Editorials

Olympic countries must stand ground

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

OU policy might be too restrictive

Freedom of speech, guaranteed to Americans, is one thing. Using it as an excuse to trample other rights — or even, as is seen with upsetting frequency, to strangle the free speech rights of those with whom one disagrees — is quite another. Ohio University officials deserve praise for ...

Distracted driving bill needs toughened

Ohio House of Representatives members had the right idea in approving a bill that targets distracted driving. They did not go far enough, however. A measure approved by the House in a 71-10 vote would allow police to issue tickets to motorists who use electronic devices such as cellphones ...

W.Va. road bond earns a ‘yes’ vote

For years, many West Virginians have complained about the sorry condition of many highways and bridges in our state, and wondered why someone didn’t do something about the problem. Now whether the challenge is addressed is up to residents. It would be foolish not to seize the opportunity. A ...

Puerto Rico must be remembered

Hurricane Maria was the most devastating storm to hit Puerto Rico in decades, perhaps as much as a century. It will take years and an enormous amount of federal aid to help the island recover. Because it is a U.S. territory, that assistance is merited. But Puerto Rico had been hit by another ...

Venezuela needs some attention

President Donald Trump has been accused of using hyperbole too freely. But his speech to the United Nations Tuesday did not fall into that category. Sadly, he merely presented the facts. “The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing,” Trump told U.N. delegates. That ...

Community Stars will shine Monday

The individuals who will be honored Monday evening as Community Stars have a very important thing in common — they have shown they are willing to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. That’s what we hope you will take away as you read through the special section ...

Longest Table a time for fellowship

The area has a chance to come together from all walks of life Sunday for a dinner in the street in downtown Steubenville. It’s time for the Longest Table, a community outdoor dining experience aimed at raising awareness of hunger issues in the Ohio Valley, all part of Hunger Action Month in ...

Riverfest sure sign it’s fall

Fall is officially here, and with it an expectation of cooler temperatures and a change in the look of the world around us. It also means a variety of local festivals and other events to celebrate the change in seasons, the autumn harvest and much more from our local communities. Among ...

Weirton Christian Center serves area

Few things can claim to be a cornerstone of a community for a century or more. The Weirton community is fortunate in that it has such an institution in the Weirton Christian Center. Founded in 1917 by a Baptist missionary, the Weirton Christian Center began in what is now the north end of ...