Opinion

Get two-year colleges on agenda

Editorials

Perhaps Gov. Jim Justice is right to insist a panel examining four-year colleges and universities stick to its original mission. But at some point — the sooner, the better — community and technical colleges need to be looked at, too. Justice established the Blue Ribbon Commission on ...

In the grip of calendar paralysis again

Local Columns

I go into calendar paralysis this time of year. I was reminded of that when my phone rang the other day at the office. We’re still in August here, mind you, but the caller was definitely looking ahead — to next month and beyond. He is a representative of the Jefferson County ...

A new beginning for Weirton Christian Center

Local Columns

This afternoon, the Weirton Christian Center will open the next chapter in its more-than-100-year history of service to the Weirton community. From noon to 4 p.m., an open house will be held at its new building on Ivy Street. An official dedication service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., at which ...

Learning more about faith

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I read so much bad news in the newspaper and read so many negative Letters to the Editor, I thought everyone may enjoy some good news. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School has a tremendous new concept. When Fr. Dennis Schuelkens became Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker ...

Trump’s coal plan works for West Virginia

Local Columns

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it followed through on President Donald Trump’s executive order to review and repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). From its inception, the CPP was a total overreach of the federal bureaucracy. That’s why West Virginia led 24 ...

Thanks for support of corn festival

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The members of Christ United Methodist Church would like to thank the residents of Weirton and the surrounding communities for their support of our 12th-annual Corn Festival on Aug. 12. We had a fantastic turnout. We had great weather, good food and entertainment and good ...

A good priest in St. Nazaire

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing about the article about plans for the city of Follansbee to fly flags and banners with photographs of local veterans and their branches of service. What a great idea. At a time when the Catholic church and some priests have fallen under a dark cloud, one priest ...

It’s not undeserved

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We are inclined to judge the past by out cultural consciousness of the present. Good examples of this are the Hollywood #MeToo movement, current racial perceptions and the Catholic church sex abuse scandal. Recently the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a grand jury ...

Current laws need enforced

Editorials

The arrest of an illegal immigrant for the murder of an Iowa college student is adding fuel to the fire of calls for a revamped immigration policy. Perhaps Americans should look first at enforcement of existing rules. Cristhian Behena Rivera, 24, is charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts near ...

Vaccines save lives

Editorials

World health officials are worried that measles may be making a comeback. During the first six months of this year, Europe alone reported more than 41,000 cases of the disease. Thirty-seven victims died. Contrast that with U.S. statistics: This year, there have been just 107 instances of ...

Pope took the correct stance

Editorials

Pope Francis took precisely the correct attitude in his letter responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Released Monday, the missive admitted that too many in the Roman Catholic church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned ...

It’s time for high school football

Editorials

The pageantry and excitement of high school football returns this week, and we are once again reminded about the special place the game holds in the hearts of residents from all around the Tri-State Area. Area teams open their seasons Thursday night, when Weirton Madonna hosts Bridgeport, ...

Tourism continues to grow

Editorials

The tourism industry in West Virginia continues to grow, according to local and state officials, and we need to continue finding ways to capitalize on that. Locally, the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau is tasked with promoting Hancock and Brooke counties in the hopes of ...

Royalty in kingdom of order remorse

Local Columns

Better Half and I have a lot in common, including the fact that we’re very good at what I call “order remorse.” This is a condition that apparently is not very treatable, because we have yet to be cured. There’s no panacea, no anecdote for us. History teaches us lessons, but, alas, ...

The journey is as important as the destination

Local Columns

During a recent road trip through West Virginia, I thought I would use the opportunity to do a little exploring and check out a few state parks along my planned route. A few years back I enrolled in the Very Important Parks Person program, which encourages people to visit the state parks and ...

Be cautious with school traffic

Editorials

A reminder to all drivers, be mindful of children and teens as area schools are, or soon will be, back in session. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools or bus stops. And remember, it's the start ...

25-Year Club picnic a success

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year's picnic possible. The picnic was held July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was very well attended, with about 450 co-workers and retirees. They ...

Our lives have great value to God

Local Columns

Let's take a few minutes and let God through the Apostle Paul teach us how valuable we are to our Lord. "Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved. God raised us up with ...

Productions lack subtlety

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I am a lifelong Trekkie. Patrick Stewart is returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new "Star Trek" series. Producers proudly assure viewers that the new show will address important and current issues such as, naturally, social justice and human rights concerns in the oppressively ...

Justice must be found

Editorials

Many of the Roman Catholic priests accused by a Pennsylvania grand jury of molesting hundreds, perhaps thousands, of children since the 1940s cannot be brought to justice. Some are dead. For most of those still alive, statutes of limitations have passed, meaning they cannot be ...