Opinion

Still waiting for the fix for PEIA

Editorials

Early last spring, thousands of West Virginia public school teachers stayed out of classrooms and took to the picket lines. They wanted and got higher pay. They also demanded someone “Fix PEIA.” Whether that will happen remains a question. PEIA stands for Public Employees Insurance ...

Still looking for perfect candidate

Editorials

As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...

Doing right thing remains important

Editorials

Urban Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches in history. Yet, at only 54 years of age, he is retiring from his post at Ohio State University. Why? In revealing Meyer’s plan to retire after his team plays in the Rose Bowl, OSU officials gave no reason. There has been ...

Connections around us

Local Columns

It’s sometimes easy to overlook the impact the Franciscan University of Steubenville has on the community and the impact the community has on the university. That relationship is important, and there have been several interesting examples offered up during several events that have been held ...

The element of surprise is missing

Local Columns

The element of surprise seems all but gone these days in the world as we know it. This we lamented in the newsroom last week, the observation made not long after a lovely big box of assorted chocolate candy had arrived. The box was on the island in the center of the newsroom, the plastic ...

Downtown addition offers good news

Editorials

Steubenville received a bit of a boost late last week when it was learned that Dollar Tree would open a downtown location in the North Fifth Street building that had, until August, been a Rite Aid. That’s welcomed news on many different levels. First, it means that a building that sits in ...

Annual Laman party planned

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Just a reminder that the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party will be held a the Wintersville Fire Department Garage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-along with Kenny Wells, Rudolph ...

Ohio Senate must step up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Ohio is in trouble and our representatives in the Ohio Legislature are only making things worse. With all of the serious issues facing our state, GM closing the Lordstown factory, infrastructure crumbling, the opioid problem and our tumbling ranking in education, there is ...

SB 250 bad legislation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A right fundamental to Western civilization is free speech; the ability to come together, to speak out on issues in society and to find a solution to them is what keeps our society functioning. However, in the Ohio Legislature, SB 250 — primarily sponsored by Sen. Frank ...

Grateful for Bush’s service

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we, as a nation, mourn over the recent passing of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, I would like to respectfully take this opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary life and career of this great American patriot. Bush, whose father, Prescott Bush, was a ...