Local Columns

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 ...

Guest column/Brown a trusted ally for all Ohio workers

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is trying to fool Ohioans to believe that he can be trusted to fight unfair trade deals that have hurt Ohio communities and cost jobs. But Steelworkers know the real story — Renacci has spent his career looking out for himself, not working ...

The Door that changes everything or the way you see it

By THE REV. CRAIG M. GREATHOUSE When I was in fourth grade at New Cumberland Elementary, I had an amazing teacher, Mrs. Campbell. On Fridays she would have us put our heads down on our desks and close our eyes, and she would tell us stories about adventures she and her friend, Jane, would ...

A few holiday numbers

You can’t pick up a newspaper, watch a television program or listen to the radio these days and avoid the realization that our country is going through some trying times politically. It’s easy to get caught up in the jousting being conducted from the left and right, but it might be time ...

Guest column/We need more leaders who will fight for region

China has consistently proven it’s a bad actor when it comes to fair trade practices. It heavily subsidizes various industries, including the steel industry, which distorts the free market and hurts American jobs. Forcing China to play by the rules has been one of my top priorities since I ...