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Opinion

Traditions continue in an uncertain time

Editorials

Weirton’s All Saints Greek Orthodox Church is trying to offer a little bit of community normalcy this week with its 33rd annual Greek Food Fest. There will be some changes, of course, but we’re glad to see one of our area’s favorite events taking place in some form this year. The usual ...

Remember her legacy

Editorials

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ...

Reporter’s notebook/You’re not able to please everyone

Local Columns

Until recently, there hasn’t been any polling released in the race for Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango. So far, all we have is an internal poll paid for by the Justice campaign and conducted by Mark Blankenship, a long-time Republican ...

An important part in the voting process

Editorials

Tuesday will be important as the countdown continues to the Nov. 3 election. It’s National Voter Registration Day, and it offers a good reminder of how critical it is to be prepared to participate in the election process. Falling each year on the fourth Tuesday of September, the ...

A reminder that good people do exist

Local Columns

This last week brought two major reminders of just how amazing our area can be, as well as how many of our own neighbors might need a helping hand. The Weirton United Way kicked off its campaign officially on Monday. This year, as with everything else, the campaign will be different. There is ...

Keep fighting against the ‘silent killer’

Editorials

Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the “silent killer,” prostate cancer often develops in men ...

Nineteen years later

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Shanksville Pennsylvania. A quiet town nestled in Somerset County. Shanksville. A town of about 500 people who work at their local areas of employment,and enjoy each others company. Shanksville. Surrounded by farms and neighboring communities. Quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing. ...

Guest column/West Virginia is attacking fraud on all fronts

Local Columns

No matter what form fraud takes, we at the West Virginia Attorney General’s office are dedicated to protecting taxpayers and their money. Our work to root out consumer, disability and Medicaid fraud will soon surpass $410 million since 2013. That number exceeds $1 billion when you factor in ...

Some thoughts about the world

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, A few random observations: There is something eerie going on in the world. Strange and frightening things are happening on Donald Trump’s watch. What’s the game scientists are playing? With no vaccine for SARS-related influenza, which causes viral respiratory illness, ...

Aunt Betty celebrated on turning 100 years old

Local Columns

Al Roker may not have mentioned my Aunt Betty’s name on the “Today” show for having turned 100, but even though her picture didn’t make the front of a Smucker’s jam jar, there was no less fanfare when it came to celebrating Betty Hout becoming a centenarian on Sept. 12. An open house ...

History in the Hills: A look at Weirton Heights

Local Columns

There are clues to the past everywhere. Old buildings, roads, neighborhoods and areas or locations that have unique names, but we can’t remember why, are fascinating to me. Weirton is a relatively young city compared to our neighbors in Steubenville and Wellsburg, who have 18th century ...

9/11 victims more than just numbers

Local Columns

This month we took time to remember the 19th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. I wrote about these individuals 19 years ago and I would like to re-introduce some of the people of Sept. 11. Our prayers go out to these families who lost someone then or through the war on terror later. ...

From the Pulpit: God with us in time of spiritual warfare

Local Columns

When we first become a Christian, we are known as “baby” Christians because we are a new creation, a new believer in Christ. Then we grow in our faith, and we start to mature a little more day by day, month by month, year by year. The marks of maturity start to show up in our Christian ...

Recognizing the daily work of our heroes

Editorials

We often are reminded of the dangers faced each day by our nation’s emergency responders as they go out to protect their communities. Last week, as Americans took time to remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, Weirton residents took time to honor four area law enforcement officers who ...

The cornerstone of our nation

Editorials

Today we honor our Constitution, the foundation of our society. 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 before. There to reform the Articles of ...

Weirton lives united

Editorials

The Weirton United Way’s 2020 campaign officially got under way Monday, and we hope the community will continue to show its support. The United Way has been a part of the Weirton community for 84 years, raising money to support a variety of programs beneficial to area residents and ...

Remembering those who served

Editorials

Throughout its history, West Virginia has been known to have some of the most patriotic residents, with statistics showing it has had the highest numbers per capita serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. West Virginians have been a part of some of the highest levels of military service since the ...

Reporter’s notebook/It’s time to let the games begin

Local Columns

Start the countdown, folks. We’re just 50 days away from the Nov. 3, general elections. Labor Day traditionally marks the official start of campaign season, so expect to see your TVs and radio bombarded with ads, your mailboxes full of mailers, and your streets lined with signs. According ...

Event ordinance overly restrictive

Editorials

It is understandable that Weirton officials want to establish procedures to cover use of public spaces and facilities in the city. What is not understandable is why an ordinance that would detail those requirements needs to be so restrictive and cumbersome. The proposal, which received its ...

Don’t panic about Halloween just yet

Local Columns

Halloween is among my favorite holidays. There’s just something about the history, tradition and, of course, the mischief associated with the celebration. It’s mid-September, so thoughts are, obviously turning to that evening of merriment where the kids dress up in costume to collect ...