There are some things exclusively your job

Local Columns

There are some things people count on you to do, and that’s all there is to it. There’s no deviating, no possibility of retiring, no passing the ceremonial baton on to someone else. It’s your job, understood or not. Period. End of story. When I was growing up, for example, my mother ...

Today is a day we remember


Today, we remember. We remember a picture-perfect Tuesday in late summer. We remember dropping children off at their schools. We remember going into school or work. We remember the first reports of an airplane striking a building at the World Trade Center in New York and thinking that a ...

Support project, jobs will come

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, On Aug. 28, a letter titled “Support Project in Weirton” appeared — the project deserves full support. The information which appears in this article also comes from an article titled, “U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Industry Supported Millions of Jobs, Trillions in Economic ...

Strengthen our power grid

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability,) or it can occur naturally. It could result in devastating ...

Your voice counts with the Public Service Commission

Local Columns

Everyone wants his/her voice to be heard – especially in matters that have a direct impact on his/her daily lives and their budgets. When the Public Service Commission is considering the various aspects of a case that will affect the general public, we want to hear what you have to ...

Change can be good for our state


Change is never popular in West Virginia. That was evident earlier this year when Gov. Jim Justice proposed a plan to eliminate the state’s income tax on workers, and was met with defiance from much of the public and also the Republican-led House of Delegates. But change must become part of ...