Opinion

Barilla right choice for mayor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Jerry Barilla definitely is the right vote for mayor and the right move for the direction of Steubenville. No one has done, or continues to do, more for the city than Barilla. His love, commitment, devotion and dedication to the city are beyond reproach. I’ve known ...

Guest column/Why Ohio employers should care about Issue 2

Local Columns

This November, Ohioans will be asked to vote on Issue 2, a statewide ballot initiative that proposes to regulate how state government contracts for prescription drugs. Proponents of Issue 2 claim that the proposed law will protect Ohio taxpayers from the “corporate greed” associated with ...

Weinstein should have been stopped

Editorials

As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. It appears that Weinstein’s sexual predation was an open secret among many in Hollywood and ...

Holiday spirit will come alive

Editorials

While a look at the calendar shows that Christmas is more than two months away, the Follansbee Municipal Park will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holiday this weekend. It will all be a part of the annual Christmas in the Park celebration. Set to be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Get ready for a red-hot weekend

Editorials

Chili connoisseurs are encouraged to make their way to the Weirton Event Center Saturday for the annual Red Hot in Hancock competition, set to feature cooks from across the country. The contest, to take place from noon to 4 p.m., is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, with proceeds ...

Johnson’s bill will help area residents

Editorials

One reason many Americans are upset with how federal lands are administered in Washington is that when there is money to be made from them, little or none of it goes to local communities. A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, is aimed at changing that. Johnson has ...

OSU officials need to study numbers

Editorials

For many years, standard practice on many college and university campuses was to minimize, even cover up actively, reports of crime affecting students. That is changing, in some measure because of federal law insisting on honest campus crime reporting. With that in mind, reports of crime at ...

Hard look needed at student loans

Editorials

Unless they are pressed by the government to do otherwise, as they sometimes are in considering mortgage loan applications, private lending institutions look hard at two factors before making loans. First, the borrower’s ability to repay the loan is considered. Second, the value of the ...

Help in fighting fake news

Local Columns

National Newspaper Week came to an end on Saturday, but the thoughts brought up as part of the observance are certainly relevant for our industry on a daily basis. The theme was “Real newspapers ... real news,” and it really is appropriate. By making it a topic of discussion, it helps to ...

Jumpstart the day — stay off my nerves

Local Columns

It’s a beautiful, sunny Sunday — bright blue sky and warmth, a bonus fall day way more like summer. Fabulous. Better Half and I are motoring along, on our way after church and our small group Bible study that’s always a great way to jumpstart the week. Terrific. We are on the ...