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Opinion

What are we sacrificing?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing this letter as a spectator predicting the future. There isn’t a single word, or many words, that can explain or solve what is happening in America or the world. The COVID-19 spread to every nation in a matter of days. COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for what ...

Annual picnic another victim of pandemic

Local Columns

You can add the name of Ron Baker to the list of people who have to sit back and watch as events that have long been a staple of life in the Tri-State Area have been canceled. Baker is the president of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club, and he and the organization’s members had been looking ...

Pittsburgh influence?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Does this appear in the Pittsburgh media? “This” being the national piece on one of the most disorganized cities in the country. I know this is a one-party town so why not elect competent Democrat leaders? From the disastrous economic policy of the civic arena decision ...

History in the Hills: The Hub, gone but not forgotten

Local Columns

As we all know, this area has changed through the years. As someone who grew up at the very end of a very prosperous time in our valley’s history, I was reminded growing up of what once was, what was here and what we have lost. Not all of it, though, is based on local industry, although ...

Take care of your properties

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, This is about people who don’t take care of their property. If you can’t take care of it, you shouldn’t have it. It’s a shame neighbors have to endure your ability to not keep up your property, and they surely know their property needs taken care of. And there are ...

Search: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Local Columns

By PASTOR DAVE PARKER New Life Church The world today has filled our heads with so much information, we have technology at our fingertips and many opinions are polarizing our nation. It seems like things in life are speeding up so fast that we can’t even catch our breath. We have ...

Stage comeback against disease

Editorials

Underdogs seem to hold a special place in the hearts of many West Virginians. We love it when, against the odds, they stage comebacks to prevail against powerful foes. But there is one comeback we didn’t want to witness — COVID-19. The disease seems to be roaring back after a period of ...

Show support for Christian Center

Editorials

Weirton area residents, once again, have an opportunity to lend a hand to a local institution. Saturday will see the return of what has become an annual event with a Stuff the Bus and bowl-a-thon held to benefit the Weirton Christian Center. Originally planned for earlier this year, the ...

Take precautions while in the heat

Editorials

The Tri-State Area has been experiencing the hottest temperatures of the summer during the last several days, with heat indexes expected to climb to about 105 degrees. The combination of high temperatures and humidity make for dangerous conditions, including heat stroke and heat ...

Take some time to read to kids

Editorials

Thanks to the state Department of Education, Marshall University and a foundation set up by entertainer Dolly Parton, about 37,000 West Virginia children are receiving free books this summer. They go to children who will be entering first and second grades this fall. The first shipment, of ...

Correct flawed broadband data

Editorials

Working and learning from home this spring made many Americans familiar with the online world. All too many lacked the experience, however, because they do not have access to high-speed broadband service. That is especially a concern in areas such as ours, which are largely rural. Some school ...

Buying early can lead to second guessing

Local Columns

I bought two gifts a month or more in advance for a friend’s birthday, and I admit, I was feeling pretty confident about my efficiency. Truth be told, I was feeling a little smug, too, high-fiving myself and giving myself a pat or two on the back for a job well done. I was president of ...

Learning about leadership

Local Columns

Leaders will always be needed. The difficult situation will be finding the ones with the right skills for what we need. For more than two decades, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce has organized a couple of programs with that goal in mind. Leadership Ohio Valley and Youth Leadership ...

The spirit of our nation remains alive and well

Editorials

We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than those who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate this weekend. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes ...

A nation in chaos

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, At first it was a protest over the execution of a black man by a white policeman. That horrifying scene was played over and over on American television. Have black Americans been hurt through the years; of course, there can be no denial. The “protests”, however, have now ...

The big bang boom

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Okay. Catchy title for my little tidbit. But as you folks are reading this, its the 4th of July. The celebration of this nation. The rockets red glare. The bombs bursting in the air. Moms apple pie. Hot dogs. Cookouts. Family and freinds get together. But there will be those ...

Matthew 8:5-13: Healing of the Roman Centurion

Local Columns

By THE REV. ANDREW P. NELKO St. Nicholas Orthodox Church In the Gospel of Matthew we hear about the healing of the centurion’s servant. A Roman soldier comes to Christ and asks for Christ to heal his servant who has been paralyzed. Christ responds asking for the centurion to take him to ...

Congratulations to our young leaders

Editorials

A group of 30 area high school sophomores has officially completed a journey which is aimed at better preparing them for the future. The Youth Leadership Weirton program is organized each year through the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to students in Hancock and Brooke ...