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Opinion

Seniors honored, competitions continue

Local Columns

Weir High School seems to be as busy as ever with senior nights for the spring sports, prom, tennis OVACs, and academic games. Prom for Weir High School seniors just took place on Friday, April 20. Ms. Porter, one of the senior class sponsors, was asked about what went into setting up prom. ...

Make sure you vote

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Regarding Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate to represent West Virginia, Don Blankenship has been airing nasty ads against current Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin since, I believe it was, last summer. He aligns himself totally with President Donald Trump. Trump has a nasty ...

Searching for a blessed life

Local Columns

Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of the Potters House, in Dallas Texas, says, “God can turn your messing into a blessing, and your mess into a message!” The New Age Movement that is prevalent in our society these days says that you are god. You may be the god of your own life in the sense that ...

Support library levy

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The Hancock County Library Levy is on the ballot this May 8. We ask our readers, lovers of books, and our Hancock County library users for support of the Hancock Library Levy. Our voters are needed to pass the Library Levy and to continue to provide the current $200,000 ...

Vote for Shaw

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Larry Shaw, former Oak glen teacher and wrestling coach, is seeking election to the Hancock County School Board. In his 31-year tenure, Coach Shaw received so many honors and awards they are too numerous to list! So I'll only mention the most astonishing: 13 consecutive ...

A few random thoughts

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Murderers, if raised in a violent environment, it pushes them over the edge to commit the act of murder with no reason and no remorse. I think there is something to be said about beautiful women and handsome men. If the first word out of their mouth is "da" it don't ...

It’s not whether you win or lose…

Editorials

During her time as U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had to navigate the quagmire that is Washington, D.C. One wonders whether she found the world of college basketball to be even more of a swamp. Rice headed a commission formed to recommend solutions to rampant corruption in NCAA ...

Support our local libraries

Editorials

Our local libraries are the cornerstones of our communities, providing vital services for our residents. They are not just places to borrow books, but places of learning, obtaining skills, communicating and more. That’s why we are asking for Hancock County voters to continue their support ...

Genuine solution needed for PEIA

Editorials

Give members of the panel Gov. Jim Justice appointed to “fix” the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency credit. They have taken on the impossible task of trying to please all of the people all of the time. It can’t be done, as has been observed. Justice appointed the ...

Let your voices be heard, vote early

Editorials

The time for voting in West Virginia’s primary election officially is under way as early voting statewide begins today. Those interested in casting their ballot prior to the May 8 election may do so by visiting their county clerk’s office during regular business hours weekdays and ...

Don’t trust North Korea

Editorials

Are U.S. officials being played like the proverbial violin by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un? Let us hope not — but at the same time, let us not make the mistake of assuming there is a sincere, humane bone in Kim’s body. Mike Pompeo, the CIA chief soon to become secretary of state, met ...

Pittsburgh icon, people’s champion

Editorials

Bruno Sammartino carries to the grave the true mantle of “people’s champion,” a guy who never forgot the hardships of his early life and who never was anything less than grateful for all the millions of fans he accumulated in his professional wrestling career. Even when he was just ...

Shadowing with restrictions could work

Local Columns

I remember years back when Take Your Daughter to Work Day was observed. I think it was in April, so maybe that’s why it was on my mind recently. It has since evolved, I believe, into taking your child to work, but at the time, it was a girly-girl thing and me being all goey-goey about ...

The voices of the community are still here

Local Columns

Some feel a sign of an active community is the activity of residents seen in their local newspaper, especially when it comes to the Opinion or Editorial section. That often can be seen in our Letters to the Editor, which, admittedly, can be sparse. The only time that seems to change is as ...

Barbara Bush was nation’s matriarch

Editorials

It's not every day the nation loses the wife and mother of a president. It thus is a sort of unstated requirement that Americans paused and remembered Barbara Bush on her death Tuesday at age 92. She had declined further medical treatment for a variety of heart ailments earlier last ...

Waiting on a return call

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, As this is an election year, we will be asked by the candidates to vote for them. I believe one of the first responsibilities of an elected official is to respond to the calls or letters of their constituents. I have phones Senator Ryan Ferns' offices a minimum of nine times ...

Students are excelling at Weir High School

Local Columns

Weir High School has had a very eventful year. Just last month, NHS (National Honors Society) had induction on March 27 where they welcomed 46 inductees, seven of which where seniors. With each new year however, NHS has to say goodbye to its seniors. This year there were 35 outgoing members. ...

Faithful investment into God’s kingdom is required

Local Columns

"Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land." Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 In his book, "Stewarding Life," Paul Chappel makes the following observation about God's measure of ...

Celebrate work, pledge to do more

Editorials

The annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world, will be marked Sunday. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud. Of course there environmental challenges yet to be addressed. Many “brownfields” industrial sites, contaminated ...

Congratulations young leaders

Editorials

Our youth are the future of the Ohio Valley, and any chance to see them grow as they prepare for the years ahead should be celebrated. That is why it is good to see another group of high school sophomores complete their journey as part of this year's class of Youth Leadership Weirton. The ...