Editorials

Let’s make sure we put civility first

There’s no doubt Steubenville’s officials are dealing with a lot of stress these days, and the situation appeared to reach its boiling point Tuesday night when Mayor Jerry Barilla ordered a police officer to remove 6th Ward Councilman Robert Villamagna from a City Council meeting. That ...

Celebrating the past, looking to the future

Weirton might not be known for giant pumpkins or a special type of apple, but organizers of Saturday’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival hope the new event can join the Ohio Valley’s other heritage festivals as it celebrates our area’s industrial past. Activities are scheduled throughout ...

Allison Elementary has earned honor

Congratulations to the faculty, staff and pupils of A.T. Allison Elementary School. Located in Chester, Allison is one of 349 schools across the country announced as a National Blue Ribbon School for this year. Allison was one of only three West Virginia schools to earn the honor, ...

Forum a vital part of process

If you are looking to learn more about local political races and issues that are appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot, you’ll have a great opportunity Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College. That’s when a political forum and debate will be sponsored by the Ohio Valley Business and ...

Early detection critical in fight

It’s October, a time when the color pink is prevalent in our communities, making us aware it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the statistics still hold true, as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to medical experts. But did you know that ...

Tuesday event great for area jobseekers

Are you thinking about making a job change? Could it be time to pick up some new skills that will make you more valuable in the work force? Or, maybe it’s time to get out and find that first job. Whatever category you fall under, Tuesday’s regional job fair at Undo’s in the Holiday ...

Meetings offer insight into rates

After many months of agonizing over the matter, members of Steubenville Council seem to have settled on a strategy that will allow the city to raise money to make long-overdue repairs and improvements to its water and sewer systems. Its foundation is avoiding a steep increase in utility bills ...

Florida needs nation’s help

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Every state needs to provide whatever help is within its power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

Christmas in Park preview of season

The calendar might show that Christmas is still two months away, but the Follansbee Municipal Park will come alive with the spirit of the holiday when the annual Christmas in the Park celebration returns this weekend. Set to be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Journalism matters today and every day

This is National Newspaper Week, observed annually for 78 years in our country. The theme for 2018 is, “Journalism matters — now more than ever.” Journalism does matter. Fact-finders, reporters, questioners ... they matter precisely because too many in positions of power wish they did ...