Opinion

Stop fighting with your eyes closed

Local Columns

No one giving fighting advice would say close your both eyes and just start swinging and screaming, at best the person giving the advice is misinformed and at worst the person is working for the other team. People are faced with many different challenges. A few of these challenges are caused ...

Parents need to be firm

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Have you ever had a repast at a fine restaurant ruined because of a child carrying on incessantly — shrieking, bawling and yelling without restraint? Just as you are poised to savor a delectable morsel your ears are pierced by another upsetting shriek. You look about for ...

Thoughts on our world

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Some random thoughts: • Mother Nature's answer to climate change deniers — Harvey hits Texas and Irma hits Florida, displacing millions and costing billions. Enough said. • The necessity of micromanagement of America's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and others in accordance ...

Fund health study on surface mines

Editorials

For eight years, it seemed as if then-President Barack Obama had unleashed every weapon in the bureaucracy’s arsenal against the coal mining industry. Then, Obama invented some new tools to harass coal country. In that context, President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back the regulatory ...

Practice caution during homecoming

Editorials

A tradition that is a highlight of fall is under way as area high schools celebrate their homecoming events. Students get the chance at this early point in the school year to go enjoy the company of their friends, as well as family and alumni who come to the events that ensure, regardless of ...

Take in some old time fun

Editorials

There is certain to be some oldtime fun found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair. Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride and tradition for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local history ...

More information oversight needed

Editorials

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

Why the secrecy on school plan?

Editorials

Let us hope Gov. Jim Justice takes a good look, on the public’s behalf, at a proposed plan for how West Virginia schools will be managed in the future. We’ll all have to rely on Justice because, apparently, we’re not allowed to see the plan. State Board of Education members, in a ...

How the world has been changed

Editorials

The children of Sept. 11, 2001, are getting their driver's licenses this year. Sixteen years have passed since a cloudless morning in the Eastern United States saw the world changed by men who chose to use airliners as missiles, killing nearly 3,000 Americans. Many have compared the attacks ...

Preserving our manufacturing heritage

Local Columns

On the front page of today’s edition, you’ll read about an art competition, hosted by the Hancock County Arts Council, with the goal of helping to preserve the imagery of the remaining portions of the Weirton steel manufacturing facilities. Once known as Weirton Steel, and for the last ...