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Opinion

Brooke 911 levy deserves support

Editorials

When the 911 phone system for handling emergency calls was set up, it appeared an excellent way of funding them had been devised. Users of landline telephones would pay small fees to support 911 service. Then cellphones became all the rage — and many buyers dropped their landline phones. ...

Looking to find solution for signs

Editorials

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign “Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” The lines from the pop song “Signs” are as appropriate today as they were when they were first written in 1970 by Les Emmerson of the ...

Early voting a good option in West Virginia

Editorials

West Virginia’s primary election is officially two weeks away, with residents set to head to the polls June 9 after voting was rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voting by Mountain State residents has been going on for a while now, though, and, beginning today, it is in full ...

Play it safe when you’re on the water

Editorials

The warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine of spring mean that Tri-State Area residents will again be turning to the outdoors for recreation. Among the most popular activities area residents use to enjoy the spring and summer are boating and fishing. Both are fun ways to spend an ...

We’re Americans this Memorial Day

Editorials

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or just hang out in your ...

Remembering a hero

Local Columns

There’s a common thread that runs through the lives of just about everyone who is a true hero: It’s not often that you will hear them talk about what it is that made them a hero. Fred McGee was one of those people. In addition to everything McGee accomplished in his life, he was willing ...

The sky will still be a special shade of blue

Local Columns

The sky is always a unique shade of blue when it’s Memorial Day weekend. It’s crisp, inspiring, full of promise. There’s just something extra special about it. That’s always been my theory anyway. And I don’t think I’m the only one who sees it that way or feels out of sorts ...

Guard helping in our region

Editorials

You might not have noticed, but members of the National Guard have been making a big difference in the Steubenville area during the past several weeks. Since April, for instance, members of the Guard have been on duty at Urban Mission Ministries, helping with food distributions. They have ...

Protect animals from abuse

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It seems like this coronavirus has brought out a lot of people to adopt pets. On account of the stay-at-home order, there has been a high rate of pet adoption. People want to have a pet around for companionship and to help them fight loneliness. It is really nice of the ...