Opinion

America coming together in Texas

Editorials

It has been suggested what is happening in Houston now is a welcome diversion from focus during recent weeks on the very worst people among us. But perhaps we should think about the extremists responsible for violence across the country, including in Charlottesville, Va., even as we marvel ...

Some thoughts about Labor Day

Editorials

Google “Labor Day 2017” and you’re as likely to find tips on holiday weekend sales in the stores, travel tips or end-of-summer barbecue recipes. While Labor Day continues to serve as the “end of summer” holiday, (it was moreso when the schoolchildren returned to the classrooms on ...

Community stars will shine

Local Columns

There are some tasks that come along every year that you really look forward, and there are some that come along that you know will be tough to complete. What’s rare is when those two types of challenges come along at the same time. A good example of that is our community stars ...

Events help Harrison Hills shine

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Aug. 23 was an exciting day for our Harrison Hills City School District community. Three events were held this day beginning with our open houses, followed by the back-to-school rally, and the day culminated with the groundbreaking for Harrison Central’s PK-12 new ...

An unappreciated treasure

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in response to the Aug. 20 letter written by Darlene Pehanich (“Beatty Park needs assistance.”) As many of you know, I have urged volunteers, personnel from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, senior citizens and others to become involved in caring for ...

Socialists damage our country

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Socialists come in many disguises. They now call themselves progressive Democrats. The new Democratic Party, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer; U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi; and Barack Obama and scores of others are all schemers and ...

Eclipse hype brings disappointment

Local Columns

I can assure you that the 69 staff members of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County were pleased to see the August solar eclipse pass on the calendar. For approximately six weeks we answered the phone, and answered in person, the question from the public as to whether we had ...

Airport will allow visitors once again

Editorials

In a time before the moving sidewalk, metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs, there was the simple joy often spoken of by area residents of a certain age of going to the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and “watching the planes.” The old airport terminal had an observation deck ...