Taking the unpopular action


The COVID-19 vaccine has been politicized since its debut late last year, as so-called “experts” have sown confusion and uncertainty among the public. Now, though, following approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, those fears must be put to rest if we desire ...

Heading to a season of traditions, fun

Local Columns

Summer is, for all intents and purposes, coming to a close. Most of the local public swimming pools are done for the season. School is back in session. Planning for the traditional fall festivals is taking place. The Hancock County Oldtime Fair is being planned for Sept. 17-19. The Hancock ...

How priorities change when a day begins

Local Columns

Funny how a day can begin and its priorities change in an instant. That can happen when you walk in the bathroom. Thursday started with the rescue attempt of a cricket. Yes, a cricket. Kind of a big one. Who knows, maybe even a little on the famous side, maybe a descendant of none other ...

West Virginia needs help in opioid epidemic


Earlier this month, Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced more than $6.6 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding for overdose prevention efforts in West Virginia. Specifically, the money will go to the Violence and Injury Prevention Program: ...

Zoning variance encouraged

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, All across West Virginia, communities welcome investment, job creation and opportunities for economic growth. In recent years, it’s been oil and natural gas producers, pipeline operators and the small businesses in the supply chain, as well as manufacturers and power ...

Support project in Weirton

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I have been a commercial real estate developer in Weirton for more than 20 years. My experience tells me that Southwestern Energy’s proposed well pad is a good project for Weirton. Over the years, my developments have contributed more than $100,000 in tax revenue inside ...