Opinion

Support levies on your ballots

Editorials

There are several levy options on the local ballots as part of Tuesday’s election, and while we understand the idea of taxes isn’t something many of us want to think about we are encouraging our residents to vote in favor of them and continue providing the services on which they are ...

A few travel tips

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Okay, we all know that Halloween has come, and Thanksgiving/Christmastime is not too far behind. We tend to travel to visit family and friends, share stories, and have a big meal/snacks. Now, how about the plans to get there? Will it be by car or truck? Or is it by plane or ...

Shedding some light on our foundational truth

Local Columns

I have chosen for this sermon an issue about which I feel strongly and one I deem to be very relevant to our current national condition. With the mid-term election just two days away, I am compelled to attempt to adjust our thinking and shed much needed light upon a valuable foundational ...

Men need respect, too

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, After years of hearing women crying wolf, I think it’s time the males of the world speak out. There does not seem to be a day that goes by when I go out in public where a man is not criticized or told straighten up and get with it. Take for example, I recently heard a young ...

Armstead, Jenkins right choices for court

Editorials

Most people seeking public office are able to attract votes by pledging to spend government money on local needs ranging from highways to economic development. Candidates for judicial positions cannot do that. They can promise only fairness, both to those who appear in court before them and ...

Be alert during deer season

Editorials

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and especially in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer collision is 1 in 46. In Pennsylvania, it ...

Impeachment issues linger

Editorials

Impeachment proceedings involving West Virginia Supreme Court justices could just fade away without having been concluded. Some in the public may conclude pursuing them is unnecessary. One of the justices, Elizabeth Walker, already has been tried and acquitted by the state Senate. The three ...

Recht was legal giant for West Virginia

Editorials

When Arthur Recht passed away Sunday, it was a loss not just for Wheeling and the Northern Panhandle, but for our state as a whole. Recht had an incredible record of public service as a circuit judge and state Supreme Court justice. His dedication and ability were such that even in retirement ...

Show support for Amendment 2

Editorials

Purchases such as $32,000 for a couch, $114,000 for picture frames and $500,000 to remodel one justice’s office have made it clear more fiscal discipline is needed at the West Virginia Supreme Court. Issue 2 on the Nov. 6 election ballot would provide some of it through an amendment to the ...

Is West Virginia seeing a new Jim Justice?

Local Columns

Last week I observed two separate press conferences by Gov. Jim Justice and came away pleasantly surprised. The statehouse press pool usually goes into these press events expecting to see the same patterns. There is usually a hype video that is usually thick on the Justice praise and thin on ...

Ensuring a safe Halloween

Editorials

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area on Wednesday evening, we ask parents to make safety a priority this Halloween. Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone. Parents should always accompany young ...

It was a week of many discoveries

Local Columns

It was a week of discoveries, of learning lessons, of finding things I was looking for and things I wasn’t. Today’s space is dedicated to some of them. These included: -- A key to an important thing. Not my house, not my car, but an important building. I had taken this key off my ...

Still a lot of conversation going on

Local Columns

I can honestly say this edition is a first for me. I’ve been managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times for about nine years now, and today is the first time I can remember us ever needing multiple pages for our Letters to the Editor section. As you’ll notice, this week’s letters are ...

Bringing more eyes to our region

Editorials

The Weirton area has been getting a great deal of attention in recent years. From home-grown development efforts to funding from state and federal governments aimed at cleaning up former industrial sites, to international companies deciding to call the city home, there has been much going on ...

Time to let school levy go

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I'm writing about the excess levy which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. I read an article in the Oct. 21 edition of The Weirton Daily Times that explained it in detail. ("Superintendent asks for support of Hancock County Schools levy.") The levy, as Timothy Woodward, ...

Voters should consider Swartzmiller’s resume

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I believe running for office is nothing more than an extended job interview. A well written resume is important because prior experience is a strong predictor of future performance. That's why I'm encouraging voters in the 1st district to look heavily at Randy Swartzmiller's ...

Focusing on bettering ourselves and the community

Local Columns

"As a Catholic school, Weirton Madonna seeks to prepare its students for a successful future spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially in the environment of a caring community in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Madonna seeks to improve upon this mission statement with ...

Pat McGeehan: A man of uncommon courage

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I was fortunate to serve in the state legislature with West Virginia's most principled legislator, District 1 Delegate Pat McGeehan. Although, I decided not to run again, I am so pleased that he chooses to stay and continue to fight for his district. Although Pat has ...

Support excess levy

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, When our confidence in our state and federal government gets shaken, we can still count on our little community to provide an amazing array of services to help us. I am always thankful I settled in Brooke County. The well-being of each citizen is nurtured by our Health ...

A reason to vote

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Vote. The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case, the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of ...