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Editorials

Still sharing holiday spirit

While the spread of COVID-19 has put many events that have come to be staples of our region on hold this Christmas season, there are more than a few communities that are willing to try to keep the holiday spirit alive. In Steubenville, for instance, the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market ...

Decision can’t take hard work away

Their year didn’t end the way anyone would have liked. With only one regular-season loss, the Oak Glen football team has spent the last few weeks battling their way through the West Virginia Class AA playoffs, with a game against Robert C. Byrd High School this past weekend the only ...

Shopping local helps our area

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Beware signs of holiday depression

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. Throw in a whole new set of concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s easy to see how those who already ...

Decorate for holiday with safety in mind

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are among other causes of fires in ...

Take steps to make sure it’s a safe shopping season

The rush for holiday shopping has officially begun. It is a shorter shopping season this year for many who wait until after Thanksgiving to begin their gift buying. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers need to practice common sense and have an ...

The times foster new holiday shopping traditions

One thing about many holiday traditions is that they eventually evolve into, well, new traditions. Consider the time-honored tradition of Black Friday, that day after Thanksgiving that was said to make or break the holiday season for shoppers who were eager to snag a particular gift at a very ...

Make this Thanksgiving one of true thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Day. And while it means many things to many people, we all can agree that it feels different this year. It’s a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. Those traditions are important, but the COVID-19 pandemic we find ourselves in the midst of has ...

A Thanksgiving meal shows that our area cares

It’s a wonderful time of the year to count our blessings. And in our area, blessings come in many forms throughout our communities. One of those is the many area locations that offer free, hot, traditional Thanksgiving meals to anyone wanting one, regardless of need. These dinners serve ...

Drivers need to be extra alert this deer season

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you if you are driving in the Tri-State Area. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer or animal collision is 1 in 37. In Pennsylvania, it is 1 in 51 and ...