Editorials

Work force roundtable sparks good discussion

Employers in the area know it is difficult to find employees. It is even harder to find skilled workers. A roundtable discussion held Tuesday at Eastern Gateway Community College featured school superintendents, representatives of EGCC and Franciscan University of Steubenville, a cross ...

Mothers play special roles

Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 105 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and ...

Fallen officers are remembered

The men and women who are involved in law enforcement just might have the most thankless jobs in America. You see them everywhere, at all times of the day or night, walking the beat or patrolling in a car. Their work is vital to ensure the laws that allow our society to function are enforced, ...

Spring cleaning events boost area

Communities across West Virginia are coming together for some spring cleaning this weekend, including some here in the Ohio Valley. The city of Weirton will be holding its inaugural Spring Street Cleanup, inviting area residents interested in working to collect litter and other debris from ...

More questions in Wells Township

Wells Township officials have been left to wonder about what their next steps will be after Tuesday’s election. Voters in the township rejected two 3-mill levies when they went to polls. Each of the levies would have generated $362,000, money that would have gone toward the street and the ...

A fitting tribute for D’Anniballe

Many of the students and other members of the community who enter the main building on the Steubenville campus of Eastern Gateway Community College never had the opportunity to meet Arthur D’Anniballe, but each is touched in some way by his legacy. The vision, dedication and hard work ...

Brooke Middle School sets great example

It has been said and written that empathy is not a quality that stands out among young people. Sometimes that is because we adults do not make the effort to instill it in them. But they do it at Brooke Middle School in Wellsburg. Last week, an assembly at the school was held in observance of ...

Terrible lack of values shown on social media

Set aside for a moment the absurd concept of “promposals” that has seized the social media generation and driven them to try to outdo each other with outrageous ways to ask their dates to the prom. One “promposal” in central Ohio is not only outrageous, it is demonstrative of the degree ...

If your precinct is open, cast your vote

Tuesday’s primary election won’t affect many voters, but it is still important those who can vote head to the polls. Only seven of the 71 precincts in the Jefferson County will be open on Tuesday. There is a contested election in Toronto, where four candidates filed in the Democratic ...

Training program a plus for region

Industry and development officials say the Ohio Valley will be in need of approximately 3,500 skilled welders in the coming years in order to meet the needs of a growing natural gas industry. The problem is there currently are not enough residents to fill those prospective jobs, even if ...