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Opinion

Ferguson will fight for residents

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Ron Ferguson has declared his intention of running for the Ohio House of Representatives for our district. I’ve known him for several years, and have always been impressed by his dedication to the local community. He has supported efforts to allow taxpayers to keep more ...

Some legacy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Germany left a legacy, Auschwitz and the symbolic Anne Frank. There was a Cambodian in Pol Pot’s tyranny. Surely a Rwandan Sih When Hutus massacred Tutsis. A Gabrielle Maria in Bosnia, Kosovo’s Christian Stefan and surely an Iris Cheng in the rape of ...

U.S. should not promote opioids

Editorials

Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if there are effective alternatives is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne ...

Sharing resources a smart way to go

Editorials

Not so many years ago, it seemed feasible for small local governments in our area to strive for freestanding street maintenance departments. That era is just a fond memory now. Officials in three towns — Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville — realized months ago that a new piece of street ...

Area residents deserve recognition

Editorials

We’re glad members of Steubenville City Council recognized a couple of area residents whose knowledge and quick thinking helped save the life of a decorated Vietnam veteran. Dan Wilson and Patrick McLaughlin were singled out during the Oct. 8 meeting for their efforts to revive Jack Ernest. ...

W.Va. training session important for firefighters

Editorials

We rely on the skills and training of our firefighters to protect us, our families and our homes in the event of structure fires, vehicle crashes and even medical emergencies. It is a dangerous job and requires them to be on the top of their game and to undergo years of training. During the ...

Thoughts about how we see history

Editorials

Christopher Columbus is under assault, 527 years after his discovery of the lands of the Western Hemisphere was made. It’s no longer acceptable in a politically correct world to offer a holiday to a man who was, in the eyes of some, little more than a money-grubbing, disease-carrying pirate ...

Busy time at Franciscan

Local Columns

Things were a little busier than normal for everyone on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville last weekend. That was especially true for the Rev. David Pivonka, TOR. Oct. 4-6 was homecoming weekend at the university, and it included the traditional events that go along ...

Now if you were me, where would you leave that?

Local Columns

Now if I were Janice, where would I have put a book of stamps with frogs on them? The book of stamps I just saw, honestly. They were right here, and now they’re gone. Poof. Another successful unsupervised disappearing act in the Kiaski household. I try to talk logic to myself whenever I ...

Breast cancer remains a killer

Editorials

It’s October, a time when the color pink is prevalent in our communities, making us aware it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the statistics still hold true, as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to medical experts. But did you know that ...