Opinion

A health care solution

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Before affordable health care, a.k.a. Obamacare, hospitals, by law, had to serve anybody who came through the emergency room doors, whether insured or not. That means they ate the costs of the non-payers! Isn't it interesting, now that they are being reimbursed via Medicaid for ...

Devote the needed resources

Editorials

For some time now, we have been urging the federal government to get serious about helping communities and regions that are suffering worst from the substance abuse epidemic. Finally, it appears to be happening. On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice ...

It’s derby time in West Virginia

Editorials

Fans of thoroughbred racing around the world will direct their attention Saturday toward Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort for the 48th running of the West Virginia Derby. The derby will be contested as part of a nine-race card that includes six other stakes runs. Coupled with the ...

New approach to reform needed

Editorials

The realities of politics and human behavior being what they are, it is time for U.S. senators — and President Donald Trump — to take a break from attempts to reform health insurance. Emotions are running far too high to expect that holding lawmakers’ noses to the grindstone would result ...

Still time for local music

Editorials

There’s some good news for area residents looking to continue with their weekly dose of the sights and sounds of great live music outdoors among friends and family. The Gem City’s summer concert series this week kicks off its third year of offering Thursday night performances at the ...

Weirton Hall of Fame honors those who serve

Editorials

In only a few short weeks, the Weirton Hall of Fame will be inducted four city residents into its ranks. The Hall of Fame was created as a way to honor those residents — past and present — who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to contribute to the community. Honorees are ...

‘I told you so’ and ‘just you wait’

Local Columns

The bad thing about people who say “I told you so” or “you just wait” are often right. I don’t like to admit that. Actually it pains me — very much like those times when Better Half and I are “discussing” something or other, and I think I’m right, and he thinks he’s right, ...

Taking a look back, one year later

Local Columns

One year ago, an evening rain storm resulted in disaster for several area residents and businesses. Rain had been predicted, but I don’t think anyone thought it would come as quickly or end the way it did, as flash flooding pushed the waters of Allegheny Creek over its banks and into ...

Pipeliners must follow the rules

Editorials

Energy companies were justified in complaining that former President Barack Obama’s administration threw all sorts of unnecessary obstacles in their way. President Donald Trump’s more realistic attitude is a welcome change for tens of millions of Americans who rely on reasonably priced fuel ...

Great event at senior center

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The Greater Weirton Senior Center would like to thank the following for a great benefit dance that was held in our honor on July 9. I would like to personally thank Pam and the Sands of Time. The turnout was great, and everyone had fun. It raised a significant amount of money ...