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Editorials

Shopping events remain special

It seems that news has been full of interactions between police and civilians that have gone terribly wrong. That’s one reason why the Shop With a Cop events conducted by the area’s police and sheriff’s department are important. It is a relief to see police interaction in a positive ...

Let’s make sure rural Ohio’s not left behind

Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission has invested $2 billion in the state since 2003. This year, the statewide economic development initiative approved approximately $77 million to support tech startups. The lion’s share of that money is going to CincyTech in Cincinnati, JumpStart in Cleveland ...

Think before making a pet a holiday gift

It’s the time of year when trips to area malls and pet supply stores include sightings of wagging tails and furry ears, playful barks and purring. Yes, dogs and cats are a familiar sight this time of the year as shoppers scurry to find last-minute gifts. The canines and felines being ...

Taking steps to reduce suicides

We suspect it is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Ohio skyrocketed during the same period of time, 2007-18, that the drug abuse epidemic was taking off. During that period, the number of suicides increased by 45 percent, according to a new report by the state Department of Health. ...

Trade deal comes with some baggage

After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday announced her caucus has ...

Downtown will shine with parade

The magic of the Christmas season will continue this weekend in downtown Steubenville. Thousands of residents of the Tri-State Area and beyond already have visited the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market at Historic Fort Steuben, and many hundreds more will line Fourth Street in Steubenville ...