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Editorials

Races still teach valuable lessons

The Pinewood Derby is a piece of Americana that hearkens back to a treasured time when parents taught children about working with their hands and with tools to create something of value. That tradition has grown to involve mothers and sons and daughters, brothers and nephews or nieces or ...

Congratulations to OVAC champions

It’s been more than two years since area high school athletes — and the fans who follow them — have experienced such a hectic couple of weeks. The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has just crowned its final champion of the 2020-21 school year. Boys and girls basketball teams and ...

Millions are at stake with sports wagering

“Ohio is at the cusp of catching up with its neighbors by legalizing sports wagering and providing them with a regulated and safe alternative that will move them away from the black market,” said Rick Limardo, vice president of government affairs for MGM Resorts in recent testimony to the ...

Time to vote in New Cumberland

One of the biggest responsibilities we have as American citizens is participating in our government through the electoral process. Just about every year we have a chance to let our voices be heard on who will represent us on the local, state or national level, and it’s something we need to ...

Mother’s Day remains special

The name of Anna Jarvis might not be familiar to you, but it was through her efforts that Mother’s Day, which we celebrate today, came into being. Jarvis, who hailed from Grafton, W.Va., is credited as being the driving force that led to the decision of President Woodrow Wilson — whose ...

Weirton takes right approach on new jail

Weirton officials have started to make strides in plans for a project which is expected to be the new home of the city’s police department. Part of the discussions among council and the city manager in recent months, the idea can be traced back at least 30 years, with various city ...

First Fridays bring life to downtown

What began as an effort to bring a new sense of excitement and a revived feeling of civic pride to downtown Steubenville has quickly evolved into one of the most-anticipated continuing events on the city’s yearly calendar. And, even though COVID-19 and the protocols and restrictions that ...

Day of prayer chance to reflect

Americans of all faiths will gather Thursday to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for God’s help for our communities, our states and our nation. The annual event has been held nationally since 1952, ...

It’s time to get back to work

Talk to any business owner, manager or human resources supervisor and you will hear the same story: We can’t find people to work. We have jobs but no applicants. In most cases this lack of workforce is hampering a business’s ability to grow and service customers. As the area, region, ...

There are big things to vote on

Many residents in our part of Eastern Ohio will not go to the polls Tuesday, but it doesn’t mean they don’t care about how their communities are run. It’s because this spring’s primary ballot in Jefferson County features just one contested race and a few issues, but those are of great ...