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Editorials

Our military leading fight against COVID-19

If we agree we are at war against the spread of COVID-19 — and we are — it is good to know the Pentagon is sending out more than 1,100 troops to the first five mass vaccination centers planned by the Biden administration. Perhaps they are taking some cues from how well the National Guard ...

Some tips to stay safe during winter

We’ve been reminded during the past week about the concerns that pop up when the snow begins to fly. And, while we enjoyed a few milder days, this week’s forecast is calling for several inches of snow to fall across several days, and that makes it important for drivers to get a grasp on ...

New redistricting plan is equitable

How political districts for state and federal offices get drawn this year will be different from how it was done 10 years ago, and 10 years before that. Gerrymandering — the to-the-victor-go-the-spoils approach previously employed — has been ditched, mostly, for a new plan designed to make ...

Sit back and enjoy your Super Sunday

If ever there was an unofficial holiday, Sunday is that day. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, the day the National Football League crowns its champion. There’s been plenty of hype surrounding this year’s game in Tampa, Fla., which features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. ...

DeStefano made mark on our area

Through his 16 years as Follansbee’s city manager, as well as his time as a councilman and as part of the local business community, John DeStefano represented the true values of public service. A Brooke County native, his hometown knowledge, along with his financial and sales experience, ...

Time to completely relax Ohio’s curfew

We are glad to see Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision to relax the COVID-19 curfew by one hour, but we’ll be even more pleased when it goes away completely. That’s because it has produced few if any measurable results in combating the spread of COVID-19. DeWine first announced Ohio’s ...

Groundhogs hold differing views

It seems that no matter where we turn these days, we find controversy, including places such as Punxsutawney, Pa.; Marion, Ohio; and French Creek, W.Va. For on Tuesday, there was a split among the Tri-State Area’s rodent forecasters of winter weather. Punxsutawney Phil, the wiley veteran, ...

There’s progress all around us

There can be no doubt that our region has suffered some rough times. But, if you take a good look around, you will see that there is much to be positive about, and those are the stories that we report on in our annual Progress Edition. “Progress 2021: A Resilient Reset” — that’s the ...

Month a chance for all to learn

Black History Month 2021 reflects on the tapestry presented by Black families and the role they have played in the African American experience. “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” is the theme that has been selected by the Association for the Study of African ...

Portman stands for best interests

Whether you label him a centrist or a moderate, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman always has stood up for the best interests of all Ohioans. That’s why it was disappointing to learn Monday that Portman, a Republican from Cincinnati, has decided not to seek re-election to the seat he has held since ...