Editorials

Goodwin’s efforts will be missed

Since she was named West Virginia commissioner of tourism in 2014, Amy Shuler Goodwin has made a variety of improvements in how our state attracts visitors. If you want a look at the initiatives she has overseen, stop at the state Welcome Center on Interstate 70 westbound in Ohio County. Or, ...

There is hope for our valley

The Weirton-Steubenville area has gotten quite a bit of bad news lately, with the announcement of several businesses planning to close their doors this year. One bright spot did come about Tuesday, when local officials announced the completion of a land purchase agreement with Pietro ...

It’s about more than Antonio Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers are more than wide receiver Antonio Brown. The team surely knows that. We’re pretty sure after the chewing-out he delivered, Coach Mike Tomlin knows that. We hope Steelers Nation figures that out before Sunday evening, when the Steelers face the New England ...

Cernan’s footsteps shouldn’t be the last

When astronaut Eugene Cernan left the surface of the moon after a very active Apollo 17 lunar expedition in 1972, he knew he was the last man on the moon, at least for awhile. He didn't suspect he'd be the last man on the moon for the rest of his life. Cernan, who died Monday at age 82, ...

Nothing should be forever at the EPA

By 2025, new cars and trucks in dealer showrooms will achieve fuel economy averaging 51.4 miles per gallon, the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated. Given the fact that by the EPA’s own numbers, average fuel economy in the United States was just 24.8 mpg, that seems more than a ...

Give the gift of life

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act on Monday. That’s when this year’s Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled to be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we urge everyone who is eligible to ...

King’s dream remembered

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

Scanlan showed true leadership

The Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, a Franciscan friar who rose from the driven life of an East Coast lawyer to a life of leadership in Catholic education and church renewal, has, at last, ended his journey on Earth. Scanlan, "Father Mike" to all who knew him best, died Jan. 7 at the age of ...

Smoking law changes should be studied

Hancock County officials have said they will look into a proposal to make adjustments to the county’s Clean Air Act, which prohits smoking in all public places. The proposal was brought forward earlier this month by Ted Arneault, the former CEO of MTR Gaming Group, who has noted some of the ...

Making the nation the priority

The nation is witnessing the liberal left go through the stages of grief on the national stage. In the immediate aftermath of the Trump victory on Nov. 8, there was shock and disbelief. That quickly turned to anger, a constant stream of gallows humor at best and hurtful comments among ...