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Editorials

Kuzma’s legacy lives on in event

Hank Kuzma was a legendary basketball coach who also made a big impact on the lives of residents of the community, students in schools, his friends, his church and, most important, his family. It’s that legacy that will be remembered Saturday when the fifth-annual Hank Kuzma Community Day ...

Port Clinton chief facing questions

Many questioned the leadership decisions Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman made in the days immediately after the Dilly family reported 14-year-old Harley Dilly missing. The chief appeared to lack a sense of urgency, seemingly too confident Harley was a runaway who would come home when he ...

Have your home tested for radon

We’re right in the middle of National Radon Action Month, and it’s a good time to remember that homeowners in our area should have their homes tested for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce the risk if elevated levels are detected. Radon is colorless and odorless and is produced ...

King remembered today

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

EGCC board takes a good first step

The board of trustees at Eastern Gateway Community College took a good first step toward clarifying some of the issues surrounding the school Wednesday when it unanimously voted to terminate the contract of Jimmie Bruce. The decision to end Bruce’s four-and-a-half-year tenure as president of ...

Survey can help Internet service

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

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?

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

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

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 ...