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Optimistic, but cautious

April 18, 2016 Last week, Weirton City Council agreed to contract with a company to perform a market study for property located within the city’s designated Tax Increment Financing District to look into the... more »»

Congratulations young leaders

April 17, 2016 This year’s class of the Youth Leadership Weirton program completed their journey of learning Thursday after several months focused on lessons of teamwork, ethics, goal-setting, self-reflection and ... more »»

EPA in need of own cleanup

April 16, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Store closing a sign of the times

April 15, 2016 When word came that Sears would be closing its Steubenville store, there was the usual waxing nostalgic about shopping there. People remember when it was downtown. more »»

Be safe this prom season

April 14, 2016 Preparations have long been under way for this year’s proms, as area high schoolers are anticipating a truly memorable evening. more »»

Picking ourselves up by the bootstraps

April 13, 2016 Project Bootstraps began several years ago as an effort to support local entrepreneurs to become startup small business people. more »»

Young orator example of area’s best and brightest

April 12, 2016 One local youth truly has a way with words. more »»

Budget sacrifices should be shared

April 11, 2016 West Virginia’s state government budget crisis is so severe - estimated as high as $466 million at one point — that it is virtually certain sacrifice to resolve it will have to be widespread. more »»

Give schools more flexibility

April 10, 2016 Students in West Virginia public schools should receive the equivalent of 180 days of instruction each year. But that may not require 180 separate days. State law requires 180 instructional days. more »»

Mines must be managed safely

April 9, 2016 What ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship said Wednesday, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning... more »»

Much uncertainty ahead in election

April 8, 2016 The victory by Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin’s Republican primary election Tuesday proved a couple of thing. more »»

Honor the brave of Bataan

April 7, 2016 Seventy-four years ago, following the months-long Battle of Bataan during World War II, tens of thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war were forced to march approximately 65 miles from... more »»

Municipal clean up a valuable service

April 6, 2016 There have been more concerted efforts in the Ohio Valley in recent years to cut back on the amount of garbage and other debris littering our communitie. more »»

Don’t cut drug abuse programs

April 5, 2016 As West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin work to balance the state budget, the list of line items open to spending cuts needs to be nearly unlimited. Nearly, but not quite entirely. more »»

Mother Angelica inspired many

April 4, 2016 A familiar voice and face to the hearts and souls of Catholics and those with questions about the Catholic faith worldwide passed from this world, perhaps fittingly, on Easter Sunday. more »»

Take me out to the ballgame

April 3, 2016 Today is one of those rare times when all things seem to be possible. It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. more »»

Obama, not media, to blame

April 2, 2016 President Obama took a few shots across the bow of the media this week, accusing the nebulous body of being soft on presidential campaigners, thus contributing to the nasty, policy-less tone of... more »»

Growth is happening

April 1, 2016 There was a message of hope delivered during the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership dinner Tuesday. more »»

Privacy discussion still needed

March 31, 2016 A few weeks ago, after Apple CEO Tim Cook thumbed his nose at the FBI’s request for help in recovering evidence from the government-issued iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, we said... more »»

Be realistic about troops in Iraq

March 30, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

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