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Moms hold special place in our hearts

May 10, 2015 President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May in 1914 as a day to honor mother. more »»

Election turnout was disappointing

May 9, 2015 Voter turnout in off-year elections has been decreasing in recent years but the number of voters who cast ballots during Tuesday’s primary election may have reached an all-time low. more »»

Crowded field could hurt chances of GOP

May 8, 2015 When Chris Christie imploded in late 2014 from staffers putting up some traffic cones and blocking a busy bridge entrance, the Republican field became much more a wide-open prospec. more »»

Fallen officers remembered

May 7, 2015 Area residents will have the opportunity to remember police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty services in Steubenville and Weirto. more »»

Day of prayer a chance to reflect

May 6, 2015 The first Thursday in May has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. more »»

United Ways work for area residents

May 5, 2015 Their most recent campaigns might be over, but that does not mean there’s an opportunity for those involved with the United Ways that serve our region to sit back and relax. more »»

Remember to go to polls on Tuesday

May 4, 2015 Slightly more than one in five of the 48,428 registered voters in Jefferson County are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. That is not a good sign for our democratic society. more »»

Weirton hall honors many accomplishments

May 3, 2015 Today, the Weirton Hall of Fame will add five community residents to its roll of honor. The Class of 2015 will be inducted this afternoon during a reception at the Serbian-American Cultural Center. more »»

Baron Club helps university’s students

May 2, 2015 We join the Franciscan University of Steubenville in welcoming Jamie Dixon, University of Pittsburgh basketball head coach, to the city May 16. more »»

Special Olympics deserve support

May 1, 2015 The first Saturday in May brings with it an event that so many look forward to annually. There will be that sea of friendly faces early Saturday at Harding Stadium in Steubenville, for it’s at 10 a.m. more »»

Freddie Gray needs to be front, center

April 30, 2015 Did Baltimore’s mayor wait too long to call for backup to the city’s police department as riots spread in the streets Monday? Hindsight would say “yes. more »»

Recognizing humanity behind the uniforms

April 29, 2015 We cannot help but ache for the family who lost members in a fire at their home on Wellesley Avenue on Monday. No words can express their los. more »»

Library levy deserves continuing support

April 28, 2015 Approximately five years ago we said the cornerstone of a good community is a quality public library. We still believe that to be true. more »»

Overdose data plan would help officials

April 27, 2015 The heroin epidemic hitting Jefferson County and many other counties throughout Ohio may be difficult to fully comprehend because coroners have different policies on how drug overdose deaths are... more »»

Mountaineer, county find good compromise

April 26, 2015 We think it makes sense for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort to find a way to accommodate smokers on its property amid a countywide smoking ban. more »»

Weirton election changes good step

April 25, 2015 The city of Weirton is trying to make certain the mistakes encountered during its recent primary election do not recur in June’s general. more »»

Manchin right fit for W.Va. in Senate

April 24, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Cooperation helps victims of area fire

April 23, 2015 The fire call nobody wants to hear came in during the early morning hours of April 11. The Meridian Greene apartments in Wintersville house senior citizens and handicapped residents. more »»

Mascio right choice for municipal court

April 22, 2015 John J. Mascio and S. Gary Repella both began their talks with our editorial board saying, “I love Steubenville. more »»

Cross Creek residents will benefit from levy

April 21, 2015 Voters who live in Cross Creek Township will have the opportunity to improve police protection when they go to the polls May 5. The 1. more »»

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