Opinion

Decision of Browns raises many issues

Editorials

No one can say that Cleveland Browns fans should not have seen this coming. There’s been a lot of positive energy surrounding the team in the past season. The emergence of Baker Mayfield at quarterback and the team’s 7-8-1 record, plus an apparent new attitude that stretched from top ...

Cummings remembers a mentor in his life

Local Columns

February is Black History Month. There are so many people black and white, male and female that could be considered heroes of Black History. I want to tell you about one of my heroes. How his life was flipped-turned upside down, and how he penetrated, influenced, and saturated the Pentecostal ...

Mounting debt is troublesome

Editorials

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

Time to step up and be leaders

Editorials

Steubenville finds itself in a tough position as this year’s election cycle gets under way. Last week’s filing deadline for the May 7 primary came and went, and few candidates emerged for several positions. In one race, in fact — the city’s 5th Ward — no candidates, including ...

Brooke excess levy deserves ‘yes’ vote

Editorials

Much controversy has swirled around the administration of Brooke County schools for many months now. Parents and educators have serious concerns, many of which are warranted. And that’s what makes the Feb. 23 election on the county’s five-year excess school levy come at an unfortunate ...

Brown not left enough to be a real contender

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. During the weekend, he took his “Dignity of Work” tour to New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, improved ...

Brooke makes a solid choice

Editorials

Brooke County Board of Education members made a wise decision in hiring Jeffrey Crook as interim superintendent of schools. The choice is “an opportunity for a new beginning,” as Crook put it. Bringing in a superintendent not formerly part of the school system was a near-necessity, in ...

A big solution to a little squinting situation

Local Columns

We’ve been watching TV lately as if we’re in the midst of a severe sandstorm. Eyes squinting to see programs and movies clearer, Better Half and I have asked each other a couple of questions with some frequency. Is it just me, or is this TV screen shrinking? Is it just me, or are you ...

Week of positive things

Local Columns

No matter where you stand — or sit — on the political spectrum, it’s probably safe to say that just about all of us can agree that there’s more than an ample dose of nastiness on display on the national level just about every day. And, if you let yourself get caught up in it, you might ...

Reflections on black history

Editorials

Black History Month 2019 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “Black Migrations” is the theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the ...