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Editorials

Allow plant tour

Martins Ferry officials are doing all they can to allay concerns about the quality of drinking water in the city. Members of Concerned Ohio River Residents have been visiting City Council and the Belmont County Board of Commissioners, seeking reassurance that the activities of Austin Master ...

More effective efficiency

We’ve all seen how energy-efficient products claim that all we need to do is spend a little now “and it will pay for itself.” The idea, of course, is a that one-time expense can, indeed, reduce expenses over the long term. But not everyone can afford that one-time ...

Financial literacy important

For many young people, technology and the internet are a comfortable space, while for older generations they can still be a little frightening. But when those young people become too comfortable with their gadgets and apps, it opens the door for poor decisions if a child has not been well ...

Keep games in perspective

Why does it seem that at the beginning of every new school year we get another disappointing reminder that people consider high school sports to be of such great importance that they are willing to behave very badly over it? This year, the honors go to someone in Grove City, Ohio, who moved a ...

Appeal is worth it

Earlier this month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took an important step in ensuring state government is not actively creating a burden for itself when he asked Attorney General Dave Yost to take legal action to reverse the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw the Medicaid work requirements in ...

Slowing a silent killer

Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the silent killer, prostate cancer often develops in men without ...