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Editorials

Remember our veterans today

The names of the battlefields America’s men and women have fought on have changed many times during the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That’s why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who have ...

Our views determine how we see election

We have been fortunate locally that the majority of our contested elections seem to always be decided by a margin that leaves little doubt about the outcome. That’s not been the case at the national level for the last two decades. Last week’s presidential election was close, and ...

Grant programs good use of money

While all parts of our society have been affected in differing ways by the coronavirus pandemic, it has had an especially devastating impact on small businesses and nonprofit agencies. That’s why it was a good move for the Jefferson County Commissioners to approve the creation of the ...

Remember those who need help

We got a reminder of what is ahead of us last weekend when cold winds were blowing and snow was falling. That served as a reminder that it’s not too early to start thinking about helping those in need during the upcoming holidays and in the colder months. Sure, our thoughts soon will turn ...

Project preserves our area’s history

Our area’s industrial heritage runs deep, but, sadly, many of the names of those who have worked to build that legacy have been forgotten and lost to time. That’s why it is encouraging to know that a part of that history — employment records from the old Beech Bottom steel facility — ...

Banners help brighten area

Downtown Wellsburg now looks a little brighter, thanks to the efforts of several local businesses. Thanks to the work done by Eric Fithyan, owner of Chambers and James Funeral Homes, and other local business owners and community organizations, more than 20 banners can be seen along Town ...

Lung cancer still deadly disease

With all of the interest in Tuesday’s election, continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s sometimes easy to forget about other important issues in our lives. That’s why it should not be overlooked that November is Lung Cancer Awareness ...

Events taking on new looks

While it likely came as no surprise that organizers had decided to cancel this year’s Steubenville Lights Up the Night event, plans remain in place to allow the city to maintain some of its holiday glow. The annual event, which has traditionally been held on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, ...

Make sure your voice is heard

We’ve heard, read and talked much during the past several months — make that the past several years — about how important this year’s general election would be. There have been debates and discussions — most civil, many not — about the candidates and issues voters are deciding ...

Wiggins deserving of city recognition

For many decades, Delores Wiggins has built a reputation for being tough, but fair, a person who always insisted on things being done by the book, with absolutely no favoritism shown. That’s why it should come as no surprise that Steubenville City Council recognized her Tuesday with a ...