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It’s time for Congress to act

February 12, 2015 Given that President Obama thinks the Islamic State is something aimed at a much larger area than Syria — thus his insistence on calling it ISIL, meaning “The Levant,” a much larger portion of the... more »»

Heartland helps make a difference

February 11, 2015 It’s that time again where residents from near and far flock to Steubenville for the annual Heartland event. Yes, one of the Ohio Valley’s premier health events gets under way at 6 a.m. more »»

Local United Ways need your help

February 10, 2015 You’re friends and neighbors need your help, and time is of the essenc. more »»

Mardi Gras event helps area residents

February 9, 2015 Each year, the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights holds what has become one of Weirton’s biggest social gatherings of the year. more »»

It takes everyone to make a difference

February 8, 2015 Leadership. It’s what it takes to lead communities out of dark places and it’s what Steubenville needs. Leaders must lead by example, not by proclamation, legislation or demand. more »»

Jordan standing up to latest horror

February 7, 2015 The course of modern history often gives us examples of the right person in the right place sounding the right tone at the right time. FDR after Pearl Harbor. Reagan at the Berlin Wall. George W. more »»

Pinewood Derby offers chance for quality time

February 6, 2015 An annual father-son event is scheduled for today and Saturday with the Pinewood Derby at the Fort Steuben Mall. more »»

Industrial accidents take on a new look

February 5, 2015 There was a time when the words “industrial accident” in our area meant a problem in a steel mill or another kind of factory, or an incident in a coal mine. more »»

Black History Month offers chance to learn

February 4, 2015 It’s Black History Month — a time to remember and reflect. It’s a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial line. more »»

Community college plan makes sense

February 3, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to allow community colleges, under certain circumstances, to grant bachelor’s degrees, it has been reported. He may make the proposal official when he releases his budge. more »»

Remember: Spring’s still six weeks away

February 2, 2015 As we appreciate the fact that most of us did not have to dig out from snow and ice that were predicted to fall over the weekend, it’s anticlimactic to hear what the rodent in Punxsutawney and his... more »»

We can see plenty of progress in area

February 1, 2015 The story that leads off our 2015 Progress Edition contains a quote from Pat Ford that helps to put our area’s changing economy into perspective: “Who would have thought energy would be driving our... more »»

Super Bowl stands as mid-winter carnival

January 31, 2015 Despite two weeks of stories about deflated footballs, we know all will be forgiven sometime around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when Super Bowl XLIX kicks off. more »»

Proposed bill would strike better balance

January 30, 2015 The Northern Panhandle of West Virginia was divided last year when the health boards in Hancock and Brooke counties opted to expand their respective counties’ smoking bans. Del. more »»

Horrors of Auschwitz must be remembered

January 29, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Deflated footballs at heart of mystery

January 28, 2015 The issue of deflated footballs used in part of the AFC Championship Game 10 days ago, wherein the New England Patriots trounced the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 on a cold, wet night near Boston, is the... more »»

Oversight needed on charter schools

January 27, 2015 When Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public school. more »»

We all need to work on race relations

January 26, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Time to take look at school testing

January 25, 2015 Some Ohio legislators seem to be welcoming a recommendation that standardized testing in public schools be reduced. more »»

Bridal show brings ideas to our area

January 24, 2015 This Sunday is the day for all area brides-to-be, or those just looking for ideas, to have some fun with family and friends while scoping out the latest wedding fashions and flare. more »»

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