Editorials

Malaise a danger to local elections

The turnout for Tuesday's election was abysmal, as expected, with fewer than a third of the eligible voters turning out.It was a quiet election season in that there wasn't a barrage of big-money negative advertising from the national parties and the political action committees because there was ...

Remember to vote Saturday

Voters in Hancock and Brooke counties will have a chance to have a voice in the future of their county educational systems Saturday as they head to the polls.Both counties will have operational levies on their ballots, providing funding toward a variety of programs over the next several ...

Games take on more intensity

This week's high school football games in Ohio will have a decidedly different feel.The teams that will be taking the field Friday and Saturday will be playing in the opening round of the playoffs. Their games will be played with a higher level of intensity because of what's at stake - it's the ...

Med removal won’t solve the problem

If you think the good guys are winning the war on drugs, you don't have a sinus problem.The removal from the shelves of West Virginia Rite Aid stores of products with pseudoephedrine as their main ingredient is a sad and perhaps necessary step in trying to curb the runaway damage caused by ...

War on drugs takes a questionable turn

If you think the good guys are winning the war on drugs, you don't have a sinus problem.The removal from the shelves of West Virginia Rite Aid stores of products with pseudoephedrine as their main ingredient is a sad and perhaps necessary step in trying to curb the runaway damage caused by ...

Entering the season of giving

Very soon we'll be sitting down with loved ones and friends for a homemade turkey dinner with all the fixings.Thanksgiving - It is one of our country's longstanding traditions and it reminds us how thankful we truly are.Unfortunately, that's not always the case given the lagging economy in the ...

Don’t forget those in need this year

Very soon we'll be sitting down with loved ones and friends for a homemade turkey dinner with all the fixings.Thanksgiving - it is one of our country's longstanding traditions, and it reminds us how thankful we truly are.Unfortunately, that's not always the case given the lagging economy in the ...

Continue to ‘live united’

The Weirton United Way currently stands at 51 percent of its goal for the 2013 campaign. That's great news to hear, but it also shows there is a long way to go before reaching the $260,000 goal.We urge our community to show their support whenever they have the chance in the coming months. The ...

Make a difference — Make sure you vote

While the general election of 2013 doesn't have the heat and light and attention and big spending of a presidential or congressional race, it is still an important election.Voters have, in elections such as this one, the opportunity to make a real impact on the level that impacts their lives ...

Appointments strengthen local law enforcement

The ability of law enforcement throughout the Ohio Valley to track down, arrest and prosecute fugitives and other criminals was strengthened last week, and we believe it will prove beneficial to all of our residents.In a press conference at the Historic Fort Steuben on Monday, Jefferson County ...

Expanded task force helps area

The ability of law enforcement throughout the Ohio Valley to track down, arrest and prosecute fugitives and other criminals was strengthened last week, and we believe it will prove beneficial for all of our residents.In a press conference at the Historic Fort Steuben on Monday, Jefferson County ...

Check your clocks, batteries

Daylight saving time comes to an end early Sunday, so it's time to "fall back" and push clocks back one hour.An hour of daylight will be moved from evening to morning, but the bi-annual task of turning dials and resetting digital clocks should serve as a reminder to all homeowners to check ...

Don’t forget your smoke detectors

Daylight saving time comes to an end early Sunday, so it's time to "fall back" and push clocks back one hour.An hour of daylight will be moved from evening to morning, but the bi-annual task of turning dials and resetting digital clocks should serve as a reminder to all homeowners to check ...

Increasing our exports

West Virginia State Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, thinks an upcoming trip to Taiwan "might be a golden opportunity." He is right.Kessler and two other legislators have taken the Taiwanese government up on one of the offers it makes periodically to host state officials. The Mountain ...

Review commission off to a good start

We're pleased to see retired Judge John J. Mascio has been named to lead the panel that is reviewing the Steubenville City Charter for the first time in about 20 years.The charter, when it was enacted in the early 1980s, was a hot topic, changing the form of government from a strong mayor to a ...

Exhibit showcases our history

Anyone interested in the earliest days of West Virginia should take some time to visit the Brooke County Museum in the next few weeks."Born of Rebellion:?West Virginia Statehood" will be on display through mid-November and showcases stories from the people and events involved in the formation ...

Region’s future looks brighter

The ceremonial turning of the valve at the Harrison Hub fractionator on Monday was a big step into the future for Eastern Ohio.Representing a combination of three companies, the plant takes the natural gas brought out of the ground in the region and turns it into more valuable forms of gas, ...

Students make a difference

It is always good when our younger residents make an effort to contribute to their community, especially when it has the potential to assist many of those living here.That's exactly what students from two of our local high schools did recently in observance of Make A Difference Day, a national ...

Efforts help make communities strong

It is always good when our younger residents make an effort to contribute to their community, especially when that effort has the potential to assist many of those living here.That's exactly what students from two local high schools did recently in observance of Make A Difference Day, a ...

Get out and cast your vote

On Nov. 9, residents of Hancock and Brooke counties will head to the polls to vote on whether to continue their respective county's school levy.These levies have been on the books for decades, and the counties have come to rely on them to provide funding for a variety of programs, projects and ...