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Opinion

More questions in Wells Township

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Many positive things

Local Columns

With the end of April and the beginning of May comes a full slate of activities throughout the Tri-State Area. All are good things. Some offer the chance to honor the people who are working to make a difference in our communities. Others often provide the opportunity to celebrate the ...

Enlightenment on the bakeless bake sale

Local Columns

There are times when you must know something, when you need the answer, when you must get to the bottom of things, when you must learn the truth. This was my situation the other day when I became intent upon learning what exactly is a bakeless bake sale. Maybe in the grand scheme of things ...

Training program a plus for region

Editorials

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 ...

Nurses fill vital role

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: National Nurses Week is Monday through May 12. This week was established by the American Nurses Association in 1993 to recognize registered nurses in the United States. This week corresponds with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who has been credited with the development ...

We can never forget Holocaust horrors

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tell about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...