Editorials

Doing right thing remains important

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has been ...

Downtown addition offers good news

Steubenville received a bit of a boost late last week when it was learned that Dollar Tree would open a downtown location in the North Fifth Street building that had, until August, been a Rite Aid. That’s welcomed news on many different levels. First, it means that a building that sits in ...

Follansbee event celebrates season

For 16 years, the annual Christmas in the Park event held in Follansbee has offered residents of the Tri-State Area the chance to get an early start on the holiday season. Held in October, the festival provides a fun time for area families and celebrates the holiday season’s spirit of ...

A date that will live in infamy

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 77 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Events help show spirit of holidays

There are several events coming up during the next couple of weeks that have stood the test of time and continue to remind us of the importance of sharing the spirit of the holidays. On Friday, the Rotary Club of Steubenville will hold its annual Christmas party for children with special ...

Ohio Cyber Reserve sets the right tone

Threats to our security come in many forms, but among the least understood are those that occur in cyberspace. From our personal computers and smartphones all the way up to the server banks keeping hospitals running and those holding the secrets of the federal government, hackers can be as ...

Bush remembered as a good man

When former President George H.W. Bush died on Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Let holiday’s spirit shine

Nobody really looks forward to it. Thanksgiving rolls around and you grab the aluminum extension ladder out of the garage, climb into the attic and haul down boxes of lights and decorations and then freeze outside trying to figure out why one strand of lights won’t work. But, once it is ...

Remember others in holiday season

At this time of year when we’re bombarded with reminders of what the biggest and the brightest gifts for the holidays are, it’s easy to get gift-wrapped ourselves. We become so busy with the bustle of the season that we put blinders on, and we don’t see that while some of us struggle to ...

Exercise caution in wintry weather

We’ve been reminded during the past week about the concerns that pop up when snow begins sticking on the road. And, while we’ve enjoyed a couple of milder days, drivers have to get a grasp on basic winter driving skills. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported driving too fast for ...