Editorials

Volunteers bring hope

As the holidays grow nearer, we are reminded of the value and the strength that our area volunteers - our unsung heroes - contribute to our communities.We are blessed with a contingent of people who get things done. Our volunteers hail from Steubenville and Toronto, Wellsburg and Weirton and in ...

Volunteers continue to fill vital positions

Our area's volunteers continue to be the backbone of our communities, and as the holidays grow nearer, we are reminded of that.We are blessed with a contingent of people who get things done. Our volunteers hail from Steubenville and Toronto, Wellsburg and Weirton and in Wintersville, Mingo ...

Make holiday safe

'Tis the season for holiday decorating - and decorating-related injuries and increased risk of fire from those decorations. It may sound like something out of a sitcom, but 12,500 people are treated in emergency rooms each year after decorating-related mishaps - nearly half of those from falls, ...

These tips can keep your holidays safe

'Tis the season for holiday decorating - and decorating-related injuries and increased risk of fire from those decorations.It may sound like something out of a sitcom, but 12,500 people are treated in emergency rooms each year after decorating-related mishaps - nearly half of those from falls - ...

Changes can make our railways safer

The spectacular and fatal train crash on the MetroNorth line in New York last week brought about renewed calls for a faster installation of positive train control systems across the nation's rail network.The expensive and expansive fix, long sought by federal authorities, allows for a ...

Pearl Harbor words continue to echo

The words of the speech President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress, preserved on a scratchy recording, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 72 years ago.Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that ...

It’s a football weekend

If you're a fan of football, this weekend is the type of weekend that you probably have been waiting for all season.On the local high school level, Weirton Madonna will be looking to win the West Virginia Class A title when it takes on Greenbrier West at 7 p.m. Saturday in Wheeling Island ...

Big Saturday for area football fans

If you're a fan of football, this weekend is the type of weekend that you probably have been waiting for all season.On the local high school level, Weirton Madonna will be looking to win the West Virginia Class A title when it takes on Greenbrier West at 7 p.m. Saturday in Wheeling Island ...

Take time to be grateful, thankful

In the rush and bustle that accompanies the Christmas season, we sometimes forget to stop and count our reason to be grateful. In hurrying to and fro from that holiday party to this shopping expedition, we sometimes forget to stop and thank those deserving in our lives.This weekend will give ...

Downtown comes alive with parade

The streets of downtown Steubenville will come alive Saturday when the city's annual Christmas parade makes its trek down Fourth Street.Organizers have been working for many months to ensure the holiday spirit can be shared throughout the community. Eastern Gateway Community College is the ...

Be responsible during holidays

The holiday season has begun and it is a good time to think about drinking and driving.In the weeks ahead, there will be parties and gatherings to attend. Alcohol will be available at some of those parties. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, enjoy each other's company and ...

Enjoy the holiday season responsibly

The holiday season has begun and it is a good time to think about drinking and driving.In the weeks ahead, there will be parties and gatherings to attend. Alcohol will be available at some of those parties. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, enjoy each other's company and ...

Book not yet shut on climate change

Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report.Obama insists Americans need to do more to limit climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide. To do that, the president is ...

Climate change science questions

Contrary to what President Barack Obama claims, the science on climate change is far from settled. That conclusion can be drawn from a new scientific report.Obama insists Americans need to do more to limit climate change resulting from emissions of carbon dioxide.To do that, the president is ...

Give your tips, helps some tots

Our local Eat 'n Park restaurants are once again reaching out to help ensure a brighter holiday season for children who are instead spending their Christmas receiving medical treatment.The annual Caring for Kids campaign is in full swing, with a variety of events taking place at all Eat 'n Park ...

‘Deal’ with Iran draws concerns

A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S., are worried about the so-called "deal" President Barack Obama's administration has announced with Iran.Far from providing an opening that could prevent Iran from ...

Holidays aren’t merry for some

While most of us are pretty happy that the holidays have come upon us once again, most of us also encounter people who do not enjoy the holidays.It can simply be a bah-humbug distaste for hustle, bustle and creeping commercialism, or deep-rooted issues having to do with family or Christmases ...

Take the stress out of the season

While most of us are pretty happy that the holidays have come upon us once again, most of us also encounter people who do not enjoy the holidays.It can simply be a bah-humbug distaste for hustle, bustle and creeping commercialism, or deep-rooted issues having to do with family or Christmases ...

Continue to give

With the gift-giving season now looking us squarely in the face, it's easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season. After all, there's shopping, family get-togethers and other events that consume our thoughts and time. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so ...

Don’t forget those in need this season

With the gift-giving season now looking us squarely in the face, it's easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season. After all, there's shopping, family get-togethers and other events that consume our thoughts and time. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so ...