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Local Columns

Natural gas prices, like everything else, are rising

You’ve heard it on the news. It comes as no surprise that that natural gas prices around the country will be higher this winter. Now is the time to prepare in order to minimize the effect of those rising prices. You may need to adjust your budget, but you should definitely take action to ...

Potential for a low-key legislative sesion

November and December tend to be a quiet time in West Virginia state politics. But we should soon start hearing about what a possible legislative agenda could look like in 2022. The 2022 legislative session begins noon Wednesday Jan. 12 and it will wrap up at midnight on Saturday March 12. ...

Continue dialogue with safety facility

By now, you’ve hopefully read our article from the Friday edition about the next meetings concerning Weirton’s proposed public safety facility. Discussions for the project have been taking place for months now, with a variety of ideas thrown around. Weirton Council will have another work ...

Interpretation of ‘fun’ involves ‘Herald’

The interpretation of “fun” is different for everyone. In a casual, superficial conversation with people I don’t necessarily know very well, I tend to wince when this subject comes up. Maybe it’s because I feel “fun deficient” on some levels, unable to “wow” anyone with exotic ...

Gas well project would be a benefit to Weirton

For the 17,000-plus workers in West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industry, actions speak louder than words. Operating for decades under stringent state and federal regulations, our industry track record shows both conventional and shale operators put safety first when producing the energy ...

History in the Hills: Tradition of giving thanks

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is a time to spend time with family, eat and watch football. Appropriately, many traditions have sprung up from this day. After all, it is a day where we eat special foods, use the “good” dishes and generally get stuffed. For my family, when we awaken, our ...