Editorials

West Virginia owns a very proud history

West Virginians are a determined, strong, hard-working sort of folk. From the state’s southern coalfields to the northern steel mills and everywhere in between, residents have always given it their all. The state was born of conflict, and it has faced numerous battles and difficulties ...

Juneteenth a day for remembering

One special observance is gaining popularity across the United States and is well worth noting — and celebrating by every American. It is Juneteenth, to be observed today. It is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. According to tradition, Juneteenth is observed on ...

Media Donor Day a chance to help

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act Wednesday. That’s when this year’s Jefferson County Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled to be held at the St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville. The doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we hope ...

Actively promoting freedom of religion is worth a look

Government’s role regarding freedom of religion often is viewed as a passive one, that it shall “make no law respecting an establishment of religion...” That is, government is not to support any faith over others. But what if freedom of faith is threatened in the most fundamental way ...

Put safety first around trains

Our region is criss-crossed with railroad tracks. We get used to the sights and sounds … sometimes the waiting in traffic. But a tragedy last week reminds us those trains that have become so much a part of the background cannot be forgotten. Last year alone, 21 pedestrians were killed by ...

Today’s a chance to thank fathers

Fatherhood is not a matter of biology. It’s a matter of dedication, attitude and a life’s choice to realize that, no matter what the world says, role models do matter. To be a father is about love. That’s a tricky subject in a world where men are portrayed as aloof, athletic or just ...

Baseball title helps Gem City sparkle

Residents of Toronto take great pride in all aspects of their community. From the gazebo that’s the centerpiece of downtown, to the flags that proudly display the names and faces of those from the city who have served in the military, to the annual Fourth of July fireworks display to the ...

Flag represents all that is good

It proudly flies in the front of schools. It is raised in front of public buildings. It is displayed from the porches and in the front yards of countless homes around the nation. It is raised each day at outposts in the far reaches of the world. It stands tall and is recognized before the ...

A real chance to celebrate

The city’s annual week of festivals comes to an end Saturday with the Steubenville Dean Martin Hometown Celebration. It’s billed by organizers as a day of fun, food and music, music, music, and it gets under at 9 a.m. with the Dino Dash 5K run. That will be followed at 9:15 a.m. by the ...

Celebrating legacy of Dean Martin

Visitors from around the Tri-State Area, the nation and the world are gathering in Steubenville this week to celebrate the memory of Dean Martin. His name still carries that touch of magic, and will forever be associated with the cocktail-cool era. And, while the world remembers him as one ...