Opinion

Guest column/W.Va. making a difference in opioid epidemic

Local Columns

Whether it’s a child who lost a parent to an overdose or a friend who found himself addicted to pills after a routine surgery, the opioid epidemic has infiltrated every community and every household in West Virginia. My office identified the issue early on and created the first substance ...

Questions remain about cathedral

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On June 22, 2013, Bishop Jeffrey Monforton said he planned to renovate and maintain the Holy Name Cathedral as the spiritual center of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. He said “we will be installing 2014 and 2015 Wi-Fi technology.” According to Monforton, $2 ...

Many have touched our lives

Local Columns

I was chatting with a co-worker about Boy Scouts, and he mentioned that he, too, was a Boy Scout, just like the Professor. His parents were involved in leadership positions with a pack and two troops, and they spent many weekends hiking, camping or maintaining local Scout facilities. He told ...

Court teaching accountability

Editorials

Accountability. It is a word preached by parents, teachers and coaches. Steubenville Municipal Court Judge John Mascio used the word when he was running for the seat on the bench in 2015. Mascio said he wanted to hold defendants accountable for their actions, even when financial sanctions ...

Attack a reminder we must be alert

Editorials

It was a year ago to the day that the attacks by terrorists in Belgium were followed upon by an attack on tourists and the Parliament in London. The attacks have become decidedly low-tech. The terrorist in the United Kingdom used a truck and a knife, mowing down pedestrians and stabbing an ...

Nutcrackers bright spot for community

Editorials

What started as an idea to increase tourism in Steubenville has blossomed into a success story. Organizers of the 2016 Nutcracker Village and Advent Market reported approximately 15,000 people visited the gift shop in the visitors center at Historic Fort Steuben, and an estimated 20,000 ...

Farm Bureau trip important

Editorials

Most people head to the grocery store and are blissfully unaware that the meat and poultry and corn and vegetables came from somewhere beyond the store. That’s where farmers of all kinds of food come into play, raising what comes in the back door of the store so that consumers can buy it ...

Mingo’s future looking brighter

Editorials

Mingo Junction Village Council last week approved a $1,383,303 general fund budget for 2017. That might not seem newsworthy to some, but it is considering the general fund budget four years ago was just $842,000. Council at the time was considering doing away with the police department and ...

Social workers make life better

Editorials

Social workers work in the community every day helping the less fortunate and those in need. March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is “Social Workers Stand Up.” There are more than 600,000 social workers across the country who have dedicated their ...

External angsting better with company

Local Columns

We all angst. It’s just that we angst about different things that seem terribly important at the time. And we angst with distinction, often to a different drummer, in our own unique ways. I tend to think of myself as an external angster, meaning there’s no mistaking that I’m ...