Opinion

Ready for the spelling bee

Local Columns

You might not be that familiar with Grace McKeegan, but she will have the chance to compete with a very elite group of young people this week. McKeegan, a home-schooled seventh-grader from Steubenville, will be among the 291 young people from many parts of the world who will participate in ...

We must reduce federal spending

Editorials

Now the bare-fisted battle for money begins: President Donald Trump is recommending a $4.1 trillion federal budget. There is something in it — or, rather, not in it — to anger just about every member of Congress. Both senators and members of the House of Representatives from Ohio and West ...

Coalition picnic a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 20, the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition held its first Patriots Day picnic, and it was a huge success. The coalition worked very hard to bring this together in honor of Armed Forces Day and they all deserve recognition for all of their efforts. It was ...

Collectible coins popular with military

Local Columns

This Memorial Day weekend, it might be interesting to know that collectible coins have long been popular with members of the military. The American Legion, on the cusp of its 100th anniversary, is aiming to get Congress to mark the centennial with a limited-edition commemorative coin. This is ...

Respect the individual

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With each new day of my life I gain a new appreciation for the marvelous presence of diversity and contrast that life provides for us to grow and expand our individual resources. I’d like to share an insight into the energy that creates worlds, to somehow benefit my family ...

We’re abandoning human rights

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — President Trump said “We are not here to lecture, we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be or how to worship.” When America openly quits defending human rights, women’s rights and civil rights, how low can we go? ...

More substance, less rhetoric

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I read with interest the guest column written by Kathy Antinone that appeared in the May 14 edition (“Coalition believes in Democratic values.”) The author seemed to be asking for help from former Democrats in Jefferson County. She suggests we lost the recent elections ...

Heartfelt thanks for all who helped

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Six weeks ago, on Good Friday, I lost my home, all possessions and my beloved pets in a house fire. I would like to publicly thank the Steubenville Fire Department, City Manager Jim Mavromatis, the American Red Cross, my neighbors and friends, local reporters, David Mosti, and ...

Software changes, growth of system

Local Columns

The user’s group seminar for our computer network is a time for us to learn about the new software upgrades that have been completed, and those that we can expect over the next several months. The seminars and meetings are held in the Columbus area these days as the network continues to ...

It was some ride, wasn’t it?

Local Columns

So. Deep breath. This is my last column. I’m not going to pretend this was anticipated or my plan. But I need to thank you. I’ve been doing this for a decade, give or take a year or two, and there were plenty of stinkers along the way, but I think I did OK sometimes, too. And you ...