Editorials

Be safe while shopping

No matter what standard you use, let's agree that the holiday shopping season is officially under way, and that means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings as they visit area merchants.Remember that while t is supposed to be the happiest time of the ...

Tips can help you stay safe this season

No matter what standard you use, let's agree that the holiday shopping season is officially under way, and that means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings as they visit area merchants.Remember that while it is supposed to be the happiest time of the ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day.It's many things to many people. It's a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this Thanksgiving ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving Day.It's many things to many people. It's a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this Thanksgiving ...

We love a Christmas parade

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade.It's tough to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit. From the musicians in the area bands who ...

Parades bring streets to life

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade.It's tough to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit.From the musicians in the area bands who ...

Let facts do the talking

Despite the thirst for more heads displayed by some online commentators and surely some corners of the community, it's time for a reminder that rape is not football. Coverups have nothing to do with sportsmanship.And as has been the case from Ohio State to Penn State to now in Steubenville, ...

Pleas or a day in court to come

Despite the thirst for more heads displayed by some online commentators and surely some corners of the community, it's time for a reminder that rape is not football. Coverups have nothing to do with sportsmanship.And as has been the case from Ohio State to Penn State to now in Steubenville, ...

The area lights up for holidays

Turkey with all the trimmings, family and friends, are at the forefront of our minds this week, but save some room for twinkling lights and Christmas carols.Area communities will be aglow during the next few weeks, and children once again will have the chance to see a little piece of holiday ...

Area communities will shine brightly

Turkey with all the trimmings, family and friends, are at the forefront of our minds this week, but save some room for twinkling lights and Christmas carols.Area communities will be aglow during the next few weeks, and children once again will have the chance to see a little piece of holiday ...

Restrict exotic animals in W.Va.

Wests Virginia is one of just five states that have no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals - tigers, bears, cobras and the like. That could be setting us up for a repeat of what happened near Zanesville, Ohio, about two years ago.There, the owner of an exotic animal "preserve" set 56 ...

Experience a plus as Scurti starts job

It took more than a year, but the leader, in a way, was found right at home for the Jefferson County Port Authority.Evan Scurti, the son of attorney Adam Scurti, who is a past county commissioner, comes to the job with experience and sounds ready to hit the ground running.Scurti worked for ...

Where did it go?

A four-year, state-run audit of the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board revealed tens of thousands of dollars unaccounted for over approximately three years.The funding covered payroll, marina expenses and vendor expenses, according to a report released earlier this week.Like many, we ...

Shopping decision rests in your hands

Here's a thought: Don't blame the merchants who simply are in business to make a dollar for turning Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday Minus One.The vitriol that has been spewing around the Internet and elsewhere since it became clear that most major retailers in the nation were going to be ...

Images remain 50 years later

"The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans ..." said John Fitzgerald Kennedy upon taking the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States of America.And so it is being passed now, into the 21st century, into the hands of the post-baby boomers, to the ...

Images of 50 years ago are still fresh

"The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans ..." said John Fitzgerald Kennedy upon taking the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States of America.And so it is being passed now, into the 21st century, into the hands of the post-baby boomers, to the ...

Big win for W.Va. consumers

West Virginia Supreme Court justices did the right thing for Mountain State residents in affirming the attorney general's power to investigate potential abuses of consumers. AttorneyGeneral Patrick Morrisey should be vigorous in using that authority, when appropriate.In a unanimous decision, ...

Breakfast helps highlight hope

When the annual Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast is held Friday, participants will be continuing a tradition that dates back to 2005.The event, traditionally held the Friday before Thanksgiving, has been based on a very simple message - the movement seeks to create a climate of economic ...

Join the Smokeout

We're going to throw some numbers out, so wrap your mind around these, if you can - an estimated 58.5 million of U.S. adults were smokers in 2012, and of those, 41.6 million smoked every day.We offered those statistics because Thursday is the 38th-annual Great American Smokeout - a day set ...

Smokeout raises important facts

We're going to throw some numbers out, so wrap your mind around these, if you can - an estimated 58.5 million of U.S. adults were smokers in 2012, and of those, 41.6 million smoked every day.We offer those statistics because Thursday is the 38th-annual Great American Smokeout - a day set aside ...