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Editorials

McKeegan off to national bee

If anyone would ask, would you be able to correctly spell the word “gladioulus?” How about “smaragdine,” “macerate” “Feldenkrais” or “gesellschaft?” Those have been the among the winning words in past editions the national spelling bee. It’s a tradition that dates to ...

Take another look at CBDG funding

If President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program is accepted by Congress, it would not be the first time Washington has attempted to rein in federal spending on the backs of thousands of local governments. It happened a few decades ago when a ...

Music returns to event center

Music will be coming from the Weirton Event Center just about every Friday this summer, with the annual summer concert series set to kick off Friday evening. With a variety of musical acts scheduled, the series, organized by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, is sure to ...

Concerts bring town to life

Music will return to downtown Steubenville on Thursday, as the 11th-annual summer concert series at the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben gets under way. The talented lineup is varied, as always, and we’re sure most Tri-State Area residents will be pleased. In ...

Saudi leaders got message

There can be no doubt Saudia Arabia leaders got the message President Donald Trump was sending Saturday. Ironically, it was one former President Barack Obama claimed to be trying to convey — but in which he failed dismally. Trump has been accused of, in effect, being unnecessarily blunt and ...

Blankenship not a reliable source

Consider the source, Mr. President. Then just say no. That may be the best advice President Donald Trump could get regarding a letter sent to him by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Blankenship spent a year in prison after being convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine ...

Roundabout will be improvement

The $1.38 million roundabout being built at Lovers Lane and Mall Drive in Steubenville is a community improvement. Let’s say it again. A community improvement. Judging from comments around the city and on social media, one would think the city has just committed some kind of heinous act ...

Foster parents fill special role

May is Foster Parent Awareness Month, and it is a good time to thank those foster parents who open their hearts and homes to children. Many of the children placed in foster care may never have felt safe and secure inside a home. They may not understand what a loving family is all ...

Never Alone helps in addiction fight

Drug use and addiction continues to be a plague sweeping our region. With arrests, overdoses and death in the news almost every day, there is no longer any denying the impact of addiction on the Tri-State Area. Our local police continuously step up to fight this scourge, but it also takes ...

Section offers look at area festivals

The themes of the many fairs and festivals that are held throughout the Tri-State Area each year vary widely, but they all follow a very simple formula — they offer the chance to spend quality time with friends and family. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon that can take you back in ...