Opinion

Cordray-Sutton deserve vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of Ohio. They deserve our votes. Cordray defended public employee and teacher pension funds, opposed bid-rigging and protected consumers from fraudulent big business practices. Sutton, the ...

Guest column/The rescue of the coal industry must continue

Local Columns

For years, Democrat politicians told us that the coal industry was dying. It was only because they were the ones trying to kill it. Some Democrats told us that rebuilding the American coal industry was impossible. Others bragged that they’d do everything in their power to help destroy it. ...

Celebrating the past, looking to the future

Editorials

Weirton might not be known for giant pumpkins or a special type of apple, but organizers of Saturday’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival hope the new event can join the Ohio Valley’s other heritage festivals as it celebrates our area’s industrial past. Activities are scheduled throughout ...

Allison Elementary has earned honor

Editorials

Congratulations to the faculty, staff and pupils of A.T. Allison Elementary School. Located in Chester, Allison is one of 349 schools across the country announced as a National Blue Ribbon School for this year. Allison was one of only three West Virginia schools to earn the honor, ...

Forum a vital part of process

Editorials

If you are looking to learn more about local political races and issues that are appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot, you’ll have a great opportunity Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College. That’s when a political forum and debate will be sponsored by the Ohio Valley Business and ...

Early detection critical in fight

Editorials

It’s October, a time when the color pink is prevalent in our communities, making us aware it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the statistics still hold true, as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to medical experts. But did you know that ...

Guest column/Issue I would remove the consequences of failure

Local Columns

Proponents of Issue 1 believe that Ohio can solve substance addiction by essentially decriminalizing the possession of any drug of abuse of less than 20 grams by reducing possession to a misdemeanor and by limiting jail sentences for probation violations. But the truth is that a drug ...

Tuesday event great for area jobseekers

Editorials

Are you thinking about making a job change? Could it be time to pick up some new skills that will make you more valuable in the work force? Or, maybe it’s time to get out and find that first job. Whatever category you fall under, Tuesday’s regional job fair at Undo’s in the Holiday ...

Know before you vote

Local Columns

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the importance of voting, and yes, it’s a duty that all citizens should fulfill. Before you cast your ballot, though, the hope is you will take the time to become an informed voter. There are many ways to do that. During the next couple of weeks, ...

Meetings offer insight into rates

Editorials

After many months of agonizing over the matter, members of Steubenville Council seem to have settled on a strategy that will allow the city to raise money to make long-overdue repairs and improvements to its water and sewer systems. Its foundation is avoiding a steep increase in utility bills ...