McKinley makes right choice infrastructure


Doing the right thing is not always easy, as U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has found out from his vote to support repairing the nation’s decaying infrastructure. McKinley this past week told the Rotary Club of Wheeling that he has received threats for his vote on the $1.2 trillion hard ...

Continue dialogue with safety facility

Local Columns

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’

Local Columns

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 ...

Tobacco remains an issue in state


West Virginians are familiar with the ravages of the substance abuse epidemic in our state, but too many think of the substances in question as only opioids and methamphetamines. Meanwhile another substance has been killing Mountain State residents for generations, and still takes an enormous ...

Time for GOP to fight back

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Rand Paul has asked Biden administration whistleblowers to come forward, citing authority and civil rights overreaches. I doubt many will. Liberal Democrats are among the stupidest creatures alive — blindly loyal hive-minds. For example, energy industry workers ...

Gas well project would be a benefit to Weirton

Local Columns

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 ...