Opinion

Following the path of love and obedience

Local Columns

As you enter my home office you are likely to notice a small four-inch by four-inch slab of granite upon which are written the words of John 14:21 — "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and ...

Voters should consider Swartzmiller’s resume

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe running for office is nothing more than an extended job interview. A well written resume is important because prior experience is a strong predictor of future performance. That's why I'm encouraging voters in the 1st district to look heavily at Randy Swartzmiller's ...

Focusing on bettering ourselves and the community

Local Columns

"As a Catholic school, Weirton Madonna seeks to prepare its students for a successful future spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially in the environment of a caring community in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Madonna seeks to improve upon this mission statement with ...

Pat McGeehan: A man of uncommon courage

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I was fortunate to serve in the state legislature with West Virginia's most principled legislator, District 1 Delegate Pat McGeehan. Although, I decided not to run again, I am so pleased that he chooses to stay and continue to fight for his district. Although Pat has ...

Support excess levy

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, When our confidence in our state and federal government gets shaken, we can still count on our little community to provide an amazing array of services to help us. I am always thankful I settled in Brooke County. The well-being of each citizen is nurtured by our Health ...

A reason to vote

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Vote. The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case, the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of ...

An important election for Hancock County

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, This November 6th is one of the most important mid-term elections in recent memory. On a national and state level, the two parties have very differing viewpoints as to the best course of action. I believe in the conservative approach, which is pro-business, pro-growth, and low ...

Decision was wrong for Hancock County

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Something sure smells fishy at the Health Department. The vote to reverse the Smoking Ban at Mountaineer Casino and surrounding cafe's was more covert than when the Navy Seals went in and got Bin Laden. I don't believe I seen anything in the newspapers, T.V. or on the news ...

Showing support for Ihlenfeld

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Hancock County citizens, on several occasions Senator Ryan Ferns has stated that he won his election four years ago due to the margin of victory in Hancock County. This is true. He lost in Ohio County, his home county where he resides and the people know him best. The question ...

McGeehan has character

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Pat McGeehan was my office mate during the four years that I represented the 47th district in the West Virginia House of Delegates. From the start, I observed, firsthand, Delegate McGeehan's work ethic — how doggedly he works for his constituency. Pat McGeehan reads, in ...

Veterans encouraged to support Manchin

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Senator Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I'm proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what's best for our state. Throughout his time as West Virginia's ...

Suspicious times

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We all have been inundated lately with large postcard candidate mailers touting each others' crookedness! The carpet bagger Morrisey accurately hypes Manchin's tap dancing around his connection to Mylan pharms' rip off, while Manchin accurately hypes the "60 Minutes" expose of ...

Vote and make a difference

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Republican Patrick Morrisey, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, began his campaign last spring lying about Manchin. Morrisey said, "He (Manchin) doesn't care about the people of West Virginia, except at election time." Not true. I read newspapers and watch ...

Change needed in Hancock County

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Whether you're for the smoking ban or against it, whether you agree with the animal shelter takeover or not, for one second, let's forget about those things and look at the two candidates currently running for Hancock County commissioner. The current commissioner has 18 ...

Manchin needs to remain in Senate

Editorials

Too many members of Congress are preoccupied with what leaders of their political parties want. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is different. He has earned a national reputation as a political maverick by making what his fellow West Virginians want and need his top priority. That can be ...

More public discussion needed by school board

Editorials

Brooke County Board of Education members should be taking a few days to come up with a plan to cope with the anger expressed Monday night over pay raises granted to some school administrators. What taxpayers, including some educators, heard Monday was not sufficient. Members of the public and ...

Some hope for the coal industry

Editorials

For some time during former President Barack Obama's administration, it appeared that the coal-fired power plant just south of St. Marys, W.Va., was doomed. FirstEnergy attempted to transfer it to subsidiaries, but regulators blocked that. No one wanted to buy the plant. At the time, that ...

Pursue research on e-cigarettes

Editorials

Tobacco is hazardous to our health. We have known that for many years. Finally, it seems the message about cigarettes, snuff and other traditional methods of consuming nicotine has gotten through to many young people. So they have turned to “vaping” — that is, using e-cigarettes that ...

Make use of early voting period

Editorials

While we certainly encourage our residents to get out and vote Nov. 6, we hope those who are unable will make use of West Virginia’s early voting period which begins Wednesday. Both Hancock and Brooke counties have commission seats on the ballot, and voters also will select their ...

The wheels of government keep spinning

Local Columns

The nice thing about the hiatus of the impeachment trials of Chief Justice Margaret Workman, former justice Robin Davis and convicted Justice Allen Loughry is that I can finally focus on other issues. For example, the PEIA Task Force formed last March to solve the riddle of preventing health ...