Opinion

Speaking for the animals

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,It is with sadness and concern that I am writing this letter.When I voted for the levy, I assumed that it would be used to keep our animal shelter in place and help with running it. However, after hearing that the commission has decided to end that relationship and take over the ...

Guns aren’t the problem

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Not so long ago, worldwide homosexuality, as it may be collectively called, was focusing its screeching, scathing bile, vitriol and scorn upon an obscure civil servant from Kentucky, one Kimberly Davis, for her refusal, on religious grounds, to issue a marriage license to a gay ...

Looking for real change

Letters to the Editor

To the EditorA letter to the editor "Trump won't be good for the US," piqued my interest in terms of getting "facts" correct so I decided to check for myself. The writer pointed to immigration, positive job growth, and the strength of our military, all the while taking shots at Mr. Trump and ...

Rushing around for absolutely nothing

Local Columns

Sassy Saint and I were lolling around the house, because the Long Suffering Husband and Professor had gone off to Boy Scout camp to learn about first aid and finding your way through the woods with a compass and run around on zip lines. (I'm still not convinced it isn't a doomsday prepping ...

Celebrate and remember

Editorials

Enjoy being an American this holiday weekend.Please take the time during the next couple of days and remember that there are few nations in the world where citizens are able to gather to celebrate the freedoms residents of the United States of America too often taken for granted.The Fourth of ...

Festival will help celebrate holiday

Editorials

The Renaissance Weirton Festival will be making its return this Saturday, set to follow Weirton's annual Independence Day Parade.We encourage area residents to take some time and check out the festivities, which are set to begin at noon with a schedule full of live entertainment, games and ...

Kick off holiday with music

Editorials

After 25 years, it wouldn't seem like the Independence Day holiday in Weirton without a performance from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, bringing their special brand of community outreach and their interpretation on a variety of patriotic tunes.We're glad to know that tradition will continue ...

Pray for a cure

Editorials

Alzheimer's disease knows not from accomplishments. It claims the minds of those it affects and, eventually, it claims their lives.One of the best minds in basketball died Tuesday with Pat Summitt, 64, who made the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers a powerhouse on a level that is tough to ...

Practice safety with fireworks

Editorials

The Fourth of July is usually a time to celebrate with family picnics and get-togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms.The best advice about fireworks is to leave them to a professional.Thousands of people are taken to the emergency room every year for treatment of fireworks ...

More signs of progress

Editorials

A former Chester pottery site, long idle and vacant, has taken another step into a new life with a potential for new jobs and new opportunities.On Thursday, local and state officials, as well as other guests, came together for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the former Taylor, Smith and Taylor ...

TS&T a sign of area development

Editorials

A former Chester pottery site, long idle and vacant, has taken another step into a new life with a potential for new jobs and new opportunities.On Thursday, local and state officials, as well as other guests, came together for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the former Taylor, Smith and Taylor ...

Keeping the summer in June 20, 2016

Local Columns

This is a column about how I spent Monday, June 20th, 2016, the first official day of summer.I devoted the bulk of it working to maintain a positive attitude despite doses of daily-life interference.Me being me, I like summer. Sunshine. Heat. Humidity. Sandals. No coats. Green grass. Flowers. ...

Preserving area’s mining heritage

Local Columns

Many residents in Harrison, Jefferson and Belmont counties have had grandfathers and dads who worked in the deep, dark confines of the coal mine. Coal was king in the area for many years before it took a sharp decline. But the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park group decided to ...

New ways to encourage entrepreneurship

Local Columns

We often hear about residents of our area wishing there were more businesses from which to choose, whether they be locally owned or a franchise of some national chain.Opening any kind of business takes a lot of effort. They don't just pop up overnight, no matter what some of the billionaire ...

Inspiration from 10,000 crosses

Local Columns

We had just buried my brother-in-law, Attorney John R Yeager III, decorated Vietnam veteran and advocate hero to many. After the funeral (still mourning the loss) my wife, granddaughter and I headed to London where we were to take part in the dedication of Operation Mobilization's newest ship, ...

Ruling shows continued division

Editorials

President Obama's amnesty plan for immigrants ended up on the thorns of a deadlocked Supreme Court Thursday.The president tried to claim some kind of moral victory, laying the blame for the failure at the foot of Republicans who refuse to allow him to place a justice on the court who would be ...

Help deliver the message

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Tis the season - Political that is! By most folks thinking, this election provides clearly defined choices as to our next Commander in Chief. Mrs. Clinton represents the status quo and you can count on a continuation of Mr. Obama's policies and leadership.Mr. Trump is an entirely ...

Trump won’t be good for the US

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,It was Sunday, June 19, when I was reading The Weirton Daily Times, when I came across an article on the front page about a politician that says he will remain true to Donald Trump. He is a delegate to the GOP convention and also a candidate for county commissioner.The fact that ...

Find a better way to deal with pain

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,Opioids. What is so hard to understand about pain relief?A headache, a toothache, an aspirin might do. The relief an aspirin gives a headache is miraculous.Now we have Oxycontin and Fentanyl. Confronting extraordinary pain at death.Opioids prescribed are intended for the most ...

Shedding, evil cats and yipping dogs

Local Columns

Space Cat is made of equal parts hair and evil. The hair is obvious, especially when I'm wearing anything black. The evil is slightly more subtle, but not much, since he decided his life's purpose is to reduce my furniture to rags and kindling, regardless of the number of times I tell him no or ...