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Editorials

Celebrating major milestones

We often get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we don’t stop to consider all of the history that surrounds us. Residents of the Tri-State Area have the opportunity to do just that this summer, as the region’s two largest communities celebrate important milestones. Weirton was formed ...

Enjoy the local fireworks displays

We ask everyone to take a moment during the next couple of days and remember that, despite of whatever differences we have, 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 ...

Filling shortages in nursing ranks

Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for solutions in the field of nursing. Efforts have been under way here to attract, retain, educate and support ...

Preparing to protect our state’s children

Should you doubt the sense of urgency in West Virginia’s public officials for getting everyone who is eligible vaccinated against COVID-19, take a look at how ready Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force Director Jim Hoyer were for vaccinating children under 5, once ...

West Virginia’s mental health crisis

College students have a lot on their plates, as they glean what they can from academia to prepare themselves for the real world, while also making the leap from childhood to adulthood. Meanwhile, they feel compelled to address social issues crying out for change, and perhaps walk a tightrope ...

Leave fireworks to the professionals

The Fourth of July is a time traditionally shared with family picnics and get-togethers. Many of those celebrations will be accompanied by a few bangs, booms and splashes of color and sparks. And, while we hope everyone will have a good time, we ask, once again, that you leave the fireworks ...