Opinion

Connections around us

Local Columns

It’s sometimes easy to overlook the impact the Franciscan University of Steubenville has on the community and the impact the community has on the university. That relationship is important, and there have been several interesting examples offered up during several events that have been held ...

The element of surprise is missing

Local Columns

The element of surprise seems all but gone these days in the world as we know it. This we lamented in the newsroom last week, the observation made not long after a lovely big box of assorted chocolate candy had arrived. The box was on the island in the center of the newsroom, the plastic ...

Downtown addition offers good news

Editorials

Steubenville received a bit of a boost late last week when it was learned that Dollar Tree would open a downtown location in the North Fifth Street building that had, until August, been a Rite Aid. That’s welcomed news on many different levels. First, it means that a building that sits in ...

Annual Laman party planned

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Just a reminder that the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party will be held a the Wintersville Fire Department Garage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-along with Kenny Wells, Rudolph ...

Ohio Senate must step up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Ohio is in trouble and our representatives in the Ohio Legislature are only making things worse. With all of the serious issues facing our state, GM closing the Lordstown factory, infrastructure crumbling, the opioid problem and our tumbling ranking in education, there is ...

SB 250 bad legislation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A right fundamental to Western civilization is free speech; the ability to come together, to speak out on issues in society and to find a solution to them is what keeps our society functioning. However, in the Ohio Legislature, SB 250 — primarily sponsored by Sen. Frank ...

Grateful for Bush’s service

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we, as a nation, mourn over the recent passing of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, I would like to respectfully take this opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary life and career of this great American patriot. Bush, whose father, Prescott Bush, was a ...

Blame Barra, not Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor and a subsequent article in the paper blamed President Trump and his tariffs for the impending closure of the General Motors plant in Lordstown. Since neither of these documents contained any sources, I decided to look for information about General ...

Catholic education was right choice

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last summer, Carrie and I made the decision to enroll two of our children in school after 11 years of home schooling. We were understandably anxious as our son would enter sixth grade and our daughter 10th grade. We wondered how they would do academically and if they’d ...

Johnson needs to support economy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Nov. 27, I wrote our U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, to strongly urge him to support Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Select Committee for a Green New Deal. I outlined how Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal benefits America’s environment, America’s ...