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Editorials

Program promotes area leadership

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

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 ...

Solid leadership for port authority

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 ...

Walks a chance to show off park

Saturday’s historical walks through Steubenville’s Beatty Park can appeal to area residents on many levels. For longtime residents who have not visited the Lincoln Avenue facility in several years, the tours will offer a chance to once again experience the natural beauty that is on ...

EMS operation off to good start

A new era in emergency medical services for the city began Sunday. That’s when Steubenville’s ambulance operation officially opened for business. It’s a positive move, not only for city residents, but for EMS operations in neighboring communities. The city’s decision to offer its ...

Haworth exhibition shows best of area

For 12 years, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has worked to honor the legacy of J. Robert Haworth and those he inspired. This year’s Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition officially opened Saturday and will available through Friday. Haworth spent close to four decades as an educator ...

Capito deserves to be re-elected

Getting things done for West Virginians means more than political affiliation to voters in the Mountain State. It doesn’t matter whether you have an “R” or a “D” after your name, as long as you remember who’s boss — the people of West Virginia. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, ...

When it comes to a vaccine, bureaucracy as usual just won’t do

When will we have an effective, safe, vaccine against COVID-19? That depends. Federal public health officials who are in the know and without any political agendas have said deliveries of vaccine can be expected sometime in January. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts a ...

What happened with Brooke Power project?

It appears the Brooke Power project proposed over the last few years will not become reality after all. That is unfortunate to say the least, especially when you look at the potential impact it would have had in our area. The big question now is, what happened? In making the ...

Car seat safety event Saturday important to have

If you have a child or a grandchild, you no doubt have experienced the frustration and exasperation that often comes with trying to install a car seat in your vehicle and then strapping your baby or toddler safely into it before beginning a trip. It’s worth all of that work — a properly ...