Follansbee shines with annual event


One of the most-anticipated events in our region will get under way Friday when the annual community days celebration opens in Follansbee. For more than a quarter of a century, Follansbee Community Days has featured a wide range of entertainment, food and games which have been organized to ...

Williams defined what hero means


We toss around the word hero too frequently these days. Hershel “Woody” Williams earned the title many times over. West Virginia and the nation lost a warrior who fought first for his country — displaying unfathomable bravery at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 — and then for ...

Making a difference in the downtown


There’s a sign in front of a small plot of land that sits along Dock Street in Downtown Steubenville that sums up much of what is missing from many parts of our community: “Putting the neighbor back in the hood” is the short, but powerful, message on the sign that stands at the entrance ...

Spirit of 1776 remains alive


We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than those who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for ...

Grocery stores can be place for finds, laughs

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Truth be told, I actually like grocery shopping when it’s not in the usual bigger food stores. That seems like an odd thing to admit to, especially if you’re ever having a conversation with someone you don’t know all that well and you’re casually asked what your hobbies are or what do ...

Cities reach milestones


We often get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we don’t stop to consider all of the history that surrounds us. Residents of the Tri-State Area have the opportunity to do just that this summer, as the region’s two largest communities celebrate important milestones. Steubenville is ...