Opinion

Let’s make sure we put civility first

Editorials

There’s no doubt Steubenville’s officials are dealing with a lot of stress these days, and the situation appeared to reach its boiling point Tuesday night when Mayor Jerry Barilla ordered a police officer to remove 6th Ward Councilman Robert Villamagna from a City Council meeting. That ...

Cordray stands for all Ohioans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The voters in the Ohio Valley need to know what Mike DeWine’s real record is on health care for middle class Ohioans. For the 4.8 million Ohioans with pre-existing conditions, losing coverage is a real fear. These conditions can be anything from asthma, to cancer, to ...

Time’s right for welfare reform

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Today is the day America releases the leeches of the welfare system and places them into jobs to allow our economy to continue to prosper. This safety net of welfare was designed for the truly needy, created as a helping hand in 1935 — the era of the Great Depression. ...

Cordray stands up for middle class

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a retired Steelworker and current president of a USW retiree chapter, I know how important unions are in leveling the playing field, and in getting workers the pay and benefits that they deserve. Part of the American dream, is the promise that no matter who you are, no ...

Cordray-Sutton deserve vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of Ohio. They deserve our votes. Cordray defended public employee and teacher pension funds, opposed bid-rigging and protected consumers from fraudulent big business practices. Sutton, the ...

Guest column/The rescue of the coal industry must continue

Local Columns

For years, Democrat politicians told us that the coal industry was dying. It was only because they were the ones trying to kill it. Some Democrats told us that rebuilding the American coal industry was impossible. Others bragged that they’d do everything in their power to help destroy it. ...

Celebrating the past, looking to the future

Editorials

Weirton might not be known for giant pumpkins or a special type of apple, but organizers of Saturday’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival hope the new event can join the Ohio Valley’s other heritage festivals as it celebrates our area’s industrial past. Activities are scheduled throughout ...

Allison Elementary has earned honor

Editorials

Congratulations to the faculty, staff and pupils of A.T. Allison Elementary School. Located in Chester, Allison is one of 349 schools across the country announced as a National Blue Ribbon School for this year. Allison was one of only three West Virginia schools to earn the honor, ...

Forum a vital part of process

Editorials

If you are looking to learn more about local political races and issues that are appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot, you’ll have a great opportunity Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College. That’s when a political forum and debate will be sponsored by the Ohio Valley Business and ...

Early detection critical in fight

Editorials

It’s October, a time when the color pink is prevalent in our communities, making us aware it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the statistics still hold true, as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to medical experts. But did you know that ...