Opinion

Plan now to maximize results

Editorials

It appears we West Virginians have hit the jackpot. A Chinese company’s plan to spend nearly $84 billion on natural gas-related projects in our state should prove to be a shot in the arm for our economy. Let’s not be like the Powerball winners who ignore advice to handle their good ...

Our communities are filling with cheer

Local Columns

The Nativity is in front of the Millsop Community Center. The giant Santa Claus, I’m certain, soon will follow. Festive lights will be going up along many of the poles lining Main Street, Penco Road and other areas of the city. The Weirton Christmas Parade, organized by the Weirton Area ...

China plan is good news

Editorials

We West Virginians have had our hopes raised so many times, then seen them dashed, that some may still have their guards up over the announcement Thursday that China will invest $83.7 billion in our state. Slice it anyway you want, however. Put any spin you desire on it. Come up with all the ...

The rich keep getting richer

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, "We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States —we will destroy you from within." Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president is ...

Human trafficking can happen here

Local Columns

When many hear the phrase “human trafficking,” they may think of people from abroad being smuggled into this country to work. However, this heinous crime also takes place within the United States, and can happen right here in the Mountain State, where all too often difficulties in victim ...

Thanks for help with lost dogs

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to thank the village of Wintersville for the safe return of my lost dogs. I am from out of town and was watching a house for a friend when they wandered off. Through the efforts of the Wintersville mayor and police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, ...

Not getting answers on shelter

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Over a year ago, the Hancock County Commission assumed management of the animal shelter. At that time, they stated they would run the shelter better than the prior management and would consult with veterinarians regarding animal care. Currently, more animals died at the shelter ...

Everybody’s got to be good at something

Local Columns

It was column-writing time, and as routine would have it, I was thinking out loud about what topic to tackle. I generally do this with weekly frequency, at home in the presence of Better Half, my husband who so often is a great source of encouragement, a man who is a flowing fountain of ideas ...

Today, we honor our veterans

Editorials

The names of the battlefields American men and women have fought on have changed many times over the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That's why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who have served ...

Cynicism deserved for both parties

Editorials

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National ...