Opinion

That would be 71 years, not 51 years

Local Columns

Better Half and I were sitting on the back porch when I mentioned it was Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary. It was Sept. 20th, I pointed out. They would have been married 51 years. He gave me that look — very similar to the look I get when he is reviewing the checkbook, trying to make ...

Election letters welcome

Local Columns

By now, it’s pretty apparent that the election season is in full swing. And, if past voting cycles are any indication, that means we likely will see an increase in the number of letters to the editor that we receive. Submissions by our readers are important — they offer a chance to show ...

Community Stars will shine Monday

Editorials

The individuals who will be honored Monday evening as Community Stars have a very important thing in common — they have shown they are willing to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. That’s what we hope you will take away as you read through the special section ...

Communities can make difference

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental or substance use disorders. In fact, we need ...

Memories of bread from the oven

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Oktoberfest is coming to Brooke Hills Park on Sept. 30, and those who can claim German heritage cannot help but be pleased. My great-grandfather, Wendel Traubert, came to the United States, first to Pittsburgh to learn English, and then to Wheeling, on the island, where he ...

Guest column/It’s time to eradicate landmines in Vietnam

Local Columns

In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58, 000 Americans, and close to 2 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. The U.S. also left behind a devastated landscape, riddled with millions of hard-to-locate landmines and unexploded ...

Trump too close to Russia

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Donald Trump has a bad case of what I like to call “pooties-cooties.” In fact, he is so heavily infested with them that henceforth I will refer to him as Trumpski. Let’s ignore the fact that he’s deeply indebted to Russian banks because of his multiple ...

Gender questions all around us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If we’re to believe the all-too-wide-open-minded, new liberal orthodoxy, there are just about any number of combinations to what was formerly known — and is still known to we logical, if quaint, hopelessly backward, non-brainwashed folk — as gender. In Ye Olden Tymes ...

Ohio Valley Together welcoming

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to spend the evening in Wheeling. It wasn’t a concert or dinner, but it was fun and it filled me with hope. It was a meeting of Ohio Valley Together. OVT is a melting pot of different organizations from both sides of the river, from ...

Longest Table a time for fellowship

Editorials

The area has a chance to come together from all walks of life Sunday for a dinner in the street in downtown Steubenville. It’s time for the Longest Table, a community outdoor dining experience aimed at raising awareness of hunger issues in the Ohio Valley, all part of Hunger Action Month in ...