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Editorials

Think about pets as Spay Day nears

It’s a proven fact — spaying and neutering are effective, and humane, ways to save the lives of animals. These procedures are one of many important responsibilities that come with owning a dog or cat. So along with providing a safe, warm home, food and water and daily exercise, we ask ...

Details needed on college plan

First Lady Jill Biden is reviving an idea, hoping a rebuilding of the economy during her husband’s administration will include free access to community college. She’s right, of course, that education and training will be essential both to digging out of the slump created by the pandemic. ...

Blue Stream Farms a success story

There may have been doubt a few years ago when a small group of businessmen from our community announced plans for what would become Blue Stream Farms. The idea of establishing an agricultural-based business in the middle of a steel community probably seemed far-fetched. Those involved have ...

Take extra care with your pets

Our recent bouts of wintry weather serve as a good opportunity to remind pet owners that freezing temperatures and icy conditions can be hazardous to cats and dogs. So it’s important that pets stay indoors as much as possible during severe weather to avoid freezing. Never leave animals ...

Make sure COVID-19 numbers are accurate

We live in an era where most of us carry in our pockets smartphones with many times the computing power of the Apollo guidance computer NASA used to get Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon. We can do nearly everything technology has made possible with just the touch of a ...

Another sign spring is near

Take a look outside your window today, and you will see the evidence that winter continues to hold its grip over the Tri-State Area. It’s true — we’ve received a lot of winter weather during the last couple of weeks, and the forecasts show there are few signs of that trend letting ...

A day to reflect and give thanks

Today is Presidents Day, and it should be a chance to reflect, to honor and to give thanks. It should be an opportunity to remember that while our president changes every four or eight years, our democracy continues to set a standard that is the envy of the rest of the world. The office ...

Let’s improve heart health

It’s American Heart Month, and a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle. As Ohio Valley residents, however, we are plagued with leading many areas of the country in illnesses including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The statistics are sobering: • Heart disease is the ...

Where have the candidates gone?

There’s a question that’s been asked in many different forms across many years: What happens if they hold an election and no one runs for office? Residents of many communities on both sides of the Ohio River learned they likely will be facing just that situation after filing deadlines for ...

Diocese is still facing questions

While the long process of receiving justice for the thousands of Catholics who live in the Diocese of Steubenville moved another step closer to being resolved Monday, there are still questions that must be answered. A big step in that direction happened Monday, when David Franklin, the former ...