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Opinion

God is always present, merciful, and loving

Local Columns

By PASTOR JUDI BARTLETT-TOMES First Baptist Church Jonah: 2:10 “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.” Life is often full of storms and crazy ups and downs. Even in the worst of storms God is present, merciful and loving. For Jonah, the storm was ...

Penguins set for run to Stanley Cup

Editorials

This will be a weekend many of us have been waiting for since March. For the first time in more than four months, there will be nearly a full slate of professional sports in action. And while we will not attempt to downplay the seriousness of the situation that surrounds us as we continue to ...

Action needed from Congress

Editorials

Debate on a new coronavirus relief package continues in Congress and at the White House. Disagreements are both legitimate and political, but one thing ought to be obvious to all involved: Millions of Americans will be in very real financial trouble if a deal is not achieved quickly. Outlines ...

Resource officers can help students

Editorials

Calls for change in law enforcement range from those demanding that police departments be virtually disbanded to others insisting on better training for officers and more accountability for the few rogues among them. Common to most reform proposals is that law enforcement personnel be more ...

Guest column/Thanks for supporting American Outdoors Act

Local Columns

Outdoor spaces are often at the center of vibrant communities. Their critical role has been highlighted in even newer important ways in recent months, underscoring the need to conserve, maintain and improve access to these places. Protecting important natural spaces and investing in their care ...

Allegations bad for all Ohioans

Editorials

Allegations against Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder and others should make Buckeye State residents sick to their stomachs. If true, they mean higher utility bills throughout the state will be due to bought-and-paid-for legislation. Householder, a Republican from a ...

Weir bowlers have earned recognition

Editorials

In its inaugural year, the Weir High School bowling team collected an astounding series of accomplishments, earning an undefeated record along with an OVAC championship and various singles accolades. The young keglers were set to compete this week in the U.S. High School Bowling Championship ...

‘Whether it’s cold or whether it’s hot …’

Local Columns

As I’m writing this column, it’s Thursday afternoon, and I’m facing one of the newsroom windows. It’s pouring rain (not that it would be pouring anything else, heaven help us), and I should have anticipated this for two reasons: My umbrella is safe and secure in the car where it’s ...

Very stressful times

Local Columns

Feeling like you’ve been under a great deal of stress lately? Of course you are. While life in general can be stressful enough, we are offered little to no solace through the knowledge that the lives of all who are around us have become filled with even greater amounts of stress since the ...

Weeds, high grass vexing problems

Editorials

It seems like it’s a topic that comes about this time every year: What do you do about the problem of weeds and unkempt properties in certain parts of Steubenville? Members of City Council are concerned, and they devoted a large portion of Tuesday’s meeting to discussing ways to better ...