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Opinion

Thankful for court project

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We are thrilled to see the City beginning renovation work at Starvaggi Park on the tennis/basketball court complex. We are also pleased to see that the new lighting will be included in the renovation. The existing lighting had many issues and contrary to what some have said, it ...

Fall in love with fall in West Virginia

Local Columns

In #AlmostHeaven West Virginia, choosing a favorite season can be next to impossible. Each one seems wilder and more wonderful than the last. Snow-capped winter mountains give way to springtime blooms which transform into the deep and rolling green hills of summertime. But for many of our ...

Emergency personnel make Weirton better

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, On 9/11, cities from coast to coast celebrate Blue Mass to honor our law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who do so much to serve and protect us. I would like to thank the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, the Rev. Tony Thurston, the Rev. Mr. Vince ...

Whose acceptance matters most?

Local Columns

A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 I recalled a moment in time when I was much younger and living in Minneapolis that will stick with me forever. I was newly hired into the world of finance. This was my first endeavor into the high stress ...

Acts of kindness still exist

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing this letter to the editor to recongize, praise and give thanks for the fitting and excellent memorial reception and picnic for John Kelly, manager of the Convenient Food Store on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, who passed away unexpectedly few weeks ago. The ...

Memories of bread from the oven

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The Oktoberfest is coming to Brooke Hills Park on Sept. 30, and those who can claim German heritage cannot help but be pleased. My great-grandfather, Wendel Traubert, came to the United States, first to Pittsburgh to learn English, and then to Wheeling, on the island, where we ...

Trump too close to Russia

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, President Donald Trump has a bad case of what I like to call "pooties-cooties." In fact, he is so heavily infested with them that henceforth I will refer to him as Trumpski. Let's ignore the fact that he's deeply indebted to Russian banks because of his multiple bankruptcies, ...

Gender questions all around us

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, If we're to believe the all-too-wide-open-minded, new liberal orthodoxy, there are just about any number of combinations to what was formerly known — and is still known to we logical, if quaint, hopelessly backward, non-brainwashed folk — as gender. In Ye Olden Tymes of, ...

Take a seat at the longest table

Editorials

The area has a chance to come together from all walks of life Sunday afternoon for a dinner in the street in downtown Steubenville. It’s time for the Longest Table, a community outdoor dining experience aimed at raising awareness of hunger issues in the Ohio Valley, all part of Hunger ...

Riverfest a sure sign of fall

Editorials

Fall is officially here, and with it an expectation of cooler temperatures and a change in the look of the world around us. It also means a variety of local festivals and other events to celebrate the change in seasons, the autumn harvest and much more from our local communities. Among ...

A century of service

Editorials

Few things can claim to be a cornerstone of a community for a century or more. The Weirton community is fortunate in that is has such an institution in the Weirton Christian Center. Founded in 1917 by a Baptist missionary, the Weirton Christian Center began in what is now the north end of ...

Cooperation vital for cracker plant

Editorials

Not many years ago, the thought of officials from Ohio and West Virginia sitting down together to strategize on economic development would have seemed far-fetched. When the issues were relatively limited opportunities, that seemed natural. But the potential for construction of an ethane ...

Community trust critical for police

Editorials

In many towns and cities, some members of minority communities do not trust police officers. Many in law enforcement work to build trust among those they serve. Clearly, however, enforcing the law is the department’s overriding priority. We pay police officers and sheriff’s deputies to ...

Tragedy shows America’s heart

Editorials

It’s odd to say that there is something gratifying at all about hurricanes striking two big population centers in two weeks. But strike they did and the gratifying part is that Americans were unified for awhile. The more than $14 million raised by a hurricane aid telethon garnered this ...

What you reel in when you fish for praise

Local Columns

We had pulled out of the driveway and were heading up the road, on our merry Kiaski way. But not before Better Half made an observation. “Boy,” he said with animated enthusiasm, “it sure does look nice over there. I wonder who takes care of all that?” I glanced over at “all ...

The seasons are changing, and I’m not ready

Local Columns

I walked out of my house about a week ago, and noticed leaves on the ground. Driving to work Saturday, there were different colors beginning to form in the neighborhood trees. The air is cooler in the mornings and the pumpkin-spiced everythings are hitting the store shelves. Autumn is ...

Honoring our nation’s foundation

Editorials

Today we honor our Constitution and the foundation of our society. It's an important day, indeed. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years ...

Project well done

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We compliment the City of Weirton and James White Construction Co. for the handling of the Marland Heights Road waterline replacement and repaving projects. The projects were handled neatly, orderly and totally professional by all parties. Traffic was maintained with minimal ...

Stop fighting with your eyes closed

Local Columns

No one giving fighting advice would say close your both eyes and just start swinging and screaming, at best the person giving the advice is misinformed and at worst the person is working for the other team. People are faced with many different challenges. A few of these challenges are caused ...

Parents need to be firm

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Have you ever had a repast at a fine restaurant ruined because of a child carrying on incessantly — shrieking, bawling and yelling without restraint? Just as you are poised to savor a delectable morsel your ears are pierced by another upsetting shriek. You look about for ...