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Editorials

More questions than answers

Finger-pointing and a botched blame game have marked the testimony regarding the breach of the U.S. Capitol. During Senate hearings last week, the people who were in charge of security that day now say the problem was “missed intelligence” by various federal agencies. Former Capitol ...

Pothole season’s here ­— you have been warned

Now that we’ve gone through the most recent attack of snow and ice, a familiar scourge is once again visiting the Tri-State Area: The pothole. They’re everywhere. They’re on side streets and main roads. They are all over Lovers Lane, and they’re found in parking lots at ...

There’s plenty of progress to report

Included with today’s edition is the final installment of our annual Progress Edition. In it, you will find an interesting collection of stories that deal with business, industry and transportation around the region. There is, for example, an update on the construction of the new bridge ...

Never too late to right a wrong

It’s difficult for each of us to see our own shortcomings. It’s also true we often fail to see or acknowledge the shortcomings of our nation. We are raised to believe — and we do believe — we are a nation built upon principles of fairness, equal rights and opportunities for all and ...

Mavromatis earns contract extension

Members of Steubenville City Council made a wise decision during their Feb. 9 meeting when they voted to approve a two-year contract extension for City Manager James Mavromatis. Mavromatis, who just a few weeks ago completed his fifth year on the job, has brought a no-nonsense style of ...

Take the vaccine when it’s offered

Too many Ohio nursing home workers fell victim to efforts to sow distrust in the COVID-19 vaccine, or were prohibitively worried about the side effects of the shot. Bizarrely, they declined the first round offered to them in Ohio. Now they will get a second chance to do the right thing. Gov. ...

Distracted drivers remain a danger

We all have a lot on our minds these days, but one place where we cannot afford to be distracted is behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. That is why we are pleased that Gov. Mike DeWine introduced the “Hands-Free Ohio” provision in his executive budget proposal to help strengthen ...

Think about pets as Spay Day nears

It’s a proven fact — spaying and neutering are effective, and humane, ways to save the lives of animals. These procedures are one of many important responsibilities that come with owning a dog or cat. So along with providing a safe, warm home, food and water and daily exercise, we ask ...

Details needed on college plan

First Lady Jill Biden is reviving an idea, hoping a rebuilding of the economy during her husband’s administration will include free access to community college. She’s right, of course, that education and training will be essential both to digging out of the slump created by the pandemic. ...

Blue Stream Farms a success story

There may have been doubt a few years ago when a small group of businessmen from our community announced plans for what would become Blue Stream Farms. The idea of establishing an agricultural-based business in the middle of a steel community probably seemed far-fetched. Those involved have ...