Editorials

Our flag is a symbol of our great country

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America.We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

Greek festival sure sign of summer

A sure sign of summer is the return of the Holy Trinity Greek Food Festival in downtown Steubenville.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event steeped in tradition, and it offers a chance for friends and family to gather surrounded by great food.And it's about food, for sure, with ...

Day shines light on abuse of the elderly

Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and it gives everyone a chance to think about how some of our most vulnerable residents are treated.Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation.Elderly persons are at a greater risk of abuse ...

Murals add to the Gem City

The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization has completed two of three murals to grace downtown walls.The colorful mural, at the corner of Clark and Fourth streets, depicts images in the life of Noah Long, son of David and Katie Long, who died of leukemia on July 28, 2014. The mural, painted by ...

Speaking out can help in crime fight

Crime is usually at the top of the list of concerns raised by any community.Nobody wants to hear about the house down the street getting broken into or the wallet taken from a neighbor's car that had been parked in the driveway. We don't want to see drug deals on the corner or listen to shots ...

Admitting problem is the key

We understand. Blaming people with heroin addictions is easy. We all wish they had made a different decision. They do too.But life is never simple and one of its greatest challenges can be overcoming an addiction, especially to a powerful opiate that's destroying lives and families in every ...

Personal responsibility missing

Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and libertarians of high intelligence and high principles who are advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity of working to provide their own livelihoods.Generations ago, both religious people and socialists ...

Arrogance of the elite produces a despicable vision

A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on its use. They seek substitutes for that which has risen in price. Recent years have seen proposals for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Some states and localities, such as ...

Take steps to protect yourself from the sun

With the official start of summer season right around the corner, we hope everyone will think about the dangers of skin cancer.It's the most common form of cancer in the United States, but, fortunately, skin cancer also is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.About one in five Americans ...

Ali left mark on sports, culture

In a lifetime that was filled with iconic moments, it's nearly impossible to choose one that best captured the life of Muhammad Ali.Maybe it was a photo taken on March 1, 1964, in which Ali (who was then known as Cassius Clay), stood next to Malcolm X while signing autographs outside of the ...