Editorials

Toronto recreation has earned support

For many years Toronto has used a 0.5-mill levy to provide supplemental funding for its recreation department. Money generated by the levy is used to operate the War Memorial Pool and to cut grass there and at other recreation fields. The five-year levy is up for renewal on the Nov. 6 ...

Voters should approve Short Creek fire levy

Round-the-clock firefighting and ambulance coverage are critical services, relatively easy to provide in larger municipalities but substantially more difficult in rural areas. Two challenges — personnel and money — have to be overcome. For the about 3,500 people who live in the Short ...

Conn right choice for county auditor

Voters in Jefferson County are guaranteed they will be selecting a new auditor when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election. They’ll be choosing between Republican E.J. Conn and Democrat Scott Renforth, with the winner replacing Patrick Marshall, who decided to not seek re-election ...

Wells Township levy earns ‘yes’

Voters in Wells Township again will have the chance to approve a 1.2-mill additional levy when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election. If approved, money generated by the levy will replace tax money that has been lost through a tax devaluation of the Cardinal Plant. The issue is ...

Edison voters should say ‘yes’

Officials with the Edison Local School District have made $6.2 million in renovations to facilities since 2015, thanks to money generated by its 5.9-mill operating levy. That levy is up for renewal this fall, and voters need to say “yes.” Passage of the renewal, Issue 2 on the Nov. 6 ...

Graham deserves to be re-elected

Teamwork is critical to success on any board or organization, and that’s why voters in Jefferson County will have an easy choice to make when they cast their ballots in the race for Jefferson County commissioner on the Nov. 6 ballot. Thomas Graham deserves to be elected to another term on ...

Let’s make sure we put civility first

There’s no doubt Steubenville’s officials are dealing with a lot of stress these days, and the situation appeared to reach its boiling point Tuesday night when Mayor Jerry Barilla ordered a police officer to remove 6th Ward Councilman Robert Villamagna from a City Council meeting. That ...

Celebrating the past, looking to the future

Weirton might not be known for giant pumpkins or a special type of apple, but organizers of Saturday’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival hope the new event can join the Ohio Valley’s other heritage festivals as it celebrates our area’s industrial past. Activities are scheduled throughout ...

Allison Elementary has earned honor

Congratulations to the faculty, staff and pupils of A.T. Allison Elementary School. Located in Chester, Allison is one of 349 schools across the country announced as a National Blue Ribbon School for this year. Allison was one of only three West Virginia schools to earn the honor, ...

Forum a vital part of process

If you are looking to learn more about local political races and issues that are appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot, you’ll have a great opportunity Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College. That’s when a political forum and debate will be sponsored by the Ohio Valley Business and ...