Opinion

Onwers of dangerous pets must be accountable

Editorials

Fifteen-foot pythons and 7-foot crocodiles are fun to look at in zoos — but not so enjoyable in the hills of West Virginia or the creeks of Ohio. A few weeks ago, a Morgantown man somehow let his 15-foot python escape into the woods outside the city. Efforts to find the reptile have been ...

Treatment court a good concept

Editorials

Speaking of giving veterans of military service a second chance, some of those who have run afoul of the law in our area may be getting one. On Wednesday, four members of the West Virginia Supreme Court joined local officials at the Brooke County Courthouse in Wellsburg to announce ...

Portman’s visit a plus for area

Editorials

A common complaint is that the concerns of residents of Southeastern Ohio often fall on deaf ears. That’s why Sen. Rob Portman’s three-day swing through our part of the state last week was important. The Cincinnati Republican covered 750 miles and 12 counties during the trip, discussing ...

City should pursue plan for new field

Editorials

Recreation in Steubenville could soon get a significant boost if a city resident has his way. Members of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board learned Wednesday night that Thom Way and his nonprofit, the Urban Frontier Organization, are willing to construct a ballfield that will be ...

Response was quick, professional, certain

Editorials

No one can say with certainty what would have happened had Hancock County sheriff’s deputies not reacted as they did to “shots fired” calls Wednesday night. One woman was fatally shot, and three others were wounded by a gunman, however — so what did occur was bad enough. Had the ...

Trying to get caught up

Local Columns

Getting caught up: ¯ When you consider organizations and activities that touch the lives of thousands of people who live in our region, the United Way certainly comes to mind. This year’s campaigns for all of the United Ways that serve our area — the United Way of Jefferson County, the ...

Making an exception to the no-racing edict

Local Columns

When you have a particular hobby or interest, you can quickly discover you’re not alone. Participating in races is proof of that. Ditto for going to estate auctions all the time or car shows or yard sales, for example, where you’ll find a lot of the same people there all the time. The ...

Remember: It’s back-to-school time

Editorials

Area motorists, be alert! School children are heading back to Tri-State Area classrooms, and drivers need to heighten their awareness in the coming days. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools ...

Some things that are not OK

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Things that are not OK with me right now: The fact that the leader of our country is finalizing plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act, Special Protections Act and our national parks. Example: Donald J. Trump is giving in to the uranium industry (big business) by ...

Keep Hahn as council at large

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While I do not identify with any political party, I have decided to support Kimberly Hahn for a second term of councilwoman at large. Hahn has responded readily to any concerns I have voiced regarding city issues. I see her as someone who has accomplished much, and she ...