Opinion

It was a car versus bus kind of morning

Local Columns

Ever see an account of someone hitting a school bus? And you think, “it’s a bus, it’s huge, it’s bright yellow and it has flashing lights, how do you hit it?” I don’t have sympathy for people who manage to hit, sideswipe or otherwise endanger a conveyance full of ...

Trump should recognize benefits of the press

Editorials

President Trump will soon find it difficult to find support among any conventional reporters and editors — the ones who traditionally are bound by rules of the profession of fairness and accuracy — if he chooses to continue tirades such as the one he made Friday at the Conservative ...

Be more conscious of your heart health

Editorials

American Heart Month, marked each February, is a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle. As Ohio Valley residents, we, unfortunately, are plagued with leading many areas of the country in illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The grim fact is heart disease is still ...

Ensure West Virginia can continue to export coal

Editorials

Use of coal to generate electricity in the United States is expected to make a comeback as Americans begin to understand the reality behind former President Barack Obama’s claims of a cheaper, cleaner future based on wind and solar power. The truth is that Obama’s war on coal and ...

Mardi Gras Gala will be festive

Editorials

What has become one of the community's biggest social gatherings and fundraisers will make its return Saturday as the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights holds its annual Mardi Gras Gala at Williams Golf and Country Club. Each year, Rotarians are joined by residents from throughout the area for an ...

Trump can’t forget about Pence

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

It’s the office that’s important

Editorials

One of the great freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the right to disagree with our politicians. If you need a reminder, all you have to do is ask our current president, Donald J. Trump, or the last two men who held the office before him, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. And, while your ...

Tradition, guilt powerful motivators

Local Columns

Tradition and guilt. Guilt and tradition. Such powerful motivators. We do a lot of things based on those two nouns, I was reminded during a recent phone conversation with my sister Cathy, who lives in the Columbus area. She called me the other evening, and when I saw her name on the ...

It takes a community to find a new path

Local Columns

The City of Weirton is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Development Plan. This is a document, required by state law, which directs zoning in the city and provides a guideline for future growth. The current CDP was crafted around 2000, and then used to establish the city’s ...

Road will assist development

Editorials

Extending a road could have huge implications for the future of business development in Weirton. During its meeting Monday, Weirton Council agreed to fund an engineering study and planning for a proposed extension of Park Drive, located in the Three Springs Business Park. If it moves forward, ...