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Opinion

Promoting Ohio makes sense

Editorials

Ohio is a flyover state. People traveling between the East and West coasts know about the major professional sports teams and a few big attractions (there’s a nice plug every year when Canton hosts the National Football League Hall of Fame ceremonies.) They know about the three Cs: Cleveland, ...

Earth Day a call to action

Editorials

Thursday is an important day for our planet — it’s Earth Day. The theme of this year’s recognition is Restore our Earth, and it represents a chance for everyone on every continent to recognize and appreciate the land on which we live. Every year, Americans join with those living in ...

Remember what is infrastructure

Editorials

President Joe Biden’s administration has its Infrastructure Report Card as part of its push to persuade lawmakers to approve trillions upon trillions of dollars to be spent on an infrastructure package that includes plenty of spending that has nothing to do with what most Americans think of ...

Bob Gale’s efforts helped Wintersville

Editorials

It is the rare politician who is able to step away from his position and receive nothing but praise from his colleagues and constituents. Count Bob Gale as being a member of that short list. Gale, who served for more than 15 years as a councilman and mayor of Wintersville, announced during ...

What happens when you move downstairs

Local Columns

My daily “aerobics” workout has changed quite a bit. It used to be that my co-workers and I had three flights of 28 steep steps to climb to get to the second-floor newsroom, to make our way to our desks and our newspaper environment. And, no, there’s no elevator to take. Imagine ...

City Issues 1, 2 deserve renewal

Editorials

Steubenville officials are making a very simple request of city residents when they cast their ballots in the May 4 election. They are asking for the continued ability to maintain services residents continue to use on a daily basis, including streets, refuse collection, police and fire ...

Coronavirsus remains an issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has been more than a year now since this deadly virus spread throughout the world. There have been millions of deaths all around us, and there are still more to come. We have lost family members, friends and relatives from all around the world. The southern border is ...

Some happy motoring

Local Columns

As more and more people get their COVID-19 vaccinations, people are looking to resume their lives and spend some time away from their homes. That means we are returning to the highways. And it follows there is no shortage of surveys and statistics that remind us about the importance of ...

Trump’s inaction was deadly

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dr. Deborah Birx, a highly respected medical professional who had been appointed as coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in February 2020 by then-President Donald J. Trump, recently made a number of very revealing, as well as very troubling, comments regarding ...

History in the Hills: Titanic local connections

Local Columns

It’s funny how some things from childhood stay with you into adulthood. I hear often folks talk about things they were into once upon a time, usually an activity, interest or book that brought them joy as a child but doesn’t seem to resonate any longer. I think that is natural. Tastes, ...