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Editorials

Gaining support for Weirton’s future

The Frontier Group of Companies has invested more than $80 million in the future of Weirton through the redevelopment and preparation of more than 1,100 acres of land once operated by Weirton Steel Corp. Now, the company is looking for a buy-in from our local, state and federal governments to ...

Congress should act on opioid plan

Despite years of lip service from the federal government about the importance of fighting the opioid epidemic that has ravaged not just West Virginia but populations across the country, little effort has been put toward making a real difference. Lawmakers are trying their best to change that, ...

Train workforce for available jobs

If there’s one lesson to take away from Bluefield State College wanting to operate a satellite campus in Wheeling, it’s this: our region’s colleges need to continue working with the local business community to meet their workforce needs. The Council for Community and Technical Colleges ...

Support for local K-9s

We offer thanks to a group of 57 Little Caesars Pizza franchises in West Virginia for their efforts to support the state’s law enforcement agencies. Last week, a representative of the national food chain visited the area to present tracking collars to the Weirton Police Department and ...

Work remains to make state grow

West Virginia lawmakers started this winter’s legislative session with a determination to attract and retain residents — perhaps a last-ditch effort to address what they knew was coming. As data is rolled out, it appears the problem they were hoping to solve is much worse than we ...

Honoring those who stood for freedom

Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honor those who were willing to stand tall against what some considered to be nearly impossible odds to defend our freedoms. Because of the sacrifices that were made on that day — June 6, 1944 — along the beaches of ...