Opinion

Merry Christmas

Editorials

The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, “Happy Holidays.” ...

It really is the most wonderful time

Local Columns

December is like a l-o-n-g tunnel, and it can seem as though there’s no hint of light at the end of it. Or as I was laughing with a group of friends recently — most of us exasperated by schedules accelerated and compounded courtesy of the holiday season — it’s like a box you’re ...

What about electric football?

Local Columns

It’s Christmas Eve, and that means the attention of a large number of area residents will be turned toward thoughts of toys. For the younger readers among us, that probably means a heightened sense of anticipation, as the arrival of Santa Claus gets closer. For the adults, that likely means ...

Spirit of season remains alive

Editorials

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the ...

Coal calendars are available

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 2018 Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park calendars feature Hanna’s second No. 5561 Marion Power Shovel, nicknamed the “Green Hornet,” that was assembled in late 1946 near Georgetown, Ohio. Why the nickname? It was originally painted green. The shovel had a ...

Council is out of step

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a 4-3 vote by Steubenville Council, the city snuck through and passed Ordinance No. 2017-88 requiring citizens to register with the council clerk four days prior to any council meeting if he or she desires to be heard regarding any city business. Alarmingly, council did not ...

Toronto police shine in community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Once again, the Toronto police officers have gone above and beyond their call of duty for the community. This is the time of year that many parents are struggling to make ends meet and trying to give their children a nice Christmas. The Toronto Police officers and their wives ...

We are ideal victims

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Those of us with reasonably good health insurance know that it’s nearly impossible to determine the cost of a treatment or therapy until weeks or even months have passed. We must keep track of bills and explanation of benefits statements until we finally figure out the amount ...

Family thankful for care

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The family of the late Mary Jo Viola would like to offer sincere thanks and gratitude to all who took such loving and excellent care of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Special thanks to the Teramana Cancer Center and Dr. Mohammed Rahman and his staff who were always ...

Abortion remains a campaign issue

Editorials

“Analysis” of elections sometimes must seem laughable to political pros. Take one conclusion some in the media are drawing from the Dec. 12 election in Alabama. In that contest, Democrat Doug Jones prevailed narrowly over Republican Roy Moore. Jones supports “abortion rights” laws. ...