Editorials

Change your clocks, batteries

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour.While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in ...

Smoke detectors help save lives

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour.While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in ...

Voice your thoughts on home rule

The City of Weirton is in the process of implementing new regulations and abilities under the state's Home Rule program.The proposed program, which must be approved by a state panel in order to go into effect, would include four items: Allowing probationary employment of inspections officials ...

Weirton residents able to comment

Weirton is in the process of implementing new regulations and abilities under the state's Home Rule program.The proposed program, which must be approved by a state panel in order to go into effect, would include four items:* Allowing probationary employment of inspections officials while ...

Appreciate our social workers

Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need.March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is "All People Matter."There are more than 600,000 social workers across the country who have dedicated their career to ...

Social workers fill vital roles

Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need.March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is "All People Matter."There are more than 600,000 social workers across the country who have dedicated their career to ...

It’s not about guns

With only a few days remaining in West Virginia's legislative session, the state Senate has an opportunity to stop a bill which would reduce the public's access to some government records.On several occasions now, we've discussed the issues surrounding House Bill 4310, a piece of legislation ...

Kasich’s proposed tax cut important

Tax cuts that could spur more economic development in Ohio and let Buckeye State residents keep more of their hard-earned money to enjoy progress were proposed recently by Gov. John Kasich. Liberals, including his Democrat challenger in the November election, promptly accused Kasich of not ...

Changes imperil chemical bill

Good, important bills can be amended to death in the West Virginia Legislature. That fate should not be permitted to befall a measure proposed in reaction to the disastrous Jan. 9 chemical spill in Kanawha County.Within days of the spill that contaminated water supplies on which about 300,000 ...

Local United Ways exceed their goals

Everyone involved with the fundraising campaigns of the Jefferson County and Weirton United Ways is deserving of congratulations today.The reason? Both campaigns have exceeded the goals of their annual fundraising efforts.On Thursday, the Weirton United Way announced it had exceeded its goal of ...

Run to fight cancer

Believe it or not, spring is going to arrive soon - fingers crossed - so it's not too early to be thinking about warmer weather, outdoor activities.For the many with spring fever, the fourth-annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick Run/Walk is quickly approaching. Slated for March 15 and sponsored ...

Annual event will help T.E.A.R. fund

Believe it or not, spring is going to arrive soon - fingers crossed - so it's not too early to be thinking about warmer weather, outdoor activities.For the many with spring fever, the fourth-annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick Run/Walk is quickly approaching. Slated for March 15 and sponsored ...

Congratulations United Way

The hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers for the Weirton United Way has, once again, paid off.One of Weirton's largest and longest-serving community charitable organizations made it official last week, announcing it had reached the $260,000 goal for its 2013 campaign, bringing ...

Making area safer goal of program

Stopping the gunshots in Steubenville has been a mission for law enforcement and community leaders for years now.Finding a solution won't come easily.A first step was taken recently in the Jefferson County Courthouse when a group of people police believe are behind many of the shootings sat and ...

The good news continues

Good news continues to roll in for the Northern Panhandle.The announcement earlier this week of the approved land sale for Pietro Fiorentini to bring a manufacturing facility to Weirton is welcome indeed, as it means the creation of new jobs and a new business to join our community.The Italian ...

Development bodes well for our area

Good news continues to roll in for the Northern Panhandle.The announcement earlier this week of the approved land sale for Pietro Fiorentini to bring a manufacturing facility to Weirton is welcome indeed, as it means the creation of new jobs and a new business to join our community.The Italian ...

Protect your right to know

Attempts to keep the people from learning what their government is doing behind closed doors often are framed by special interests as steps to rein in the imaginary monolith described as "the media."It just is not so.Like the people we serve, West Virginia newspapers are incredibly diverse. But ...

Ohio needs statewide policy covering cameras

The city of Steubenville's residents pronounced the concept of traffic cameras for speed law enforcement dead with a referendum in 2006.The issue was put to bed after a common pleas court injunction that ordered $258,000 in fines be repaid to drivers who were fined in a short period of time the ...

The danger of potholes

Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge:The pothole.They're everywhere. They're on side streets and main roads. They are all over Lovers Lane and they're all over parking lots at businesses.They're in Toronto. They're on Ohio Route ...

Pothole season needs patience

Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge:The pothole.They're everywhere. They're on side streets and main roads. They are all over Lovers Lane and they're all over parking lots at businesses.They're in Toronto. They're on state Route ...