Opinion

Enjoying unexpected bonding moments

Local Columns

A bonding moment can happen anytime, anywhere. I was at a local woman’s club meeting the other day when this occurred to me. I was talking to a club member at that in-between point of the gathering — post-lunch but pre-program and business session. As we were chatting, I was admiring ...

It’s time for NCAA excitement

Local Columns

It’s time for March Madness! Some of the best teams in college basketball are the focus of the country right now as they battle it out to become the national champion. Like many places in the last few days, televisions in our newsroom have been tuned in to the tournament, and some of us ...

Trinity committed to serving the area

Editorials

Officials with Trinity Health System took the next step toward completing their expansion and renovation Wednesday when they were joined by members of the community for the ceremonial groundbreaking on the long-anticipated project. When work is completed in the spring of 2021, Trinity ...

Supporting council candidate

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I have known George Charnie, like many in this town, for years. He and his sister, Marilynn, were customers when I was in business, and they have handled our insurance needs for just as long. What is remarkable about George is his genuine interest in others. No matter what he ...

The response of God’s servant is what sets him apart

Local Columns

Numbers 12:1-3 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the LORD heard this. (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than ...

What is in the future?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Not a word I heard of the Weir Avenue blast that destroyed the BOP, the mill of the past. Did anyone expect a dirt bomb of that magnitude, and did the EPA approve of such a catastrophe? The former city manager was lauded for his transparency. Yet Patrick Ford, Business ...

Madonna prepares its students for their future

Local Columns

Weirton Madonna High School exists to better students through educational and spiritual means to help them be successful in the world. While this was not always true, a college degree is required in many ways to attain high-level jobs within the modern American workforce. Obviously, Madonna ...

More growth is on its way

Editorials

Our region got another economic boost earlier this week when it was learned that more than $30 million will be invested to improve about 30 miles of rail line between Dilles Bottom and Mingo Junction. The project will help existing businesses and pave the way for new businesses looking to ...

Setting priorities for road work

Editorials

Pity the Division of Highways officials from throughout West Virginia who have been given a tough assignment by Gov. Jim Justice. They have been told to prepare what amount to wish lists for secondary road repairs in each of the 55 counties. Justice issued the mandate during a Tuesday meeting ...

Celebrate the region’s music, art and culture

Editorials

The goal of a local educator to celebrate the art, music and cultural heritage of West Virginia and the Appalachian region has turned into a tradition, and it returns this weekend for the fifth year. Montani Semper Liberi is being held Friday through Sunday at Oak Glen High School, featuring ...

March Madness has arrived

Editorials

For fans of college basketball, the last 67 games of the season hold the greatest amount of interest. That’s the number of games that will be played in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Fans in the Tri-State Area saw few surprises when the 68-team field was revealed Sunday ...

Make use of early voting in Weirton

Editorials

Weirton residents who may not be able to vote on election day, or who may not want to wait in line, will still have an opportunity to have their voices heard. Early voting begins Wednesday in the city, and we encourage registered voters in the city to make use of this time. The city’s early ...

A rocky road runs through West Virginia

Local Columns

If there is one thing most governors of West Virginia know, the best way to get inside the hearts of people is to make sure their roads are maintained. Govs. Cecil Underwood and Arch Moore knew this. Apparently, Gov. Jim Justice is just now getting the message. Justice is right to feel ...

Remembering our social workers

Editorials

Social workers help people across all socioeconomic lines. March is Social Worker Month, and a good time to thank those working the front lines of helping people. There are about 680,000 social workers across the country, dedicating their life to helping others. They aren’t in it for the ...

Needing some time to get ‘stuff’ done

Local Columns

Everybody needs a day to do stuff — no argument from me. Sometimes there’s just no other way to take care of business that needs taken care of, so a “personal day” is in order. I took one of those earlier this week, Tuesday to be specific, because sometimes I reach the point where I ...

Take time to learn about your candidates

Local Columns

The Weirton municipal primary is coming up fast, and I acknowledge I haven’t been able to provide as much coverage as I would have liked. Early voting begins this Wednesday for those interested in casting your ballots before the April 2 primary. It will be held in Room 212, located on the ...

Local schools to take the stage

Editorials

Auditoriums in our area’s schools will be filled during the coming weeks, as the region’s high school and middle schools are presenting their annual spring productions. The presentations offering a great opportunity for relatives, friends and even area residents to support our local ...

Writer captured spirit of mill

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, This is a thank-you to Linda Harris for a job well done in writing a fitting, informative and emotionally felt tribute to the imploded BOP, the heart of the long-gone Weirton Steel mill. I was so glad to see this story as it provided important historical points as well as ...

Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Local Columns

Nathanael asked the question, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?,” when he was approached by Phillip (John 1:46). Phillip’s response to him was, “Come and see.” Our mentality in life is affected by our perspective and our perspective is influenced by what we see. We must guard ...

How will the five be funded?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The date was November 12, 2002. The City of Weirton mayor and council dissolves the volunteer fire departments in Weirton. Gone. Over 50 well trained active firefighters, paramedics, first responders, river rescue, divers and hazmat crews. Gone were the million dollars in fire ...