Opinion

Missed clues are troubling

Editorials

Could the mass murder of 17 people, most of them children, at a Florida high school last week have been prevented? We will never know with certainty. What we do know is that someone in the FBI was tipped off months ago that someone named Nikolas Cruz had threatened to “be a professional ...

Don’t let cynicism cloud this holiday

Editorials

In an era where every base thought is able to be disseminated at a moment’s notice by anyone, including the president of the United States, the idea of honoring the president can be a little strained for many Americans. But today isn’t about just what is happening today. President’s Day ...

Continued happy motoring

Local Columns

There they sat, side-by-side, resting on a raised platform and protected by a foot or so of plexiglas. They are marvels of engineering, one representing all of the excitement and innovation that came out of Detroit in 1968, and the other a showcase of how far cars have come in the last 50 ...

Vision for EGCC remains strong

Editorials

A major upgrade to the main campus at Eastern Gateway Community College on Sunset Boulevard is welcome news for the community. The $1.8 million project will lead to a more efficient experience for students, a more modern college for the community and will represent an investment aimed toward ...

Slow down in school zones

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The title refers to the myriad of drivers who, day after day, continue to break the speed limit in area school zones. As a daily driver along Sunset Boulevard, I am appalled at the number of motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and signs denoting a school zone. ...

Guest column/Time to remember to keep on keeping on

Local Columns

Throughout the years, I could never be any prouder of my African-American heritage than I am now, despite the many obstacles. One of the most profound acts since 1619, the beginning of slavery, shows how far we have come. As I look back over the excruciating pain that we have suffered and, in ...

Ohio’s energy jobs boom

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Despite recent arctic temperatures, the good news for Ohio is that we are benefiting from both falling gas prices and an energy jobs boom that is helping reduce the state unemployment rate. Last year, employment building pipelines, like Utopia, Leach Xpress, and others, spiked ...

Bishop must keep everyone informed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton recently announced the suspension of the Holy Name Cathedral project due to accounting irregularities. He said they were found during the recent reorganization of the diocesan financial office and through an external auditing process. He said, ...

Don’t forget newspaper carrier

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If you have been receiving your newspaper regularly during this winter when the weather is too cold, too foggy, too snowy, too icy and just plain so ugly you don’t really want to go out and get your paper from the tube, think about your paper carrier. He or she is out there ...

Downtown grocery store needed now

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to encourage Mayor Jerry Barilla and all who are involved to bring a grocery store to downtown Steubenville. Food is a basic need and, in my opinion, moving forward in this endeavor should be a top priority. Many people in our city do not have cars, so the convenience of ...