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Remember: 911 is for emergencies

February 18, 2015 It’s rare these days for an area to not have a 911 system in place for residents to call in the event of emergencies. more »»

Rape testing delays raise other questions

February 17, 2015 No crime of violence ought to be “filed and forgotten” if police are unable to solve it quickly. more »»

Remember what presidency means

February 16, 2015 We celebrate Presidents Day today, though it has become nothing more than a day off for many workers and schoolchildren. more »»

FAA doesn’t use common sense

February 15, 2015 Jefferson County officials and the county regional airport authority worked hard to get the funding for the extension and widening of the runway so larger jets could land. more »»

Hotel tax proposal raises questions

February 14, 2015 We are troubled by a bill recently introduced in the West Virginia Senate and encourage our lawmakers to think carefully before taking any vote. more »»

Plan to help addicts will benefit Ohioans

February 13, 2015 Doing more to ensure that Ohio convicts who want help kicking drug addictions get it is not a particularly profound idea. It is just common sense. more »»

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 »»

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