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Still a fight in war against drugs

July 7, 2015 There is good news in West Virginians’ battle against drug abuse, but it is far outweighed by the bad. While it may be possible for us to win one battle, the war still is going badly. more »»

 
 
 
Paying a true prevailing wage

July 6, 2015 A substantial number of West Virginians earn their daily bread in the construction industry. more »»

Smith leaves mark on school system

July 5, 2015 It’s a rarity today that an employee can say he or she spent an entire career with one employer only. more »»

Spirit of 1776 still alive

July 4, 2015 We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than the men who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. more »»

Congratulations to Chester HOF inductees

July 3, 2015 The lives of four individuals were permanently preserved Thursday night during an induction for the Chester Hall of Fame. more »»

Enjoy the celebration, remember the reason

July 2, 2015 We ask everyone to take a moment during the next couple of days and remember that there are few nations in the world where citizens are able to gather to celebrate the freedoms residents of the... more »»

Consider full cost of EPA mandates

July 1, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are masters of using numbers selectively. New regulations are accompanied by claims they will save lives and improve the nation’s economy. more »»

Take in the sounds of the symphony

June 30, 2015 After almost 25 years, it wouldn't seem like the Independence Day holiday in Weirton without a performance from the Wheeling Symphony, bringing their special brand of community outreach and their... more »»

Work still needed on healthcare law

June 29, 2015 While the decision to uphold tax deductions for both state and federal insurance marketplaces has ripped the wounds of conservatives and liberals wide open anew regarding Obamacare, we hope the... more »»

Hall of Fame event a testament to Holtz

June 28, 2015 The Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony for 2015 was a success precisely because of the man the famous coach and football analyst is. more »»

Leave the booms and bangs to the professionals

June 27, 2015 The Fourth of July is usually a time to celebrate with family picnics and get togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms. more »»

Stay safe while out on the water

June 26, 2015 The summer is in full swing and it is a good time to remember the principles of safe boating. In 2014, the U.S. more »»

Congratulations new leaders

June 25, 2015 The 2015 class of Leadership Weirton recently wrapped up its program year, and we would like to congratulate all of this year’s graduate. more »»

Announcement will be good for area, eventually

June 24, 2015 News released earlier this week on the future of several hundred acres of unused industrial property in Weirton should come as a welcome sign for our area’s future, but we also must remember nothing... more »»

Electing good judges in West Virginia

June 23, 2015 Funny thing about that old business of the shoe being on the other foot. Sometimes the fit is very good. more »»

Assess health care records’ security

June 22, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»

Happy Fathers’ Day

June 21, 2015 Honor your father today with a phone call, a dinner, a present or in any way you choose. The important thing to a father is to hear from his children today. more »»

Bowman-Cross’ work has been appreciated

June 20, 2015 The Weirton United Way is turning a page in its history after this week's announcement Executive Director Kristin Bowman-Cross would be stepping down to pursue a new opportunity. more »»

Keep watching the ‘tank law’

June 19, 2015 West Virginia legislators were right this year to take another look at the so-called “tank law” enacted in early 2014. more »»

Keep our river clean

June 18, 2015 For 26 years, volunteers have gathered on the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries on a Saturday morning in June to pick up debris and trash. more »»

Keeping budget in balance

June 17, 2015 Another month, another shortfall in state revenue. That has been the story of the West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue’s year, and it was no different when May figures were reporte. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton Heights July 7, 2015

The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights meets each Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Eat 'n Park restaurant, located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton. more »

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Glenn Miller played in the rain, and car interiors left scars

June 22, 2015 Something's been bugging me since I received the notice via the Herald-Star app Friday afternoon (if you subscribe, you get breaking news updates right to your smartphone, folks) that the Army band... more »

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