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Break the cycle of poverty

July 27, 2015 Newly released numbers from the 2015 Kids Count Data Book should have West Virginians scrambling for solutions. more »»

OVAC gets a jump on football

July 26, 2015 Sometimes lost in discussions about the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game is that the event is about raising money for charity. more »»

Stop delaying gas progress

July 25, 2015 Those whose hopes have risen and fallen on the idea that a natural gas industry boom was “this close” to delivering a major boost to the Mid-Ohio Valley economy are likely beginning to ask... more »»

Energy Express continues growth

July 24, 2015 The Energy Express program continues to grow, maintaining multiple sites in our area and providing for continuing educational opportunities for our youth during the summer months. more »»

Keep your eyes on the road

July 23, 2015 Last year, thousands of motor vehicle accidents due to distracted driving were reported in our three-state region. Some were fatal. more »»

Handle Iran deal with Americans in mind

July 22, 2015 Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to support a proposed agreement with Iran over production of nuclear weapons. more »»

EPA wants to drive up price of coal

July 21, 2015 Coal miners and Americans worried about higher electric bills may be wondering when the Environmental Protection Agency will run out of ideas to drive the cost of coal-fired power up. more »»

There is still wonder among the stars

July 20, 2015 It’s not the 1960s and Americans tend to yawn when discussing the space program, but consider the feat that is the New Horizons probe from NASA. more »»

Iran nuclear deal lacks substance

July 19, 2015 The deal announced last week with Iran over its nuclear program is weak in substance. more »»

Plan will not help rural areas

July 18, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama this week holds no promise for many West Virginians and Ohioans. more »»

Consider liability coverage idea

July 17, 2015 Officials of West Virginia’s two teachers’ unions have made their agenda crystal clear by arguing against a new state benefit for educators. more »»

Annual mill picnic continues traditions

July 16, 2015 The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic is taking place Saturday, bringing with it a local tradition that can be traced to generations of Weirton area steelworkers. more »»

Jamboree remains a can’t miss event

July 15, 2015 One of the region’s most anticipated summer traditions will be renewed this week in the Belmont County community of Morristown. more »»

Route 2 expansion could be good, if done correctly

July 14, 2015 In recent weeks there has been much renewed discussion on the possibility of widening state Route 2 to four lanes, helping to provide a better flow for the traffic in our area — in particular with... more »»

Protect coal mine retirees

July 13, 2015 Tens of thousands of retired coal miners in West Virginia and Ohio rely on a pension program perilously near to insolvency. Fortunately, there is a way to save it, if only temporarily. more »»

Gaughan leaves legacy beyond bench

July 12, 2015 For 20 years, Martin J. Gaughan administered his decisions on a variety of issues from the bench of West Virginia's First Judicial Circuit. more »»

‘Hellhole’ label still a hindrance

July 11, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made strides this year in addressing the climate that has led national publications to label the state a “judicial hellhole.” The road ahead is still a long one, however. more »»

Latest revelations further erase legacy

July 10, 2015 The latest revelations about Bill Cosby really changed little except to cause some people who were on the fence to fall more squarely into the anti-Cosby cam. more »»

Take in the experience of Community Days

July 9, 2015 It will be three days of food, crafts, music and more as the Follansbee Community Days makes its return Friday, Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Enjoy some Greek hospitality

July 8, 2015 For 28 years, the members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church have shared their faith, heritage and traditions with the rest of the Weirton community, as well as residents throughout the Tri-State... more »»

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