Opinion

Cracking down on ‘pill mills’

Editorials

One might have thought a pharmacy in Boone County, W.Va., that for a decade filled prescriptions for pain pills averaging nearly a million a year would have raised eyebrows at the state Board of Pharmacy. Apparently not, to judge by the agency’s lapses for several years in helping to battle ...

Don’t shut states out on security

Editorials

Computerized segments of West Virginia’s voting system were among those in 21 states Russian hackers tried to infiltrate last year. Yet then-Secretary of State Natalie Tennant was not told. Until earlier this month, neither was her successor, Mac Warner. It is not difficult to understand ...

Having a little mid-July sisterly ranting

Local Columns

My sister Cathy and I had our annual mid-July rant the other evening. It typically begins when I call her on her birthday, the backdrop again for this year’s sibling seething session. Better Half and I call her and sing in unison — if you can call it singing. It’s our rousing ...

Finding the right focus for the future

Local Columns

Efforts to update Weirton’s Comprehensive Development Plan are continuing, working toward mapping out ideas for the future of the community. During a gathering of the city’s Planning Commission last week, officials, a couple of residents and the consultant on the project sat down to ...

U.S.-made products need support

Editorials

Made in America week kicked off at the White House Monday with a product showcase featuring items from the very big — think Caterpillar earth moving equipment — to the very small — think craft brooms, doughnuts and door hinges. There was beer and outerwear, conveyor belts and neon ...

Thoughts on labor, health

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Just some thoughts ... Trumpmania is getting boring. • Labor: The private sector's productivity aims —keep moving or go home — have turned on the labor force in America with cameras watching, reminiscent of Russia's Siberian salt mines. • Death penalty: Opponents of ...

Get the Christmas blues cure

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Christmas in July is upon us and Santa's elves are in need of your help. For those who have an early case of the Christmas Blues, July 25 is the first treatment for "The Cure." There are no pills or shots for this cure. Golfers will start the treatment at 9 a.m. July 25 at ...

Taxpayers owed a refund

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Last August, the Hancock County Commission asked the county prosecuting attorney to obtain a legal opinion from the W.Va. State Attorney General regarding who had the right to use or claim any of the remaining funds from the 2008 and 2012 special Animal Shelter Excess Levies. ...

Protecting West Virginia consumers

Local Columns

Most businesses are reputable, but when a home repair, a vehicle sale or other transaction goes wrong, our office looks out for consumers. Our dedicated staff works to protect the consumer’s money and personal information from predatory scams and practices. We achieve this through ...

Shining the light on OVAC all-stars

Editorials

Fans of high school football in our region have been waiting for this evening for a long time. That’s when the 72nd-annual Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Football Charity Classic will be played. This year’s contest will have a little different feel when the top ...