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Editorials

Question: Why can’t it be here?

Why can’t it happen here? That’s a good question members of Steubenville City Council and city residents need to be asking after discussion held during Tuesday’s meeting. The talk surrounded a new show, “Home Town Takeover,” that will be produced by HGTV. According to information ...

Residents should complete this survey

Steubenville always has put its Community Development Block Grant money to good use. Past projects that have benefited from the federal dollars have included renovation work at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, improvements at North End Park in Beatty Park, rehabilitation work at ...

Serial sexual predator deserves long sentence

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. A resident of Lima, Cochran has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Move forward on auto regulations

The nanny crowd — folks who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard — wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards ...

It’s wait-and-see time in Middle East

Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do last week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Scores of U.S. ...

Children depend on us for safety

Thank heaven she will be all right. That is the appropriate and no doubt widely shared reaction to an accident Monday in which a 10-year-old girl was struck by a car after she got off a school bus. Second in some minds will be the question of how this could have happened in our area. It ...

Taking steps to cover children

It appears there are more avenues than ever for states to ensure as many children as possible are covered by health insurance. So why were nearly 12,000 fewer Ohio youngsters covered in 2018 than in 2016? Gov. Mike DeWine is among those disturbed by the report, published in the Columbus ...

There’s still time to get a flu shot

Haven’t gotten around to getting that flu shot yet? Figure you’re young and strong and wouldn’t have any trouble fighting off a bout with influenza? Well, if you come in contact with older people, children or anyone else for whom flu is serious — perhaps deadly — business, shame ...

Voters will decide the fate of sheriff

Misbehavior of the type in which Brooke County Sheriff Larry Palmer was caught is precisely the reason why the work of the West Virginia Ethics Commission is important. Palmer’s misdeed was relatively minor — but still serious. He broke faith with voters who elected him in ...

Program in need of area mentors

Steubenville’s Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new program designed to improve the lives of the city’s young people. Using a $111,000 grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association, local officials plan to establish a network of adult mentors whose main job will ...