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Editorials

Tripodi made lasting impact

There are some places that can only be described as part of the bedrock of the community. And there are the people who represent the bedrock of the community. In the case of Lou Tripodi, he is both person and place. The longtime proprietor of the Steubenville Bakery died May 19 and left ...

Best of luck to Grace McKeegan

Let’s say you were correctly able to spell the words “marocain,” “Feldenkrais,” “gesellschaft,” “nunatak,” “scherenschnitte,” “feuilleton,” “stichomythia” and “knaidel.” If you could do that, you would have been able to win the last five editions of the ...

It’s time to say no to bullying

Exactly what triggered last Friday’s murderous rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at his school in Santa Fe, Texas, has not been determined. But this week, his father speculated the boy may have been bullied in school. School officials say they have investigated allegations Pagourtzis was ...

Free summer concerts have plenty to offer

Summer is just around the corner, and that means the weekly free community concerts are returning at the Berkman Amphitheater in Steubenville and the Weirton Event Center. This year’s summer series in Weirton — the seventh since its inception — will begin Friday with “Elvis” and a ...

Haspel just what the CIA needed

To judge by her comments moments after she was sworn in as the new CIA director, Gina Haspel has her priorities in order. Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the intelligence agency, revealed some of her plans on Monday. She wants to improve CIA personnel proficiency in foreign languages, ...

Keep an eye on workings of law

Compassionate, fair-minded Ohioans voted in droves for “Marsy’s law” last November. Eighty-three percent of voters approved the required amendment to the state constitution. Their goal was to safeguard victims of crime against being victimized again by predators seeking revenge and ...

Graduates, alcohol a bad combination

It’s that time of year when we look ahead to the transition to the next phase of life for high school seniors. They’re young. They’re excited. They’ll want to celebrate their milestones with friends. And while we’re wishing them well on this big step toward their future, it’s ...

Unity Garden a big plus for community

Gardening as a philosophy of community is the theme of the Green Space Initiative. Speak to Justice Slappy or Sister Mary O’Connor for a moment or two and you will find it is impossible to avoid catching the spirit of community that they believe rises from working together in a ...

OMEGA provides boost to our area

It’s not every day that an organization comes to town, has a luncheon meeting and delivers $750,000. The money from the Appalachian Regional Commission was delivered through a grant award process by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, which held an executive board meeting at ...

Sports gambling thought needed

The Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legalized sports betting across the nation should not be shocking nor should its impact be considered too deeply. To do so is to ignore a basic fact: Sports betting never was confined to the sportsbooks in Las Vegas. If that’s not a fact, ...