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Editorials

Local United Ways need your support

Several hundred people gathered Sept. 1 at the Jefferson County Workshop Event Center. They shared conversations, enjoyed camaraderie and a light breakfast and, after taking a moment to remember a longtime volunteer who died during the past year and receiving words of encouragement, spread ...

Incentives aimed at increasing votes

Ohio is doing everything it can to encourage those who are eligible to register and then vote in this November’s general election. Among the efforts back in the spring were the Grads Vote program, which sent out voter registration packets to graduating high school seniors. There’s also ...

Hancock fair offers some old-time fun

There is certain to be some old-time fun found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the annual Hancock County Oldtime Fair. Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride and tradition for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local ...

Brooke County Fair offers plenty to do

County fairs offer something for just about everyone. And, if you are in need of another reminder of that, you need look no farther than Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg. That’s where the Brooke County Fair will be held. Set to run Friday through Sunday, the annual event will feature a ...

Election integrity a serious matter

Though there is no evidence of widespread, large-scale voter fraud that might have altered the results of the 2020 General Election, there were certainly a few individuals who tried, and Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office continues to partner with those working to track down the offenders. ...

Let’s keep children safe from trafficking

Parents have plenty to worry about these days, as technology and social media have made many things better, but have made other problems much more difficult to solve. Our community is fortunate to have law enforcement agencies who work through the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force ...