Opinion

Better security school priority

Editorials

Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

Just a few thoughts

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Some random thoughts: ¯ Murderers, if raised in a violent environment, get pushed over the edge to commit the act of murder with no reason and no remorse. ¯ I think there is something to be said about beautiful women and handsome men. If the first word out of their mouth ...

Left-wing after moral poverty

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods before me.” Thus reads the first and most important of the commandments given to Moses. Yet, in these times, we see greater and greater worship of ...

Wells Township levy earns support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to urge residents of Wells Township to support the 1.2-mill additional levy on the May 8 primary election ballot. The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County system shares residency in the Wells Township Building for our Brilliant branch library, and ...

Make sure you vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate to represent West Virginia, Don Blankenship has been airing nasty ads against current Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin since, I believe it was, last summer. He aligns himself totally with President Donald Trump. Trump has a nasty ...

Ruminski right choice on May 8

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When selecting leadership and management roles in government, we voters develop our own criteria to aid us in our selections. On May 8, we’ll be facing names on ballots for our state representative nominee. One of these names will be Fiona Ruminski. She is a wife, mother ...

Brilliant VFD endorses levy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department has endorsed the Wells Township 1.2-mill levy, which will be on the May 8 ballot. In January, the township budget was reduced by 10 percent due a tax abatement grant to AEP Cardinal Plant. This has affected all areas of the budget. The ...

Get involved in election process

Editorials

Whether you will be out of town or unavailable on Election Day, or simply don’t want to face the crowds heading to the polls on May 8, residents of Ohio and West Virginia can cast their votes now. Voting is an important part of citizenship in our country. It is one of the many ways in ...

Downtown alive with Eggsibition

Editorials

If you haven’t had the chance to tour downtown and view the displays that are part of the Great Steubenville Eggsibition, you are running out of time. In its second year, the collection of hand-painted giant Easter eggs is scheduled to end Monday. Each of the 23 3-foot-tall eggs can be ...

FAA inspection news troubling

Editorials

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed making ultrasonic inspections of the fan blades in Boeing 737 aircraft engines mandatory. The agency never issued a final decision, however. The engine’s manufacturer had recommended such inspections be conducted within a year. Last ...