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Spring is fast approaching

February 17, 2016 While the weather our area has been experiencing during the past few weeks might lead you to believe otherwise, you can rest assured that spring is much closer than you might think. more »»

Be heart healthy

February 16, 2016 Those planning to take part in Thursday’s annual Heartland event at the Fort Steuben Mall should expect a large crowd. The event that features the Community Blood Analysis testing is always popul. more »»

The system can still work

February 15, 2016 One of the great freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the right to disagree with our politicians. more »»

Solving teacher shortage problem

February 14, 2016 Students in Mountain State public schools deserve the best teachers taxpayers can afford. Many probably are not getting the. more »»

Can a compromise be found?

February 13, 2016 While there are those holding on to the hope that the nation will wake up from an outsider’s dream election, the New Hampshire vote totals Tuesday did nothing to shore up the thought. more »»

Enact drug testing program

February 12, 2016 The need to fight drug abuse with every weapon we have in West Virginia has become so clear that on Tuesday, a bill that once was very controversial passed the state Senate by a 32-2 vot. more »»

The world needs to pay attention

February 11, 2016 At some point, the international laughingstock might just become a serious threat, and the world needs to start paying attentio. more »»

Use funds wisely to fight disease

February 10, 2016 If $1 billion in new money makes a “moonshot” against cancer, as President Barack Obama has termed a plan for using that much to fight the disease, what will $1. more »»

Deterring unsafe acts by industry

February 9, 2016 As court proceedings involving the infamous Freedom Industries chemical spill into a West Virginia river wind down, it is worth assessing whether what happened will deter other companies from simila... more »»

Basic economics key issue in election

February 8, 2016 With the nation's first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire this week, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

The big game is here

February 7, 2016 The pop culture changes and the men who play the game are bigger and faster and paid beyond the dreams of 50 years ago. more »»

Black history important for all

February 6, 2016 Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect. Events have been held in our communities already this month, and many more are scheduled, to celebrate black history and heritage. more »»

A vision finally realized

February 5, 2016 With the approval of $37 million through the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Committee, the new Ohio River bridge between Brilliant and Wellsburg is a go for motorists to be using as early as... more »»

It’s a new ballgame after Iowa

February 4, 2016 With the victory of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the narrowly declared win of Hillary Clinton Monday in Iowa’s caucuses, the presidential campaign circus moves on to New Hampshire on Tuesday. more »»

United Way to have a ‘super’ time

February 3, 2016 It's only a few days before the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of the professional football season, and the Weirton United Way will be observing some of those festivities in its own way. more »»

Spring is on its way

February 2, 2016 Shortly after dawn today, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, failed to see his shadow and let the world know that we can expect to have an early sprin. more »»

Taking pride in area’s progress

February 1, 2016 As you look through the pages of the first installment of our annual Progress Edition that is inside today’s paper, you will find a quote from Evan Scurti that shows our area is moving in the right... more »»

Still a long road

January 31, 2016 Twenty-two weeks before the Super Bowl, 32 NFL teams had a shot. By the end of the first week of games, some were heading down a long road toward elimination. more »»

An experience to remember

January 30, 2016 Some people have the philosophy that every day is an adventur. more »»

One like no other

January 29, 2016 “No pretentions, just solutions,” read the headline on an article in this newspaper when Wayne Van Dine retired in May 2003 from a stellar broadcasting career in and around Pittsburgh. more »»

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