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Dem debate offers little hope

October 15, 2015 Though the most memorable moment, perhaps, from Tuesday’s Democrat forum in Las Vegas was the exchange between socialist Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is sad that... more »»

Unite community through literacy

October 14, 2015 On Tuesday, Weirton Elementary School launched a program with the hope of bringing the entire Weirton community together and encouraging literacy at every age. more »»

Keep eyes open during deer season

October 13, 2015 Driving around the Tri-State Area this time of the year isn't good for both deer and vehicles. West Virginia again led the country in collisions involving deer and motor vehicles. more »»

The need to explore lives on

October 12, 2015 The need to explore, to discover is part of the natural growth and development of human beings. It advances knowledge and pushes the boundaries of human existence. more »»

VW scandal to be painful for all

October 11, 2015 Few would consider a Volkswagen Jetta an “exotic” car. Ditto the Beetle or the Golf. more »»

Force officials to obey law

October 10, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Celebrate Christmas a little early

October 9, 2015 While there’s no snow on the ground, and the actual holiday is still two months away, it will begin to look at least a little like Christmas in Follansbee this weekend. more »»

WVU plan could be a boost for Weirton

October 8, 2015 Unlike several other local communities, Weirton has managed to hold on to a substantial segment of the steel industry that once was the foundation of the Ohio Valley’s econom. more »»

Access to information is critical

October 7, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»

It’s playoff time in Major League Baseball

October 6, 2015 Baseball really is not supposed to be this way. One of the great beauties of the game is the premium it places on performance over tim. more »»

Take precautions with house fires

October 5, 2015 The best way to survive a house fire is to have a working smoke alarm. Fire departments across the country this week are recognizing Fire Prevention Week. more »»

Is this the year of the outsider?

October 4, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Delaying EPA plan for W.Va.

October 3, 2015 It must be tempting for West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to tell the Environmental Protection Agency to take its plan to kill the coal industry and drive electricity prices up and ... more »»

We must return to the final frontier

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Celebrate the apple

October 1, 2015 For more than 30 years, the Wellsburg Applefest has been drawing people from throughout the Tri-State Area for its mix of food, crafts, entertainment and fun, and this year should be no different. more »»

What will the effects be?

September 30, 2015 So the “rock star of Rome” has returned to his city-state after a whirlwind of activity from the shores of Havana to the seat of power in Washington, with stops at New York and Philadelphia, to. more »»

Only time will tell in the U.S. House

September 29, 2015 The resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives and from his seat in the House is a victory of divisiveness over any attempt to be compromising in Congress. more »»

Counter the obesity trends

September 28, 2015 Ohio and West Virginia are among the top 10 states in the country for obesity. Ohio is eighth and West Virginia is secon. more »»

Support your local United Ways

September 27, 2015 Autumn has officially arrived, and that means the annual campaigns of our region's United Ways are in full swing. The United Way of Jefferson County opened its campaign Sep. more »»

Nominate your Community Stars

September 26, 2015 If you have been waiting to nominate a friend or neighbor to be honored as a 2015 Community Star, be reminded that the window of opportunity to make a submission is quickly closing. more »»

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