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Opinion

Don’t forget basics on budget

Editorials

Not much has been heard for several days regarding negotiations on a state budget for the coming year. Rest assured that is only a sign most involved are playing their cards close to the vest. Talks among legislators and Gov. Jim Justice and his staff are proceeding. The fact Justice has not ...

Important people with important names

Local Columns

Better Half and I have important people in our lives, ones we don’t necessarily see all the time or cross paths with or talk to with great frequency. But when we need them, we need them. Yesterday if not now, as in immediately if possible. Get it? Maybe it’s that way for you, ...

Will we see some agreement this week?

Local Columns

Federal lawmakers have until the end of this week to come to some decisions, or there will most likely be some form of partial government shutdown. Congress has been working on spending bills and other pieces of legislation for a variety of programs in recent weeks, with the hope of coming to ...

Mr. Rooney will be missed

Editorials

If ever there was truth behind the myth of things being done "the Steelers Way," then that truth was embodied in the late Dan Rooney. Mr. Rooney, who died April 13 at the age of 84, represented being fair minded, charitable and humble, in addition to being very successful. The Steelers of the ...

All Saints appreciates support

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, On behalf of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society I would like to thank our entire Weirton area community for their continuous support of our annual Greek Easter Bake Sale which was held April 6. Since we have sold out of bread early the last few years, we ...

Some thoughts on spring and Easter

Local Columns

Spring is starting to show its colors. There are violets in bloom in the woods and all through our yard; the yellow forsythia bushes; purple and white lilacs that I didn’t think came into bloom until May, but there was a bush just bursting with color at the Smithfield United Methodist Church ...

It is appointed for men to die once…

Local Columns

Hebrews 9:27 tells us, "It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment." Well, I've been there, and I've done that… kind of. Even though I do not remember all the details, a few weeks ago, I had a heart attack and my heart stopped… I flat-lined. Out came the electric ...

Pet overpopulation solution at hand

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Pet homelessness is a serious and costly problem in West Virginia. Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters costing West Virginia taxpayers approximately $10 million per year. These animals are euthanized not because they are old, sick, or not ...

Questions about Michael Hayden

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, Gen. Michael Hayden is speaking in Steubenville on Thursday. While he is an accomplished bureaucrat, unfortunately, he has actively worked throughout his career to subvert the American political system and the Constitution. That system depends on our bureaucrats being ...

Who will speak for the animals?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, This is an update on the Hancock County Animal Shelter for the citizens of the county. 1. Animals no longer have a five-day stay of execution. They can go as soon as 24 hours! 2. Are the ones sponsored in the Weirton and Steubenville papers with photos on holidays held long ...

Trying to teach the kitten to hunt

Local Columns

I haven’t thrown anyone down a staircase this week, so things are already looking up. Grandmama hasn’t gotten this much sympathy in ages. Y’all have to stop or she’s going to hurl herself down another staircase, and, given my luck, she’ll break a hip or something and I really will ...

Help to safeguard the environment

Editorials

Today has been set for the annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud. Are there environmental challenges yet to be addressed? Of course. Many “brownfields,” industrial sites ...

Stepping into the business world

Editorials

Life moves fast, and any opportunity to get a leg up in today’s world can often make or break a person’s trajectory, especially when entering the realm of business. That’s why we appreciate the efforts of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, which continues to provide the Dr. Barbara ...

The battle against heroin must continue

Editorials

The sentencing of an Akron man Monday in federal court in Huntington for distribution of a particularly potent form of heroin in August points out much about the heroin epidemic. First, it is interstate in character. Doesn’t matter if the link is between two cities connected by a single ...

Thinking regionally to attract visitors

Editorials

We often look at economic development as the key to our valley’s future, but attracting new businesses isn’t the only element which needs attention. Tourism can provide an economic boon, if handled properly, and several area officials recently gathered to discuss ideas of what can be done ...

Help to plan Weirton’s future

Editorials

The City of Weirton is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Development Plan, which is supposed to serve as a type of roadmap for the future of the community. Discussions on the update are held during each month’s meeting of the city’s Planning Commission — which are open to the ...

Be safe this prom season

Editorials

Area high schoolers are anticipating one of the most memorable evenings in their young lives with prom night preparations under way. We hope every student has a magical night of friends and fun to long remember, as they don formal attire and head off to area auditoriums and gymnasiums, hotel ...

A thought-provoking movie experience

Local Columns

Better Half and I are not ones to go to the movies. As a matter of fact, the last time we did so, it was special circumstances. A group from our church had made plans to attend a local matinee premiere of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” a film interpreting the final hours ...

It’s time for ego and theatrics to go away

Local Columns

Well, the West Virginia Legislature’s regular session is complete, but the work is nowhere near finished. Gov. Jim Justice extended the session by a single day — yes, one day — in order to put together a budget bill. Now, putting together a budget for a small family isn’t always easy, ...

Spreading the spirit of hope

Editorials

Some 2,000 years ago, an itinerant preacher in the Middle East was crucified for, as his executioners put it, claiming to be a king. There was no immediate worldwide news coverage of the event. There were no live images beamed to televisions, tablets and cell phones around the world, no ...