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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 »»

Funding will be boost to region’s programs

January 23, 2015 Early education and child care programs in the Northern Panhandle received a helping hand this week thanks to approximately $5 million in federal funds — to be divided among the next five years — to... more »»

‘Unbroken’ script a good addition

January 22, 2015 There’s a powerful addition to the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum at the Brooke County Public Librar. more »»

Great proposals, higher costs to us

January 21, 2015 If the national pundits are correct, President Obama was merely trying to set a tone for the 2016 election with his 2015 State of the Union address. more »»

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 »»

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