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October 10, 2015 Those who want to learn more about some local political races and issues on the upcoming ballot have their chance to do so Tuesday. more »»

VA appointment just a good start

October 9, 2015 After allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to go for months without a permanent inspector general, President Barack Obama finally is nominating someone for the post. He is Michael . more »»

Ohio Senate should reject history vote

October 8, 2015 If a bill approved — astoundingly, by a 91-1 vote — in the Ohio House of Representatives gets through the state Senate, government employers will be told to stop requiring job applicants to reveal... more »»

Freedom of information battle still being fought

October 7, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»

Let’s raise the Jolly Roger one more time

October 6, 2015 Baseball really is not supposed to be this way. One of the great beauties of the game is the premium it places on performance over tim. more »»

Some tips to keep you safe from fire

October 5, 2015 The best way to survive a house fire is to have a working smoke alarm. Fire departments across the country this week are recognizing Fire Prevention Week. more »»

Time to pay attention to presidential race

October 4, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Forfeiture laws need to change

October 3, 2015 Few law-abiding resident of Ohio complain when they hear about assets being seized from criminals. But forcing a drug pusher to forfeit his new SUV is one thing. more »»

Space exploration remains important

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Festivals help celebrate apples

October 1, 2015 For more than 30 years, the Wellsburg Applefest has been drawing people from throughout the Tri-State Area for its mix of food, crafts, entertainment and fun, and this year should be no different. more »»

Pope made clear his basic message

September 30, 2015 So the “rock star of Rome” has returned to his city-state after a whirlwind of activity from the shores of Havana to the seat of power in Washington, with stops at New York and Philadelphia, to. more »»

Questions concerning Boehner’s resignation

September 29, 2015 The resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives and from his seat in the House is a victory of divisiveness over any attempt to be compromising in Congress. more »»

Obesity remains growing problem

September 28, 2015 Ohio and West Virginia are among the top 10 states in the country for obesity. Ohio is eighth and West Virginia is secon. more »»

Local United Ways seeking your help

September 27, 2015 Autumn officially has arrived, and that means the annual campaigns of our region’s United Ways are in full swing. The United Way of Jefferson County opened its campaign Sep. more »»

Working hard to help others

September 27, 2015 Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow travels the world in the service of his Mary’s Meals program, but Steubenville remains a special place for him. more »»

Deadline nearing for naming a star

September 26, 2015 If you have been waiting to nominate a friend or neighbor to be honored as a 2015 Community Star, be reminded that the window of opportunity to make a submission is quickly closing. more »»

There’s plenty to do at area fall festivals

September 25, 2015 There’s still time to take in some area fairs and festivals if you didn’t get to many during the summer. more »»

Clinton makes her stance clear

September 24, 2015 Hillary Clinton, the leading Democrat candidate for president, already has made clear her enmity toward fossil fuels. Several weeks ago, she proposed stiff new taxes on users of coal. more »»

Recycling totals can be troubling

September 23, 2015 The message of reduce, reuse and recycle doesn’t seem to be getting through to American households. The U.S. more »»

Right move made in Youngstown

September 22, 2015 Local school districts ought to be run by local boards of education that choose their own superintendents — most of the time. more »»

Wine and Dine helps chamber programs

September 21, 2015 This Saturday will see the return of one of Weirton’s biggest social events of the year with the annual Wine and Dine at Williams, hosted by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business... more »»

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