Opinion

Rotary’s Mardi Gras helps our community

Editorials

Rotarians, guests and more will gather this evening to continue their efforts to support the community. The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights’ annual Mardi Gras Gala will be held at Williams Golf and Country Club, with live music, good food and lots of fun. This will be the event’s 19th ...

Guest column/Don’t put future in hands of politicians

Local Columns

Many Ohio Valley residents are skeptical about plans to make our valley the next petrochemical region of the United States. Using the promise of jobs, officials repeatedly try to sell us on ethane cracker plants and the rest of the “Appalachian storage hub.” But, when I’ve questioned ...

City Council wise to keep Mavromatis

Editorials

Unless something changes dramatically between now and Tuesday, James Mavromatis will remain Steubenville’s city manager for the next two years. Members of City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to proceed with the renewal of his contract and are expected to make ...

HUD should do right by Brilliant

Editorials

Surely there is $500,000 somewhere in Washington that can be used to spare Brilliant residents from having to pay for a mistake not of their own making. Let’s hope the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development can find the money and do the right thing for Brilliant. A new water ...

Events like chocolate walk help our region

Editorials

Residents of the Tri-State Area — and beyond — had the chance to spend Saturday afternoon in downtown Steubenville browsing through local stores and having some fun along the way. They were the participants in the first Sweetheart Chocolate Walk, an event that served as a fundraiser for ...

DeWine task force good place to start

Editorials

Too often, we hear of violent crimes committed by people who ought to have been behind bars instead of finding new victims. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to do something about that in the Buckeye State. Last week, DeWine announced he has created a task force to look into how arrest warrants are ...

Take a moment to reflect today

Editorials

Today is Presidents Day, and it should be a chance to reflect, to honor and to give thanks. It should be an opportunity to remember that while our president changes every four or eight years, our democracy continues to set a standard that is the envy of the rest of the world. The office ...

Spring training’s here

Local Columns

The most reliable reminder that we’re closing in on spring came last week, when Major League Baseball teams opened their spring training camps. For fans of the sport, it’s tough to beat this time of year. It’s that seven- or eight-week period when we’re able to believe that all things ...

The refrigerator not just for storing food

Local Columns

I was talking on the phone to someone the other day, making a request for a phone number. The person on the other end didn’t hesitate to offer assistance. “Wait a minute,” she said. “It’s on my refrigerator.” And that got me thinking, once I realized the number I was about to ...

DiBartolomeo made an impact

Editorials

Joe DiBartolomeo was Weirton’s city manager for only about six months, but he leaves a lasting, extremely positive impression on other municipal officials. DiBartolomeo has left the city manager’s position to take advantage of another job opportunity, and Diana Smoljanovich, the city’s ...