Opinion

Glenn story shows heroes are real

Editorials

At a time when skepticism about those to whom we look up to is high, Ohioans are fortunate to have two heroes about whom there is no question at all. They are Annie Glenn and her husband, the late John Glenn. On Sunday, the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord will be dedicated as a ...

Weirton United Way continues its mission

Editorials

The Weirton United Way recently took some time to celebrate the accomplishments of its 2018 campaign, while making preparations for this year’s fundraising efforts. We offer our own congratulations to everyone involved for reaching last year’s $240,000 goal, which will help to provide ...

Work force roundtable sparks good discussion

Editorials

Employers in the area know it is difficult to find employees. It is even harder to find skilled workers. A roundtable discussion held Tuesday at Eastern Gateway Community College featured school superintendents, representatives of EGCC and Franciscan University of Steubenville, a cross ...

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Buffet Day

Local Columns

There’s a buffet with my name on it today, and I plan to dive into it, given it’s Mother’s Day, a holiday where I’m entitled to abandon the stove, liberating myself from such an unforgiving kitchen appliance. I have no grand delusions of myself when it comes to being a mother, but the ...

Importance of giving back

Local Columns

Area residents received a reminder about the importance of being involved in our community and finding ways to give back Monday evening. That’s when Eastern Gateway Community College officially dedicated the main building on its Steubenville campus in the memory of Arthur ...

Mothers play special roles

Editorials

Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 105 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and ...

A mother’s love is unconditional

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I can still remember the day when the doctor said those words, “you’re pregnant.” The love for this little miracle encompassed my entire being down to my very soul. I was the one chosen to be his first love, and the first to feel his life. As my baby grew for the next ...

Guest column/Just use common sense ­— don’t be scammed

Local Columns

Scammers continue to rip off our citizens in Jefferson County. Last year alone, more than $1.5 million was scammed from our citizens, and it continues as I write this letter. The following are some of the scams that have been prevalent in our area: ¯ People claiming to be from ...

Unfettered capitalism raises questions

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A few months ago, Toronto experienced two significant road failures. One was due to natural subsidence on county Road 46, the second happened because of as-yet unannounced causes under state Route 7. It’s possible the developing sink-hole on Route 7 also was natural in ...

It’s time for us to wake up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am a Democrat, but totally disgusted with my party. Here are some reasons why: We totally got beat in the presidential race. President Donald Trump won the race — period. The only thing that man is doing is to fulfill his promises that he won the election on. But our great ...