Editorials

Lincoln’s words still ring true

The Civil War was far from over 150 years ago today when the dedication ceremonies were held for the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg.Politicians and dignitaries had gathered in the small Pennsylvania town to remember the battle of July 1-3 of that year in which Union forces had ...

Gettysburg Address remembered today

The Civil War was far from over 150 years ago today when the dedication ceremonies were held for the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg.Politicians and dignitaries had gathered in the small Pennsylvania town to remember the battle of July 1-3 of that year in which Union forces had ...

Honors continue for Bucs

Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle's post-season honors ensure the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates will be among the Steel City's baseball golden memories, as if the MVP and NL Coach of the Year awards were needed to highlight Bucs fans recollection.The honors are well-deserved for two upstanding men of ...

McCutchen, Hurdle deserving of honors

Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle's post-season honors ensure the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates will be among the Steel City's baseball golden memories, as if the MVP and NL Coach of the Year awards were needed to highlight Bucs fans' recollection.The honors are well-deserved for two upstanding men ...

‘Fix’ only creates more problems

President Barack Obama's proposed "fix" to his mandatory health insurance nightmare creates more worries, confusion and strife in the private sector.Obama announced his tweaks Thursday in a contrite and humble manner that, for some, obfuscated the real message: That the system is so messed up ...

Proposed ‘fix’ only created problems

President Barack Obama's proposed "fix" to his mandatory health insurance nightmare creates more worries, confusion and strife in the private sector.Obama announced his tweaks Thursday in a contrite and humble manner that, for some, obfuscated the real message: That the system is so messed up ...

Givens deserving of honor

To be named a Distinguished West Virginian is an honor like no other in the Mountain State. It is awarded by our governor in recognition of years of service and unparalleled contributions to the state and its people.Such an honor was presented last week to former Delegate Roy Givens, and we ...

Givens deserving of W.Va. honor

To be named a Distinguished West Virginian is an honor like no other in the Mountain State. It is awarded by our governor in recognition of years of service and unparalleled contributions to the state and its people.Such an honor was presented last week to former Del. Roy Givens, and we believe ...

Cheer on the Blue Dons

It's the opening week of high school football playoffs in West Virginia, and the Weirton Madonna Blue Dons are making their return to the postseason.Following a 10-0 season, the Dons are the top seed of the West Virginia Class A playoff rankings, and will host 16th seed Tucker County tonight at ...

Area teams continue their playoff push

If you're a fan of high school football, this is an important weekend.While Steubenville Big Red and Catholic Central will be playing in the second round of the Ohio playoffs, Weirton Madonna will be opening a playoff run that fans are hoping will lead to the state championship game Dec. 7 in ...

Tour will be a stepping stone

A bus tour of New Cumberland might ordinarily not seem like a major event in our area, but one planned for the coming weeks could be just what the community needs to help it move forward with plans for economic development and growth.Earlier this year, New Cumberland joined the ranks of local ...

Bus tour good sign for area

A bus tour of New Cumberland might ordinarily not seem like a major event in our area, but one planned for the coming weeks could be just what the community needs to help it move forward with plans for economic development and growth.Earlier this year, New Cumberland joined the ranks of local ...

Will it all just be broken promises?

The need for an ethane cracker for the region continues to be visible, and unattainable.Economic development specialists and political leaders have said the greatest, longest-lasting and most-stable employment resulting from the region becoming the nation's gas and petrochemical raw material ...

Let’s move past the talking stage

The need for an ethane cracker for the region continues to be visible, and unattainable.Economic development specialists and political leaders have said the greatest, longest-lasting and most-stable employment resulting from the region becoming the nation's gas and petrochemical raw material ...

Tax may crack down on issue

Earlier this fall, it was suggested to Brooke County commissioners that they should establish a county-level system of registering all-terrain vehicles. That could accomplish two things, the county Planning Commission suggested.First, it could help enforce the requirement that personal property ...

Day care checks in Ohio important

Ohioans concerned about the quality, not to mention the safety, of the day care establishments to which they entrust their children may be encouraged to learn of a new law going into effect in January. It includes tougher standards for small day care businesses operated in private homes.That ...

Saluting our veterans

The missions we have given to our servicemen and women have changed many times over the years.They have been asked to step forward and take the lead against oppressive governments in Europe and Asia. They have been asked to defend democracy and our way of life in all corners of the world. They ...

Veterans deserve thanks from all

The missions we have given to our servicemen and women have changed many times over the years.They have been asked to step forward and take the lead against oppressive governments in Europe and Asia. They have been asked to defend democracy and our way of life in all corners of the world. They ...

That great, can-do attitude

You want to know where the technical, can-do spirit that once was the hallmark of post-World War II America has gone?Try India, for one.If you still have some stereotype in your mind about India as a backward land of impoverished people, set your mind on the heavens, because India has launched ...

Can-do spirit lives — in India

You want to know where the technical, can-do spirit that once was the hallmark of post-World War II America has gone?Try India, for one.If you still have some stereotype in your mind about India as a backward land of impoverished people, set your mind on the heavens, because India has launched ...