Opinion

An interesting election

Local Columns

We’re nearly halfway through the presidential election cycle and, unlike many in mid-term elections in recent memory, those who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election will have several decisions to make. There’s been a lot of attention paid up to this point about traditional voting ...

Officers who saved woman are heroes

Editorials

With the rescue of a woman from a burning house on Pleasant Heights April 26, two Steubenville Police officers and a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy displayed the highest example of what law enforcers are. In the early-morning hours of April 26, City Police Patrolmen Matt Smarella and ...

Don’t forget to wear a poppy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Memorial Day is an upcoming federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring all Americans who died while serving this country in the military, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the freedom we so often take for granted. The holiday is observed on ...

Wolf simply told the truth

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last weekend, a comedian was hired to by the White House Correspondents Association to headline the annual dinner. Michelle Wolf did her job exceedingly well. She stood up to some very powerful people and made them uncomfortable. That is what comedians are supposed to do — ...

Thanks for help with Beatty Park

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express the gratitude of the city for the park cleanup activities at Beatty Park on April 21. The ecology and environmental services classes from the Franciscan University of Steubenville devoted their spare time to perform this vital community ...

Thanks from Mingo Social Services

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Easter distribution held by Mingo Social Services was a great success thanks to all the generous people in the Ohio Valley and out-of-towners. We served more than 350 families for the holiday who were very thankful. We would like the thank all of the volunteers and ...

Millitary must clean up its act

Editorials

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

Special Olympics a chance to shine

Editorials

More than 200 competitors will converge on Harding Stadium Saturday, and Tri-State Area residents are welcome to be on hand to cheer them on. The annual Ohio Area 9 Special Olympics Qualifier event officially gets under way at 10 a.m. at the track facility next to the stadium. It will be a ...

Events bring life to Fourth Street

Editorials

A new set of eyes can lead to a new way of doing things. We commend Therese and Gabriel Nelson and the Harmonium Project and the Young Preservationists for being not only new eyes but a new spirit, one we hope is contagious for the good of the city of Steubenville. A chance to catch that ...

Mingo Junction voters should approve levy

Editorials

Voters in Mingo Junction will have the chance to improve emergency services in their village when they head to the polls Tuesday. They are being asked to approve a 3-mill levy that will cover the purchase of two new ambulances, a heart monitor and a pickup truck to be used as a fire ...