Opinion

Mother’s Day gifts can be challenging

Local Columns

Today is Mother's Day.It's a day to celebrate the most important women in our lives, finding ways to treat them and let them know how much we care.It's also one of those days where many of us find ourselves running around just trying to find a special way of celebrating.Mother's Day is a modern ...

Happy Mother’s Day

Editorials

Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 102 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers.Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we'd call a "stay-at-home mom" nowadays. They cooked and cleaned and ...

Some classic comedy

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,OK, so now that high school proms are in full swing, and high schools and colleges will be commencing graduations, here is a little tidbit to play around with.The late Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were a famous comedy duo in the mid 1940's to the late 1950's. Admist their ...

Kiwanis appreciates help with radio auction

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Weirton Kiwanis would like to send a special "thank you" to everyone who participated in our 65th annual Kiwanis Radio Auction. Without the help and support of all the business leaders who kindly donate to our auction, and the listeners who purchase their products, we would not be ...

Liberalism makes world complicated

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,As I write this, the big dustup seems to be allowing transgender people to use public restrooms of their choosing.Public restrooms have obviously existed for a long time, and I'm sure transgender people have been using them just as long as the rest of us. Suddenly, it's an ...

The ups and downs of hockey season

Local Columns

I know we haven't done this all season, but ... let's talk about that Hockey Team Who Must Not Be Named.Oh my gosh, y'all. Is anyone else seeing a medical professional about the emotional whiplash they've gotten from HTWMNBN this season? This series?They lost a lot of games, they won a lot of ...

2016 doesn’t play by the rules

Editorials

The path to the presidency looks clearer after the Indiana primary.Though Bernie Sanders won and continues to attract attention, reality looks like a Trump vs. Hillary battle for the fall.The question is whether those chagrined by Trump's ascension in the Republican Party will be accepted by ...

Alcohol and graduation do not mix

Editorials

It's that time of year when we look ahead to the transition to the next phase of life for high school seniors.They're young. They're excited. They'll want to celebrate their graduation milestones with friends.And while we're wishing them well on this big step toward their future, it's also a ...

New 911 center an asset for region

Editorials

The new Hancock County 911 Dispatch Center will continue to provide all of the services area residents have come to expect, handling the thousands of emergency calls each year for Hancock County and the city of Weirton.The biggest change in the new center, located along Route 2 just north of ...

Embrace your freedom of faith

Editorials

Americans of all faiths will gather Thursday to participate in the National Day of Prayer.Held on the first Thursday of May, the event has been set aside as a day to ask for the help of a higher power for our communities, our states and our nation.Thursday will mark the 65th anniversary of the ...

Making use of what works

Editorials

An idea that got its start here in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. Drug courts have been so effective they have been expanded throughout the state.That growth is due in large measure to West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent ...

School reform vital for state

Editorials

During the weeks leading up to the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature this winter, some lawmakers vowed a serious effort would be made to overhaul the public school system. It never happened. The state Department of Education was permitted - again - to go its way, for the most ...

Insight shed on ‘How was your day?’

Local Columns

"How was your day?"It's a question no doubt asked in households across America every day, every where, a simple question that prompts a simple answer or a detailed one.It just depends."How was your day today?" I made that familiar inquiry of Better Half the other evening.We were sitting in the ...

Remembering a friend, old products

Local Columns

I enjoy receiving the newsletter from the Puskarich Public Library of Cadiz, Freeport and Scio. Just looking at all the bright colors, adorable people, animals and objects makes a tiny smile form on my lips.For instance, on the front page are two fresh-faced boys tossing a football between ...

It’s up to everyone to keep it clean

Local Columns

It doesn't take much effort to keep a community clean, as long as people are willing to step up and lend a hand.In Saturday's edition, we reported on a plan by Weirton Mayor Harold Miller to hold two community cleanups this month.His plan, with the assistance of resident volunteers, would be to ...

The seven laws of sowing and reaping

Local Columns

Jesus teaches us a great lesson of sowing and reaping in Luke 8:5-15: "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked ...

Current school times the responsible choice

Local Columns

In the last few years, the school budget in Hancock County has suffered continuous loss of tax revenue. A variety of steps have been taken by the board at the superintendent's recommendation to adjust accordingly while also trying to maintain a seamless operation in services to our children's ...

Uncertainty clouds this election year

Editorials

The announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that he had chosen former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate throws a note of desperation into the Republican nomination process as the July convention in Cleveland draws nearer.Fiorina, who was ousted early from the primaries after ...

Rujak wrong choice for commission

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Regarding Phil Rujak's run for Hancock County Commisioner, I would like to remind voters of why they should think twice about his fitness for the job.Mr. Rujak has stated he wants to protect jobs in the county so our young people can stay in the area, yet Mr. Rujak was an ...