Opinion

Hancock County shines with fair

Editorials

There is certain to be some oldtime fun found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair. Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride and tradition for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local history ...

Move carefully on teacher certification

Editorials

West Virginia has a shortage of public school teachers qualified on paper to do their jobs. Eliminating some of the red tape at least partially responsible for that problem makes sense. In doing so, state officials should take care not to open the field of teaching to people who are not ...

Failure to warn is inexcusable

Editorials

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

Much has changed during last 16 years

Editorials

The children of Sept. 11, 2017, are getting their driver’s licenses this year. Sixteen years have passed since a cloudless morning in the Eastern United States saw the world changed by men who chose to use airliners as missiles, killing nearly 3,000 Americans. Many have compared the ...

Election season heats up

Local Columns

As the nights become a little cooler, area politics is certainly starting to heat up. A reminder came Wednesday night when the Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women held a meet-and-greet event for its party’s candidates in the Nov. 7 General Election. It’s the first of many such ...

Vacation — a mandate to eat out

Local Columns

I made myself perfectly clear as I began what was a lovely, long stretch of vacation time away from the newspaper. (You missed me, yes?) I told Better Half that we would be eating out every day, that it was my vacation, and no way was I going to go near our dusty stove unless there was a ...

Crime victims need better assistance

Editorials

Some Ohioans victimized by crime can be compensated by a state program set up for the purpose. Most don’t receive much; the average last year was $2,369. But some who probably ought to get help do not receive a dime, because of rules by which the program is guided. One of them was a ...

Hero run-walk set for Saturday

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The AIM Women’s Center wants to invite everyone to the Hero 5K Run/Walk, titled “Be the Hero you were meant to be!” on Saturday at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville. This event will benefit the center. Participants are invited to come dressed as their favorite super hero. ...

Guest column/Judge, family offer thanks to our community

Local Columns

I and my family wish to thank the community for the kindness shown following the shooting incident that occurred on Aug. 21. We offer a special thanks to the probation officer who reacted immediately and placed my safety above his own. We will be forever grateful. Next, we thank Common Pleas ...

Progressives lack message

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The United States is the only county in the history of the world not to execute, imprison or banish insurrectionists on the losing side. Confederate military, mostly Democrats, were allowed to assimilate into American society without penalty. They were allowed to honor their ...