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Editorials

Promoting Ohio makes sense

Ohio is a flyover state. People traveling between the East and West coasts know about the major professional sports teams and a few big attractions (there’s a nice plug every year when Canton hosts the National Football League Hall of Fame ceremonies.) They know about the three Cs: Cleveland, ...

Earth Day a call to action

Thursday is an important day for our planet — it’s Earth Day. The theme of this year’s recognition is Restore our Earth, and it represents a chance for everyone on every continent to recognize and appreciate the land on which we live. Every year, Americans join with those living in ...

Remember what is infrastructure

President Joe Biden’s administration has its Infrastructure Report Card as part of its push to persuade lawmakers to approve trillions upon trillions of dollars to be spent on an infrastructure package that includes plenty of spending that has nothing to do with what most Americans think of ...

Bob Gale’s efforts helped Wintersville

It is the rare politician who is able to step away from his position and receive nothing but praise from his colleagues and constituents. Count Bob Gale as being a member of that short list. Gale, who served for more than 15 years as a councilman and mayor of Wintersville, announced during ...

City Issues 1, 2 deserve renewal

Steubenville officials are making a very simple request of city residents when they cast their ballots in the May 4 election. They are asking for the continued ability to maintain services residents continue to use on a daily basis, including streets, refuse collection, police and fire ...

Area students back on stage

Auditoriums in our area’s schools have come to life once again, as the region’s high school schools and colleges are presenting their annual spring productions. The performances offer a great opportunity for relatives, friends and area residents to support work being done in our local ...

Preserving our area’s history

Many of the area’s eyes have been on the ongoing construction of a new bridge which will span the Ohio River between Wellsburg and Brilliant. The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club has found a way to celebrate this local infrastructural investment and preserve this time in our area’s history for a ...

Message clear ­— get vaccinated

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a simple reminder to area residents during Monday’s visit to Steubenville: Get your COVID-19 vaccination. DeWine and his wife, Fran, stopped at the Jefferson County Health Department’s vaccination clinic inside the Fort Steuben Mall as part of their tour of ...

Minority Health Month looking to the future

Organizers of local activities that are scheduled to be a part of Minority Health Month say they are looking to help promote health-centered discussions, habits and practices that members of the community can use all year round, not just during April. Those are crucial components to remember ...

Simonetti left mark on area

Karen “Sue” Simonetti, by many accounts, was well-known and well-liked throughout the Northern Panhandle and much of the state of West Virginia. Simonetti died last week at the age of 75, leaving a vacancy in Wellsburg’s government, but, more important, fond memories in the hearts and ...