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The Super Bowl, a true American event

January 31, 2015 Despite two weeks of stories about deflated footballs, we know all will be forgiven sometime around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when Super Bowl XLIX kicks off. more »»

 
 
 
Keeping West Virginia law equitable

January 30, 2015 Most West Virginians do not worry much about “joint and several liability.” It is part of the jargon of lawyers and judges that, to the layman, can seem impenetrable. more »»

A balance is needed with smoking bans

January 29, 2015 Our area was divided last year when the health boards in both Hancock and Brooke counties opted to expand their respective counties' smoking bans. Del. more »»

Deflate-gate overshadows the real issues

January 28, 2015 The issue of deflated footballs used in part of the AFC Championship Game 10 days ago, wherein the New England Patriots trounced the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 on a cold, wet night near Boston, is the... more »»

Continue support for Weirton United Way

January 27, 2015 The Weirton United Way is closing in on its $260,000 goal, with one final campaign event scheduled for this weekend. more »»

Curb government growth in state

January 26, 2015 There may be more room than apparent for West Virginia state agencies to control spending, even with mid-year corrections of the type Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered for the past couple of years. more »»

Make it easier to do business

January 25, 2015 Some level of regulations on businesses is necessary to safeguard West Virginians. Few people would argue against workers’ compensation rules, for example. more »»

Come check out the bridal show

January 24, 2015 This Sunday is the day for all area brides-to-be, or those just looking for ideas, to have some fun with family and friends while scoping out the latest wedding fashions and flare. more »»

Head Start funding beneficial for our area

January 23, 2015 Early education and child care programs in the Northern Panhandle received a helping hand this week thanks to approximately $5 million in federal funds — to be divided among the next five years — to... more »»

Script provides rare opportunity

January 22, 2015 There’s a powerful addition to the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum at the Brooke County Public Library. more »»

State of the Union only setting stage for 2016?

January 21, 2015 If the national pundits are correct, President Obama was merely trying to set a tone for the 2016 election with his 2015 State of the Union address. more »»

Cybersecurity doesn’t need the government

January 20, 2015 As we begin the seventh year of Barack Obama's presidency, we find a president who remains consistent in never failing to use a situation to make a crisis to provide backing for an attempt to extend... more »»

Base budget on realistic numbers

January 19, 2015 The major task Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators expect to tackle later this year — closing a $195 million gap in next year's budget — may not be the full extent of their challeng. more »»

Removing the label

January 18, 2015 Whether West Virginia merits the label of “judicial hellhole” is a topic that can prompt fierce arguments among business people and attorneys, liberals and conservative. more »»

Legislators are reaching out

January 17, 2015 Our representatives in Charleston were being proactive prior to the start of this year’s legislative session, and we must applaud their beginning efforts. more »»

A chance to get involved

January 16, 2015 There are many opportunities for our residents to get involved with their communities. more »»

Tomblin stresses need for cooperation

January 15, 2015 Legislators, no matter their party affiliation, will need to work together in order for West Virginia to move forward. That was the tone struck by Gov. more »»

Reinforce public’s right to information

January 14, 2015 West Virginia has very strict open government laws regarding both public documents and meetings of public bodies ranging from city councils to state agencies. more »»

Tomblin’s address will set the tone

January 13, 2015 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's State of the State address to the Legislature, coming up on Wednesday, may be the most interesting and important of his tenure. more »»

Rethink W.Va. public schools

January 12, 2015 As they ponder how to spend the next two months, West Virginia legislators should put high priority in getting back to the basics of good state government. more »»

State’s economy a big concern

January 11, 2015 State officials who had been banking on severance taxes to keep West Virginia's general fund budget in balance have been disappointed, as we reported last week. more »»

 
 

Never Alone WV meeting February 2, 2015

"Never Alone WV" holds weekly meetings of support for various addictions, each Monday night at 6 p.m. The location is 149 Preston Ave. on Weirton Heights. more »

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