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Editorials

A little bit of back-to-school relief

Ohio and West Virginia are preparing to welcome back-to-school shoppers with sales tax holidays on most-used school supplies. In the Buckeye State, the holiday will run from midnight Friday through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 7. In the Mountain State, meanwhile, the holiday will run from midnight Friday ...

Weirton’s truck parking plan a good start

Weirton may have a solution for a parking issue in the city’s north end...at least for now. In recent weeks, officials have been discussing the parking of numerous tractor trailers on both sides of North Main Street. The pothole-ridden street has seen the large trucks, many driven by local ...

Ensuring W.Va. has high-speed internet

There’s a lot of talk lately about bringing broadband internet access to West Virginians. West Virginia’s Department of Economic Development says it is bringing quality broadband internet to hundreds of thousands of homes in the state. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin rightly wants us to have a sense ...

Transit expansion will benefit many

Weirton Transit Corp. has been working diligently in recent months to expand its services, and we hope to see these efforts met with success. The most recent project is the creation of a bus route into Follansbee, providing residents of that city with a new transportation option throughout ...

State needs more EMS professionals

Workers seem to be in short supply in most sectors these days, but among the more pressing needs is that for trained Emergency Medical Services professionals. “As we’ve seen over and over again during the pandemic, our EMS workers are absolute heroes. Whenever we need help, they are ...

Take the proper care in the heat

Predictions of a hot summer are coming true with the heat index exceeding 90 degrees more than once this season. The extreme heat and high humidity can lead to serious health issues. More people in this country die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and ...