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Opinion

Olivito right choice in primary

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Integrity, love, happiness, peace and joy, with wisdom — this signifies Richard Olivito. A native of Steubenville, Olivito is a Democratic candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 96th District, which covers Jefferson, Belmont and Monroe counties. He is the son of ...

Sale of park a bad idea

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A few weeks ago, members of City Council floated the idea of selling or leasing Jim Wood Park to Steubenville City Schools. I am adamantly opposed to this idea, as are many other city residents I have spoken to. Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna stated there would be ...

Dreadful ideas about trade

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was amused to read about how Sen. Rob Portman and other brilliant central planners in Washington will be making us all wealthier by creating new trade deals with Mexico and China. (“An historic week for American workers,” Jan 26.) The $400 billion trade deficit with China ...

We see progress all around us

Editorials

When you sit down and read the first installment of this year’s Progress Edition, you’ll come across some interesting comments about how our Tri-State Area is poised for continued economic growth. The words are offered by Marvin Six, the interim director of the Business Development Corp. ...

Prepare to see consequences

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, I learned that Sen. Joe Manchin is undecided on the matter of impeachment of President Trump. While this may appear to be leadership by many, I find it a bit disturbing. I have contacted Manchin on a number of matters to learn of his opinion but have always been told ...

Guest column/Let’s ban fentanyl analogues

Local Columns

In 2017, almost 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. To put that number into perspective, the number of American lives lost due to opioid overdoses is nearly three times the population of the city of Martinsburg. It is apparent that West Virginia has been particularly hard hit by ...

Similarities don’t stop with Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I thank Kathy Antione for her supercilious letter “Similarities between Hitler and Trump” on Jan. 12. Her drivel exposes the mindset of the Jefferson County Democrat Progressive Coalition comrades and guarantees Trump’s election in November. The frustration reveals ...

Tailgate event helps United Way

Editorials

The Weirton United Way is heading into the final stretch for its 2019 campaign, with one last fundraising event scheduled for this weekend. The annual Big Game Tailgate will be held Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, just off the Burgettstown exit of U.S. Route 22. It promises to be a ...

Pinewood Derby teaches lessons

Editorials

Examples of teamwork and dedication will be on display this weekend at the Fort Steuben Mall when the Two Chiefs District of the Cub Scouts holds it annual Pinewood Derby. The derby is a tradition that goes back nearly 70 years. Some people might think it nothing more than an attempt to show ...