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Editorials

A win in fight against opioids

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors continue to face justice after their role in fueling a substance abuse epidemic that continues to cripple our region. Earlier this week, attorneys announced another victory, as a lawsuit filed by cities and counties yielded a $400 million ...

Horseracing is in the spotlight

Their names are recognizable as being in the upper echelon of their sport: Simplification, Skippylongstocking, We the People and King Ottoman. They are thoroughbred race horses, and they are among the entries for Saturday’s 52nd running of the West Virginia Derby. Part of a nine-race card ...

Making W.Va. an affordable choice

Among the reasons West Virginia is such a wonderful place to live is the cost of living, right? We’ve been telling ourselves that for years. It turns out we may be missing the mark. According to a study conducted by Lensa (a career/jobs website), the Mountain State is actually the fifth ...

Bow hunt beneficial to community

For many years, a controlled bow hunt has been organized through the Weirton Police Department as a way to better control the deer population in the city. This year’s hunt is set for Sept. 3 through Dec. 31, and is open to anyone who has been a resident of either Hancock or Brooke counties ...

Garden’s growth a benefit for community

We would imagine most residents don’t give much thought into the benefits of gardening for an individual, let alone an entire community. A plot of land on Ivy Street in Weirton, across from the Weirton Christian Center, would probably start a conversation on that very topic. Saturday ...

Computer issues are unacceptable

What would happen to your workplace or business if the computer system was down for a week … maybe a week and a half? It would have a terrible effect on your ability to get the job done, serve customers … maybe even to remain open, right? In the case of state government, the reverse is ...