.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Portman, Peters introduce the National Historic Vehicle Register Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) recently introduced legislation to create a national register to preserve records of historic vehicles in recognition of their significant impact on America's history and culture.

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May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Bill to boost local control for school districts introduced

COLUMBUS--State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) recently introduced legislation aimed at restoring local control to school districts and reducing testing in Ohio, establishing stability for teachers and encouraging student success in the classroom.

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor

Editor, The Belmont Co.

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

jeanealities

EASTER MONADY is noted on all calendars, and I've wondered why. Finally, I asked my faithful family researcher to Google it for me. Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics seem to be the principal observers.

By Jean Palmer Davies Lifetime Enterprise Associate
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor

Editor, We would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to the entire Barnesville and surrounding communities for the overwhelming support during these past few weeks for Cody and our family. Thank you to Generations and D& J's Pizza Parlor for the Cancer t-shirts.

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Helping homeless kids find shelter

Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they're more vulnerable to disease, and they're more likely to become victims of human trafficking.

By Sen. Rob Portman
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letters to the Editor

Editor, Family physicians value science and evidence -- our profession is built on these foundations. Attacks on science are nothing new in our society. Anti-vaccine myths have been around for years.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor

Editor, It was with great pleasure that I read the article entitled, "Work of BHS Art Students Chosen for Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibit." Thank you, Luke Johnson, for believing in, inspiring, and guiding these young artists.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

jeanealities

OFTEN FRIENDS who no longer live in their hometown, but still have fond memories and an interest in it, will phone and ask, "What's new in Barnesville?

By Jean Palmer Davies Lifetime Enterprise Associate
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Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Organ donation urged 

Editor: Did you know 85 percent of your fellow Ohioans would want their organs, eyes and tissue donated to save and heal someone in need? Yet only 59 percent of Ohioans are registered donors. Why is there such a gap? How can you help close it?

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Chamber appreciates support of Business Showcase 

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates the following for helping to make the Belmont County Business Showcase a success: Barnesville Schools for your generosity for use of the facilities; Tim Rockwell for letting us use the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival tables; Barnesville Key Club