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Editorials

Pitching In to Help Students at WLU

College life is not what it used to be for many higher education students. They enjoy housing amenities of which parents and grandparents could never even have dreamed. This fall, 35 West Liberty University students will be living at a resort — really. As we report, WLU officials found ...

Get Grants, Not Loans for Work

Wheeling City Council’s timing in purchasing an old industrial site at 19th and Jacob streets may have been good. That will be so only if municipal officials strike while the iron is hot. Controversy over the property, including about three acres of land and some dilapidated warehouse ...

Renew Existing Shadyside Levies

As we have pointed out many times, local issues and candidates on election ballots are more important in some ways than national races. So it will be during the Nov. 3 general election in Shadyside. There, village council members agreed in July to place two tax levy questions on the Nov. 3 ...

Getting Grants Out Quickly

It is virtually certain that the COVID-19 epidemic has been a death sentence for some small businesses. Months of economic activity slowdowns, combined with the reluctance of some customers to visit retail outlets, restaurants and other businesses, have been hard on entrepreneurs with limited ...

Moving Marina Project Forward

It has been said that fortune favors the brave. So it seems to be for proponents of improvements to the old marina area along Steubenville’s waterfront. It may be recalled that not everyone in city government was optimistic about the project last year. Some city officials worried the ...

Planning Ahead For Paving Work

Nice new layers of asphalt or concrete on city streets are a delight to the motorist’s eye, as well as to his or her vehicle — for as long as they last, that is. Sometimes that is not as long as many people would hope. As we reported a few days ago, the section of Chapline Street ...