Editorials

Project Bootstraps helps build future

Project Bootstraps was started in 2010 as an effort to offer the insight local entrepreneurs need to become small business owners. Those who attended the previous presentations were able to hear from successful owners of area businesses. They talked about the sacrifices and commitment that ...

System needs to be fairer to landlords

Steubenville’s 4th Ward Councilman Scott Dressel is happy municipal officials have stepped up attempts to collect money from people whose utility bills have become delinquent. Dressel is pleased the city is bringing in more money, of course. But it also means he shells out less. Until ...

Put safety first around workers

Spring flowers and trees are starting to bloom, and so is the annual spring appearance of orange work-zone barrels. This week marks National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, an annual event designed to remind drivers to be patient, slow down and pay attention in road construction ...

Ohioans should get break on their plates

Alone among states in the region, Ohio requires car and truck owners to purchase and display license plates on the rear and front of their vehicles — but not for long. A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Mike DeWine increases vehicle fuel taxes in Ohio. State taxes will go up to 38.5 ...

Pens a special part of playoff picture

This time of year is special for sports fans. We’re a few weeks into the new baseball season, and the Pirates have gotten off to a decent start. On Sunday night, Baylor stopped Notre Dame 82-81 to win the NCAA women’s basketball title, while on Monday night, Virginia topped Texas Tech ...

Organ donation can give the gift of life

Do you know someone who has received a liver, a heart or, maybe, a cornea implant? Chances are you do, as organ donations in the United States are continuing to grow, and more than 35,000 were performed during the past year. However, thousands and thousands more await transplants — more ...

Alan Hall leaves a rich legacy

All of the branches and systems that make up the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County had a much different look when Alan Hall came to Steubenville in 1983. But while the Marietta native was faced with aging buildings and technologies when he moved from Delphos to become the ...

Distractions can become deadly

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month nationwide and a good time to put down that cell phone Cell phones aren’t the only things that can distract a driver. The list includes water bottles, the radio, foods just purchased at a drive-through or the family dog sitting on the driver’s ...

Brooke should look at funding for EDA

Most public officials learn quickly that they cannot please everyone. There simply is not enough taxpayer money to go around. Brooke County commissioners came under fire this week because of their decision not to provide funding to the county Economic Development Authority during the upcoming ...

First Fridays let downtown shine

No one was really sure what to expect when the idea of First Fridays on Fourth was proposed last year. The monthly festival along Fourth Street in Steubenville quickly caught on, however, and since its beginning in May, has become a must-attend event for residents from across the Tri-State ...