Editorials

The ‘boys of summer’ are back

The weather our region has experienced during the past 10 days or so certainly has left us confused.While the calendar tells us that spring arrived on March 20, we've experienced below normal temperatures and snow.That's expected in our region of the country this time of year, but if you have ...

Return of baseball sure sign of spring

The weather our region has experienced during the past 10 days or so has certainly left us confused.While the calendar tells us that spring arrived on March 20, we've experienced below normal temperatures and snow.That's expected in our region of the country this time of year, but if you have ...

Difficult lessons in safety

Since January, the parents of four area teens received phone calls that are every parent's worst nightmare - their son or daughter had been killed in an automobile accident.Three Oak Glen High School students lost their lives in an accident on state Route 8 on Jan. 18. Also, a teenage girl was ...

Safety on roads still paramount

Since January, the parents of four area teens got phone calls that are every parent's worst nightmare - they learned their son or daughter had been killed in an automobile accident.Three Oak Glen High School students lost their lives in an accident on state Route 8 on Jan. 18. Also, a teenage ...

Keeping them properly trained

Area residents and visitors to Brooke County this weekend may notice a full parking lot at Brooke High School, as the 16th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Fire and Rescue School takes place.Hundreds of paid and volunteer firefighters from throughout the Tri-State Area and beyond are expected to be on ...

Fire, rescue school training important

Area residents and visitors to Brooke County this weekend may notice a full parking lot at Brooke High School, as the 16th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Fire and Rescue School takes place.Hundreds of paid and volunteer firefighters from throughout the Tri-State Area and beyond are expected to be on ...

Congratulations hall inductees

Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a future.The Weirton community endeavors to do just that each year with the induction of several past and present ...

Hall recognizes contributions

Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a future.The Weirton community endeavors to do just that each year with the induction of several past and present ...

Chamber sees growth in area

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce sees growth and a cooperative spirit in the local area, and looking at the last few years, we would have to agree.While large industrial employers are few these days, they are being replaced with new, smaller businesses and other, established companies are ...

Dinner highlights growth in region

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce sees growth and a cooperative spirit in the local area, and looking at the last few years, we would have to agree.While large industrial employers are few these days, they are being replaced with new, smaller businesses and other, established companies are ...

Remember our Vietnam veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside to recognize the approximately 300,000 veterans who served during that war, will be marked locally Saturday at the Louis Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben.Hosted by AMVETS Post 275 and set for noon, we're asking area residents to spend a brief ...

Show appreciation to area veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside just recently in Ohio to recognize the approximately 300,000 veterans who served during that war, will be marked locally Saturday at the Louis Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben.It will be hosted by AMVETS Post 275 and set for noon, and we're ...

Keep records open to public

Many public officials have decided just saying no to requests for government documents is not the best way to keep them secret. Indirect assaults on the public's right to know are better, they believe. That way they cannot be accused of disobeying freedom of information laws.As thoughtful ...

County roads have seen improvements

Twenty four years ago the meetings of the Jefferson County commissioners routinely were filled with residents complaining about the condition of county roads.That slowly changed after James Branagan became the county engineer in 1989.Branagan began five-year plans and goals for making county ...

Rockefeller has left his mark

There was a time when Jay Rockefeller could have faced defending himself from accusations that he was too focused on Weirton and the Northern Panhandle.But from his efforts as Gov. Jay Rockefeller in the early 1980s to be sure Weirton Steel Corp. survived into its days as an employee-owned ...

Rockefeller leaves a lasting legacy

There was a time when Jay Rockefeller could have faced defending himself from accusations that he was too focused on Weirton and the Northern Panhandle.But from his efforts as Gov. Jay Rockefeller in the early 1980s to be sure Weirton Steel Corp. survived into its days as an employee-owned ...

Demolition an end of an era

It's primary use may have ended several years ago, but the announcement of the planned demolition of St. John School is sure to bring a great deal of sadness to the Wellsburg community.The current building served as a parochial school for more than 50 years, but there has been a St. John School ...

Planned demolition triggers sadness

It's primary use may have ended several years ago, but the announcement of the planned demolition of St. John School is sure to bring a great deal of sadness to the Wellsburg community.The current building served as a parochial school for more than 50 years, but there has been a St. John School ...

Micromanagement not working

Good managers expect results from those whose work they supervise. They make expectations clear, then avoid telling people how to do their jobs.Contrast that with how West Virginia public schools have been administered for decades. Virtually anything a school principal can say or do has to be ...

Toronto events help in fight against cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death here in the Upper Ohio Valley.Organizations plan events to raise money for cancer research and prevention throughout the year.One such event, the annual Campbell-Dickinson Bike, Walk and Run on Saturday, raised more than $25,000 for the Tony Teramana Cancer ...