Opinion

SB 250 bad legislation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A right fundamental to Western civilization is free speech; the ability to come together, to speak out on issues in society and to find a solution to them is what keeps our society functioning. However, in the Ohio Legislature, SB 250 — primarily sponsored by Sen. Frank ...

Grateful for Bush’s service

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we, as a nation, mourn over the recent passing of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, I would like to respectfully take this opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary life and career of this great American patriot. Bush, whose father, Prescott Bush, was a ...

Blame Barra, not Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor and a subsequent article in the paper blamed President Trump and his tariffs for the impending closure of the General Motors plant in Lordstown. Since neither of these documents contained any sources, I decided to look for information about General ...

Catholic education was right choice

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last summer, Carrie and I made the decision to enroll two of our children in school after 11 years of home schooling. We were understandably anxious as our son would enter sixth grade and our daughter 10th grade. We wondered how they would do academically and if they’d ...

Johnson needs to support economy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Nov. 27, I wrote our U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, to strongly urge him to support Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Select Committee for a Green New Deal. I outlined how Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal benefits America’s environment, America’s ...

Florida should look to our area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the last several elections, I have worked as a poll monitor and assistant at the Bantam Ridge Precinct, located in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Wintersville. In this precinct in the last election, there were 139 absentee and 508 walk-in ballots cast, keeping in line with ...

Follansbee event celebrates season

Editorials

For 16 years, the annual Christmas in the Park event held in Follansbee has offered residents of the Tri-State Area the chance to get an early start on the holiday season. Held in October, the festival provides a fun time for area families and celebrates the holiday season’s spirit of ...

A date that will live in infamy

Editorials

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 77 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Events help show spirit of holidays

Editorials

There are several events coming up during the next couple of weeks that have stood the test of time and continue to remind us of the importance of sharing the spirit of the holidays. On Friday, the Rotary Club of Steubenville will hold its annual Christmas party for children with special ...

Ohio Cyber Reserve sets the right tone

Editorials

Threats to our security come in many forms, but among the least understood are those that occur in cyberspace. From our personal computers and smartphones all the way up to the server banks keeping hospitals running and those holding the secrets of the federal government, hackers can be as ...