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Editorials

Get a healthy start to the new year

As we usher in a new year, we quickly offer up a way to get a healthy start in 2020. It’s Cervical Health Awareness Month — a great time for our female readers to get tested. American Cancer Society officials are reporting that between 60 and 80 percent of women with newly diagnosed ...

The new year should be an interesting one

By the time you have settled in to start reading this, the new year will have arrived. Like every year, 2020 will bring with it a sense of hope, a feeling that the future ahead of us is at least a little brighter than the past that is behind us. There should be good things in the year ...

Resolve to not drink and drive

New Year’s parties are about to get under way and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel any day of the year while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police ...

To those we’ve lost

It’s likely that you lost a cultural icon who meant something to you during 2019, whether from the world of politics, art or sports. We were reminded this past year of the importance a single person can make through the loses of a couple of giants from the world of politics in U.S. Rep. ...

Women getting things done in West Virginia

Eight female members of the West Virginia House of Delegates spent three days recently on a whirlwind “Women in Leadership Country Roads Tour.” Delegate Lisa Zukoff, D-Marshall, was among the eight. Their goal was to hear Mountain State residents’ concerns and take new ideas back to ...

Initiative will benefit college students

Institutions of higher learning often compete against one another, often in subtle ways. It is a pleasure, then, to recognize three colleges in our area are cooperating in a way that is of very real benefit to students. Officials of Bethany College, West Liberty University and Wheeling ...