Editorials

Let’s try to avoid same mistakes

Ready or not, marijuana stores are coming to a town near you — literally, not figuratively. Two are planned in Wintersville and one in East Liverpool. Other nearby locations include Marietta and Coshocton. Personnel at one of them, the Cresco Labs Ohio store on Main Street in Wintersville, ...

Foster parents fill very special roles

Caseworkers at the Jefferson County Job and Family Services, Children Services Division, look to the future when they respond to a case of child abuse and neglect. It’s a road that can be a long one. A child is removed from the home while an investigation is conducted, and many times is ...

Shopping locally helps our region

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Put safety first when decorating

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

Don’t let holiday spirit get you down

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those who already are stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The constant hustle and bustle of the ...

Simple tips can make shopping trips safer

The rush for holiday shopping has officially begun. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers need to practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities ...

Be kind as you seek those holiday deals

One thing about many holiday traditions is that they eventually evolve into, well, new traditions. Consider the time-honored tradition of Black Friday, that day after Thanksgiving that was said to make or break the holiday season for shoppers who were eager to snag a particular gift at a very ...

You hold the key to Thanksgiving spirit

There are two ways to approach today’s holiday, all contained in the simple one-word name we give to the fourth Thursday in November in the United States: Thanksgiving. We can be thankful. Yes, the world is a tough place, economically, politically, religiously and racially. Yes, there are ...

Helping others spirit of holiday

It’s a wonderful time of the year to count our blessings. And in our area, blessings come in many forms throughout our communities. One of those forms is the many area locations that offer free, hot, traditional Thanksgiving meals to anyone wanting one, regardless of need. These dinners ...

Parades share holiday spirit

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off of the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade. It’s impossible to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit. From the musicians in area ...