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Making Pre-K less expensive

January 27, 2016 Early childhood education is an important, perhaps critical, tool for ensuring all children learn what they need in an increasingly competitive worl. more »»

Helping West Virginia not part of the plan

January 26, 2016 Neither President Barack Obama nor his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, has any interest in helping West Virginians rescue ourselves from the disaster he created. Obama proved that last week. more »»

Honor your neighbors, community

January 25, 2016 Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a futur. more »»

Continue to show support

January 24, 2016 Your help is needed. The campaigns of the United Ways that serve our region are quickly nearing their ends, which means there's a final push under way to help ensure this year's goals are met. more »»

A ‘sparkling’ day for area brides

January 23, 2016 A “sparkling” day awaits those who attend the Herald-Star’s and Weirton Daily Times’ annual bridal show Sunday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. more »»

Be prepared, prudent with snow storms

January 22, 2016 We would hope that Tri-State Area residents know to take prudent steps every winter that would allow them to do well if a big storm does bear down on the region. more »»

Common Core not only school issue

January 21, 2016 Though it is a very convenient political football to toss around, Common Core — and its relatives — should not be the only concern of legislators who have the best interests of West Virginia kids at... more »»

Numbers, not service stressed

January 20, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Coal celebration won’t last

January 19, 2016 Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama’s assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. more »»

The dream remembered

January 18, 2016 Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. more »»

Nothing good from address

January 17, 2016 It was almost embarrassing to listen to President Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night. more »»

Fighting culture of drug abuse

January 16, 2016 West Virginia’s Mine Safety Office says the number of coal miners in the state who failed drug tests last year was lower than in the previous year. Good news, right? Not exactly. more »»

Saying goodbye to a legend

January 15, 2016 A champion for the oddball. A hitmaker. A starman. An actor and composer and playwright. Androgynous. Andy Warhol 2.0. more »»

Take a new look at courtesy patrol

January 14, 2016 As should have been clear from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address Wednesday he and West Virginia legislators will be focusing on money this year. more »»

Is the science really settled?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correc. more »»

Stop the delay of new pipelines

January 12, 2016 Thousands of West Virginians who have seen gas wells drilled where they own the mineral rights have not yet received any of those big royalty checks they were promised. more »»

Be cautious with your winter driving

January 11, 2016 The lack of snow so far this winter has left many drivers with a false sense of security on the road. more »»

Budget outlook growing worse

January 10, 2016 Just a couple of months ago, West Virginia officials were talking in terms of a $250 million gap in this year’s budget. more »»

Publicly setting school policy

January 9, 2016 State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano gets an A — well, maybe just an A-minus — for a decision he made earlier this week. His reversal of course was both the right and the smart choice. more »»

Here we go, Steelers

January 8, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers had decided to cash in and give up, losing to the rival Baltimore Ravens when a win could have sealed the Black and Gold’s fate as a... more »»

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