Editorials

Budget woes may intensify

Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist - or even grow worse. By then, data on this year's income tax collections ought to be available. And early in May, another round of unemployment ...

Put safety first when you take to the road

Bikers are dusting off and tuning up their motorcycles as warmer weather finally has arrived.Motorcycle Awareness Month is coming up in May but now is a good time for bikers and all drivers to remember some important safe driving measures.The number of motorcycle accidents in Ohio has been up ...

Parallels found to be frightening

The parallels to the late 1940s in foreign policy can be frightening.Back then, it was Adolf Hitler's European dominance aspirations that were at work, along with Italian fascism and Japanese Pan-Pacific domination that were the issues.Hitler took the lead in stealing attention for much of the ...

Parallels frightening

The parallels to the late 1940s in foreign policy can be frightening.Back then, it was Adolf Hitler's European dominance aspirations that were at work, along with Italian fascism and Japanese Pan-Pacific domination that were the issues.Hitler took the lead in stealing attention for much of the ...

Parallels found to be frightening

The parallels to the late 1940s in foreign policy can be frightening.Back then, it was Adolf Hitler's European dominance aspirations that were at work, along with Italian fascism and Japanese Pan-Pacific domination that were the issues.Hitler took the lead in stealing attention for much of the ...

Gettysburg speech contest great tool

Helping students hone their public speaking skills has long been a tradition of teachers in area classrooms across the Ohio Valley.And we can't think of a better way to do just that than by reciting one of our country's most heralded speeches, the Gettysburg Address.We continue to be extremely ...

Address continues to educate

Helping students hone their public speaking skills has long been a tradition of teachers in area classrooms across the Ohio Valley.And we can't think of a better way to do just that than by reciting one of our country's most heralded speeches, the Gettysburg Address.We continue to be extremely ...

Gettysburg speech contest great tool

Helping students hone their public speaking skills has long been a tradition of teachers in area classrooms across the Ohio Valley.And we can't think of a better way to do just that than by reciting one of our country's most heralded speeches, the Gettysburg Address.We continue to be extremely ...

Some taxing thoughts

Tax Day 2014 has arrived and you'll have to be sending in those returns with payments or seeking an extension today.It's also the day after Tax Freedom Day in Ohio, and five days after Tax Freedom Day in West Virginia. Both states are well ahead of the national Tax Freedom date, which happens ...

Tax Day 2014 offers some sobering numbers

Tax Day 2014 has arrived and you'll have to be sending in those returns with payments or seeking an extension today.It's also the day after Tax Freedom Day in Ohio, and five days after Tax Freedom Day in West Virginia. Both states are well ahead of the national Tax Freedom date, which happens ...

Stay safe this prom season

Many area high-schoolers are full of excitement this time of the year.They are busy preparing and primping for their prom celebrations with the hopes of a night of friends and fun to long remember.They'll don formal attire and head off to area auditoriums and gymnasiums, hotel ballrooms and ...

Safety comes first during prom time

Many area high-schoolers are full of excitement this time of the year.They are busy preparing and primping for their prom celebrations with the hopes of a night of friends and fun to long remember.They'll don formal attire and head off to area auditoriums and gymnasiums, hotel ballrooms and ...

Grand project continues to grow

The group working to restore a downtown landmark received another big financial boost recently, dollars that will help the project move closer to its completion.The cash infusion comes from two sources: $140,000 from the Ohio capital projects budget and $20,000 from the PNC Charitable Trust. ...

Grand project moving forward

The group working to restore a downtown landmark received another big financial boost recently, dollars that will help the project move closer to its completion.The cash infusion comes from two sources: $140,000 from the Ohio capital projects budget and $20,000 from the PNC Charitable Trust. ...

Smoking proposal will need adjustments

Updates to Hancock County's smoking regulations has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the county's health board considering the possibility of completely abolishing the practice in all restaurants, gaming facilities, private clubs, sports arenas, places of employment and concert venues, as ...

Hancock smoking plan needs tweeks

Updates to Hancock County's smoking regulations has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the county's health board considering the possibility of completely abolishing the practice in all restaurants, gaming facilities, private clubs, sports arenas, places of employment and concert venues, as ...

Congratulations young leaders

The future of any community is held in the hands of its youth.Their knowledge, ideas, strengths and efforts will determine what will succeed or fail.That is why our area is fortunate to have a program like Youth Leadership Weirton. Offered each year by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, ...

Local YWCA ready to mark milestone

Steubenville was a far different place 100 years ago. Big steel mills were growing but hadn't hit their peak yet. The city was growing from an agriculture and commercial center into a 20th century industrial center.With that came a variety of challenges for the city, challenges that hit ...

Faith and the community

In remaining a leading center of Catholic thought, the Franciscan University of Steubenville takes on topics in many facets of life.One special facet of life it analyzes annually is the role of faith in the media and the media in faith."Media and Faith: New Beginnings" is a conference being ...

Conference looks at important topic

In remaining a leading center of Catholic thought, the Franciscan University of Steubenville takes on topics in many facets of life.One special facet of life it analyzes annually is the role of faith in the media and the media in faith."Media and Faith: New Beginnings" is a conference being ...