Editorials

Taylor fighting for firefighters

Steubenville’s Michael Taylor remains a fighter for his profession after retirement. Taylor, who retired earlier this year as an assistant chief with the Steubenville Fire Department, remains a vibrant advocate for issues for firefighters as president of the Ohio Association of Professional ...

Enjoy the sun, but play it safe

As we become busier outdoors these days as soccer practice spectators, football practice observers, backyard pool lifeguards and gardening aficionados, let us all remember the dangers of the sun. It’s a fact: Skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the United States, but, ...

Farm subsidy just quick fix

A White House plan for $12 billion in subsidies to aid farmers through the initial impact of a trade war with China seems fair, but only for a time. Over the long haul, the best solution for farmers who grow pork and soybeans in America’s heartland is to let them sell the work of their ...

OVAC game an area tradition

High school football returns to our region this evening when the 73rd edition of the Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Football Charity Classic is played. This year’s game, which is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m., returns to Wheeling Island Stadium. It once again will ...

Moving over helps keep others safe

Many drivers, spotting an emergency vehicle ahead of them on the berm, instinctively edge to the left in their lane or, if on a multi-lane highway, scoot over to the left lane. It just makes sense. In Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia it also happens to be the law. All three states are ...

Questions about Hocking program

The times they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it is possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Nelsonville-based Hocking College plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associate of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

Annual party helps keep memory alive

Though he met a tragic death at an all-too-young age, Lee West’s legacy of hope and help remains alive in our community. We were reminded of that Saturday, when the annual Lee West Birthday Bash was held in Steubenville’s Belleview Park. West was just 15 when he died in a house fire on ...

Tradition lives in annual club picnic

Generations of area steelworkers and others gathered Saturday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds for the 72nd rendition of the annual Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic. It was a chance for current and past employees of what once was Weirton Steel with at least 25 years at the local mill to enjoy ...

MGM lawsuits are unsettling

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

More investigating needed at OSU

Ohio State University’s energy and openness in investigating allegations of sexual misbehavior by a long-dead physician for some athletic teams has been commendable. Turns out that may have been a sea change, compared to the attitude when the doctor was alive and working at OSU. Dr. Richard ...