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Local Columns

Make your plan to vote in the 2020 election

One of the most important parts of our constitution is “We the people.” Without, you, the person voting for his/her elected officials, we would have no democracy, no freedom, no liberty, no pursuit of happiness. The United States could become an authoritarian government. Every election is ...

The O’Neill Center celebrates National Senior Center Month The

While the world has been turned upside down for many over the past several months due to COVID-19, the staff of The O’Neill Center and Belpre Senior Center have been busy figuring out their reopening plans. Events and activities that have been put on hold are slowly but surely returning. ...

United Way introduces new campaign chairperson

Each year our United Way invites a community leader to serve as our campaign chairperson. It is an annual selection where we seek to find a “face of the campaign”... someone who has been our champion and advocate. Someone who truly understands what we do and the importance of our ...

Energy Optimizers, USA donates new tractor to ‘Green Acres’

A big farm requires a big tractor and that’s exactly what the Noble Local School District has thanks to one of its ongoing corporate partnerships. Energy Optimizers, USA, which has done a significant portion of the construction around the school campus in recent years, provided the district ...

Local couple’s story continues to inspire

In January of 2018, a man allowed us all into his home. To share in his pain, but more so in the breadth and depth of the love he has for his wife. “I love her, I always have,” he said, voice breaking. After all this time? Always. Now, after 46 years of marriage, with the final ...

Giving to our kids

“Our students, from the youngest to the oldest, deserve the best our community can give to them.” Pretty simple words from Andy Brooks, superintendent of Ohio Valley Educational Service Center. But they could not be more true. Marietta Community Foundation is close to reaching its goal in ...