Opinion

Area chambers serve communities

Editorials

We’re fortunate to have several chambers of commerce working to improve the business climate throughout the region and helping to promote our local communities. Two of those organizations — the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce — showed their ...

What are we closed to?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The president stated last weekend that America is closed. What does that mean? Closed? Walled off from the rest of the world? Closed to new ideas? Closed to new discoveries? Closed to love, compassion, diversity? It is no secret that this administration has leaned hard into ...

Unredacted report needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a recent appearance before Congress, Attorney General William Barr promised Congress they’d have a redacted version of the Mueller report any day now. Now, I can understand why he wouldn’t want to release an unredacted version to the public, but I don’t think the ...

Crime still an issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I saw the news reports about the First Friday on Fourth events and read about the restoration of the old Grand Theater, and I thought, how wonderful it would be if Steubenville could be brought back to the way it was long ago. When I was young, we would go shopping in ...

Alinsky’s concepts sound familiar

Letters to the Editor

To the editor According to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” there are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. First, health care: Control health care and you control the people. Second, ...

Just go and reform

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Not guilty of Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Who’s kidding who? Like a dog slavering over a bone, political pundits, the media and many citizens at large eagerly awaited the outcome of the Mueller investigation. Many were convinced that justice would be served and ...

Guest column/Grassley-Klobuchar ushers in counterfeit drugs

Local Columns

Congress is poised to consider a bill that would allow Americans to import prescription drugs from Canada. The bill’s authors — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa — label their effort as a bipartisan push to “help Americans who struggle to pay exorbitant prices for ...

Project Bootstraps helps build future

Editorials

Project Bootstraps was started in 2010 as an effort to offer the insight local entrepreneurs need to become small business owners. Those who attended the previous presentations were able to hear from successful owners of area businesses. They talked about the sacrifices and commitment that ...

System needs to be fairer to landlords

Editorials

Steubenville’s 4th Ward Councilman Scott Dressel is happy municipal officials have stepped up attempts to collect money from people whose utility bills have become delinquent. Dressel is pleased the city is bringing in more money, of course. But it also means he shells out less. Until ...