Opinion

Health center asset for area

Editorials

The Ohio Valley Health Center has seen many changes since it first opened its doors on March 13, 2006. Once known as the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, it has called locations on North Fourth Street and at Trinity Medical Center East home. Despite all of those changes, the ...

Earth Day chance to show respect

Editorials

Forty-nine years ago the celebration of Earth Day began, bringing the environment to an awareness level never before seen. Before Earth Day was recognized, cities and towns across America, many of which were in our Tri-State Area, were covered with smokestacks, with sludge and smog polluting ...

Concert season nears

Local Columns

Thoughts on an Easter morning: The warmer temperatures and sunny days we’ve been experiencing in the Tri-State Area serve as reminders that we’re going to be spending a lot more time outdoors during the coming weeks and months. Another hint came in a story we ran in our April 6 edition ...

On running late into a beautiful sunrise

Local Columns

I had slept in. You know how that goes, especially when the day’s agenda before you is ambitious and arduous, not the kind of day that needs a tardy start. I hate to have to send an “I’m-running-late” text. “Be in ASAP.” Oh, to be human, and double oh to be an adult, not ...

Easter’s message remains timeless

Editorials

Some 2,000 years ago, an itinerant preacher in the Middle East was crucified for, as his executioners put it, claiming to be a king. There was no immediate worldwide news coverage of the event. There were no live images beamed to televisions, tablets and cell phones around the world, no ...

Things to ponder on Earth Day

Letters to the Editor

Monday marks Earth Day, 2019. It’s a time to celebrate our planet and serves as a reminder to protect our natural resources, not just for our lifetime, but for future generations. Every day, we are told ways to decrease our carbon footprint, and I like to think most of us try to do that. ...

iBELIEVE works to help region

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: April is National Volunteer Month and Community Service Month — a time to celebrate the people and organizations who help to support and bring awareness to different causes that make our communities better for all. Created in 2011, the iBELIEVE Foundation has been working ...

Help prevent dog attacks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In April, the U.S. Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. The efforts of pet owners are critical when ...

Possible regrets for James?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Was not the recently completed National Basketball Association season for the Los Angeles Lakers one of the most disappointing and disastrous for any franchise in the history of professional sports, as the season began with such promise following their acquisition of LeBron ...

Guest column/Affordable broadband key to development

Local Columns

During the last two years, Congress has put in place pro-growth policies that are growing our economy, creating jobs and raising wages for families across Ohio. Ohio’s unemployment numbers are low and wages are up overall. Yet, I’ve also seen firsthand that parts of Ohio haven’t ...