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Baseball games a sure sign of spring

March 2, 2015 Are you tired of the cold and snow? Have you had it with weather forecasts that call for overnight temperatures that dip below zero for days at a time? Have you resorted to cursing the groundhog and... more »»

Truth often tossed in today’s world

March 1, 2015 During the past few weeks, Americans have been reacting to the thought that one of the three major broadcast network anchormen turned travel in a war zone into a tall tale, as well as another major... more »»

Program a chance to help kids smile

February 28, 2015 There will be lots to smile about next week. Why? The 13th-annual Eastern Gateway Community College’s Give Kids A Smile event gets under way Wednesday locally. more »»

Roethlisberger grants helping area officers

February 27, 2015 For the second straight year, the communities of the area have Ben Roethlisberger to thank for protecting the canines who protect us. more »»

Kasich makes good points in his speech

February 26, 2015 “Folks, it’s not the government’s money that we let them keep. It’s Ohioans’ money.” We cannot think of a better way for Gov. more »»

Smithfield faces difficult decisions

February 25, 2015 The state auditor’s office has taken over Smithfield’s finances after the village defaulted on a federal sewer-improvement loan. more »»

Knowledge the key with vaccinations

February 24, 2015 It’s easy to turn measles into an “us-against-them” series of arguments, like much of what occurs in society. more »»

Responsible pet owners spay, neuter

February 23, 2015 Most pet owners know their furry family members deserve attention, and certainly having them spayed or neutered is of the utmost importance. more »»

Time to address the extremism

February 22, 2015 “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough.” Likeable sentiment if you’re watching a production of “Peter Pan.” Not so good if it’s U.S. more »»

Month highlights your heart health

February 21, 2015 February is month for many honorable causes, and among them is American Heart Month And with that in mind,we’re reminding Ohio Valley residents to be heart-smart not only this month, but throughout... more »»

Program helps prepare participants to work

February 20, 2015 Employers looking for dependable workers may want to make a call to the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities community employment services program. more »»

Derailment shows need for safety

February 19, 2015 The wiping out of a swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, by an oil train that was a runaway and crashed and erupted in flames in July 2013 garnered attention to the dangers of hauling petroleum products... more »»

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 »»

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