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Editorials

Area chambers promote region

It was fitting that members of the Jefferson County and Follansbee chambers of commerce gathered earlier this week for their respective annual dinners. Both events were held Wednesday, which was National Chamber of Commerce Day. Celebrated each year on the third Wednesday in October, it’s a ...

U.S. should not promote opioids

Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if there are effective alternatives is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne ...

Sharing resources a smart way to go

Not so many years ago, it seemed feasible for small local governments in our area to strive for freestanding street maintenance departments. That era is just a fond memory now. Officials in three towns — Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville — realized months ago that a new piece of street ...

Area residents deserve recognition

We’re glad members of Steubenville City Council recognized a couple of area residents whose knowledge and quick thinking helped save the life of a decorated Vietnam veteran. Dan Wilson and Patrick McLaughlin were singled out during the Oct. 8 meeting for their efforts to revive Jack Ernest. ...

W.Va. training session important for firefighters

We rely on the skills and training of our firefighters to protect us, our families and our homes in the event of structure fires, vehicle crashes and even medical emergencies. It is a dangerous job and requires them to be on the top of their game and to undergo years of training. During the ...

Thoughts about how we see history

Christopher Columbus is under assault, 527 years after his discovery of the lands of the Western Hemisphere was made. It’s no longer acceptable in a politically correct world to offer a holiday to a man who was, in the eyes of some, little more than a money-grubbing, disease-carrying pirate ...