Editorials

More questions in Wells Township

Wells Township officials have been left to wonder about what their next steps will be after Tuesday’s election. Voters in the township rejected two 3-mill levies when they went to polls. Each of the levies would have generated $362,000, money that would have gone toward the street and the ...

A fitting tribute for D’Anniballe

Many of the students and other members of the community who enter the main building on the Steubenville campus of Eastern Gateway Community College never had the opportunity to meet Arthur D’Anniballe, but each is touched in some way by his legacy. The vision, dedication and hard work ...

Brooke Middle School sets great example

It has been said and written that empathy is not a quality that stands out among young people. Sometimes that is because we adults do not make the effort to instill it in them. But they do it at Brooke Middle School in Wellsburg. Last week, an assembly at the school was held in observance of ...

Terrible lack of values shown on social media

Set aside for a moment the absurd concept of “promposals” that has seized the social media generation and driven them to try to outdo each other with outrageous ways to ask their dates to the prom. One “promposal” in central Ohio is not only outrageous, it is demonstrative of the degree ...

If your precinct is open, cast your vote

Tuesday’s primary election won’t affect many voters, but it is still important those who can vote head to the polls. Only seven of the 71 precincts in the Jefferson County will be open on Tuesday. There is a contested election in Toronto, where four candidates filed in the Democratic ...

Training program a plus for region

Industry and development officials say the Ohio Valley will be in need of approximately 3,500 skilled welders in the coming years in order to meet the needs of a growing natural gas industry. The problem is there currently are not enough residents to fill those prospective jobs, even if ...

We can never forget Holocaust horrors

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tell about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Crack down on the bad doctors

It would be strange indeed to find someone who does not owe a debt of gratitude, perhaps for life itself, to health care providers. They see “do no harm” as merely a starting point in tireless efforts to make our lives better. But every profession has within it a few bad apples, often ...

Special Olympics a chance to shine

Area residents will have the opportunity to cheer on hundreds of competitors when the 43rd-annual Ohio Area 9 Special Olympics Qualifier is held at the track complex behind Steubenville’s Harding Middle School. A sea of friendly faces will greet the athletes when the event gets under way at ...

Library another positive for city

It might be the newest structure in downtown Steubenville, but it has familiar touches that will make longtime patrons as well as first-time visitors feel right at home. That’s the impression area residents will get when they see the newly renovated main branch of the Public Library of ...