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Editorials

Winter driving can be tricky

Drivers got their first taste of winter driving this week, albeit the snow was mainly on the grass. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic ...

Prompt action needed to protect Americans

Americans who leave our country to reside in another are outside the protection of our government in most ways. But the sheer horror of what happened in Mexico last week — nine women and children massacred, apparently by drug cartel terrorists — cries out for some meaningful reaction by ...

Take a moment to thank a veteran

The names of the battlefields American men and women have fought on have changed many times over the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That’s why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who have ...

Council will discuss rules for festivals

There’s a sense of vitality in downtown Steubenville that has not been present for many years. From the opening of small shops and businesses along Fourth Street to events such as the monthly First Fridays on Fourth and the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market, people are returning to the ...

Weirton residents deserve clarity

When Weirton Council convenes its regular meeting next week, members will be presented with the second reading of an ordinance to increase part of the city’s municipal police and fire service fee. Currently, the fee assesses $50 per household per year to provide funding to support the ...

Saturday will be special in Toronto

Every Veterans Day is important, but this year’s will carry extra meaning to residents of Toronto — it will mark the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the nation’s first World War I memorial. Organizers have been working for many months now to make sure the event is properly ...

Football playoffs bring excitement

The start of the high school football playoffs always brings with it a little intensity and a greater sense of urgency. Throw in a first for one of our area’s teams, and there’s even more to be interested in. Ohio’s five-week, single-elimination drive to the state football ...

Obama offers a sense of realism

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Deer, other animals present road danger

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and, especially, in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer or animal collision is one in 38. In ...

Vote and let your voice be heard

The general election on Tuesday will feature grassroots elections throughout Jefferson County. These races will determine who will be elected to run cities, townships, villages and boards of education. It is one of the most important elections for voters. These are the elected officials ...