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Editorials

Play it safe when you’re on the water

The warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine of spring mean that Tri-State Area residents will again be turning to the outdoors for recreation. Among the most popular activities area residents use to enjoy the spring and summer are boating and fishing. Both are fun ways to spend an ...

We’re Americans this Memorial Day

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or just hang out in your ...

Guard helping in our region

You might not have noticed, but members of the National Guard have been making a big difference in the Steubenville area during the past several weeks. Since April, for instance, members of the Guard have been on duty at Urban Mission Ministries, helping with food distributions. They have ...

Pool decision tough, but the right call

We’re into the middle of the weekend that traditionally has marked the unofficial start of the summer season. But this is a time unlike any other we have seen, and many of the experiences we have come to anticipate this time of year are missing, joining the list of things that have fallen ...

Hancock shelter levy should get a ‘yes’

Four years ago, Hancock County voters showed their compassion for animals by approving a tax levy to support the county animal shelter. Nearly three of every four voters said “yes” to the measure. Now the levy is up for renewal. It will be on the ballot for the June 9 primary ...

Annie Glenn was hero in own right

She never sought the spotlight, but it was impossible for Annie Glenn to avoid all of the attention. Her husband, John, the childhood sweetheart with whom she would share a love affair of more than 70 years, was an American hero — a decorated fighter pilot who flew missions during World War ...

Foundation option good for recreation

Action taken by members of Steubenville City Council on May 12 should go a long way to helping fund improvements at parks and recreation facilities. Resolutions passed during that meeting will allow Lori Fetherolf, the city’s parks and recreation director, and City Manager James Mavromatis ...

Take extra care around motorcycles

The unofficial beginning of summer is less than a week away with Memorial Day. Flowers are beginning to come out and so are motorcycles. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported there were 3,585 motorcycle-related traffic crashes in 2019 that ...

Make sure you’re registered to vote

It has been a strange, unsettling year, has it not? All the more reason to make your voice heard in the June 9 West Virginia primary election. The need for good leadership is more apparent than it has been for many years. If you are not registered to vote, you cannot cast a ballot in the ...

Bipartisan efforts can work the best

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., along with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, can be fiercely partisan when they believe it is necessary to defend the people of our area. But they also know the value of working with lawmakers of the opposite party when that ...