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Guest columnists

It’s time for Valley to reap potential of green industry

Appalachia is rich in resources that span physical and social realms. A rich natural environment, an intentional network of infrastructure and a ready workforce unique to each community, when we work together as a region, is the best way to revitalize and bring our economies into the 21st ...

Study shows value in Vax-to-School lottery program in Ohio

For more than 10 months, the COVID-19 vaccines have been available to Ohioans, and many of us have eagerly rolled up our sleeves for them. Older Ohioans, who are especially at risk of death from the virus, have been the most motivated to get the shot. In fact, more than 88 percent of Ohioans ...

Joe Biden and Dems are failing Ohioans

As I travel the United States, I am blown away by the passionate, patriotic men and women who work to ensure strong conservative candidates win in communities across the country. However, the work to stop Biden’s failing agenda begins in 2022 with red states like Ohio. The Democrats’ ...

Still work to be done in Appalachia

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from representatives of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission has collaborated with local and state partners to transform communities, create ...

Appalachian Regional Commission builds prosperity in SC

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. As our states grow, new initiatives often overshadow successful ones commenced long ago. One of these is the ...

Revitalizing southern tier with ARC

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. New York's Southern Tier region is part of the rich, geographically diverse fabric that makes up New York State. It is ...