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The time for talk is over

July 6, 2014 The declaration of a new Islamic state in the Middle East by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi should be the wake-up call that the world has needed about the issues boiling throughout the Middle East since the... more »»

Stay safe on the water

July 5, 2014 State natural resource officers in both Ohio and West Virginia last week finished up their participation in Operation Dry Water. more »»

Today, we celebrate the nation

July 4, 2014 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 »»

Remember the sacrifice of our founding fathers

July 3, 2014 While talk is made by modern Americans about the need for a new constitutional convention, we doubt that could produce anything that would come close to the lasting and enduring document that has... more »»

Check out the local fireworks displays

July 2, 2014 The booms, bangs and bright lights of fireworks are just as much a part of celebrating our nation's birth as the parades, picnics and other festivities, often drawing large crowds of residents to... more »»

SCOTUS sides with freedom

July 1, 2014 It would follow that if businesses have the right to free speech in the form of campaign contributions that business should have a right to religious freedo. more »»

Wheeling Symphony to play in the holiday

June 30, 2014 An appearance by the Wheeling Symphony has become just as much a part of Weirton’s Independence Day festivities as the community’s parad. more »»

U.S. must adjust to a new reality

June 29, 2014 Insurgents are gaining a stronghold in Iraq to the point where there is serious danger that the nation's democratically elected government could fall soo. more »»

Leave fireworks to the professionals

June 28, 2014 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 »»

Racing issues need addressed

June 27, 2014 The time has come for the West Virginia Legislature to revisit the casino laws to determine what can be done to help ensure survival of an industry that local communities have come to depend upon. more »»

'Thunder' to kick off local celebrations

June 26, 2014 Wintersville will be the place to be this Friday and Saturday. more »»

Chester VFD hits milestone

June 25, 2014 It’s not often a local group, organization or business gets to celebrate 100 years of history, but that is exactly what is happening in Chester this week as the community observes the centennial of... more »»

EPA lawsuits are useful

June 24, 2014 Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency's assault on reasonable electricity prices may not have scored a victory in a Supreme Court ruling Monday — but they did accomplish something useful. more »»

IRS investigation needs to continue

June 23, 2014 The time is long past for the appointment of a special prosecutor to see what kind of fire is burning beneath the smokescreen of excuses and buck-passing that is the IRS response to the very seriou... more »»

Holtz continues to represent area

June 22, 2014 Lou Holtz embodies the best of what the Upper Ohio Valley can create in a person. more »»

Students give back in a big way

June 21, 2014 In recent years our local schools have begun to put greater focus on community service opportunities for students, often encouraging the students to find ways to give back as part of class work and... more »»

Help keep the river clean

June 20, 2014 For 25 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 »»

Going for a less salty way of life

June 19, 2014 The FDA's attempt to rein in sodium consumption by saying voluntary guidelines will be coming for the food industry is a welcome one. more »»

Take precautions in the heat

June 18, 2014 You don't need to look at the calendar to know summer is almost here. The thermometer has been pushing 90 degrees for the past couple days. more »»

Noll was a rarity in sports

June 17, 2014 From the draft of Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene — literally on his second day on the job — through the Immaculate Reception, four Super Bowl victories in six years to the end of his... more »»

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