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Online testing plan not yet realistic

May 13, 2015 Among complaints area educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Look into gas, oil rights leases

May 12, 2015 Most concern about the gas and oil drilling boom in West Virginia and Ohio seems to have focused on environmental and safety issues. more »»

Graduation, alcohol don’t mix

May 11, 2015 College and high school seniors in the next couple weeks will be preparing to enter another part of their life. more »»

The role of a modern mother

May 10, 2015 President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May in 1914 as a day to honor mother. more »»

View drilling rules with skepticism

May 9, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

A long battle for the GOP nomination

May 8, 2015 When Chris Christie imploded in late 2014 from staffers putting up some traffic cones and blocking a busy bridge entrance, the Republican field became much more a wide-open prospec. more »»

Remember those who serve, protect

May 7, 2015 Area residents will have the opportunity to remember police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty services in Steubenville and Weirto. more »»

Pray for our community

May 6, 2015 The first Thursday in May has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation. more »»

United Way message is universal

May 5, 2015 Their most recent campaigns might be over, but that does not mean there's an opportunity for those involved with the United Ways that serve our region to sit back and relax. more »»

Protect babies from drug abuse

May 4, 2015 As many as one-third of pregnant women in the Ohio Valley may be using drugs — some of them illegal — that could harm their unborn children. That estimate came from Dr. more »»

Congratulations Hall of Famers

May 3, 2015 Today, the Weirton Hall of Fame will add five community residents to its roll of honor. more »»

Baron Club an outstanding event

May 2, 2015 We join the Franciscan University of Steubenville in welcoming Jamie Dixon, University of Pittsburgh basketball head coach, to our area May 16. more »»

Focus on improved coal mine safety

May 1, 2015 Laws put in place to protect coal miners do little good without full enforcement. more »»

Find what’s really important

April 30, 2015 Did Baltimore's mayor wait too long to call for backup to the city's police department as riots spread in the streets Monday? Hindsight would say "yes. more »»

Take a Run for the Roses with Rotary

April 29, 2015 The Rotary Club of Weirton will hold one of its biggest events of the year this Saturday at Williams Country Club as it presents its annual Run for the Roses event. more »»

Prevent the spread of West Nile

April 28, 2015 Spring is in full bloom, and the summer months are fast approaching. As such, there is concern over the possibility of West Nile being spread through the area. more »»

Customer service not IRS priority

April 27, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Looking for that middle ground

April 26, 2015 We think it makes sense for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort to find a way to accommodate smokers on its property amid a countywide smoking ban. more »»

Election board provides oversight

April 25, 2015 The City of Weirton is trying to make certain the mistakes encountered during its recent primary election do not recur in June's general. more »»

Manchin’s decision good for West Virginia

April 24, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

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