Opinion

Step back in time at Frontier Days

Editorials

Tri-State Area residents can see the past brought to life this weekend during Ohio Valley Frontier Days at Historic Fort Steuben in downtown Steubenville. Visitors on Saturday and Sunday can experience early American life on the Ohio frontier. The history of the surveying and settlement of ...

More saving can be accomplished

Editorials

Apparently, it is a good thing officials governing West Virginia public schools have decided to pare back spending for top managers. It does not seem Gov. Jim Justice views that as a priority. A consultant’s report a few years ago was critical of the state Department of Education. School ...

Many questions in W.Va. state budget

Editorials

Unless a budget is in place by June 19, both state and local governments in West Virginia will have to cope with serious problems. Though the new fiscal year does not begin until July 1, some time is required to make arrangements for it. So when legislators resume their special session on ...

Leaks hamper our work around world

Editorials

Keeping secrets can be just as important as uncovering them for intelligence agencies. An enemy’s knowledge of what one knows can be dangerous. The anger of British officials about leaks regarding their investigation of the Manchester concert hall bombing is understandable, then. Americans ...

Early Memorial Day parade for an icon

Local Columns

Paul Blackburn had his Memorial Day parade early. That observation to the audience came from Dan Vojvodich, former commander of the Richmond American Legion Post 740 Honored Seven who was one of the eulogists at Blackburn’s funeral held May 18 at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home in ...

Freedom comes at a steep price

Editorials

Today is casually considered the start of the summer vacation season. The kids are out of or about to get out of school. The days are getting longer. The grills are out in full force. But today is a time to take a moment to consider those freedoms we enjoy as Americans to live in a place ...

Ready for the spelling bee

Local Columns

You might not be that familiar with Grace McKeegan, but she will have the chance to compete with a very elite group of young people this week. McKeegan, a home-schooled seventh-grader from Steubenville, will be among the 291 young people from many parts of the world who will participate in ...

We must reduce federal spending

Editorials

Now the bare-fisted battle for money begins: President Donald Trump is recommending a $4.1 trillion federal budget. There is something in it — or, rather, not in it — to anger just about every member of Congress. Both senators and members of the House of Representatives from Ohio and West ...

Coalition picnic a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 20, the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition held its first Patriots Day picnic, and it was a huge success. The coalition worked very hard to bring this together in honor of Armed Forces Day and they all deserve recognition for all of their efforts. It was ...

Collectible coins popular with military

Local Columns

This Memorial Day weekend, it might be interesting to know that collectible coins have long been popular with members of the military. The American Legion, on the cusp of its 100th anniversary, is aiming to get Congress to mark the centennial with a limited-edition commemorative coin. This is ...