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Opinion

Limit government spending in WV

Editorials

Statutory limits on government growth, as West Virginia House of Delegates member Pat McGeehan envisions, are not a bad idea. Convincing his fellow legislators to adopt them is another story, however. McGeehan, R-Hancock, plans to try that when lawmakers convene their next regular session ...

Memories of local boxing

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, When I read that turnstile boxing might return to the area this Thanksgiving season, it sent shivers up my spine. I was transported back to the frigid winter nights of the Weirton Silver Gloves-Belts in the 1970s, with a dusting of snow on the pathway and walking eagerly into ...

You have to have faith … in God

Local Columns

We exercise our faith in many areas of our life that we may not actually recognize. When we turn on the light switch in a dark room we expect the light to turn on. When we turn on the ignition of our vehicles we expect the engine to start. In these simple instances we are actually placing on ...

Some thoughts on Independence Day

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I posted this to Facebook Tuesday morning. Every word is heartfelt and sincere. As we celebrated the flag-waving, red-white-and-blue, Yankee Doodle day of festivities and fireworks in honor of our independence from Great Britain and of our blessed, God-given rights and ...

Taste of the Town big success

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently welcomed more than 750 new students, parents, and families for our Baron Days. Baron Days are a time for the incoming students to visit campus and prepare for their fall semester. Needless to say, we want it to be a great ...

Protect yourself from skin cancer

Editorials

The sunny, hot days of summer are upon us and it should make everyone think of the dangers of skin cancer. It's the most common form of cancer in the United States, but, fortunately, skin cancer also is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About one in five Americans will develop ...

A celebration of community

Editorials

The Follansbee Community Days celebration is one of Northern Panhandle’s — and Tri-State Area’s — most anticipated events. It’s a three-day festival that opens today, with the parking lot of the Follansbee Community House being the center of the activities. There will be plenty to ...

Weirton celebrating Greek heritage

Editorials

Members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church have shared their faith, heritage and traditions with the rest of the Weirton community, as well as residents throughout the Tri-State Area, through their annual festival. Now in its 30th year, the festival runs until 10 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. ...

Get coal back into energy mix

Editorials

Americans can enjoy hundreds of years of reasonably priced, reliable electricity if coal is added back into the nation’s energy mix. During his election campaign and earlier this year, President Donald Trump pledged to do just that. He is working energetically to win half the battle on ...

Spirit of 1776 is alive and well

Editorials

We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than the men 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 ...

Monitor state’s revenue closely

Editorials

Within a few days, final reports on how much state government collected for the General Revenue Fund during the just-ended fiscal year will be available. Let us hope the last month was a good one. West Virginia’s budget for fiscal 2018 is based largely on optimism that the state’s economy ...

It’s a Dean Martin T-shirt tradition

Local Columns

Call it T-shirt tradition. When local Dean Martin festivities unfold, it has been my habit to get Better Half a Dean Martin T-shirt. This year’s installment, I thought, was especially unique, given it was a tribute to the Steubenville native who would have been celebrating his 100th ...

There’s more of our history to uncover

Local Columns

A few days ago, we published a special section in observance of the 70th anniversary of the City of Weirton. On July 1, 1947, the four unincorporated communities of Hollidays Cove, Weirton, Weirton Heights and Marland Heights combined to form the City of Weirton. Thomas Millsop would become ...

Fair season is fast approaching

Editorials

We are quickly approaching a special time of the year. Picture lighted midways lined with people eating cotton candy and elephant ears on warm summer evenings, or imagine the smiling faces of hundreds of youngsters awaiting the results of best of show animal contests. Yes, it's county fair ...

We are better than this

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Senator Joe Manchin should be applauded for his opposition to the health care bills jammed through the House of Representatives and the Senate with virtually no discussion or input by the elected representatives of the American people. This is not how our system of governance ...

Find ways to help grow the church

Local Columns

I am more than convinced that the answers to our problems, and the problems of our world, are to be found in the Church of Jesus Christ. The church holds the Mystery of Christ, our only hope of glory. The church is the one institution, or organization, or organism designed to answer the needs ...

Rights versus gifts

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I thoroughly enjoyed Rob Denham's excellent article on the philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives. In essence, the problem is similar to Bible believing Christians; belief is one thing, promulgation another, but the toughest is being true to it! Not only ...

Help find the holiday cure

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We all remember the magic of the Christmas season when the city was aglow with the lights and spirit of the season. We on the Christmas in July Committee propose it's time to start bringing back that spirit for our children and grandchildren, plus our friends and neighbors. ...

Savings a good start to fighting disability fraud

Local Columns

One of life's little pleasant surprises is reaching into an old coat pocket and finding a few misplaced dollars. Even better is keeping millions of dollars in the pockets of taxpayers, which is exactly what my office's Social Security disability fraud unit was created to do. Since the ...

Umpire, others showed character

Editorials

Unless you are deeply into the nuances of Major League Baseball, it is likely you had never heard of John Tumpane until the middle of the week. Tumpane is a big league umpire, a profession that, by its nature, demands integrity and prizes anonymity. We all learned his name and saw his true ...