Opinion

Finding the path to joy in our life!

Local Columns

Psalm 89:15-18 (15) Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD. (16) They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. (17) For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn. (18) Indeed, our ...

Having a face and a name

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Thanks to the United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA), the City of Weirton and the BDC, continue to collect comments of appreciation and gratitude about what the USEDA has done for our community, by choosing our region for a Regional Economic Diversification ...

Time to get serious

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, All that can be said with the millions that have been spent on the mid-term campaigns. Thank God it’s over. Now, the fight for the 2020 president’s race begins. Democrats won the House majority. They control the purse strings. No cuts to S.S., Medicare or Medicaid and ...

Pay attention to school buses

Editorials

It really is a question about how much children mean to us. Are they precious enough for us to pay just a little bit of attention while we are driving? Not for some people — and that includes a few right here in the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio. We doubt there is a school bus driver ...

Voters demand loyalty to us

Editorials

No doubt congressional elections in West Virginia on Tuesday had a few national pundits scratching their head in puzzlement. To some, the results may have seemed contradictory. They made perfect sense to Mountain State voters. How, out-of-state analysts unfamiliar with our state’s ...

Drug crisis is a true war

Editorials

We in West Virginia and Ohio have known for some time that substance abuse is a crisis tearing at the fabric of our states’ futures. West Virginia has the highest illicit drug overdose death rate in the nation (52 per 100,000 residents in 2016, the most recent year covered by the Centers ...

Providing hope for the community

Editorials

When various parts of a community comes together, it can make a difference. It can provide hope. That’s exactly what has been happening in Weirton since April 2012, and the difference has recently become more visible. Table of Hope was created with one purpose — to provide a hot meal to ...

We’re heading into the final countdown

Local Columns

Tuesday is the big day. If you haven’t voted early, Tuesday is Election Day. I really need you to vote, because my poor mailbox just can’t handle the load of mailers. In one day, my wife and I received over 12 pieces of campaign mail for most congressional, statewide, legislative and even ...

Let your voice be heard, go vote

Editorials

Voters in Ohio and West Virginia certainly have plenty of choices on the ballots this year. There are no reasons not to cast a ballot in this year’s general election. Voters in both states will decide on the federal level for Senate and House of Representatives. There also are contested ...

Ho, ho, ho for some Halloween candy

Local Columns

On Halloween, I stopped at a store on my way home to buy some extra candy, anticipating that there’d be lots of trick-or-treaters out despite what would not be the best of outdoor conditions. What I realized, though, was that Christmas apparently is happening again this year, judging from ...

Getting the attention we need to rebuild

Local Columns

Our area is slowly rebuilding itself, and more people from outside of the Ohio Valley are taking notice. There aren’t going to be any major industrial operations employing several thousand individuals. Instead, the hope is to have numerous, smaller operations providing new types of jobs. If ...

Support levies on your ballots

Editorials

There are several levy options on the local ballots as part of Tuesday’s election, and while we understand the idea of taxes isn’t something many of us want to think about we are encouraging our residents to vote in favor of them and continue providing the services on which they are ...

A few travel tips

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Okay, we all know that Halloween has come, and Thanksgiving/Christmastime is not too far behind. We tend to travel to visit family and friends, share stories, and have a big meal/snacks. Now, how about the plans to get there? Will it be by car or truck? Or is it by plane or ...

Shedding some light on our foundational truth

Local Columns

I have chosen for this sermon an issue about which I feel strongly and one I deem to be very relevant to our current national condition. With the mid-term election just two days away, I am compelled to attempt to adjust our thinking and shed much needed light upon a valuable foundational ...

Men need respect, too

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, After years of hearing women crying wolf, I think it’s time the males of the world speak out. There does not seem to be a day that goes by when I go out in public where a man is not criticized or told straighten up and get with it. Take for example, I recently heard a young ...

Armstead, Jenkins right choices for court

Editorials

Most people seeking public office are able to attract votes by pledging to spend government money on local needs ranging from highways to economic development. Candidates for judicial positions cannot do that. They can promise only fairness, both to those who appear in court before them and ...

Be alert during deer season

Editorials

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and especially in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer collision is 1 in 46. In Pennsylvania, it ...

Impeachment issues linger

Editorials

Impeachment proceedings involving West Virginia Supreme Court justices could just fade away without having been concluded. Some in the public may conclude pursuing them is unnecessary. One of the justices, Elizabeth Walker, already has been tried and acquitted by the state Senate. The three ...

Recht was legal giant for West Virginia

Editorials

When Arthur Recht passed away Sunday, it was a loss not just for Wheeling and the Northern Panhandle, but for our state as a whole. Recht had an incredible record of public service as a circuit judge and state Supreme Court justice. His dedication and ability were such that even in retirement ...

Show support for Amendment 2

Editorials

Purchases such as $32,000 for a couch, $114,000 for picture frames and $500,000 to remodel one justice’s office have made it clear more fiscal discipline is needed at the West Virginia Supreme Court. Issue 2 on the Nov. 6 election ballot would provide some of it through an amendment to the ...