Opinion

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 ...

Cordray supports Eastern Ohio

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: During the gubernatorial debate in Marietta, the Democratic candidate for governor, Richard Cordray, expressed his support for the idea that the state should return tax dollars generated from the oil and gas industry to Eastern Ohio. Locally, regardless of party affiliation ...

Writer uses science for political purposes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In an Oct. 7 letter to the editor, college professor Stephen Sammut presented himself as an expert in evaluating Christine Blasey Ford’s statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual attack when they were teenagers (“Political ...

It’s time for Laman party

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Did I blink and miss the summer? Christmas is right around the corner. Ray Laman elves are busy planning the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party. This year’s party will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department ...

Thankful for your trust and support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Jefferson County for allowing me the honor of having been your Jefferson County auditor for the past 26 years. Your support and votes have kept me here, and it was a time of my life I will never forget. Prior to ...

Safety council helps employers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Jefferson County Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to promote the importance of workplace safety. We at BWC work closely with the council and member employers in Jefferson County, and we are ...

Take your state back

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Trump’s cabinet picks have changed so often one can’t even keep up with them. But, rest assured, they were all millionaires and billionaires in their own right who are there to get inside information that will make them even richer. There have been greedy people on both ...