Editorials

Millitary must clean up its act

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

Special Olympics a chance to shine

More than 200 competitors will converge on Harding Stadium Saturday, and Tri-State Area residents are welcome to be on hand to cheer them on. The annual Ohio Area 9 Special Olympics Qualifier event officially gets under way at 10 a.m. at the track facility next to the stadium. It will be a ...

Events bring life to Fourth Street

A new set of eyes can lead to a new way of doing things. We commend Therese and Gabriel Nelson and the Harmonium Project and the Young Preservationists for being not only new eyes but a new spirit, one we hope is contagious for the good of the city of Steubenville. A chance to catch that ...

Mingo Junction voters should approve levy

Voters in Mingo Junction will have the chance to improve emergency services in their village when they head to the polls Tuesday. They are being asked to approve a 3-mill levy that will cover the purchase of two new ambulances, a heart monitor and a pickup truck to be used as a fire ...

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 ...