Editorials

Celebrate Black history

It's Black History Month - a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his doctorate from Harvard. He knew then ...

Month offers a chance to reflect

It's Black History Month - a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his doctorate from Harvard. He knew then ...

A lot to consider on bus issue

A great deal of information will need to be weighed when it comes to the future location of Hancock County's school buses.During this week's school board meeting, some of the county's bus drivers approached the board with concerns over the possible centralization of the county's school ...

Hancock County bus questions remain

A great deal of information will need to be weighed when it comes to the future location of Hancock County's school buses.During this week's school board meeting, some of the county's bus drivers approached the board with concerns about the possible centralization of the county's school ...

Decision needed on Keystone pipeline

While President Barack Obama touted the effectiveness of his "all of the above" energy policy Tuesday evening, he skirted around talking about a major energy issue that is of importance to any town in the land with a railroad running through it.Obama has stood solidly against the Keystone XL ...

Decision needed on pipeline work

While President Barack Obama touted the effectiveness of his "all of the above" energy policy Tuesday evening, he skirted around talking about a major energy issue that is of importance to any town in the land with a railroad running through it.Obama has stood solidly against the Keystone XL ...

Conflicted message

President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a study in conflict and contrasts. He said he believes Americans are united in the belief that those who work hard and take responsibility are rewarded, but said that's not happening so the minimum wage has to be increased.He said ...

More of the same heard in speech

President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a study in conflict and contrasts. He said he believes Americans are united in the belief that those who work hard and take responsibility should be rewarded, but said that's not happening so the minimum wage has to be increased.He ...

Check existing rules

It may have been appropriate for West Virginia legislators to shoot first and ask questions later in the wake of a disastrous chemical spill in Kanawha County. At Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's behest, they are debating new regulations for chemical storage facilities.Now, however, it is time to ask ...

Ex-EPA official a symptom of problem

Among those responsible for the government's war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beale.At one time he was the agency's highest-paid employee.Beale is about to begin serving a 32-month prison sentence for ...

Playing games with our information

President Barack Obama's stance flying in the face of two recent government panels recommending changes to the National Security Agency's conduct of domestic electronic data collection is yet another indication of the imperial presidency he desires.Obama has acted with executive order, policy ...

NSA stance shows Obama doesn’t get it

President Barack Obama's stance flying in the face of two recent government panels recommending changes to the National Security Agency's conduct of domestic electronic data collection is yet another indication of the imperial presidency he desires.Obama has acted with executive order, policy ...

Saluting our non-traditional schools

This week, the focus will be on education as it's Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week, which seeks to call attention to not only private schools, charter schools, magnet schools and religious-based schools but also home-schooling.That includes online academies and other ...

Education grabs focus this week

This week, the focus will be on education as it's Catholic Schools Week and National School Choice Week, which seeks to call attention to not only private schools, charter schools, magnet schools and religious-based schools but also home-schooling.That includes online academies and other ...

Get those nominations in

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the 2014 induction class of the Weirton Hall of Fame.This will be the sixth class for the Hall, which recognizes and honors those who have made significant contributions to the city of Weirton since its official incorporation in 1947.The ...

Donors needed at area blood drives

This winter's backlash has left many Tri-State Area residents coOped up and off the roads.It's a problem in many aspects, but one of serious note is that the frigid temperatures and slippery roadways and sidewalks have kept many of the usual blood donors away, and it means lower blood supplies ...

Local bridal show a premiere event

Whether you're a bride-to-be or just looking for a few ideas for the future, we hope you will come out to St. Florian Hall in Wintersville Sunday for the annual Sparkling Moments Bridal Show.The event, organized by our newspapers, is sure to be a great time, with a fashion show by Anna-Kay's ...

Here comes the bridal show

Whether you're a bride-to-be or just looking for a few ideas for the future, we hope you will come out to St. Florian Hall in Wintersville Sunday for the annual Sparkling Moments Bridal Show.The annual event, organized by our newspapers, is sure to be a great time, with a fashion show by ...

West Virginia united in disaster

It's often during some of the worst times that the true spirit of a population can be seen. Such was the case during the recent water crisis which affected nine counties in the central and southern portions of the state.For more than a week, residents of the Charleston area and beyond were ...

Mingo efforts model for others

Mingo Junction's village coffers may be a little poor these days, but the village is rich in its volunteerism.Throughout the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays, needy residents can rely upon the Mingo Junction Social Services to help them out with food baskets and other items, ...