Opinion

Satisfy your spiritual appetite

Local Columns

When our children were babies and became hungry we fed them different types of baby food. Some of the food looked and smelled awful to me but the babies seemed as if they couldn't get their fill. The stuff that looked bad is what I would occasionally taste and what a regret that was. The ...

Speaker brings important message

Editorials

Residents from around the Tri-State Area will have the opportunity to learn about an event of historical importance from a person who actually lived through it Monday night.That's when Mark Geist, who was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi on Sept. 11-12, ...

Editor’s note: Election Letters

Letters to the Editor

(Editor's note: The final date for letters to the editor concerning West Virginia's May 10 primary election will be May 1. As such, any letters concerning candidates or issues in the election must be received no later than noon April 28 in order to be published.)

Wallace interview vindictive

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,The Fox News debacle by Chris Wallace and others at Fox News' bias against President Obama are growing.Chris Wallace aced an interview with President Obama, then blew it with a stacked panel of three biased hatchet men, George Will, Carl Rove, Bob Woodward, and one woman, Anne ...

Change is needed

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Recently on my travels through Hancock County, I have seen several businesses with petitions concerning the start time in the Hancock schools.After talking to different people throughout the county, I find that there is a Facebook page dedicated to this subject. I checked it out ...

Corruption runs deeply

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,As I write this, the Republicans will not hint at their likely convention pick, only saying, with a wink, that the candidate is "presently running." Kasich, anyone? There has to be some reason he's still there.House Speaker Paul Ryan assures us he'd refuse the nomination, but why ...

An interesting listing

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,The March 2016 edition of Fast Company magazine has hit the newsstands. It lists the world's 50 most innovative companies, and explains the selection process on Page 110.The magazine partnered with Quid, a San Francisco-based startup whose software can read millions of news ...

City doesn’t need a new website

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,I was sitting here just wondering how many wonderful things could be done with the City of Weirton's money instead of a website.We have more youth leaving than staying here. Hands down. Our downtown lights are pre-blast furnace days and are still showing the color to prove it. ...

Clothes shopping will be the death of me

Local Columns

I had already lost the will to live three times.Consecutively.It was hot. I was sweating, although it may have been a nervous sweat.My Sassy Saint and I were clothes shopping.I know I should let her choose her own clothing. I know that it's a silly thing to argue over. I know there are more ...

A special night for health center

Editorials

Tonight will be special in many ways for the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.That's when friends and supporters will gather at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville for the 10th-annual gala, the major fundraiser for the organization whose mission is to provide health care to the ...

Better understanding of the system needed

Editorials

The increasing appearance of teleprompters on the podium with Donald Trump isn't indicative of him softening.It's not that he's becoming a politically correct empty suit, but maybe he's starting to recognize the need for presidents to choose their words carefully, to start delivering a message ...

Welcome Elks for state conference

Editorials

We wish to welcome members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks from throughout West Virginia as they visit the Weirton area during the next few days, and hope they enjoy their time here.Beginning today, Weirton will be the site of the West Virginia Elks Association state convention, ...

Become a donor, save a life

Editorials

Do you know someone who has received a kidney, a heart or maybe a cornea implant?Chances are you do, as 2015 was a record year for organ donations in the United States, with more than 30,000 performed. However, thousands and thousands more await transplants - more than 121, 000 nationally, ...

Cooking school will present night of fun

Editorials

Whether you're looking to pick up a few new recipes for the spring and summer, trying to acquire some new culinary skills or just looking for an evening out with family and friends, this year's edition of the Taste of Home Cooking School has everything you need.Sponsored by The Weirton Daily ...

Optimistic, but cautious

Editorials

Last week, Weirton City Council agreed to contract with a company to perform a market study for property located within the city's designated Tax Increment Financing District to look into the possibility of constructing a conference center and hotel.The study is coming at a cost of $28,000, ...

Things occur to me, and I take action

Local Columns

Things occur to me, and I take action.In this case, I had placed an order for "a few things" from a company that sells western items - clothing, jewelry, household goods, etc., stuff that makes Janice's world go 'round.And I had placed the order, mind you, because I'm such a considerate person, ...

Good reason behind delayed cleaning

Local Columns

I did something last Saturday that I have not done since Jan. 31.I cleaned the full-length mirror in our bathroom. I'm not a haphazard housekeeper - it's just that the nose prints of Ozzie were on the lower portion of the mirror, and I wanted to preserve them for a time.When Ozzie first came to ...

Coordinated efforts are needed

Local Columns

There are numerous efforts under way in our region to help provide some growth and improvement in our communities.Some are more visible, with current construction taking place. Others are highly publicized, with people talking about the number of jobs to be created, the type of work and the ...

Lawmakers need to step up on drug issue

Local Columns

Over the past several decades, the incidence of overdose deaths has continued to rise. West Virginia now has an epidemic of drug related deaths. Over the years, I have attempted to utilize the only tool I have available to attempt to make the persons responsible for the delivery of the ...

Cultivating a spiritual garden

Local Columns

What a rollercoaster ride we have endured with changing temperatures. But, we have been blessed with warmer temperatures the last couple of days. Warmer weather means people will be planting seeds and growing beautiful flowers and gardens. Have you given any thought about planting spiritual ...