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Opinion

Baseball’s back ­— enjoy the games

Editorials

We Americans have a lot on our minds these days. We continue to worry about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us — and what changes and challenges still lie ahead of us. We are confronting social issues that have hung over our heads for centuries and looking for ways that will allow ...

Money will help with sewer work

Editorials

Steubenville officials got some good news Monday when they learned the city had received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will go toward sewer improvements on University Boulevard. The $250,000 will be put toward the second phase of the city’s combined sewer overflow ...

Moving over can help save lives

Editorials

It’s a simple action a driver can easily take, and it makes the roads safer for all of us. “The Move Over Law” goes by different names in different states, but the goal is the same: To offer a greater layer of protection to emergency response and service personnel who are answering ...

PTT project will remain viable

Editorials

Daelim Chemical USA’s withdrawal from partnership in the proposed Belmont County ethane cracker plant came as stunning, disappointing news last week. Let us hope it is not a precursor to something even worse — cancellation of the project altogether. Daelim executives have pulled out of a ...

We’re looking for stars

Local Columns

It appears we have reached the point where even the things that offer the comfort of familiarity suddenly seem to have a different feel. Such is another reality we face as we continue to work through changes that have come about through our ever-changing reactions to the COVID-19 ...

The transfer process can work up a thirst

Local Columns

Mimosa any one? Now who do you suppose would have that written on a fluorescent green index card and stuck inside an address/telephone book that’s seen way better days, way better years and decades, actually? I’m raising my hand here. Guilty as charged. “What’s that doing in ...

Development good for region

Editorials

Development of sites offering opportunities for area residents to enjoy outdoor activities took another big step Tuesday, when ground was broken on the Quaker Ridge Arboretum and Nature Trails Project. It’s an ambitious effort being coordinated by the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation ...

Restoring freedom of conscience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The July 18 decision of the Supreme Court, restoring freedom of conscience, saved the Little Sisters of the Poor from a choice of either coming up with a $70 million-a-year penalty or closing down all of their services and departing this country. In a 7-2 vote, the court ...

Are lockdowns the answer?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Here it is 2020, and I am waiting in a drive-by parade to “visit” my grandmother. I have not seen my grandmother in four months. Many nursing home residents are routinely without visitors, but my grandmother is not one of them. We would pick her up on the weekends and take ...

Take a look at Sweden

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In recent months, I’ve seen anti-lockdown protesters carrying “Be Like Sweden” signs. Those words refer to a choice made by the Swedes to let COVID-19 wash through the country in the hope of developing herd immunity. This policy is in contrast to their neighbors and most ...