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Editorials

Watch for children as school opens

Area motorists, be alert. School children are heading back to Tri-State Area classrooms, and drivers need to heighten their awareness in the coming days. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools ...

Power plant would be plus for area

During the last few years, discussions have been held about a possible natural gas-fueled 830-megawatt power plant, with plans to construct it in an eastern portion of Brooke County just north of the Cross Creek area. The company working on the proposed plant — Energy Solutions Consortium ...

Football’s back … enjoy the games

Today is the day that fans of high school football across the Tri-State Area have been waiting for since December. It’s opening day, and action will get under way when Buckeye Local hosts Barnesville. On Friday Steubenville Big Red will travel to Youngstown Cardinal Mooney; Indian Creek ...

A chance to celebrate the 19th Amendment

When you look through the pages of today’s newspaper, you will find a special section dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. That amendment extended the right to vote to women, and is considered to be one of the most important ...

Make sure you’re ready for football

The days have been getting noticeably shorter and area children are returning to school. Those indicators remind us that the start of the high school football season is just around the corner. Whether you are a die-hard fan or just a casual observer, you’ll want to make sure you are ...

Farmers markets still serving region

If you are looking to enjoy a bit of time outside and pick up some of the area’s freshest produce, the farmers markets that are located throughout the area are a great place to visit. The markets might have a different look than they have had in the past as organizers continue to work to ...

Deal lets residents sleep a little easier

Numbers show that members of Steubenville City Council made a wise move Aug. 4 when they voted to contract with Wintersville Fire and Rescue to provide overnight ambulance service in the city. The decision, which came on a 7-0 emergency vote, was the best option for council to take after the ...

Route 22 road work painful, necessary

Area motorists will have noticed an all-too-familiar sight on U.S. Route 22 in Weirton this week. Orange cones have been placed along a portion of the highway, reducing traffic to one lane and signifying the beginning of another road construction project in our area. The West Virginia ...

Let’s utilize public health money wisely

For many years, local public health agencies were viewed by many Americans as centers for anti-smoking campaigns, immunizations for children in low-income families, enforcers of restaurant cleanliness rules and similar activities. Suddenly last winter, all that changed. Now and probably for ...

Let’s not cut off Census count early

Giving Americans a month less to respond to the 2020 Census may be the most ridiculous proposal to come out of Washington this year. The idea should be discarded. Original plans for the Census called for an Oct. 31 deadline for people to respond to it with information about themselves and ...