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Editorials

Weirton development good for our region

A long-discussed project appears to be moving forward in Weirton, and if all goes well, it should result in a development of which the entire Ohio Valley can be proud. Weirton city officials, representatives of Park Drive Development LLC, the Business Development Corp. of the Northern ...

Sacrifice of officers always remembered

Fighting crime can be dangerous work for the more than 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. On average, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, one officer is killed somewhere in the United States every 54 hours. And, in 2018, 58,866 officers ...

Little Richard made an impact

If you enjoy today’s music and the way it is presented, you owe thanks to Richard Penniman, who rose from a life of poverty in Macon, Ga., to become Little Richard, one of the founders of rock ‘n’ roll who died Saturday at the age of 87. His work in the 1950s went beyond changing the ...

Care needed as Ohio reopens

Like neighbors in many other states, Ohioans are in the process of “reopening” the state. How well that goes will be up to individuals and families in the Buckeye State. After several weeks during which Gov. Mike DeWine ordered many businesses to close and restricted the sizes of ...

Keeping history alive important

The roster of men and women who have called Steubenville home and who have made a great impact on our nation’s history is lengthy. Two of those who were true American heroes were recognized on Thursday, when the legacy of Jerome and John “Ellis” Edwards was commemorated at Historic Fort ...

States should be able to fill gaps in budget

Ohioans received very bad news about the state government budget on Tuesday. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, state revenue for the fiscal year to date has been nearly $750 million below what had been expected, Gov. Mike DeWine reported. Kudos to DeWine and legislators, however, for spending ...

We celebrate mothers today

While honoring mom today — and you should be if you have a mother or other significant nurturing woman in your life — it’s also a time to consider the work mothers do. It can be measured in monetary terms — according to salary.com, the work of a stay-at-home mom as worth more than ...

State officials must be held accountable

Would that government officials were as conscientious about ethics as they seem to be inventive about trying to skirt the rules. Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer’s office reported recently that about 40 state employees and some legislators accepted a free charter boat fishing trip on ...

Area projects moving forward

While many parts of our lives have been put on hold as a result of the coronavirus, it’s important to remember that there are a lot of projects that are still able to move forward. One of those is the Efts Lane paving work in Steubenville’s West End. It’s a project the city and ...

Day of prayer a chance to reflect

Americans of all faiths are gathering today to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. It’s an annual event that started on the ...