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Opinion

Survey can help Internet service

Editorials

For the last several years, politicians, businesses and everyday citizens have decried the lack of reliable Internet access in portions of our area, and much of West Virginia. In a day when digital technology is necessary for many of us, not having a high-speed Internet connection can be ...

Events celebrate legacy of King

Editorials

Area residents are continuing the commemoration of the life and legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Once again, pupils, parents, business leaders, city leaders, senior citizens and others from across the Tri-State Area have the chance to come together to remember King for his visions of ...

Question: Why can’t it be here?

Editorials

Why can’t it happen here? That’s a good question members of Steubenville City Council and city residents need to be asking after discussion held during Tuesday’s meeting. The talk surrounded a new show, “Home Town Takeover,” that will be produced by HGTV. According to information ...

Residents should complete this survey

Editorials

Steubenville always has put its Community Development Block Grant money to good use. Past projects that have benefited from the federal dollars have included renovation work at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, improvements at North End Park in Beatty Park, rehabilitation work at ...

Serial sexual predator deserves long sentence

Editorials

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. A resident of Lima, Cochran has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Move forward on auto regulations

Editorials

The nanny crowd — folks who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard — wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards ...

Lots to look forward to

Local Columns

As we continue to put 2019 behind us, we are reminded that there are plenty of things to be optimistic about as the new year begins. One is the sense of vitality that has returned to downtown Steubenville. We’ve seen, for example, continued growth at the Nutcracker Village and Advent ...

Five things you can still find in my house

Local Columns

I saw a post on Facebook about five things people don’t keep in their homes anymore. A roll of the drum here, ladies and gentlemen… and those would be DVDs, CDs, file cabinets, takeout menus and wall calendars. What??!! Lies, lies and more lies, was my initial reaction because all ...

It’s wait-and-see time in Middle East

Editorials

Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do last week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Scores of U.S. ...

Similarities between Hitler and Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We all have been raised, or at least a larger percentage of Americans were raised, to despise Adolph Hitler, although I’ve heard some mumble that his idea to terminate the Jews was a good one, and that support for such a tyrant led to the destruction of the country of Germany ...