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Editorials

Infrastructure bill is a job creator

While members of the U.S. House of Representatives continue to debate whether to vote on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill this week, our area recently received a reminder of why it is important to invest in those elements which make today’s society functional. Officials with the United ...

American freedom in the time of COVID-19

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) As the world watches the disastrous ending of America’s nearly 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, we cannot lose sight of what is happening ...

Funding for ARC remains critical

Included in the reworked Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is $1 billion for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., did some of the heavy lifting in developing the bipartisan compromise bill. Gayle Manchin is co-chair of the ARC. West Virginians who grew up in ...

Making mental health a priority

It seems more studies are confirming what we already knew regarding the toll taken on our collective mental wellbeing during the pandemic. An Ohio State University study of adolescent males showed worsened mental health between March and June 2020, including 32% reporting worsened mood, 33% ...

Be alert as we head back to school

Area motorists, be alert! School children are heading back to Tri-State Area classrooms, and drivers need to heighten their awareness in the coming days. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools ...

PRO’s provide a valuable service

Hancock County’s public schools are set to be well protected, once again, this school year as agreements are being finalized to continue offering a prevention resource officer program. Last week, Weirton Council and the Hancock County Board of Education approved their portions of an ...