Opinion

Put safety first in construction areas

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Dull documentary or movie magic?

Local Columns

I don’t know if couples ever ask these days for insight on marriage or wonder what it will be like when the honeymoon is l-o-n-g over. But last Sunday for me and Better Half, before the day drew to a close, it made me think to myself now this 24-hour span of time has really captured so well ...

Important message coming

Local Columns

In the world of television, 12 years is a very long period. That’s the length of time the ABC show “What Would You Do?” has been on the air. It’s an impressive run, and something John Quinones, the show’s creator and host, attributes to its very simple concept. “It forces ...

Voters should OK Indian Creek issue

Editorials

The structure that is now known as Indian Creek High School opened in the early 1950s, and the building that is now Wintersville Elementary School was built in the 1960s. Both have served countless numbers of students and the community well since. But educational needs and requirements have ...

Many items to take issue with

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A guest column by Stephen Krason on March 31 amazed me (“Items lead to questions about outlook of paper.”) There are so many items in the column that I took issue with, but overriding all of it were two questions — why is there so much anger and why are people so ...

What’s gained from insults?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When one American directs a stream of insults at other Americans who dare to hold different views, some lines from “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” written by Robert Burton (1577-1640), come to mind. Here is a passage from that book: “In a commonwealth, where there is no ...

Guest column/Words of writer offer an adequate answer

Local Columns

After reading the March 31 guest column by Steve Krason regarding this newspaper’s supposed advancement of the gay rights movement, I was left to wonder why the university would allow Krason to reference his affiliation with that institution, given the fallout generated by his last diatribe ...