Editorials

Positive things in downtown

There have been many commendable efforts over the years to talk about downtown Steubenville, but it most assuredly was time for another last Thursday when the Downtown Real Estate and Enterprise Development Summit was held next to the City Building.And, though the most recent discussion ...

EGCC levy deserves continued support

Eastern Gateway Community College has had a positive impact on a countless number of young adults since the two-year school was founded nearly 50 years ago.The college is asking voters to renew a 1-mill levy during the Nov. 3 General Election.Residents should approve the 10-year levy because ...

City safety issue deserves a ‘yes’

No one likes to pay higher taxes, and everyone wants to make sure their street, neighborhood and town remain safe places to live.And that's why Steubenville residents will face a difficult decision when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.The city is asking voters to approve Issue 23, a 0.25 percent ...

Davis right choice for council at large

Steubenville voters will face a choice for the council at large seat when they vote on Nov. 3.Incumbent Democrat Kenny Davis is being challenged by Republican Kimberly Hahn for the position.Davis deserves your vote.Davis has a lifetime of experience as a resident of Steubenville, rising from ...

Early detection key in breast cancer battle

October is breast cancer awareness month, and while we are awash in a sea of pink merchandise, let us not forget the stark reality: Breast cancer is a killer of women and the best defense against it is early detection and treatment.When detected early, breast cancer has a five-year survival ...

Haworth exhibit lets area art shine

Good teachers have the ability not only to help us learn, but to inspire us to reach for our dreams and go farther than we ever thought possible.Many of us have had at least one teacher in our lives shine that light of inspiration, putting us on a special path toward honing our skills and ...

School Narcan plans sad but necessary

There was a time when heroin addiction was discussed in hushed whispers, and schools wouldn't remotely admit there is a potential for trouble with the drug within their hallowed halls.That time has passed to the point where proactive school districts know they need to be prepared for potential ...

Debate was no laughing matter

Though the most memorable moment, perhaps, from Tuesday's Democrat forum in Las Vegas was the exchange between socialist Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is sad that the moment was met with laughter and joy.Because Sanders' quip that he is tired of hearing about ...

Downtown event to show off area

City leaders, Jefferson County commissioners, the Jefferson County Port Authority, several organizations and businesses are coming together to provide a new vision for downtown Steubenville.Once a magnet for stores and shoppers, the business district needs some loving care and a few developers ...

Watch for deer along roads across our area

Driving around the Tri-State Area this time of the year isn't good for both deer and vehicles.West Virginia again led the country in collissions involving deer and motor vehicles. Pennsylvania was ranked fourth. Ohio isn't that far behind.The odds of a Mountain State resident having an ...