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Guest column/Power of the press is reporting news consumers need

October 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the... more »»

Guest column/Lessons to be learned from a classic baseball story

October 5, 2015 It was a rough day in Mudville the story goes. And the outcome didn’t appear too promising. The game was in its final inning. more »»

Make sure you’re registered

October 4, 2015 If you care at all about the community you live in and want to make sure you have a voice in its future, Monday is a very important day. It’s the deadline in Ohio to register to vote in the Nov. more »»

Some odds and ends ‘brewing’ today

October 4, 2015 I bring you some odds and ends observations today, including a mention on how there seems to be a “national day” in honor of just about everything anymore. National this, national that. more »»

Guest column/Community newspapers still are vital to our lives

October 4, 2015 ROLLING FORK, Miss. — The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week, which runs today through Saturday, is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. more »»

A week of sadness, remembering

October 4, 2015 It sometimes seems that sad situations all happen in a row. And the last two weeks have been like that for the McCoys. It started Sep. more »»

Guest column/Levy will preserve Steubenville’s safety forces

October 4, 2015 I am writing this piece as the Steubenville fire chief, a member of the Secure Our Safety committee and, most importantly, as a citizen of Steubenville. On Nov. more »»

Library exists for same reasons

October 4, 2015 As technology has progressed and impacted public libraries, the basic reason that a library exists has not changed. more »»

New at the Library

October 4, 2015 New books Fiction — “The Killing Lessons” by Saul Black — When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper’s isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it’s the end of everything. more »»

Faith, believing, Bible and truth are key

October 3, 2015 Hebrews 11:6a explicitly states “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Chris. more »»

Adventures in dining

October 3, 2015 My mother has trouble reading small print and also trouble remembering her reading glasses. more »»

Being tomato traumatized on ‘Fall Eve’

September 27, 2015 My last official day of summer 2015 reduced me to tears, or at least some sniffles, all because of what I discovered when I came home from work Tuesday. 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 »»

Apples theme for farm bureau events

September 27, 2015 Apples and more apples were the subject of both the Jefferson and Harrison County farm bureaus annual dinners on Sept. 16 and 17. more »»

Guest column/Success, health and happiness can be found in recovery

September 27, 2015 If you have a mental or substance use disorder, you may believe you are alone and isolated. You are not. Many Americans battle substance abuse addiction and mental illness every day. more »»

Costumes a consuming issue

September 26, 2015 I’m thinking about Halloween costumes. Not for the kids. For the cat. more »»

We are a bunch of leave-behinders

September 20, 2015 If I hadn’t decided to check a window in the spare bedroom to close it, I wouldn’t have noticed it, but there it was — a phone charger cord plugged in the outlet next to the nightstand. more »»

Years of service remembered

September 20, 2015 Even if you have never had the privilege of meeting Darlene Colburn, you need to know that she has probably touched your life. more »»

Some things we did in the summer

September 20, 2015 There’s a song called “The Things We Did Last Summer,” but I am going to make this a “Things We Did All Summer” column to cover the many pictures that got left out of previous columns because of... more »»

Encyclopedia can still inspire

September 20, 2015 I still look at my set of 1964 Compton’s Encyclopedias with awe. My parents sacrificed to be sure we had a brand new set of encyclopedias for schoolwork. more »»

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