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Opinion

Guest column/There are many options when it comes to voting

Local Columns

Last week, former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and I joined forces to encourage all Ohioans to vote in this upcoming election. We both served as Ohio’s secretary of state, the chief elections officer in Ohio, and know how crucial it is that all Ohioans make their voices heard at the ballot box. Bob ...

Program promotes area leadership

Editorials

The last several months have been a challenge for many of us as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. That definitely was the case for the members of the 2020 class of Leadership Ohio Valley, but, as with any true leaders, they persevered, were flexible with their ...

Indian Creek levy deserves support

Editorials

Residents in the Indian Creek Local School District face an easy choice when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 election. The district is asking them to renew its 7.9-mill operating levy for another five years. They should say yes. Money generated from the levy goes to cover the ...

Halloween carries on

Local Columns

One of the biggest issues that has been debated since late summer has been whether children would be able to trick-or-treat this year. Certainly, the concerns are real, especially because there are signs that COVID-19 could be making another surge. Community leaders around the country think ...

Shining some light on light bulb pet peeves

Local Columns

I hate being in the dark. And that explains why I’m out of my well-lit comfort zone when a light bulb stops doing its job. That’s a big pet peeve of mine — burned-out light bulbs that don’t get changed in a timely fashion, like right now or better yet, yesterday. Some people can ...

Solid leadership for port authority

Editorials

Economic development in our region received a big boost when Robert Naylor was selected on Oct. 14 as the executive director of the Jefferson County Port Authority. Naylor, a Steubenville native, brings an intimate knowledge of the area and a solid record to the position. The current board ...

Plesich a man of integrity

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Andrew Plesich has been a friend of mine for more than 20 years. He is a man well-vested in Jefferson County. Andrew was raised locally, educated locally and works locally with more than 18 years of experience in the courthouse as a title examiner. Andrew and his wife, ...

Smith’s dedication never wanes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have served with Bob Smith for 11 years on the Indian Creek Local School Board. He is forthright and genuine in any endeavor he undertakes. He is a consummate professional and possesses the common sense approach to every situation. His positive enthusiasm is contagious, and ...

Littlejohn is a true leader

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I think of a leader in our community, I think of Edward Littlejohn. He is a staple in Jefferson County and has consistently given back to the community that he grew up in. He has invested back in his community through years of service in community programs, his passion ...

Ready to serve area residents

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Think back to 2018 and the confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. I remember watching as tears rolled down the cheeks of his wife, Ashley, while their family was attacked for days on national television. The attacks were led by senators who cared more ...