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Opinion

Faith in our future

Local Columns

Faith in the Future has offered some very interesting presentations during the past 15 years. The foundation for the annual prayer breakfast, which has traditionally been held the Friday before Thanksgiving, remains the same as it was when the idea was first proposed by R. Daniel Conlon, who ...

She’s Toronto’s gingerbread lady

Local Columns

TORONTO — Today marks a one-time departure from traditional Valley Life stories you find on this Sunday section page. It’s different in two ways. For one thing, I’m writing it first-person style because I was involved in the story itself as a participant. The other difference is that ...

Remember to help others

Editorials

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season with shopping, family get-togethers and other events on our minds these days. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so many of us procrastinate, waiting until the final few weeks to buy gifts and plan ...

Keeping the pantry stocked

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The seventh-annual Together We Care soccer event choose the Cancer Dietary Initiative as the recipient of its playoff proceeds. It was a competitive day among Jefferson County boys and girls soccer teams and presented a most generous monetary donation that exceeded our ...

Happy holidays to everyone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The day after Thanksgiving is usually a pretty busy day for most people, visiting with friends and family who are back in town for the holiday, putting up the tree and other holiday decorations and, of course, hitting the stores for Black Friday deals. People normally aren’t ...

Bertoia left lasting impact

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was very much saddened when I learned of the recent passing of a true Steubenville icon and someone I have long considered a personal friend and mentor, Roger W. Bertoia, who will long be remembered, and highly respected, for his outstanding contributions to the area as a ...

Health big price to pay for growth

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Oglebay Resort hosts the Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference next week. The conference will be presented by Bryce Custer, broker of NAI Ohio River Corridor, and produced by Shale Directories. It will “identify land development opportunities as a result of the ...

Guest column/Christmas in Steubenville Land Office in 1830

Local Columns

During the holiday season, the First Federal Land office at Historic Fort Steuben will be open on weekends to present an experience of what Christmas was like there in 1830. Visitors will be surprised to learn how very different it was. In 1830, Steubenville was a thriving river town of 3,000 ...

Progressives are merchants of misery

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I can prove progressive communists believe they’re God. God created man and woman, progressives the rest. They want to make us in their image, whichever one is the gender of the day. Progressives don’t want to hear your opinion — they want to hear their opinion coming ...

This remains a day to pause, remember

Editorials

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 78 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...