Editorials

Amazing Raise helps nonprofits

More than 100 area nonprofit organizations will have a chance to receive a boost today as part of the annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley. Throughout the day, residents will be able to donate to their favorite charitable group by simply going online to giveov.org. The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley ...

Hancock libraries deserve support

Libraries are considered to be the cornerstones of communities, providing vital services to all residents. They are not just places to borrow books, but places of learning, obtaining skills, communicating and more. That’s why we are asking for Hancock County voters to continue their ...

Wells Township deserves yes vote

Wells Township residents who vote in the May 8 election will see an important 1.2-mill additional levy on the ballot. It’s important to the township and its residents because, if passed, it will garner funds to replace money lost by a tax devaluation at the Cardinal Plant. Tax ...

Donated organs can help many

Chances are you know someone who has received a liver, heart or even a cornea implant. That’s because organ donations in the United States are continuing to grow, with more than 30,000 performed annually. However, thousands and thousands more await transplants — more than 118,000 ...

Better security school priority

Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

Get involved in election process

Whether you will be out of town or unavailable on Election Day, or simply don’t want to face the crowds heading to the polls on May 8, residents of Ohio and West Virginia can cast their votes now. Voting is an important part of citizenship in our country. It is one of the many ways in ...

Downtown alive with Eggsibition

If you haven’t had the chance to tour downtown and view the displays that are part of the Great Steubenville Eggsibition, you are running out of time. In its second year, the collection of hand-painted giant Easter eggs is scheduled to end Monday. Each of the 23 3-foot-tall eggs can be ...

FAA inspection news troubling

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed making ultrasonic inspections of the fan blades in Boeing 737 aircraft engines mandatory. The agency never issued a final decision, however. The engine’s manufacturer had recommended such inspections be conducted within a year. Last ...

Sammartino’s life, work legendary

Bruno Sammartino carries to the grave the true mantle of “people’s champion,” a guy who never forgot the hardships of his early life and who never was anything less than grateful for all the millions of fans he accumulated in his professional wrestling career. Even when he was just ...

Barbara Bush will be missed

It’s not every day the nation loses the wife and mother of a president. It thus is a sort of unstated requirement that Americans paused and remembered Barbara Bush on her death Tuesday at age 92. She had declined further medical treatment for a variety of heart ailments earlier last ...