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Editorials

Alexander set for next assignment

Rob Alexander has spent the past 26 years in service to the Weirton community, taking the oath of office as an officer with the Weirton Police Department in 1994. He has taken on a variety of duties during that time, becoming certified in numerous skills in an effort to better serve the ...

Make sure your voice is heard

If you live in Ohio and are registered to vote, you likely have received in the mail a request form for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 election. It’s a reminder that there are several formats available to anyone who wants to vote. No matter what you might have read or heard, that ...

Tomlinson Run looking better

Recreation in Hancock County has received some tender, loving care in recent months, with the construction of a new shower house and various other improvements at Tomlinson Run State Park. The project, which was announced more than a year ago, was officially unveiled Wednesday, and we thank ...

Workers are the nation’s backbone

It might be tough to believe that we reached this point in the year, but today is indeed Labor Day. More than a day off that punctuates the just-begun school year, it’s an opportunity to think about the contribution of working Americans to the nation, their families and their ...

Simple skills can help save a life

On Aug. 29, 2019, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Little was leaving his house at the end of a lunch break when he received a call on a medical emergency at a house in his neighborhood. Little responded, soon after arriving at the home of George Foley, who also happens to be the ...

Remember: You can make a difference

Many of our area’s residents have developed a variety of trades-based skills over the years, much of it thanks to the industry which powered the Ohio Valley for decades. Though there aren’t as many manufacturing facilities as there once were, those skills continue to be valuable to our ...

High school athletes get chance to compete

No matter what the scoreboards showed last week, our area high school teams all managed to record a win. Thanks to following protocols and restrictions that have been put into place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of last week’s games involving local teams were played. Weather was ...

Closures point to a very sad reality

Our area lost two longtime businesses during the past several weeks, departures that point once again to changes we have been experiencing for decades. News last week that the AMC Classic Cinema Six at the Fort Steuben Mall would not be among the locations the theater giant planned to reopen ...

Show will go on if we follow guidelines

Ohio is taking more steps toward returning to a new normal as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan for reopening performance venues. Concerts, plays, musicals and other stage performances will be an entertainment option again, with some modifications. We should be used to that by now. It is no ...

Communities depend on Census numbers

In case you needed another reminder about the importance of completing your U.S. Census form, you need look no farther than Toronto. Members of City Council on Aug. 24 stressed that providing the information is critical for many reasons. Maybe most important is that an inaccurate count could ...