Editorials

Follansbee honors its civic leaders

Our communities would not be able to survive without their people and their businesses, and it always is nice to be able to recognize the contributions they make, such as recently was done by the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce.During its dinner last week, the chamber honored several from the ...

Follansbee chamber honors important

Our communities would not be able to survive without their people and their businesses, and it always is nice to be able to recognize the contributions they make, such as recently was done by the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce.During its dinner last week, the chamber honored several from the ...

Help lower students’ debt

West Virginia lawmakers have spent the past year discussing college affordability, as it pertains to their effort to increase enrollment in higher education programs. The amount of debt with which most students graduate can be a heavy burden, and lowering that figure is a priority.According to ...

Goal of Wests simply for some family fun

Lee West was a well-liked 15-year-old with what should have been a bright future.His potential was cut short in a house fire, leaving the community and, especially, his family, with a loss.Many families would have gone into isolation or tried to forget. But West's mother, Cookie, and her ...

Shop with a Cop brightens season

Each year, active and retired law enforcement officials across the Ohio Valley set out to help our area's less fortunate have a brighter Christmas season.Through the Shop with a Cop program, which is offered in many of our communities - stretching from Chester to Wheeling - police officers seek ...

Shop with a Cop events important

Each year, active and retired law enforcement officials across the Ohio Valley set out to help our area's less fortunate have a brighter Christmas season.Through the Shop with a Cop program, which is offered in many of our communities, police officers seek donations from our residents.With that ...

Merry Christmas

The simple greeting, "Merry Christmas," has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years.In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, "Happy Holidays."That, however, ...

Merry Christmas

The simple greeting, "Merry Christmas," has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years.In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, "Happy Holidays."That, however, ...

Words continue to capture the spirit

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year.Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the city's ...

Words capture spirit of holiday

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year.Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the city's ...

Training students for good careers

Among the top priorities for public school reform in West Virginia, as stipulated by the Legislature last winter and embraced by the state Board of Education, is vocational training. That is, offering high school students opportunities to learn skills that are in demand and that can be put to ...

Smith remembered for work at papers

Newspapers were characterized in the past as tough, plainspoken and fair women and men who had the heart of their community in their heart.The world of newspapers lost one of those kinds of editors last week with the death of James C. Smith of Parkersburg, a former editor of the Herald-Star in ...

EPA abuses must end

Among President Barack Obama's first assaults in his war against the coal industry and reasonably priced electricity was an Environmental Protection Agency action that was truly outrageous by almost any measure.During Obama's first term, the EPA overruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' ...

Attitude of Aults, others commended

We salute the people of the area, the family and friends of Olivia Ault for helping the 6-year-old East Springfield girl win an early Christmas present in the form of the Lily LightAide, a device said to visually stimulate and encourage learning in children who are blind or visually ...

Ensure help gets to vets

West Virginians and Ohioans revere veterans of military service and direct a considerable amount of our giving to organizations that help them. During the past few weeks we have been reminded of the necessity of cynicism in that regard.Here in West Virginia, a recent report showed a group ...

Oil, gas training opportunities grow

The first steps toward the Utica Shale Academy of Ohio have been taken, thanks to the Jefferson County Education Service Center.The ESC's sponsorship of the new academy means an education for local high school students interested in future careers in the oil and gas industry.Of course, this ...

DMV needs to take it online

A recent legislative audit suggests the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles begin looking at providing some of its services online, and we would agree.West Virginia is one of only three states not offering the renewal of motor vehicle registrations online, something which has been ...

W.Va. ready for online services

A recent legislative audit suggests the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles begin looking at providing some of its services online, and we would agree.West Virginia is one of only three states not offering the renewal of motor vehicle registrations online, something which has been ...

Check out the lights

This would be a dark place this time of year if it weren't for the creative and often competitive spirit of homeowners and businesses who work to bring the spirit of the holiday season to light.The decoration contest winners in area communities either have or will shortly be selected as the ...

Holiday lights shine brightly

This would be a dark place this time of year if it weren't for the creative and often competitive spirit of homeowners and businesses who work to bring the spirit of the holiday season to light.The decoration contest winners in area communities either have or will shortly be selected as the ...