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Editorials

Traditions continue in an uncertain time

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

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 ...

An important part in the voting process

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 ...

Keep fighting against the ‘silent killer’

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 ...

Recognizing the daily work of our heroes

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

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

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

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 ...

Event ordinance overly restrictive

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 ...

Professional football has returned

This is a weekend that a significant number of people thought they might not see this year. The National Football League is back, and while the action on the field will look familiar, the games will have a different feel. Kansas City claimed a 34-20 win over Houston when regular season play ...

Look for hope, but never forget

Nineteen committed people can change the world. That is the frightening reality that we learned 19 years ago today, after Americans and the world watched while civilian airliners were used as piloted missiles to bring terror to New York and Washington, D.C., and passengers aboard United Flight ...

Support local internet efforts

Perhaps state plans to extend internet access in West Virginia will do some good — eventually. But, as was the case earlier this year, it appears local initiatives will have to take the lead in serving children who are supposed to be learning from home, but without any way to get online ...

Investment in our park appreciated

Recreation in Hancock County has received some tender, loving care in recent months, with the construction of a new shower house and various other improvements at Tomlinson Run State Park. The project, which was announced more than a year ago, was officially unveiled Wednesday, and we thank ...

The backbone of our nation

It might be tough to believe that we reached this point in the year, but today is indeed Labor Day. More than a day off that punctuates the just-begun school year, it’s an opportunity to think about the contribution of working Americans to the nation, their families and their ...

Little’s heroism serves as inspiration

On Aug. 29, 2019, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Little was leaving his house at the end of a lunch break when he received a call on a medical emergency at a house in his neighborhood. Little responded, soon after arriving at the home of George Foley, who also happens to be the ...

Manufacturing skills beneficial to our area

Many of our area’s residents have developed a variety of trades-based skills over the years, much of it thanks to the industry which powered the Ohio Valley for decades. Though there aren’t as many manufacturing facilities as there once were, those skills continue to be valuable to our ...

West Virginia sports are in full swing

No matter what the scoreboards showed last week, our area high school teams all managed to record a win. Thanks to following protocols and restrictions that have been put into place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of last week’s games involving local teams were played. Weather was ...

A harsh reminder

Our area lost two longtime businesses during the past several weeks, departures that point once again to changes we have been experiencing for decades. News last week that the AMC Classic Cinema Six at the Fort Steuben Mall would not be among the locations the theater giant planned to reopen ...

State should assist with Brooke High repairs

Give members of the Brooke County Board of Education credit for one thing — determination to get the school system back on track. Some people would have thrown up their hands and resigned from the board long ago, in the face of seemingly endless challenges. Yes, there is a new one. It was ...

Still time to respond to Census

In case you needed another reminder about the importance of completing your U.S. Census form, you need look no farther than across the rive in Toronto. Members of City Council on Aug. 24 stressed that providing the information is critical for many reasons. Maybe most important is that an ...