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Editorials

Football season is officially back

Today is the day that fans of high school football across the Tri-State Area have been waiting for since late last fall. It’s opening day, and action will get under way when Harrison Central hosts Claymont and Buckeye Local travels to Barnesville. On Friday, Steubenville Big Red will ...

Energy authority needs balance

In reviving the Public Energy Authority, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice gave the appearance of doubling down on the state’s fossil fuels industries. His appointments included the senior vice president of a company that has been in the coal business since 1840, the executive director of the ...

Getting ready for some football

The coming weekends of late summer and fall are special for residents of the Tri-State Area. They mean that the pageantry and traditions that are part of high school football have returned. Area teams are back in action this week, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, when Harrison Central hosts ...

Ihlenfeld still a strong pick for U.S. Attorney

It’s not often that a U.S. attorney gets a second chance to hold the office under a new president. But we believe the decision from President Joe Biden to nominate Wheeling resident and former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld is the right one, as Ihlenfeld served the office well during his ...

Improve our state’s public schools

First, the good news: West Virginia is no longer dead last in one assessment of the quality of public schools across the country. The bad news? We are still much too close to the bottom. WalletHub’s “2021’s States with the Best and Worst School Systems” ranks the Mountain State 44th ...

Colleges extending students a hand

The past 18 months have presented many challenges for our nation in dealing with COVID-19, with public education being one of the most impacted areas. Students from grade school through college had to learn how to learn virtually; teachers and professors had to learn how to effectively ...