Editorials

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 ...

Earth Day reason for celebration

The annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world, will be marked Sunday. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud. Of course there environmental challenges yet to be addressed. Many “brownfields” industrial sites, contaminated ...

Program teaches important skills

Our youth are the future of the Ohio Valley, and any chance to see them grow as they prepare for the years ahead should be celebrated. That is why it is good to see another group of high school sophomores complete their journey as part of this year’s class of Youth Leadership Weirton. ...

Put safety first in construction areas

While spring continues to struggle to take hold, highway crews are looking at the calendar to signal the start of summer construction season. The cold weather might not be the best for paving, but it still gives workers the opportunity to bring out the dreaded orange construction barrels. ...

Quinones will bring interesting message

If there ever was a message that was perfect for the times we live in, it would be to believe in yourself, never give up and always do the right thing. It’s how John Quinones has lived his life, and a philosophy he will share Thursday night when he visits Steubenville as part of the ...

Just a few thoughts as you pay your taxes

If you are like some Americans, you will spend part of this evening finishing your income tax returns for 2017. The deadline to file them is midnight today, unless you request and get an extension. Oh, well. At least the government will be paid for ... Wrong. The Internal Revenue Service ...

Opioid advisory small first step

The U.S. surgeon general has done something that has not been done in 13 years. Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory. The last one was about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Adams’ new advisory concerns the opioid abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. Too many Americans are ...