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Opinion

Summer reading club a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to the summer reading club. This year, 1,133 people joined “A Universe of Stories” summer reading club to read and learn about the solar system ...

What does it mean to be pro-life?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The party of pro-life? I think not. On Tuesday, the news broke about the latest cruelty perpetrated by the occupant of the White House. It’s no longer good enough to separate children from their parents and lock them in cages. No that wasn’t fun anymore for this evil ...

Ferguson ready to fight for our area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I grew up watching my parents take gamble after gamble and risk after risk to invest in the place they call home. To Derek and Lisa Ferguson, when times get tough, the tough get going. Now the toughest of times have passed, and the moment is now to seize an opportunity for ...

Many helped with Mingo tournament

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The village of Mingo Junction held its 44th-annual golf tournament July 28 at the Cadiz Country Club. I would like to take this time to recognize those who contributed to help make this tournament a success. Thank you to the following sponsors: Bradley Landscapes; Dan Bove of ...

Questions about fair camping

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Most wonder why I speak out in regards to Friendship Park in Smithfield — mostly it’s because my family utilizes the park on a daily basis while walking our dog or uses the posted mileage route for walking exercise. After my recent experience during the Jefferson County ...

A frenzy over failure

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The current frenzy among members of the press, congressmen and other progressives to enact legislation for more gun control will result in hundreds of more pages of regulations which purport to prevent multiple slayings, such as those that have occurred recently. Their efforts ...

Resident ready to fight for neighbors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To the residents of Church Hill, especially Madison and Union avenues, it is a shame that we and our neighborhood are not considered to be important enough to our village and Jefferson County officials. I have been trying for at least two years to get Village Council to take ...

Guest column/The sanctity of marriage bonds civilization

Local Columns

My wife, Mena, and I confidently took to the dance floor, hoping we would emerge as “the winner.” The occasion was the Italian-American Cultural Club’s Marital Dance Marathon, conducted during the club’s Aug. 9 meeting at the Knights of Columbus in Mingo Junction. The couple married the ...

Epstein’s suicide offers no closure

Editorials

A few of the women victimized by the late Jeffrey Epstein got their day in court on Tuesday, and some expressed frustration that they will never see him there. Epstein, the rich sexual abuser who committed suicide in jail earlier this summer, was to have been tried on various charges that he ...

Toronto ready for big weekend

Editorials

Many things that make life in small-town America special will be on display in Toronto this weekend. One is the Toronto Festival of the Arts. The two-day event, which begins Saturday, features an extensive lineup of area craft and food vendors as well as talented local musicians. It’s a ...