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Final week a time of peril

March 9, 2015 With less than a week left in the West Virginia Legislature’s regular session, action at the Capitol will become increasingly frantic — and at times, not in the best interests of Mountain State... more »»

Our leadership is gone

March 8, 2015 Benjamin Netanyahu's impassioned speech proved that other nations have foreign policy and aren't afraid to state i. more »»

Check your clocks and smoke detectors

March 7, 2015 Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour. more »»

Manchin made right decision in vote

March 6, 2015 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin was right to join a few fellow Democrats in voting against President Barack Obama on the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, even though they were involved in a losing cause. more »»

Weirton continues to live united

March 5, 2015 The Weirton United Way, once again, has had a successful campaign season, with officials announcing Monday they had reached their $260,000 goal for 2014. more »»

Reward quality in public schools

March 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Giving counties more flexibility

March 3, 2015 West Virginia’s home rule program has given some cities, including Weirton and Wheeling, more control over their own affairs. Most participating municipalities have benefited. more »»

Spring training is here

March 2, 2015 Are you tired of the cold and snow? Have you had it with weather forecasts that call for overnight temperatures that dip below zero for days at a time? Have you resorted to cursing the groundhog and... more »»

Truth often lost in Information Age

March 1, 2015 During the past few weeks, Americans have been reacting to the thought that one of the three major broadcast network anchormen turned travel in a war zone into a tall tale, as well as another major... more »»

Event will help give kids a smile

February 28, 2015 There will be lots to smile about next week. Why? The 13th-annual Eastern Gateway Community College’s Give Kids A Smile event gets underway Wednesday locally. more »»

Override Obama’s Keystone veto

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Community supports K-9 division

February 26, 2015 The Weirton community is known for showing its support for those who dedicate their lives to protecting us. more »»

End the slowdown in the Senate

February 25, 2015 Democrats in the West Virginia Senate threw something of a temper tantrum Tuesday, perhaps reflecting their frustration with being the minority party for the first time in more than 80 years. more »»

The more we know

February 24, 2015 It’s easy to turn measles into an “us-against-them” series of arguments, like much of what occurs in society. more »»

Be responsible pet owners

February 23, 2015 Most pet owners know their furry family members deserve attention, and certainly having them spayed or neutered is of the utmost importance. more »»

President is living in a dreamland

February 22, 2015 "Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough." Likable sentiment if you're watching a production of "Peter Pan." Not so good if it's U.S. more »»

It’s not too late to be heart-smart

February 21, 2015 February is the month for many honorable causes, and among them is American Heart Mont. more »»

EPA not interested in impact on state

February 20, 2015 Now we know why Environmental Protection Agencies avoided West Virginia and other coal states during their “listening tour” and public hearings on proposed new rules that would devastate the coal... more »»

Improvements to rail safety needed

February 19, 2015 The wiping out of a swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, by an oil train that was a runaway and crashed and erupted in flame in July 2013 garnered attention to the dangers of hauling petroleum products i... more »»

Reserve 911 for emergencies

February 18, 2015 It's rare these days for an area to not have a 911 system in place for residents to call in the event of emergencies. more »»

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