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Editorials

Choose to give the gift of life

Most of us are looking for something to do to celebrate summer — a relatively normal summer, at that. There are camps, vacations, home improvement projects, fairs and festivals … plenty to occupy active families. Consider adding something else to the list: become a blood donor. ...

Keep the vaccines coming, West Virginia

After a fast start, West Virginia has slowed considerably in the COVID-19 vaccine race. Not even the “Do it for Babydog” promotion from Gov. Jim Justice has made a difference in changing the minds of those who either are hesitant about the vaccine or simply will never get the shot. The ...

Punish those who fuel substance abuse

It has been more than a decade since opioid abuse exploded into an epidemic in West Virginia. Shady pain clinics, pill mills and unscrupulous doctors became “legal” drug dealers as they reaped as much profit as they could before government caught on. Though agencies did, eventually, catch ...

Celebrating community

As is the case for many of our local community celebrations, the Follansbee Community Days is returning this year after a pandemic-imposed hiatus. The three-day celebration, set for Friday through Sunday, promises the return of many of its traditional activities, with live musical ...

Rail trail could have a new future

The Panhandle Rail Trail is a true recreational asset, not only for the Weirton area, but for the entire region. Beginning just within the Weirton city limits, the trail follows an old rail line on a path through northern Brooke County, across the Pennsylvania state line and into communities ...

The spirit of our nation

We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than those who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for ...