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Opinion

Plans for rest areas on target

Editorials

Ohioans may wonder a bit about the state’s attempts to better market itself to travelers — more than one online commenter believed the child-like “Ohio: Find it here” signs installed about a year ago were a joke — but the folks in Columbus seem to be truly working on making a better ...

This bowl season has our interest

Editorials

There was a time not that long ago when the biggest games of the college football season were played on New Year’s Day. That’s changed since the playoff system was established, but that doesn’t mean that this time of year is any less exciting — especially if you are among the ...

Merry Christmas

Editorials

The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, “Happy Holidays.” ...

Spirit of season remains alive

Editorials

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the ...

Be watchful of electronic gifts

Editorials

A great deal of the consumer protection advice we receive during the holidays amounts to common sense. How could a reasonably intelligent adult fall for some of the schemes, after all? But some consumer protection watchdogs are offering an important reminder: Adults might have nothing to ...

Take the time to update registration information

Editorials

Unfortunately, the volume of political junk mail we receive these days sometimes makes it difficult to notice when something important from the government arrives in our mailboxes. So keep your eyes open for something from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. About 75,000 households ...

Remembering top toys

Local Columns

Expectations were high when this year’s nominees for the National Toy Hall of Fame were announced. There, among the 12, once again was one of my all-time favorites — Matchbox cars. It always seemed an injustice that the metal model cars that inspired many hours of playtime had been left ...

Area volunteers always step up

Editorials

Volunteering in and around our communities knows no deadlines. There’s no cutoff time or day when it just stops, and for that we are truly grateful. We’ve said it before, but we believe the Upper Ohio Valley’s volunteers are some of the best. They continue to be the backbone of our ...

Parade was special event

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As mayor of Steubenville, I want to thank all those who were involved in this year’s Christmas parade. Even though the weather was inclement, the spirit of the season was alive and well on Fourth Street. I am so very grateful to TEAM Automotive Group and the Teramana family ...

Whatever your traditions, Merry Christmas

Local Columns

When my sister Linda planned to come home for a visit this fall, I had a request. I wanted her to show me how to make Moravian Christmas stars. This was one of our Christmas traditions when I was growing up with the stars used as tree ornaments. Each year when I unpack decorations and ...