Editorials

Health center asset for area

The Ohio Valley Health Center has seen many changes since it first opened its doors on March 13, 2006. Once known as the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, it has called locations on North Fourth Street and at Trinity Medical Center East home. Despite all of those changes, the ...

Earth Day chance to show respect

Forty-nine years ago the celebration of Earth Day began, bringing the environment to an awareness level never before seen. Before Earth Day was recognized, cities and towns across America, many of which were in our Tri-State Area, were covered with smokestacks, with sludge and smog polluting ...

Easter’s message remains timeless

Some 2,000 years ago, an itinerant preacher in the Middle East was crucified for, as his executioners put it, claiming to be a king. There was no immediate worldwide news coverage of the event. There were no live images beamed to televisions, tablets and cell phones around the world, no ...

Eggsibition shows off region’s talent

Storefronts throughout downtown Steubenville have taken on the look of spring this week with the return of the Great Steubenville Eggsibition. The collection of hand-painted giant Easter eggs returned to the city for its third-annual run earlier this week. It’s a collection of 30, ...

Brooke commissioners recognize a real hero

We all ought to have neighbors like Bill Long of Brooke County. Brooke County commissioners honored Long recently for what he did on the morning of Jan. 4, when he stepped out on his porch and saw his neighbor’s home was on fire. “I knew the lady who lived there was 99 years old. I just ...

Give Kids a Smile helps community

There were plenty of happy faces to be seen earlier this month when Eastern Gateway Community College held its annual Give Kids a Smile event. Thanks to the program, more than 70 area children who have no access to dental insurance were able to receive free oral health screenings, X-rays, ...

Symposium prepares youth for the future

Any opportunity to give our young people an edge when it comes to preparing for their future is well worth the effort. With that thought, we are grateful for the continuing work of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce in organizing programs for our local high school students. The chamber’s ...

Ethics questions demand answers

Hancock County commissioners — and residents of the county — should want to know more about a reported vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board. Commissioners were notified of the vacancy last week, through a memorandum from board President Jeffery Wargo. It contained the information ...

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child

Researchers say child abuse appears to go in a cycle. Children who were abused as a child or witnessed violence between their parents tend to repeat the abuse or violence as an adult. April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and a good time to question why child abuse even ...

Rejoice ­— it’s time to pay your taxes

Tax Day 2019 has arrived, and you’ll have to be sending in those returns with payments or seeking an extension today. It’s also the day after Tax Freedom Day in Ohio, five days after Tax Freedom Day in West Virginia and one day before Tax Freedom Day in Pennsylvania, which falls right in ...