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Keeping miners safe, healthy

Editorials

Keeping coal miners as safe as possible is not a partisan concern. But, to judge by a vote in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, you might conclude that it is. By a 52-46 vote, senators confirmed Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to head the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. All the ...

Tree lighting brings in holidays

Editorials

The holiday season will be kicking off in Weirton Saturday with the lighting of the official Community Christmas Tree. A ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where the tree will reside during the holiday season. A tradition in the ...

Event to offer prayers for the future

Editorials

What started as an idea put forth by former Steubenville Bishop R. Daniel Conlon has grown into an event that annually helps to inspire residents from across our region. Conlon's premise in 2004 was that prayer can make a difference in the lives of individuals and the communities they live ...

Join the smokeout

Editorials

This Thursday is a good day to stop smoking. It's the annual Great American Smokeout — marked on the third Thursday in November — when smokers make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It's a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit that could lead to dire ...

Trade speech an important reminder

Editorials

We Americans often seem less suspicious of foreign competitors, both economically and militarily, than of each other. Just contrast the rhetoric often heard in U.S. political campaigns with that usually employed in reference to leaders in other countries. But last week in Vietnam, President ...

Plan now to maximize results

Editorials

It appears we West Virginians have hit the jackpot. A Chinese company’s plan to spend nearly $84 billion on natural gas-related projects in our state should prove to be a shot in the arm for our economy. Let’s not be like the Powerball winners who ignore advice to handle their good ...

Our communities are filling with cheer

Local Columns

The Nativity is in front of the Millsop Community Center. The giant Santa Claus, I’m certain, soon will follow. Festive lights will be going up along many of the poles lining Main Street, Penco Road and other areas of the city. The Weirton Christmas Parade, organized by the Weirton Area ...

China plan is good news

Editorials

We West Virginians have had our hopes raised so many times, then seen them dashed, that some may still have their guards up over the announcement Thursday that China will invest $83.7 billion in our state. Slice it anyway you want, however. Put any spin you desire on it. Come up with all the ...

The rich keep getting richer

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, "We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States —we will destroy you from within." Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president is ...

Human trafficking can happen here

Local Columns

When many hear the phrase “human trafficking,” they may think of people from abroad being smuggled into this country to work. However, this heinous crime also takes place within the United States, and can happen right here in the Mountain State, where all too often difficulties in victim ...