Teens, community benefit from camp


With all of the troubling stories that seem to dominate the news these days, it was reassuring to learn last week that there also are plenty of good things happening around us. That reminder came in the form of a visit from the Catholic Heart Workcamp. More than 300 teenagers and adult ...

Let’s play it safe with fireworks


The Fourth of July is a time traditionally shared with family picnics and get-togethers. Many of those celebrations will be accompanied by a few bangs, booms and splashes of color and sparks. And, while we hope everyone will have a good time, we ask, once again, that you leave the ...

Cards for all occasions even when revised

Local Columns

Better Half and I always say that one of these years we’re going to renew our “vows” — or so we threaten. Then we look at each other and say with conviction — “a, e, i, o, u!!” Nothing spells a “Happy Anniversary” quite like that, we laugh. We have several anniversaries ...

Welcome home, Lt. Horrigan


After 77 years, First Lt. Richard Horrigan is finally home. Horrigan, a World War II fighter pilot and Chester native, was lost in April 1945 during an armed reconnaissance mission over Germany. According to reports, his P-47D Thunderbolt fighter crashed after taking enemy fire over what was ...

Libraries welcome everyone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County proudly provides access of its materials to all people in the community of Jefferson County. The public library is a public institution that sits in the seat of democracy, providing informational, educational and ...

Just a few hot topics

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Climate: Are storms, hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes more severe today, or do they appear to be more severe due to the increase of population in their paths? In the early 19th century, Tarzan swung from tree to tree and was the king of the jungle. In the 20th century, Elon ...