Editorials

Events like chocolate walk help our region

Residents of the Tri-State Area — and beyond — had the chance to spend Saturday afternoon in downtown Steubenville browsing through local stores and having some fun along the way. They were the participants in the first Sweetheart Chocolate Walk, an event that served as a fundraiser for ...

DeWine task force good place to start

Too often, we hear of violent crimes committed by people who ought to have been behind bars instead of finding new victims. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants to do something about that in the Buckeye State. Last week, DeWine announced he has created a task force to look into how arrest warrants are ...

Take a moment to reflect today

Today is Presidents Day, and it should be a chance to reflect, to honor and to give thanks. It should be an opportunity to remember that while our president changes every four or eight years, our democracy continues to set a standard that is the envy of the rest of the world. The office ...

DiBartolomeo made an impact

Joe DiBartolomeo was Weirton’s city manager for only about six months, but he leaves a lasting, extremely positive impression on other municipal officials. DiBartolomeo has left the city manager’s position to take advantage of another job opportunity, and Diana Smoljanovich, the city’s ...

Decision of Browns raises many issues

No one can say that Cleveland Browns fans should not have seen this coming. There’s been a lot of positive energy surrounding the team in the past season. The emergence of Baker Mayfield at quarterback and the team’s 7-8-1 record, plus an apparent new attitude that stretched from top ...

Mounting debt is troublesome

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

Time to step up and be leaders

Steubenville finds itself in a tough position as this year’s election cycle gets under way. Last week’s filing deadline for the May 7 primary came and went, and few candidates emerged for several positions. In one race, in fact — the city’s 5th Ward — no candidates, including ...

Brooke excess levy deserves ‘yes’ vote

Much controversy has swirled around the administration of Brooke County schools for many months now. Parents and educators have serious concerns, many of which are warranted. And that’s what makes the Feb. 23 election on the county’s five-year excess school levy come at an unfortunate ...

Brown not left enough to be a real contender

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. During the weekend, he took his “Dignity of Work” tour to New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, improved ...

Brooke makes a solid choice

Brooke County Board of Education members made a wise decision in hiring Jeffrey Crook as interim superintendent of schools. The choice is “an opportunity for a new beginning,” as Crook put it. Bringing in a superintendent not formerly part of the school system was a near-necessity, in ...