Editorials

Ohio’s well reports topics of interest

Monster. Bigfoot. Blue Thunder.With nicknames and terms like that being tossed around about the region's gas wells, it becomes obvious that the reality of Eastern Ohio being the new energy center has only just begun.The first Ohio Department of Natural Resources quarterly report on Ohio well ...

Many got area through cold snap

The deep freeze that beset the region a week ago Monday pointed out a few things.One is that the people of the Weirton-Steubenville area are a hearty bunch, and a big-hearted bunch. Unlike other areas where neighbors are generally anonymous, people watched out for one another, and no reports of ...

Deep freeze can’t slow area down

The deep freeze that beset the region a week ago Monday pointed out a few things.One is that the people of the Steubenville-Weirton area are a hearty bunch, and a big-hearted bunch.Unlike other areas where neighbors are generally anonymous, people watched out for one another, and no reports of ...

Water loss, waste now looms large

While Steubenville city government has proven a water system need that residents accept - namely, that its infrastructure is old and after decades of non-investment, the water system is falling apart and needs major work - there are other issues relating to hitting residents with the latest in ...

State must move carefully

Critics have called Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State address Wednesday short on substance, focusing primarily on some of the state's accomplishments in the last year, with only a few goals proposed for this year's legislative session.We're not sure that's a bad thing for West Virginia ...

Patience order of the day in W.Va.

Critics have called Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State address Wednesday short on substance, focusing primarily on some of the state's accomplishments in the last year, with only a few goals proposed for this year's legislative session.We're not sure that's a bad thing for West Virginia ...

Saving money in Brooke County

Local government tax initiatives often are placed on special election ballots. That may give the proposals an edge, because voters who support them are more likely to make the extra effort to go to the polls for a single-question special election.But elections cost money. In Brooke County, the ...

Bypass discussions imperative

While most communities try to find ways to bring more traffic through their business district, New Cumberland is discussing the possibility of diverting at least some of what they are experiencing. In this case, we think it will be a good idea.Concerns over the increasing number of oil and gas ...

Bypass would help New Cumberland

While most communities try to find ways to bring more traffic through their business district, New Cumberland is discussing the possibility of diverting at least some of what it is experiencing. In this case, we think it will be a good idea.Concerns about the increasing number of oil and gas ...

Sandusky pension questions raised

Common sense and a desire for justice for victims would dictate that disgraced former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky should never receive his $4,900 a month pension.But there always are legal points to review, thus the specter of the convicted pedophile finally testifying occurred ...

Sandusky pension questions raised

Common sense and a desire for justice for victims would dictate that disgraced former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky should never receive his $4,900 a month pension.But there always are legal points to review, thus the specter of the convicted pedophile finally testifying occurred ...

Stay safe in the cold weather

The Arctic cold that has invaded the area has left many shivering and has had police, fire and emergency medical workers keeping their fingers crossed.The biggest concern during periods of extreme cold weather is home heating safety.The heating source in some homes may not be enough to get the ...

Fund makes Christmas brighter

COLLIERS - Brooke Place residents experienced a special Christmas with the help of the Children's Fund from Arcelor Mittal Weirton.According to Mario Traffichini, manager of the electrical maintenance department of the local steel mill, employees gave generously to the fund that provides gifts ...

Center announces activities

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Panhandle Piecemakers Quilters meet from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Hancock County Senior Center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.The group recently donated several quilts and quilted pillows for children to the Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter. The group also raised ...

Shelter: Cold a danger to pets

The area weather predictions for sub-zero temperatures prompts advice from the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation, which encourages people to take important steps to keep their pets and other animals alive, warm and safe."Taking a few simple steps for your pet during this time could ...

Drawing raises funds for library

WEIRTON - The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member club, held their annual basket drawing Dec. 13 at Mary H Weir Public Library located on Main Street.The annual basket drawing raises money for the library to purchase ...

Community Briefs

Lupus Support Group meetingtoday at the Hampton InnWELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park will be conducting shelter signups Jan. 18 at the park's clubhouse.Doors will open at 9 a.m., with registration to begin at 10 a.m.The cost for shelters ranges from $85 to $200, depending on size and availability ...

Police reports

SteubenvilleTheft: Laptop computer taken from display shelf at Aaron's Rentals, Fort Steuben Mall, Monday.Arrested: Edward McCormick Jr., 32, 1430 Pennsylvania Ave., parole violation, Monday.Jefferson County sheriffArrested: Dunyasha J. Lawrence, 27, 757 Island Creek Township Road 428, Toronto, ...

Births

Weirton Medical CenterChris and Hilary Janczak, Weirton, boy, Dec. 5Kaitlyn Cosgrove and Jonathon White, Steubenville, girl, Dec. 5Angela Evans and Steven R. Bell, Steubenville, boy, Dec. 8Chris and Kera Jordan, Wintersville, girl, Dec. 9David-James and Breanna DeFelice, Weirton, girl, Dec. ...

Precautions needed during cold weather

The arctic cold that has invaded the area has left many shivering and has had police, fire and emergency medical workers keeping their fingers crossed.The biggest concern during periods of extreme cold weather is home heating safety.The heating source in some homes may not be enough to get the ...