Editorials

JMHA continues to move forward

The Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority got more good news Thursday, when it received a $250,000 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money, the most that was available under the HUD program, will be used to improve security at the authority’s ...

Hunting permits raise questions

Apparently, if you are rich enough, you can slaughter endangered species until your bloodlust is sated. Among animals the federal government deems worthy of protection is the black rhinoceros. Only about 5,500 of them remain alive in the wild. Namibia is home to nearly half that number, and ...

Trump made right move with Taliban

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

Hancock fair is fun for all

Some “oldtime” fun is set for this weekend at Tomlinson Run State Park. At almost 90 years old, the Hancock County Oldtime Fair has carried a sense of pride and tradition for the county and its residents, relying more on local history and community spirit than large, flashy rides and ...

Today we mourn, remember, reflect

Nineteen committed people can change the world. That is the frightening reality that we learned 18 years ago today, after Americans and the world watched as civilian airliners were used as piloted cruise missiles to rain terror in New York and Washington, D.C., and on the people who fought ...

Weirton Senior Center a resource

For years, the Greater Weirton Senior Center has been a cornerstone of the community. It provides services for hundreds of our community’s older residents, serving meals, offering socialization with their peers, providing games and other activities, and much more. But, without new means ...

OSU wage model leaves questions

Ohio State University has announced that, beginning next year, it will be raising its own minimum wage to $15 per hour — apparently jumping on the trendy number embraced by precisely zero state governments right now (though Washington, D.C. comes closest at a $14-per-hour minimum wage). For ...

Buchanan deserves to be recognized

Forest Wendell Buchanan might have called Amsterdam home, but his travels around the world and his passion for education allowed him to touch the lives of many who lived in northern Jefferson County and beyond. Buchanan, who died in 2002 at the age of 96, was an educator — he taught at the ...

Jazz brunch great way to raise funds

Local residents on Sunday will have the chance to participate in an interesting event while helping to raise money to help create a big band that Steubenville can call its own. The Jazz Brunch at the Marina that is planned by the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic Community and the Harmonium ...

Let’s go slowly on voter list updates

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose indeed is required by law to oversee a cleanup of voter registration lists in the state’s 88 counties. However, reports of serious errors in the process suggest pausing it for a time may not be a bad idea. Some Democratic Party leaders, in a pattern seen ...