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Opinion

EGCC board takes a good first step

Editorials

The board of trustees at Eastern Gateway Community College took a good first step toward clarifying some of the issues surrounding the school Wednesday when it unanimously voted to terminate the contract of Jimmie Bruce. The decision to end Bruce’s four-and-a-half-year tenure as president of ...

Anger is misdirected

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When it was announced late last year that Crossridge Landfill might potentially be reopened there was rightful outrage, and people who never paid attention to environmental or political issues were shocked that this was going on in their county. Even though people have been ...

Good Neighbors thankful for help

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Wintersville Good Neighbors would like to take this opportunity to thank the Wintersville United Methodist Church Youth Group, Wintersville Elementary School and the Jefferson County Christian School for all their help with our Christmas project. The youth group, under ...

Guest column/Higher education: Yesterday and today

Local Columns

I attended college from 1965 until 1989, acquiring three degrees as well as taking other postgraduate education courses. The total tuition for my undergraduate and graduate classes was approximately $10,000 during the “golden age” of a college education. Contemporary college ...

Survey can help Internet service

Editorials

For the last several years, politicians, businesses and everyday citizens have decried the lack of reliable Internet access in portions of our area, and much of West Virginia. In a day when digital technology is necessary for many of us, not having a high-speed Internet connection can be ...

Events celebrate legacy of King

Editorials

Area residents are continuing the commemoration of the life and legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Once again, pupils, parents, business leaders, city leaders, senior citizens and others from across the Tri-State Area have the chance to come together to remember King for his visions of ...

Question: Why can’t it be here?

Editorials

Why can’t it happen here? That’s a good question members of Steubenville City Council and city residents need to be asking after discussion held during Tuesday’s meeting. The talk surrounded a new show, “Home Town Takeover,” that will be produced by HGTV. According to information ...

Residents should complete this survey

Editorials

Steubenville always has put its Community Development Block Grant money to good use. Past projects that have benefited from the federal dollars have included renovation work at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, improvements at North End Park in Beatty Park, rehabilitation work at ...

Serial sexual predator deserves long sentence

Editorials

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. A resident of Lima, Cochran has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Move forward on auto regulations

Editorials

The nanny crowd — folks who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard — wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards ...