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Cybersecurity better left to private sector

January 20, 2015 As we begin the seventh year of Barack Obama’s presidency, we find a president who remains consistent in never failing to use a situation to make a crisis to provide backing for an attempt to extend... more »»

King remembered today

January 19, 2015 Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. more »»

Playoff system removed doubt

January 18, 2015 The Big Ten cannot win a national football championship. The national champion will always come from the SEC. more »»

Townhalls keep officials in touch

January 17, 2015 The people who represent residents of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia in Charleston were being proactive prior to the start of this year’s legislative session. more »»

Area activities help honor King’s legacy

January 16, 2015 Area residents are gearing up to commemorate a great man’s life and legacy this weekend, as Steubenville and surrounding communities will honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Cooperation key in West Virginia

January 15, 2015 Legislators, no matter their party affiliation, will need to work together in order for West Virginia to move forward. That was the tone struck by Gov. more »»

Commissioners face tough choices

January 14, 2015 The cost of justice has always been a big part of Jefferson County’s general fund budget. more »»

Graduation rates must be addressed

January 13, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

Murray’s comments hit at reality for area

January 12, 2015 Thoughtful area residents ought to be disturbed and worried about two questions mining company owner Robert Murray asked last week. more »»

Ohio State looks to make history

January 11, 2015 Just in case you have not been paying much attention, know that some history will be made Monday evening in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas. more »»

Terrorists won’t silence the press

January 10, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Time for solution to Hancock tax issue

January 9, 2015 Approximately two years of legal wrangling between Hancock County officials and the county’s largest employer came to an end earlier this week — to an extent. more »»

Time for action on Ohio drug bill

January 8, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Safety important during cold snap

January 7, 2015 It took a while, but winter is finally settling in with the coldest temperatures of the season. The biggest concern during periods of extreme cold weather is home heating safety. more »»

Simple tips can help in battle against flu

January 6, 2015 The flu season is upon us, and we encourage residents to take whatever precautions they can to prevent from being affected this year. more »»

Testing available for cervical cancer

January 5, 2015 We’ve ushered in 2015, and with the new year it’s time to look closely at our lives and count our blessings. more »»

Deficit spending still haunting us

January 4, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Mandatory spending limits place to start

January 3, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Silencers OK with just a few caveats

January 2, 2015 The Ohio Senate approved a measure earlier this week to allow silencers on guns used by hunters. The measure is backed by firearms groups as being protective of hunters’ hearing. more »»

We look forward to start of year

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year. Several years ago, when the demise of the steel industry was in full swing and the drilling boom was just a promise for the future, it was tough to envision where we might be in 201. more »»

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