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Opinion

One thing I know — it won’t always be winter

Local Columns

It won’t always be winter. I thought about this during a snowy, icy walk to the barn early, early the other morning after we’d been hammered with some of that stinky February weather we can’t seem to shake. It wasn’t even 5 a.m. yet, and I was pumping my legs in and out of crunchy ...

Details needed on college plan

Editorials

First Lady Jill Biden is reviving an idea, hoping a rebuilding of the economy during her husband’s administration will include free access to community college. She’s right, of course, that education and training will be essential both to digging out of the slump created by the pandemic. ...

Heart valve disease awareness critical

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Most Americans don’t realize the same conditions that would make a COVID-19 diagnosis even more serious — diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure — also make someone more likely to develop heart valve disease. Three in four people know little to nothing about ...

City moving forward

Local Columns

Jim Mavromatis has faced a lot of challenges during the five years he has been Steubenville’s city manager, but he says there also are a lot of positive things happening in the community. That’s the message he shared with members of the Steubenville Rotary Club during Wednesday’s ...

A career like no other

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a result of the recent, very impressive 31-9 victory by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the defending Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl XV, the status of Tampa Bay’s iconic quarterback Tom Brady as being recognized as the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all ...

History in the Hills: Civil War impacted area

Local Columns

February is typically a slow time at Historic Fort Steuben. We are generally recovering from the excitement of the holiday season and looking forward to months of warmer weather. This year, though, we are getting ready to unveil an exhibit on the Civil War that will open Sunday and run ...

Let citizens act freely

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is truly lamentable that 85 people have died of because of COVID-19 in our health district over this past year. I only know of a few of their stories — they are very sad and I offer my condolences to their loved ones. Equally sad are the deaths during this period from ...

Information needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We live in Jefferson County and are senior citizens. I have tried every way to get my wife a vaccine for the coronavirus. She is 73 with Type 2 diabetes. I put her on a list six to eight weeks ago and have not heard anything. I recently called the Jefferson County Health ...

Guest column/Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, leader

Local Columns

Mary McLeod was born in Mayesville, S.C., in 1875, the 15th of 17 children. She was an educator and civil rights leader. McLeod spent much of her childhood picking cotton and taking in washing and ironing. Determined to get an education, she walked five miles to and from school each day for ...

Guest column/The big, fast payoff of higher education

Local Columns

At a time when the pandemic recession continues to present strong economic headwinds, especially for lower wage earners, having the skills to better compete in the job market, contribute in the workplace and provide for ourselves and our families is more important than ever before. For those ...