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Know the drone rules before you fly

August 28, 2015 The drones are coming. Actually, they’re here, and there will be more of them in coming months. more »»

Follansbee is making a difference

August 27, 2015 Follansbee businesses and civic organizations are, once again, coming together in the hopes of making a difference for others. more »»

Ready for some high school football

August 26, 2015 High school football holds a special place in the hearts of residents from across the Tri-State Area, and they eagerly anticipate the evenings of late summer and early fall that are filled with the... more »»

Don’t panic over market

August 25, 2015 A down day on Wall Street that had more implications than usual for the average investor took place on Monday, following on the heels of a falloff on Friday. more »»

Ready for some football tailgating

August 24, 2015 The summer season is winding down and classes are resuming at area schools, and that means it's time for the return of high school football. more »»

Time to spread the alarm

August 23, 2015 Enough. It is time for the madness to end, before the American people — all of us, not just those in energy resource states — are hurt badly and irreparably. more »»

Another successful concert season

August 22, 2015 It's been another successful summer for local community concerts, with weekly performances bringing crowds of area residents together. more »»

Obama targeting West Virginia

August 21, 2015 Representatives of the oil and natural gas industries in West Virginia spoke last week to a group of reporters and editors gathered in Charlesto. more »»

Getting rid of some ‘BAD’ buildings

August 20, 2015 Every community in our area has troubled buildings, those which cause difficulty for residents and businesses and create hurdles to civic improvement and economic development. more »»

Security breaches are no joke

August 19, 2015 Thanks to the amount of private information stored by retailers, medical offices, insurance companies and the government, nearly every American is at least remotely aware of the potential for... more »»

Road funding reform needed soon

August 18, 2015 West Virginia Division of Highways crews are busy right now putting an exclamation point on the case for a new, realistic method of providing money for road and bridge work in our state. more »»

Practice extra safety for the school year

August 17, 2015 Summer vacation for area children is quickly coming to an end with some school districts staring the school year this week. more »»

Sending our bills skyrocketing

August 16, 2015 Surely Americans are not naive and trusting enough, regardless of our political allegiances, to believe that, in effect, two plus two equals thre. more »»

Residents becoming part of the solution

August 15, 2015 We’re all concerned about the safety of our communities. The seeming increase in car break-ins, drug use, burglaries and much more has affected all of our towns and residents in some way. more »»

Who is there to investigate the EPA?

August 14, 2015 If there are any doubts that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an arrogant agency run amok, recent events in Colorado should lay those doubts to rest. more »»

Stop holding up pipeline projects

August 13, 2015 Not long after he took office, President Barack Obama set about making good on his pledge to wreck the U.S. more »»

Coming together for a landmark

August 12, 2015 Everybody has their special pet projects they enjoy being a part of, and every community has some sort of focal point that brings out the pride of its residents. more »»

West Virginia budget needs adjusted quickly

August 11, 2015 Three pieces of news during the past few weeks ought to be more than a wakeup call for West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Ethics Commission should reconsider ruling

August 10, 2015 Assume for a moment that you have a couple of thousand dollars to spend and you’d like to help your old friend, who is a public official running for re-election in West Virginia. more »»

Obama pulls the old bait and switch

August 9, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Jury no-shows should face penalty

August 8, 2015 Other than that we pay our taxes and obey other laws, our form of government does not ask much of us. Even voting, the republic’s very foundation, is optional — and should be, by the way. more »»


Special Weirton City Council meeting August 28, 2015

Weirton City Council will meet in a special session at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in the council chambers of the Weirton City Building.The agenda includes a request by the mayor to convene into an executive session, followed by the naming of the new Weirton city manager. more »

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Take your Young Eagle to fly

August 26, 2015 My brother, the Home Office in Wichita, answered my question about how some steelworker's kid from Steubenville decided to go into aviation by saying the airplanes flying into the airport at... more »

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