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Guest column/Kavanaugh right pick for Supreme Court

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan — announced he was going to step down from the court, there was a lot of discussion about what kind of person should replace him. Many people said it should be someone smart and widely respected who ...

Guest column/The fight against opioid abuse continues

The opioid epidemic is the challenge of our time. Far too many West Virginians have succumbed to addiction’s grasp. It has cost people their jobs, their families and ended with prison or death for thousands. Ending this cycle of devastation requires a holistic solution. We must fight ...

A fresh perspective on life from little people

There’s nothing like some casual encounters with children to give you a fresh perspective on life. Little people can leave a big impression. I was pitching in at the concession stand at the Steubenville Saddle Club at its July show when I was reminded of this. Even though I have a ...

Definitions of love can be varied and many

In a few days, we will be celebrating our first anniversary as a new married couple and a new family. We believe we have come together because of love. Have you ever thought of how the word love is really used? Why do we use the word “love” in tennis? If you’ve scored love, you’ve ...

Words to think about

There are some phrases we have become all too familiar with that, quite frankly, can make us wonder just where our country might be headed. We’re told, for example, that the media can’t be trusted, because too many of its members are purveyors of “fake news.” We’re told that the ...

Planning doesn’t always make perfect

Planning is never a guarantee that everything proceeds without a hitch. I was reminded of that when my aunt came for a recent visit, flying in from Chicago’s O’Hare to Pittsburgh. My aunt is a very organized person, a do-ahead planner and plotter who actually mailed a box of clothing way ...

Guest column/See the best of your community: Visit a fair

We’re blessed in Ohio. Be it our natural resources, our climate, our places or our people — we are lucky to live where we do. This summer and fall, each of us has an opportunity to see firsthand the best of each of Ohio’s communities by visiting a fair. Ohio’s 94 county and independent ...

Unlimited believers — know that God has no limits

The Rev. Bob Mazeroski Joshua 3:5 “And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” There are three types of believers in this world when it comes to believing in God and his power: No. 1, unbelievers — these are the people who ...

Things to look forward to

Some thoughts as we head deeper into July: ¯ There are many events held each year throughout the Tri-State Area that have become staples of the yearly calendar. They’re things that people look forward to year after year. One of those is the annual Steubenville-Weirton Community Night at ...

‘And what is so rare as a day in June?’

“And what is so rare as a day in June? “Then, if ever, come perfect days; “Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, “And over it softly her warm ear lays…” Those lines from American Romantic poet James Russell Lowell’s “The Vision of Sir Launfal” were ones that, true ...