Opinion

Cernan’s footsteps shouldn’t be the last

Editorials

When astronaut Eugene Cernan left the surface of the moon after a very active Apollo 17 lunar expedition in 1972, he knew he was the last man on the moon, at least for awhile. He didn’t suspect he’d be the last man on the moon for the rest of his life. Cernan, who died Monday at age 82, ...

Media blood day chance to help

Editorials

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act on Monday. That’s when this year’s Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled to be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we urge everyone who is eligible to ...

King remembered today

Editorials

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

Looking into the future

Local Columns

It’s sometimes so easy to get caught up in the anxiousness that surrounds bad news when it hits our region that we lose sight of the good things that are around us. Our region’s retail sector, for instance, has taken quite a few hits in the last year or so. Sears Holdings Corp., in ...

Happy Sunday and come back next week

Local Columns

Happy Sunday. And here you are, bless your hearts. Getting the paper. Thank you. Reading this column. Thank you again. And here I am, part of a page waiting to line a bird cage, to embrace your heaps of coffee grounds or await a trip to the recycle bin. Or if you’re old-school like my ...

Scanlan followed vision from God

Editorials

The Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, a Franciscan friar who rose from the driven life of an East Coast lawyer to a life of leadership in Catholic education and church renewal, has, at last, ended his journey on Earth. Scanlan, “Father Mike” to all who knew him best, died Jan. 7 at the age of ...

Fire hasn’t damaged spirit

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On the evening of Dec. 19, our home of 47 years was devastated by a fire that destroyed not only our home but many of our lifelong memories therein. Although we made it out of the house safely, we, as a family, owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all involved in the rescue, ...

Guest column/In loving memory of the Rev. Michael Scanlan

Local Columns

I know the Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, who died Jan. 7 at the age of 85, set the vision, the mission and the tone of Franciscan University of Steubenville and made it one of the best universities in the country. I am so grateful to him for that. I am very grateful that my sons, Chris ...

Local Columns

With January being one of least social months of the year, I had to search my picture files to find photos I had not presented in columns before. ----- The Cadiz Lions Club is getting quite skilled at flipping pancakes, with not one falling to the floor in the process. They hold pancake and ...

It’s time to move on

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This notification is long past due. Hope 68 is gone. Steubenville City Schools went back on its promise to house and help prepare bags. Officials cite unhappy bus drivers, unruly kids, the overall lack of need and benefit of the program. (If you have more questions about this, ...