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Opinion

Health big price to pay for growth

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Oglebay Resort hosts the Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference next week. The conference will be presented by Bryce Custer, broker of NAI Ohio River Corridor, and produced by Shale Directories. It will “identify land development opportunities as a result of the ...

Guest column/Christmas in Steubenville Land Office in 1830

Local Columns

During the holiday season, the First Federal Land office at Historic Fort Steuben will be open on weekends to present an experience of what Christmas was like there in 1830. Visitors will be surprised to learn how very different it was. In 1830, Steubenville was a thriving river town of 3,000 ...

Progressives are merchants of misery

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I can prove progressive communists believe they’re God. God created man and woman, progressives the rest. They want to make us in their image, whichever one is the gender of the day. Progressives don’t want to hear your opinion — they want to hear their opinion coming ...

This remains a day to pause, remember

Editorials

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 78 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Progress being made in hazings at colleges

Editorials

Reports of young men and sometimes young women being injured, sometimes fatally, at college fraternity activities seem to be regular occurrences. Give higher education officials credit for cracking down with actions ranging from shutting fraternities down to expelling students. No doubt that ...

Drone will help law enforcement

Editorials

Having access to the latest technology is important to those who are involved in law enforcement. Finding the money to acquire that equipment, however, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why it was good to learn on Monday that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and its special ...

Keeping holiday spirit year round

Editorials

Organizers of the annual Follansbee Christmas in the Park event say the holiday season is filled with the spirit of giving. And that’s why they continue to share proceeds from the annual event with members of the community. The festival has been a staple on the October calendar for nearly ...

Remember local merchants first

Editorials

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Avoid fires during this holiday season

Editorials

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

Leftovers – you either love ‘em or leave ‘em

Local Columns

People either love leftovers or hate them. Sometimes I’m not sure which category I belong to, which side of the fence I’m leaning on. After we had our early Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday, and I gave it some thought as we were cleaning up, I’m still not entirely sure. Maybe I’m ...