Editorials

Thunder in the Ville will light up the sky

The Tri-State Area’s countdown to the Fourth of July holiday begins this weekend when Thunder in the Ville returns to the campus of Indian Creek High School in Wintersville. The event, which will be celebrating its 21st year, is the first of many community celebrations planned throughout ...

Holtz honorees earn respect

We congratulate the inductees of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and those involved in making this program such a success year after year. Follansbee and East Liverpool native Holtz returned to the Ohio Valley on June 9 to recognize this year’s group of honorees, ...

Mehalik helped countless lives

Michael Mehalik saw a lot of changes during his three-plus decades at the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities agency. He is retiring after nine years as superintendent. He served as the adult services director, workshop director, program coordinator and production manager before being ...

Penguins capped successful season

Area fans of hockey are riding high on the shoulders of the Pittsburgh Penguins, again among the rare ranks of the back-to-back Stanley Cup winners in the NHL. The extra 25 games of the 2017 NHL post-season tournament that it took for the Penguins to bring home the hardware for the second year ...

Dedication a part of being a father

Fatherhood is not a matter of biology. It’s a matter of dedication, attitude and a life’s choice to realize that, no matter what the world says, role models do matter. To be a father is about love. That’s a tricky subject in a world where men are portrayed as aloof, athletic or just ...

Pietro Fiorentini positive for area

The best things come to those who wait. It’s a saying which has been proven true recently as a long-awaited development project in our area has taken another step closer to completion. On June 9, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held to officially welcome Pietro Fiorentini to Weirton, with ...

River Sweep helps protect a resource

Volunteers have gathered on the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries on a Saturday morning in June to pick up debris and trash for many years now. River Sweep, now in its 28th year, is the largest environmental event of its kind. It encompasses six states and more than 3,000 miles of ...

There’s a lot to do this weekend

Steubenville’s Hometown Celebration will wrap up a fun-filled week of great food, nostalgia and camaraderie on Saturday. First off is the Dino Dash 5K run and Martin Meander 5K, with registration beginning bright and early at 7 a.m. The races start at 9 a.m., and proceeds this year benefit ...

Our flag a symbol that helps unify us

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America. We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

Steubenville proud to remember Martin

It’s been 100 years since he was born, but his name continues to carry magic. That’s what make this week special, as Steubenville again prepares to honor a famous son, Dino Crocetti, who went on to become known around the world as Dean Martin. The event annually draws fans from around ...