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Leave fireworks to the professionals

June 28, 2014 The Fourth of July is usually a time to celebrate with family picnics and get togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms. more »»

Racing issues need addressed

June 27, 2014 The time has come for the West Virginia Legislature to revisit the casino laws to determine what can be done to help ensure survival of an industry that local communities have come to depend upon. more »»

'Thunder' to kick off local celebrations

June 26, 2014 Wintersville will be the place to be this Friday and Saturday. more »»

Chester VFD hits milestone

June 25, 2014 It’s not often a local group, organization or business gets to celebrate 100 years of history, but that is exactly what is happening in Chester this week as the community observes the centennial of... more »»

EPA lawsuits are useful

June 24, 2014 Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency's assault on reasonable electricity prices may not have scored a victory in a Supreme Court ruling Monday — but they did accomplish something useful. more »»

IRS investigation needs to continue

June 23, 2014 The time is long past for the appointment of a special prosecutor to see what kind of fire is burning beneath the smokescreen of excuses and buck-passing that is the IRS response to the very seriou... more »»

Holtz continues to represent area

June 22, 2014 Lou Holtz embodies the best of what the Upper Ohio Valley can create in a person. more »»

Students give back in a big way

June 21, 2014 In recent years our local schools have begun to put greater focus on community service opportunities for students, often encouraging the students to find ways to give back as part of class work and... more »»

Help keep the river clean

June 20, 2014 For 25 years, volunteers have gathered on the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries on a Saturday morning in June to pick up debris and trash. more »»

Going for a less salty way of life

June 19, 2014 The FDA's attempt to rein in sodium consumption by saying voluntary guidelines will be coming for the food industry is a welcome one. more »»

Take precautions in the heat

June 18, 2014 You don't need to look at the calendar to know summer is almost here. The thermometer has been pushing 90 degrees for the past couple days. more »»

Noll was a rarity in sports

June 17, 2014 From the draft of Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene — literally on his second day on the job — through the Immaculate Reception, four Super Bowl victories in six years to the end of his... more »»

Monitor prison reform carefully

June 16, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators have every right to feel good about efforts to reduce prison and jail overcrowding — but only tentatively. more »»

Happy Father’s Day

June 15, 2014 The biological act of fatherhood proves nothing about what it takes to be a father. more »»

Celebrate the flag

June 14, 2014 It proudly flies in the front of schools. It is raised in front of public buildings. It is displayed from the porches and in the front yards of countless homes around the nation. more »»

Be wary of ongoing scams

June 13, 2014 It seems as if every month we hear of some new type of scam making its way into our communities. more »»

Local veterans also at risk

June 12, 2014 Local veterans of military service may be among those victimized rather than served by the Department of Veterans Service. more »»

Voice your thoughts on Brooke project

June 11, 2014 For generations the former Brooke Glass factory stood as among the local leaders of a major industry in our area. more »»

Landing firm a big win for Weirton

June 10, 2014 Weirton received some more good news last week with the announcement Italian manufacturer Pietro Fiorentini would be locating its first permanent American manufacturing facility in the city. more »»

Be safe around the pool

June 9, 2014 Children are out of school, the summer weather is starting to heat up and pools are opening. Now is the time to remember pool safet. more »»

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