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Editorials

Designation will help to preserve our history

Honoring and preserving our history is important for every community. Whether it’s through books, museums, art or civic displays, the events which have shaped a town need to be remembered and serve as a lesson for future generations. That’s why we are glad to see the acceptance on July ...

McKinley is working for West Virginia

Most patients are likely unaware of the ins and outs of the 340B drug pricing program, which requires pharmaceutical companies to provide drugs at a discount for certain hospitals and clinics serving the neediest of patients. But in areas such as rural Appalachia, that kind of program can mean ...

A race truly for the community

It’s been a summer tradition in Weirton for a quarter of a century In its 25th year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is both a competitive race and a community event, bringing together athletes of all levels, as well as families. This year’s race is set for Friday at Marland Heights Park, ...

Nominate the state’s chef ambassador

When we travel, we know what kind of cuisine we are going to get in some states — or parts of states, anyway. We know we’re going to get good barbecue in Kansas City, fantastic gumbo and po-boys in Louisiana, good clam chowder in Boston … but travelers to West Virginia may have a mystery ...

Getting school supplies, tax free

West Virginia will welcome back-to-school shoppers from Friday at midnight through 11:59 p.m. Monday with a tax holiday on most-used school supplies. State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $125 per item or less; school supplies priced at $50 per item or less; and ...

Port development could bring new opportunity

With prior experiences in mind, it is understandable there may be some skepticism from area residents when they hear about the possibility of a port development in the Northern Panhandle. The Port of West Virginia, as it now is recognized by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, ...