Opinion

Guest column/Affordable broadband key to development

Local Columns

During the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio’s unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I’ve also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven’t ...

Eggsibition shows off region’s talent

Editorials

Storefronts throughout downtown Steubenville have taken on the look of spring this week with the return of the Great Steubenville Eggsibition. The collection of hand-painted giant Easter eggs returned to the city for its third-annual run earlier this week. It’s a collection of 30, ...

Brooke commissioners recognize a real hero

Editorials

We all ought to have neighbors like Bill Long of Brooke County. Brooke County commissioners honored Long recently for what he did on the morning of Jan. 4, when he stepped out on his porch and saw his neighbor’s home was on fire. “I knew the lady who lived there was 99 years old. I just ...

Give Kids a Smile helps community

Editorials

There were plenty of happy faces to be seen earlier this month when Eastern Gateway Community College held its annual Give Kids a Smile event. Thanks to the program, more than 70 area children who have no access to dental insurance were able to receive free oral health screenings, X-rays, ...

Symposium prepares youth for the future

Editorials

Any opportunity to give our young people an edge when it comes to preparing for their future is well worth the effort. With that thought, we are grateful for the continuing work of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce in organizing programs for our local high school students. The chamber’s ...

Ethics questions demand answers

Editorials

Hancock County commissioners — and residents of the county — should want to know more about a reported vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board. Commissioners were notified of the vacancy last week, through a memorandum from board President Jeffery Wargo. It contained the information ...

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child

Editorials

Researchers say child abuse appears to go in a cycle. Children who were abused as a child or witnessed violence between their parents tend to repeat the abuse or violence as an adult. April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month and a good time to question why child abuse even ...

Rejoice ­— it’s time to pay your taxes

Editorials

Tax Day 2019 has arrived, and you’ll have to be sending in those returns with payments or seeking an extension today. It’s also the day after Tax Freedom Day in Ohio, five days after Tax Freedom Day in West Virginia and one day before Tax Freedom Day in Pennsylvania, which falls right in ...

Time to do a countdown on Kiaski clocks

Local Columns

The absence of a clock in one room led to a discussion about and a count of how many timekeepers are in other rooms in the house we call home sweet home museum. This topic came up yet again when Better Half and I were watching television in the living room, long referred to as “the piano ...