Opinion

Riverfest a sure sign of fall

Editorials

Fall is officially here, and with it an expectation of cooler temperatures and a change in the look of the world around us. It also means a variety of local festivals and other events to celebrate the change in seasons, the autumn harvest and much more from our local communities. Among ...

A century of service

Editorials

Few things can claim to be a cornerstone of a community for a century or more. The Weirton community is fortunate in that is has such an institution in the Weirton Christian Center. Founded in 1917 by a Baptist missionary, the Weirton Christian Center began in what is now the north end of ...

Cooperation vital for cracker plant

Editorials

Not many years ago, the thought of officials from Ohio and West Virginia sitting down together to strategize on economic development would have seemed far-fetched. When the issues were relatively limited opportunities, that seemed natural. But the potential for construction of an ethane ...

Community trust critical for police

Editorials

In many towns and cities, some members of minority communities do not trust police officers. Many in law enforcement work to build trust among those they serve. Clearly, however, enforcing the law is the department’s overriding priority. We pay police officers and sheriff’s deputies to ...

Tragedy shows America’s heart

Editorials

It’s odd to say that there is something gratifying at all about hurricanes striking two big population centers in two weeks. But strike they did and the gratifying part is that Americans were unified for awhile. The more than $14 million raised by a hurricane aid telethon garnered this ...

What you reel in when you fish for praise

Local Columns

We had pulled out of the driveway and were heading up the road, on our merry Kiaski way. But not before Better Half made an observation. “Boy,” he said with animated enthusiasm, “it sure does look nice over there. I wonder who takes care of all that?” I glanced over at “all ...

The seasons are changing, and I’m not ready

Local Columns

I walked out of my house about a week ago, and noticed leaves on the ground. Driving to work Saturday, there were different colors beginning to form in the neighborhood trees. The air is cooler in the mornings and the pumpkin-spiced everythings are hitting the store shelves. Autumn is ...

Honoring our nation’s foundation

Editorials

Today we honor our Constitution and the foundation of our society. It's an important day, indeed. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years ...

Project well done

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We compliment the City of Weirton and James White Construction Co. for the handling of the Marland Heights Road waterline replacement and repaving projects. The projects were handled neatly, orderly and totally professional by all parties. Traffic was maintained with minimal ...

Stop fighting with your eyes closed

Local Columns

No one giving fighting advice would say close your both eyes and just start swinging and screaming, at best the person giving the advice is misinformed and at worst the person is working for the other team. People are faced with many different challenges. A few of these challenges are caused ...