Editorials

Enjoy America’s unofficial holiday

We wake up this morning with the comfort of knowing the end of winter is approaching and the arrival of spring is not that far away. This we are sure of, not because the cadre of groundhogs and woodchucks across the country, led by the most famous and accurate prognosticator of them all, ...

Week celebrates Catholic schools

The annual recognition of Catholic Schools Week comes to an end today. Based around the theme “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” the week featured activities, posters, contests, opportunities to help others and liturgies for Catholic school children across our region. It ...

Pinewood Derby offers many lessons

Consider the Pinewood Derby vehicle. It might appear to be nothing more than a simple block of carved wood, designed solely to participate in races for unpowered and unmanned miniature race cars. If you take a closer look, though, you’ll likely find that the creations designed and built by ...

Region showing lots of progress

Take a look at any part of our Tri-State Area and you will find it nearly impossible not to see growth, expansion and reason for optimism. Not too far to our north, you’ll find that work is continuing on the $8 billion-plus ethane cracker being built by Royal Dutch Shell in Monaca, Pa. Not ...

Lee West’s memory lives in annual event

Lee West’s life might have been short, but the excitement he displayed during the limited time he was on Earth has not been forgotten. An honors student and multi-sport athlete at Steubenville High School, West was just 15 when he lost his life in a fatal house fire in 2012. Since then ...

Election oversight remains important

Fortunately, a problem with the election last November in Ohio’s Miami County did not affect the outcome of any races on the ballot. Still, the fact that 6,000 ballots were not counted is disturbing. Members of the county elections board had to meet last week to amend official returns. ...

Brooke schools must move ahead

Brooke County Board of Education members are “focused on moving ahead,” emphasized their president, Theodore Pauls, after a bombshell dropped in the middle of controversy over the school system. It happened Wednesday, when Toni Paesano Shute resigned as school superintendent — and it ...

Money is needed to battle infant mortality

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Use incentives for permanent jobs

Ohio legislators are being asked to increase tax incentives for films produced in the state and to offer them to stage productions, including Broadway shows touring the state. Proponents of increasing the current $40 million a year cap to $100 million say that would stimulate Ohio’s ...

Bringing community, university together

Area residents will have the chance to remember a coaching legend, enjoy college basketball and spend some time on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville Saturday. That’s when the university will team with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to present the ...