Opinion

Progressives miss the point

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I can’t choose what’s more humorous, progressives daydreaming about President Trump being impeached or their nightmare that Trump is president. Or, believing Republicans wage war on women and the Muslim world doesn’t, and advising pregnant women not to smoke, but saying ...

Route 7 project is impressive

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been blessed this year on the road to recovery from a major illness and somewhat major surgery. The blessing is the construction site for the state Route 7 approach to the Veterans Memorial Bridge. My home overlooks much of the work that has been done, and during a short ...

Ohio’s extensive library system

Local Columns

One of our “good library users” — meaning that they use the library often enough that we recognize them by name — was chatting with me about their grown children and their families. Both families now live in distant cities, and the purpose of the conversation was to share their ...

Your idea could help save lives

Editorials

Much of the technology that has made our lives longer, more productive and more enjoyable did not come from professional researchers. It came from tinkerers — people like you — who had great ideas. Our states certainly could use some of those, to deal with the substance abuse epidemic ...

Parade brings magic to town

Editorials

The magic of the Christmas season is alive and well in downtown Steubenville. And, while thousands of residents of the Tri-State Area and beyond already have visited the Nurcacker Village and Advent Market at Historic Fort Steuben, many hundreds more will line Fourth Street in Steubenville ...

Roosevelt’s words still have meaning

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 76 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Tax cut provisions should kick in now

Editorials

Wait ’til next year is a common refrain among sports fans whose teams are not doing well. It should not be something you hear from Congress. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved tax relief bills. All that remains is for the two chambers to reconcile their versions and ...

A ‘mistake’ in name of political correctness

Editorials

You may have seen anti-abortion displays similar to that which Students for Life planned to erect on Miami University’s Hamilton campus earlier this year. They feature a number of crosses, with signs explaining each one represents a baby aborted during a specified amount of time. Students ...

EPA moves should be investigated

Editorials

Most of the time, politicians tend to let bygones be bygones in the wake of elections. No matter how many of the rules an opponent may have broken, it is viewed as good form for the winner to forget about them. That should not be the case now, as more and more evidence of wrongdoing by ...

An early Christmas present to savor

Local Columns

I gave my brother Jay an early Christmas present the other day or at least something to keep him amused while he begins the recuperation process this week from knee replacement surgery. He rolled into town from Columbus for a brief visit last week, and I gave him two big envelopes stuffed ...