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Opinion

Looking back at bloomers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As one of the foremost crusaders for woman’s rights during the 19th century, Amelia Bloomer championed causes such as women’s suffrage, temperance and a greater role for women in the everyday affairs of running the nation. She became the deputy postmaster of Seneca Falls, ...

Guest column/Can private employers require vaccinations?

Local Columns

Many frontline workers and at-risk individuals will be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine during the coming months. The question on employers’ and employees’ minds alike is whether employers can require their employees to receive the vaccine. Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...

Time to unite nation is now

Editorials

Many Americans regarded Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden as a chance to start over, a turning away from the divisions of the past four years to move forward as one. It is essential, however, that Americans do not choose to move forward by ignoring the lessons we learned, and ...

House Bill 6 fight continues

Editorials

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost continues to fight the damaging effects of House Bill 6, which is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery investigation, and was intended to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Energy Harbor. This time he has asked the Franklin County Common Pleas ...

Opioids continue their deadly grip

Editorials

As concerns continue to grow about the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing toll it takes every day, it’s easy to forget about other health issues that continue to have a devastating effect on our region. A sad reminder came last week when Ohio Attorney General David Yost released a report ...

Program a plus for city residents

Editorials

Steubenville residents who are looking to start or grow a business will have an opportunity this week to learn details about a program that is designed to help them move forward. The Thrive in Steubenville business development program, which is designed to help would-be entrepreneurs and city ...

King remembered today

Editorials

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

Of chocolate peanut clusters, Steubenville stuff

Local Columns

Any real, imagined or threatened intent on my part to curb my caloric intake for the first time in 2021 came to a “sweet stop” after a knock on the door last weekend. Left behind was a belated Christmas gift from a creative friend who pays great attention to detail and desire when it ...

Opioids still a problem

Local Columns

For a year now, we have been placing a lot of emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic as we go about our daily lives. We’ve been avoiding crowds, wearing masks, conducting meetings and other interactions across numerous video chat programs, wiping down everything that can be touched with ...

W.Va. schools have little wiggle room

Editorials

In-person classes will be returning to the majority of West Virginia’s schools in the coming week, with the exception of high schools located in counties classified “red” by the state Department of Health and Human Resources. We know there are mixed opinions on whether this is a good ...