Opinion

Celebration brings downtown alive

Editorials

Our city’s annual week of food, fun and nostalgia will come to an end Saturday when the Steubenville Hometown Celebration is held along North Fourth Street. The morning will feature the Dino Dash 5K run and Martin Meander, with proceeds going to benefit the Grand Theater restoration ...

Voter ruling is troubling

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In this age of never-ending breaking news, some important information can get lost in the crowded news cycle. This story, though not as riveting as others, is one we all should be aware of — Husted, Ohio Secretary of State v A. Phillip Randolph Institute was decided by the ...

Take a moment to look at flag

Editorials

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America. We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

Festival a chance to remember Martin

Editorials

He had talent that, even by today’s standards, often seemed larger than life. He was the symbol of the era of cocktail cool, hanging out with his pals, holding a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other, a beautiful woman or two not too far away. Together with Frank ...

River sweep helps protect a resource

Editorials

The Ohio River has been one of the area’s greatest natural resources. The development of towns along the river depended upon its use as a means of drinking water, wildlife and transportation. An annual event set for Saturday morning will allow volunteers a chance to protect the ...

Greek festival brings family, friends together

Editorials

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of an event steeped in tradition and one that offers a chance for friends and family to gather surrounded by delicious food. The annual Holy Trinity Greek Food Festival signals to us that the summer season has arrived and that our area’s festival season ...

Interesting week ahead

Local Columns

We’ve nearly reached the middle of June, and, while the calendar might show that the official start of summer is still 11 days away, the number of activities that allow area residents to enjoy being outdoors continues to grow. Consider the First Fridays on Fourth series. The second of the ...

Diagnosis: Company-is-coming anxiety

Local Columns

Him or her? Will he or won’t he? Should she or shouldn’t she? We’re playing the waiting game in the Kiaski casa. Better Half bought me a present the other day — an 8-foot ladder. Tough to gift wrap but very thoughtful. It’s the gift that keeps on giving — especially ...

Holtz hall pays tribute to success

Editorials

We congratulate the inductees of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and those involved in making this program such a success year after year. Holtz, a Follansbee native, returned to the area Monday to recognize this year’s group of honorees. Honoring Steeler great ...

Many questions about diocese

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: According to an ongoing audit investigation at the chancery of the Diocese of Steubenville and information disclosed by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, a forensic audit of the diocese found funds were misappropriated between 2004 and 2016, including payroll taxes that were withheld ...