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Sending our bills skyrocketing

August 16, 2015 Surely Americans are not naive and trusting enough, regardless of our political allegiances, to believe that, in effect, two plus two equals thre. more »»

Residents becoming part of the solution

August 15, 2015 We’re all concerned about the safety of our communities. The seeming increase in car break-ins, drug use, burglaries and much more has affected all of our towns and residents in some way. more »»

Who is there to investigate the EPA?

August 14, 2015 If there are any doubts that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an arrogant agency run amok, recent events in Colorado should lay those doubts to rest. more »»

Stop holding up pipeline projects

August 13, 2015 Not long after he took office, President Barack Obama set about making good on his pledge to wreck the U.S. more »»

Coming together for a landmark

August 12, 2015 Everybody has their special pet projects they enjoy being a part of, and every community has some sort of focal point that brings out the pride of its residents. more »»

West Virginia budget needs adjusted quickly

August 11, 2015 Three pieces of news during the past few weeks ought to be more than a wakeup call for West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Ethics Commission should reconsider ruling

August 10, 2015 Assume for a moment that you have a couple of thousand dollars to spend and you’d like to help your old friend, who is a public official running for re-election in West Virginia. more »»

Obama pulls the old bait and switch

August 9, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Jury no-shows should face penalty

August 8, 2015 Other than that we pay our taxes and obey other laws, our form of government does not ask much of us. Even voting, the republic’s very foundation, is optional — and should be, by the way. more »»

Have a peach of a time

August 7, 2015 This weekend is promising to be a peach of a time at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Saturday will see the return of the annual Peach Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Dreams can come true

August 6, 2015 The youth of our region often leave the Ohio Valley because they aren’t able to see much of a future for themselves here. more »»

Debate is a must-see for everyone

August 5, 2015 Thursday evening will offer a big step into the 2016 presidential election. more »»

West Virginia needs quality and quantity in jobs

August 4, 2015 As conversation continues about West Virginia’s placement at the bottom of the unemployment rankings, perhaps we should be adding another idea to the mix: It is not that the Mountain State does not... more »»

The message will be important in 2016 presidential race

August 3, 2015 Donald Trump is rapidly devolving into the guy America loves to hate. more »»

WMC continues its growth

August 2, 2015 Weirton Medical Center continues to take great strides in providing service to our area, as shown by the growth the hospital reported in recent days. more »»

Help others as the school year approaches

August 1, 2015 We’re early this year with our request to give to those in need, but the request is being made because there is such a great need. more »»

Derby puts focus on our region

July 31, 2015 At approximately 5 p.m. more »»

Local educator truly deserving of honor

July 30, 2015 All educators have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children. more »»

UMW leaders must do what’s best for its workers

July 29, 2015 At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America’s 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled agai. more »»

A better system is needed for DUI cases

July 28, 2015 Being pulled over by a police officer who thinks you may have been driving while intoxicated can be bigger trouble than you may understand — even if the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream is... more »»

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