Editorials

Future bright for Trinity

Trinity Health System’s announcement of a $76 million project that will result in a new Trinity Medical Center at the West campus is positioning the hospital to be a leader in the area for years to come. Officials spent more than a decade trying to come up with a design that would be ...

Sharing our area’s story with the world

Patrick Ford represented the Northern Panhandle at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle was equipped with the only marketing piece for our region: A BDC marketing magazine that is the result ...

Taking children not good policy

Realistic new legislation is needed to address illegal immigration. President Donald Trump is right about that. He also is correct that Democrats in Congress have blocked some efforts in that regard. Trump was right Wednesday, too, when he issued an executive order that men and women caught ...

Why the delay for the Farm Bill?

The Farm Bill has passed the Senate and the House has been unable to pass its own version, defeating it in mid-May amid attempts to attach work requirements to the food stamp program, which is the major component of the Farm Bill. The first price supports date to the early years of the Great ...

Johnson, McKinley help in drug fight

Congratulations to U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-Wheeling, for not only talking about the opioid addiction crisis but also authoring bills and having them passed by the full House of Representatives. Johnson’s T.E.A.C.H. Act would provide incentives ...

West Virginia set to move forward

West Virginia needs to overcome the “We’re last and proud” syndrome as it tries to become a greater economic power in the nation. That’s the word from E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University, who discussed the West Virginia Forward initiative with reporters during ...

Talking better than alternative

In the currently divided U.S. political climate, even good news is drowned in a hail of criticism. There is one very basic fact that needs to be remembered before all else is said about the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: It happened. The president of ...

Respect best gift a father can get

Fathers don’t always receive the attention they deserve, often because many fathers garner attention that isn’t so good. Tales of single fathers and stay-at-home dads are not as common as tales of fathers gone wrong, fathers who succumb to the terrible pressures of supporting a family in ...

Court right in election ruling

Ohioans and West Virginians concerned about honest elections can celebrate this week, courtesy of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Both our states have relatively new mechanisms, handled by secretaries of state and local election officials, for keeping voter registration rolls up to date. One ...

Celebration brings downtown alive

Our city’s annual week of food, fun and nostalgia will come to an end Saturday when the Steubenville Hometown Celebration is held along North Fourth Street. The morning will feature the Dino Dash 5K run and Martin Meander, with proceeds going to benefit the Grand Theater restoration ...