Editorials

Decision needed on pipeline work

While President Barack Obama touted the effectiveness of his "all of the above" energy policy Tuesday evening, he skirted around talking about a major energy issue that is of importance to any town in the land with a railroad running through it.Obama has stood solidly against the Keystone XL ...

Conflicted message

President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a study in conflict and contrasts. He said he believes Americans are united in the belief that those who work hard and take responsibility are rewarded, but said that's not happening so the minimum wage has to be increased.He said ...

More of the same heard in speech

President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a study in conflict and contrasts. He said he believes Americans are united in the belief that those who work hard and take responsibility should be rewarded, but said that's not happening so the minimum wage has to be increased.He ...

Check existing rules

It may have been appropriate for West Virginia legislators to shoot first and ask questions later in the wake of a disastrous chemical spill in Kanawha County. At Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's behest, they are debating new regulations for chemical storage facilities.Now, however, it is time to ask ...

Ex-EPA official a symptom of problem

Among those responsible for the government's war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beale.At one time he was the agency's highest-paid employee.Beale is about to begin serving a 32-month prison sentence for ...

Playing games with our information

President Barack Obama's stance flying in the face of two recent government panels recommending changes to the National Security Agency's conduct of domestic electronic data collection is yet another indication of the imperial presidency he desires.Obama has acted with executive order, policy ...

NSA stance shows Obama doesn’t get it

President Barack Obama's stance flying in the face of two recent government panels recommending changes to the National Security Agency's conduct of domestic electronic data collection is yet another indication of the imperial presidency he desires.Obama has acted with executive order, policy ...

Saluting our non-traditional schools

This week, the focus will be on education as it's Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week, which seeks to call attention to not only private schools, charter schools, magnet schools and religious-based schools but also home-schooling.That includes online academies and other ...

Education grabs focus this week

This week, the focus will be on education as it's Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week, which seeks to call attention to not only private schools, charter schools, magnet schools and religious-based schools but also home-schooling.That includes online academies and other ...

Get those nominations in

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the 2014 induction class of the Weirton Hall of Fame.This will be the sixth class for the Hall, which recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions to the city of Weirton since its official incorporation in 1947.The ...

Donors needed at area blood drives

This winter's backlash has left many Tri-State Area residents coOped up and off the roads.It's a problem in many aspects, but one of serious note is that the frigid temperatures and slippery roadways and sidewalks have kept many of the usual blood donors away, and it means lower blood supplies ...

Local bridal show a premiere event

Whether you're a bride-to-be or just looking for a few ideas for the future, we hope you will come out to St. Florian Hall in Wintersville Sunday for the annual Sparkling Moments Bridal Show.The event, organized by our newspapers, is sure to be a great time, with a fashion show by Anna-Kay's ...

Here comes the bridal show

Whether you're a bride-to-be or just looking for a few ideas for the future, we hope you will come out to St. Florian Hall in Wintersville Sunday for the annual Sparkling Moments Bridal Show.The annual event, organized by our newspapers, is sure to be a great time, with a fashion show by ...

West Virginia united in disaster

It's often during some of the worst times that the true spirit of a population can be seen. Such was the case during the recent water crisis which affected nine counties in the central and southern portions of the state.For more than a week, residents of the Charleston area and beyond were ...

Mingo efforts model for others

Mingo Junction's village coffers may be a little poor these days, but the village is rich in its volunteerism.Throughout the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays, needy residents can rely upon the Mingo Junction Social Services to help them out with food baskets and other items, ...

Still time to give to the United Way

With its final fundraiser of the 2013 campaign just over a week away, there is still time for residents to contribute to the Weirton United Way and help it to reach its $260,000 goal to benefit more than a dozen local agencies.On Friday, United Way officials announced they had brought in ...

Cooperation key to safe Olympics

This summer marks 42 years since the Israeli Olympic team was taken hostage and murdered in the Munich summer games in 1972. It will be 18 years since a backpack exploded at the Atlanta games, killing two and injuring 111.It's been a little more than eight months since bombs exploded at the ...

Make time to be tested

It's a fresh start of a new year - a time of evaluating our lives and health. And with that we ask that Tri-State Area women make a commitment to help stave off illnesses, especially cancer.This month is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and we remind readers be tested for the cancer.American ...

Make time this year to be tested, please

It's a fresh start of a new year - a time of evaluating our lives and health. And with that we ask that Tri-State Area women make a commitment to help stave off illnesses, especially cancer.This month is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and we remind readers be tested for the cancer.American ...

Remembering King’s legacy

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963:Five ...