Editorials

Technology no help if not used

State government seems endlessly inventive in finding ways to waste huge sums of money on pie-in-the-sky technological ventures. Unfortunately, we West Virginians keep letting the folks in Charleston get away with it. About three years ago, state officials were talked into spending $150 ...

Help slow down the silent killer

Area men, especially those older than age 50, should know about the “silent killer.” Long labeled the “silent killer” of men, prostate cancer unfortunately develops in men without any obvious symptoms, and this month — Prostate Cancer Awareness Month — is an excellent time to ...

Zatezalo will be a boon for coal

Assuming the U.S. Senate agrees, a Weirton native will become the head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. That could be a very good thing, because the local man, David Zatezalo, has bottom-to-top experience in the coal industry. Zatezalo, a native of Weirton who currently lives in ...

It’s fair time in Brooke County

We’re beginning to experience the shorter days and cooler temperatures of fall, but that doesn’t mean an end for the area’s fairs and festivals. A great example is the Brooke County Fair, which will run from Friday through Sunday at Brooke Hills Park. The annual event will feature ...

An all-of-the-above policy is vital

For eight years, those of us in West Virginia, Ohio and a few other states tried in vain to make our fellow Americans understand that former President Barack Obama’s war on coal ought to be their concern as well as ours. It took the spotlight focused on Coal Country by then-candidate Donald ...

Real Americans rise to the occasion

It has been suggested what is happening in Houston now is a welcome diversion from focus during recent weeks on the very worst people among us. But perhaps we should think about the extremists responsible for violence across the country, including in Charlottesville, Va., even as we marvel ...

Reflect on Labor Day and our future

Google “Labor Day 2017” and you’re as likely to find tips on holiday weekend sales in the stores, travel tips or end-of-summer barbecue recipes. While Labor Day continues to serve as the “end of summer” holiday (it was moreso when the schoolchildren returned to the classrooms on ...

Airport will allow visitors once again

In a time before the moving sidewalk, metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs, there was the simple joy often spoken of by area residents of a certain age of going to the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and “watching the planes.” The old airport terminal had an observation deck ...

Pittsburgh Airport continues to serve

In a time before the moving sidewalk, metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs, there was the simple joy often spoken of by area residents of a certain age of going to the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and "watching the planes." The old airport terminal had an observation deck that ...

Relief efforts will be swift

It has been suggested by some that politics will play a role in how quickly and decisively Congress responds to the massive flood disaster occuring now in Texas and Louisiana. Democrat lawmakers may try to punish Texans for supporting President Donald Trump in the election last year, it has ...