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Opinion

History in the Hills: The Hub, gone but not forgotten

Local Columns

As we all know, this area has changed through the years. As someone who grew up at the very end of a very prosperous time in our valley’s history, I was reminded growing up of what once was, what was here and what we have lost. Not all of it, though, is based on local industry, although ...

Wearing a mask is important

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’ve always believed we have hard-working, smart people here in Jefferson County. But I’m also starting to have doubts and concerns about our people when I see so many misguided reactions to the coronavirus pandemic. The misinformation, the conspiracy theories and the ...

Love of country, sense of history gone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The insanity that has taken over the country since the death of George Floyd is disgraceful. No one disagrees that Floyd died in a horrible way, as a result of the actions of a bad police officer. Civil rights leader, politician and Baptist minister Al Sharpton, at Floyd’s ...

We can’t stay silent

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Given the present circumstances of the evil of racism being brought more fully into the light of thought, it would be the opportune time to share reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement. As a Catholic Christian, I denounce all forms of bigotry. With the technology of ...

Guest column/Help with paying your gas bill is available

Local Columns

Because of the pandemic, uncertain economy and loss of jobs, many residents of Steubenville and surrounding areas are having a hard time paying their bills — some for the very first time. Trying to figure out where to go for help can be a challenge all its own. We urge Columbia Gas ...

Search: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Local Columns

By PASTOR DAVE PARKER New Life Church The world today has filled our heads with so much information, we have technology at our fingertips and many opinions are polarizing our nation. It seems like things in life are speeding up so fast that we can’t even catch our breath. We have ...

A chance to help Christian center

Editorials

Weirton area residents once again have an opportunity to lend a hand to a local institution. Saturday will see the return of what has become an annual event with a Stuff the Bus and bowl-a-thon held to benefit the Weirton Christian Center. Originally planned for earlier this year, the event ...

City has policies, procedures in place

Editorials

Residents of communities across the country have been asking tough questions about tactics and techniques used by police officers since the death of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street. That includes Steubenville, where those concerns prompted 4th Ward Councilman Scott Dressel to seek ...

Take care when temperatures climb

Editorials

The Tri-State Area has been experiencing the hottest temperatures of the summer during the last several days, with heat indexes expected to climb to about 105 degrees. The combination of high temperatures and humidity make for dangerous conditions, including heat stroke and heat ...

Supreme Court faces a difficult decision

Editorials

Allowing public school teachers to carry or have access to firearms while on the job is controversial. Armed educators can save lives if schools are invaded by people bent on violence, say proponents of the idea. Critics worry about gun accidents and “friendly-fire” mistakes by teachers ...