Opinion

Guest column/The fight against opioid abuse continues

Local Columns

The opioid epidemic is the challenge of our time. Far too many West Virginians have succumbed to addiction’s grasp. It has cost people their jobs, their families and ended with prison or death for thousands. Ending this cycle of devastation requires a holistic solution. We must fight ...

Moving over helps keep others safe

Editorials

Many drivers, spotting an emergency vehicle ahead of them on the berm, instinctively edge to the left in their lane or, if on a multi-lane highway, scoot over to the left lane. It just makes sense. In Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia it also happens to be the law. All three states are ...

Questions about Hocking program

Editorials

The times they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it is possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Nelsonville-based Hocking College plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associate of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

Annual party helps keep memory alive

Editorials

Though he met a tragic death at an all-too-young age, Lee West’s legacy of hope and help remains alive in our community. We were reminded of that Saturday, when the annual Lee West Birthday Bash was held in Steubenville’s Belleview Park. West was just 15 when he died in a house fire on ...

Tradition lives in annual club picnic

Editorials

Generations of area steelworkers and others gathered Saturday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds for the 72nd rendition of the annual Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic. It was a chance for current and past employees of what once was Weirton Steel with at least 25 years at the local mill to enjoy ...

MGM lawsuits are unsettling

Editorials

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

A fresh perspective on life from little people

Local Columns

There’s nothing like some casual encounters with children to give you a fresh perspective on life. Little people can leave a big impression. I was pitching in at the concession stand at the Steubenville Saddle Club at its July show when I was reminded of this. Even though I have a ...

More investigating needed at OSU

Editorials

Ohio State University’s energy and openness in investigating allegations of sexual misbehavior by a long-dead physician for some athletic teams has been commendable. Turns out that may have been a sea change, compared to the attitude when the doctor was alive and working at OSU. Dr. Richard ...

Continuing to discredit media

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Why is it that President Donald J. Trump continues to attempt to discredit our national media whose function it is and has long been to hold our elected officials accountable for their words and actions as described so eloquently by the third president of our great nation, ...

Exercise your right to vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The midterm elections are just a few months away. Due to “voter purge” it is more important to exercise your right to vote than ever. I encourage everyone to verify and update your voter registration to ensure your vote counts. The deadline is Oct. 9. Candidates like ...