Opinion

Thanks for help with cat

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 28, my family and I left the house to run a quick errand. Still getting acquainted to the nuances our newest family member, a bobtail cat adopted from Jefferson County Animal Shelter, we hesitated to leave before bringing her back inside. We decided to let her explore ...

Disappointment over lost season

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The American Legion Post 573-557 Wintersville-Brilliant American Legion baseball season has been canceled. The season was canceled when the Indian Creek head baseball coach denied the American Legion the use of his field one week prior to tryouts. He denied the American Legion ...

Toronto great place to live

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We’re so fortunate. We seldom here about the good some people do. Mostly, all the bad things make the news. So, I have to share my news. I recently had a bad problem at my home. I called the Toronto mayor’s office in the late afternoon. Early the next morning, our ...

Time to look at voter fraud

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Isn’t it about time? About time, that is, for an investigation of voter fraud. Let’s see what happens with President Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud. Let’s see if the media is able to shut this one down — their primary resource, I submit, is what may be ...

More whining about election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Just days before the 2016 election, Russia released documents which may — or, more likely by that time, may not — have given Donald Trump a slight edge over Hillary Clinton. That was it — the nefarious, treacherous “collusion” between Trump and Russia, the ...

Job continues to be great adventure

Local Columns

Last week marked 34 years since the day that I became director of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. It has been a great adventure for me, and I continue to enjoy every minute that I spend at the helm of this wonderful library system. I actually “started” working ...

McKinley serves our region well

Editorials

It was our pleasure to learn some really good news: U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, has decided to seek re-election. Since McKinley took his seat in Congress in 2011, he has represented the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia capably and courageously. If a proposal in the House of ...

Step back in time at Frontier Days

Editorials

Tri-State Area residents can see the past brought to life this weekend during Ohio Valley Frontier Days at Historic Fort Steuben in downtown Steubenville. Visitors on Saturday and Sunday can experience early American life on the Ohio frontier. The history of the surveying and settlement of ...

More saving can be accomplished

Editorials

Apparently, it is a good thing officials governing West Virginia public schools have decided to pare back spending for top managers. It does not seem Gov. Jim Justice views that as a priority. A consultant’s report a few years ago was critical of the state Department of Education. School ...

Many questions in W.Va. state budget

Editorials

Unless a budget is in place by June 19, both state and local governments in West Virginia will have to cope with serious problems. Though the new fiscal year does not begin until July 1, some time is required to make arrangements for it. So when legislators resume their special session on ...