Opinion

Precautions can reduce fire risk

Editorials

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

We’re not bugged by the same things

Local Columns

What bugs one person doesn’t bother the other. A perfect example of that came to light when we stopped at the store the other day and bought a package of turkey breast. Better Half was driving home. My job, I was reminded as the passenger holding an integral part of the ...

Downtown comes alive

Local Columns

The best of our community was on display Tuesday night at Historic Fort Steuben. Steubenville’s annual light-up night attracted residents from all parts of the Tri-State Area. They came to enjoy the atmosphere around the park and to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. They came to ...

Try not to get so stressed this year

Editorials

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those already stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dim ...

Laman party just around the corner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is just a reminder that the 39th-annual Ray Laman Christmas Party will be held at the Wintersville Fire and Rescue garage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 16. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-along with Kenny Wells, Rudolph ...

Don’t vote against your own interests

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According an article in the New York Times, which was also recently aired on “60 Minutes,” there was a series of stories called the Paradise Papers, which revealed the offshore financial dealing of some of the world’s biggest corporations and wealthiest people, a majority ...

Support shows family not alone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In life sometimes, an event takes place that leaves us feeling confused, afraid and alone. Our family experienced one of these types of events this past August when our son, Rich Brandt, had a swimming accident. This accident resulted in numerous injuries, including a complete ...

Art Alley helps Good Neighbors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Wintersville Good Neighbors Association would like to thank the Art Alley, and especially Ali Shorac and Susie Guskea, for hosting a “Paint and Sip” and donating the profits to our organization. Everyone had a great time and the auction had some really beautiful ...

Amsterdam says thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of Village Council, I want to thank you all for your support of the recreational levy in the recent November Election. Council and I will continue to work to improve our village. I am blessed to work with a great council whose No. 1 priority is the citizens they ...

Energy investment good news for area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio Valley. At ...