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Local Columns

Unplanned makes the planned sweeter yet

The unplanned and the unexpected often make the planned and the expected sweeter yet, better still. Case in point. Monday, Sept. 20, brought the Great American Relay through the area with several legs of the 3,500-mile coast-to-coast run from Boston to Santa Monica, Calif., involving seven ...

Reflecting on a busy week

When you’ve been forced to go through an 18-month period where there have been precious few opportunities to participate in community events, a five-day period like the one experienced last week indicates that maybe we are slowly working ourselves back into being more fully able to enjoy ...

Guest column/ARC revitalizing New York’s Southern Tier

New York’s Southern Tier region is part of the rich, geographically diverse fabric that makes up New York State. It is home to highly sought-after educational institutions, a mix of innovative industries, more than 5,300 farms and nearly 5 million acres of forestland that contribute to ...

Guest column/When things are serious enough, we learn more

Everyone is aware of the substance misuse problem that has been labeled a public health epidemic. Everyone does not pause to think about more than the superficial: There is a drug problem. We don’t think beyond that until someone puts a new term in front of us, like polysubstance ...

The ‘free’ stuff is hardly ever really cheap

“Free” things are seldom really free. And they’re usually not even all that cheap either, I am reminded on occasion. Now not that I’ve been offered one or have added to my equine lawn ornaments Tucker and Thunder, but let’s just suppose for the sake of argument that you’re asked ...

Stars ready to shine

Oct. 27, 1998, was a typical Tuesday. Residents from around the Tri-State Area went about their normal routines. Steubenville City Council held its regular weekly meeting. But while all of that was going on, a special group was gathering in the banquet room at the old Lenora’s in ...