Editorials

Annual event will help T.E.A.R. fund

Believe it or not, spring is going to arrive soon - fingers crossed - so it's not too early to be thinking about warmer weather, outdoor activities.For the many with spring fever, the fourth-annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick Run/Walk is quickly approaching. Slated for March 15 and sponsored ...

Congratulations United Way

The hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers for the Weirton United Way has, once again, paid off.One of Weirton's largest and longest-serving community charitable organizations made it official last week, announcing it had reached the $260,000 goal for its 2013 campaign, bringing ...

Making area safer goal of program

Stopping the gunshots in Steubenville has been a mission for law enforcement and community leaders for years now.Finding a solution won't come easily.A first step was taken recently in the Jefferson County Courthouse when a group of people police believe are behind many of the shootings sat and ...

The good news continues

Good news continues to roll in for the Northern Panhandle.The announcement earlier this week of the approved land sale for Pietro Fiorentini to bring a manufacturing facility to Weirton is welcome indeed, as it means the creation of new jobs and a new business to join our community.The Italian ...

Development bodes well for our area

Good news continues to roll in for the Northern Panhandle.The announcement earlier this week of the approved land sale for Pietro Fiorentini to bring a manufacturing facility to Weirton is welcome indeed, as it means the creation of new jobs and a new business to join our community.The Italian ...

Protect your right to know

Attempts to keep the people from learning what their government is doing behind closed doors often are framed by special interests as steps to rein in the imaginary monolith described as "the media."It just is not so.Like the people we serve, West Virginia newspapers are incredibly diverse. But ...

Ohio needs statewide policy covering cameras

The city of Steubenville's residents pronounced the concept of traffic cameras for speed law enforcement dead with a referendum in 2006.The issue was put to bed after a common pleas court injunction that ordered $258,000 in fines be repaid to drivers who were fined in a short period of time the ...

The danger of potholes

Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge:The pothole.They're everywhere. They're on side streets and main roads. They are all over Lovers Lane and they're all over parking lots at businesses.They're in Toronto. They're on Ohio Route ...

Pothole season needs patience

Now that the snow and ice of February has pretty much melted, the region is treated to a new scourge:The pothole.They're everywhere. They're on side streets and main roads. They are all over Lovers Lane and they're all over parking lots at businesses.They're in Toronto. They're on state Route ...

Enact flood insurance bill

West Virginia state senators have reacted decisively to a mistake made by Congress - one that could affect thousands of area residents adversely. The House of Delegates should follow suit.Thousands of Ohio Valley residents have flood insurance through a federal program. Premiums for it are ...

Severance tax omission noted

Gov. John Kasich used his annual State of the State speech Monday to propose many interesting concepts to continue Ohio on the path toward a new place in the 21st century.But one glaring issue he did not mention involved the oil and gas industry.While Kasich spent much of the address discussing ...

Olympics kept spirit alive

When the 2014 Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia, we expressed the hope that the games would be remembered for being about people, athletes and their efforts and the way that human beings can relate to one another no matter their nation or politics.The games that concluded over the ...

Olympics inspire smiles and joy

When the 2014 Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia, we expressed the hope that the games would be remembered for being about people, athletes and their efforts and the way that human beings can relate to one another no matter their nation or politics.The games that concluded over the ...

Take care of your pet

Tuesday is the anniversary of Spay Day USA, so we're issuing a reminder to all pet owners and potential pet owners to have their animals spayed or neutered.With owning pets comes many responsibilities - providing a warm home, food and water, daily exercise, and not adding to our communities' ...

Spay Day a reminder to area pet owners

Tuesday is the anniversary of Spay Day USA, so we're issuing a reminder to all pet owners and potential pet owners to have their animals spayed or neutered.With owning pets comes many responsibilities - providing a warm home, food and water, daily exercise and not adding to our communities' pet ...

We are no longer the United States

The federal government has lost its way, and more frightening, the American people don't seem to care.First, consider the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving, conducted five times since 1973 to ascertain the impact of drunken and impaired-driving laws.A lawsuit has been ...

Government actions become frightening

The federal government has lost its way, and more frightening, the American people don't seem to care.First, consider the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving, conducted five times since 1973 to ascertain the impact of drunken and impaired-driving laws.A lawsuit has been ...

Support Rotary Mardi Gras Gala

What has become one of the Weirton community's premier social events of the year is fast approaching.The Mardi Gras Gala, hosted by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, will be held March 1 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, and, as always, is sure to draw a big crowd for an evening of ...

Program offers help to disabled workers

Employers looking for dependable workers should turn their attention to the community employment services program offered by the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities.There are currently 23 people from the DD program successfully employed in the community at various businesses.DD staff ...

Keep gun records open

If it isn't broken, don't fix it. That is good advice, especially when West Virginia legislators are debating a bill aimed at a non-problem - but with the potential to increase government officials' ability to operate in secrecy.Don't we have enough of that already?A bill in the state Senate ...