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Editorials

Get out, and vote early

The primary election is scheduled for May 13 in West Virginia.Before that day comes, however, residents will have an opportunity to go ahead and cast their votes just in case they think they may not be able to make it to their regular polling site.For the last several years, West Virginia has ...

Levies will help senior services

Everyone has a friend, relative or neighbor who could use the services offered by the Prime Time Office on Aging.The senior services levy which benefits Prime Time is up for renewal on the May 6 ballot. The 1-mill levy generates about $1 million a year. Prime Time also is asking for a 0.2-mill ...

In-state candidate should have edge

For nearly a year and a half, West Virginia has been without a permanent state superintendent of schools. James Phares took the job on an interim basis after the board fired former Superintendent Jorea Marple in November 2012.State Board of Education members have been in no hurry to hire a ...

JVS levy deserves a ‘yes’ from voters

County voters will see a Jefferson County Joint Vocational School levy on the May 6 ballot.And while some schools' names have appeared on many ballots in recent years, including the JVS, that fact in no way lessens the importance of each levy.The JVS this time is seeking a 0.5-mill renewal levy ...

Curb child abuse, domestic violence

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is absolutely correct in his desire to ensure state funding to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse is spent effectively. West Virginia taxpayers cannot afford to fritter our money away on initiatives that merely sound good.But the governor and members of the ...

Annual address offers look at city

When one really stops and thinks about it, Steubenville has managed to stay afloat in some very trying times.Have all the streets been smoothed over? No.Do water lines never break? No.Do the police manage to be everywhere at once to arrest every thug before the crime is committed? No.But in ...

Run for the Roses with Rotary

One of the main events of the year for the Rotary Club of Weirton is one week away, and we are encouraging the community to show its support.The "Run for the Roses" event is set for May 3 at Williams Country Club and will feature a horse race theme to coincide with the running of the Kentucky ...

Ruling an example of changing moods

The issue of using race as a factor in college admissions has been a factor in the national discussion of civil rights since the integration of school districts was ordered by the court in the 1950s.In a landmark ruling more than a generation ago, the justices ruled that racial quotas in ...

Minutes count in disasters

Amid all the questions, murky details and recriminations about the Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston, one thing is becoming crystal clear:?Minutes count in reacting to such disasters.Not long after 8 a.m. that day, people in the Charleston area began smelling a strange, licorice-like odor. It ...

Gala helps center continue mission

Residents from around the Tri-State Area have always stepped up to help the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, and we're certain they will do so again Sunday evening.That's when the center will hold its eighth-annual fundraising gala at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Organizers of ...

Delays are clogging the pipeline

President Barack Obama continues to exercise the powers of the imperial executive branch to delay controversy until after the mid-term elections.Sneaking in a decision not to decide on the Keystone XL pipeline on Good Friday, the administration has effectively taken a non-stand on a major issue ...

Obama continues to duck big issues

President Barack Obama continues to exercise the powers of the imperial executive branch to delay controversy until after the mid-term elections.Sneaking in a decision not to decide on the Keystone XL pipeline on Good Friday, the administration has effectively taken a non-stand on a major issue ...

Time for some spring cleaning

Every once in a while we find ourselves in a position where we just need to get rid of the old things in our lives.Whether it is old furniture or things that simply have been sitting in the attic for years gathering dust, at some point it simply is time to toss it.Weirton residents have two ...

Bacon — it’s not just for breakfast

Bacon is becoming popular in many dishes, and Jefferson County 4-H members took advantage of this to make and present all types of foods in the appetizer, entree and dessert categories for the Iron Chef Clinic contest.Who would have thought that bacon would be appealing chopped and added to ...

Literary Department plans Book Review Luncheon

WEIRTON - The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member organization, met March 17 at Undo's.Chair Diana Durst welcomed members and guests Rik Rekowski and Lora Crow. Susan S. Smith gave the inspiration, discussing the life of ...

Police reports

SteubenvilleCited: Anthony DiCarlantonio, 59, 700 Lawson Ave., expired registration; and Hopemarie McFadden, 27, 1335 Main St., Wellsburg, failure to signal.Arrested: Adam Alexander, 28, 503 Railroad Ave., menacing, petit theft, Tuesday.Jefferson County sheriffTheft: Go cart and can of gasoline ...

Zumbathon a fun way to help others

A day of some healthy exercise and terrific bargains awaits participants at this year's United Way of Jefferson County's annual Zumbathon and quarter auction planned May 10 at the YMCA.Area residents can get in a great workout early that day - anytime from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - from qualified ...

Be good stewards of our planet

Forty-four years ago the celebration of Earth Day began, bringing the environment to an awareness level never before seen.Before Earth Day was recognized, cities and towns across America, and certainly the Ohio Valley, were covered with smokestacks, sludge and smog polluting the air, property ...

Earth Day a time for celebration

Today has been set for the annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud.Are there environmental challenges yet to be addressed? Of course. Many "brownfields" industrial sites, contaminated ...

Changes in store at Madonna

Weirton Madonna High School will have a familiar face at the helm beginning July 1.We congratulate James Lesho on being named the new principal of the local school, taking over for Steve Grasser who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.Lesho is no stranger to Madonna or the Weirton ...