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Local Columns

Bringing life to town

Many of you who are reading this can remember what a festive and bustling place downtown Steubenville was, especially around the holidays. It doesn’t seem like it was that long along ago when you could spend an evening downtown, going from store to store before finding that perfect gift at ...

Nothing quite like a whirlwind road trip

Four girls. One car. Less than 72 hours. Five hundred plus miles — one way. The plan for a girls’ whirlwind weekend road trip went on my November calendar back in September when the thought became the suggestion and then the absolute intention. A trip from Ohio to North Carolina ...

Guest column/Quality of our region’s air remains an issue

It has been more than 42 years since I worked as a college intern on the prominent Harvard School of Public Health Six Cities Study, initiated in Steubenville. The study was designed to evaluate exposures to outdoor air pollution. Specifically, the study examined concentrations of total ...

Homework assignment: Be thankful!

Better Half was helping me make a quick and convenient dinner the other evening, i.e. something relatively instant, given that’s my cooking forte. I was getting ready to throw some individual pot pies into the oven, paying heed to the directions that call for wrapping the crust edge with a ...

It’s important to shop local

We are faced with many choices when it comes to spending our money, especially this time of year, when the Christmas shopping season is ready to hit its full stride. With that in mind, it’s important to remember the impact that spending can have on the local economy. That’s the message ...

Some interesting stories

If you haven’t had a chance to look through today’s entire edition yet, I suggest you take the time to do so. In it you will find stories about some of the area’s most interesting and, at the same time, humble people, our veterans. That’s appropriate, because today is Veterans Day. ...