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Urging resolution in Chester dispute

December 30, 2015 The back-and-forth bickering between Chester's mayor and its city council — which has been taking place for well over a year now — appears to be heading into the legal system at some point during th... more »»

Put road funding on priority list

December 29, 2015 When Santa Claus dropped down the chimneys at West Virginia legislators’ homes Thursday night, he may have found them burning the midnight oil, preparing for their annual regular session. more »»

Resolve not to drink and drive

December 28, 2015 New Year’s parties are about to get under way and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. more »»

Rose’s ban should remain

December 27, 2015 Without trust and truthfulness, no relationship has much of a chance of succeeding. If you need an example, consider the case of Peter Edward Rose Sr. more »»

Anything can happen in these campaigns

December 26, 2015 A week without a presidential debate is a true holiday week, but rest assured, Christmas is over and the sparring will resume forthwith. more »»

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015 The simple greeting, "Merry Christmas," has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. more »»

Santa Claus still lives

December 24, 2015 The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. more »»

End irrational special breaks

December 23, 2015 Christmas came early for many special interests. Congress Claus loaded his sleigh with billions of dollars in tax breaks and delivered them last week. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Only time will tell

December 22, 2015 The science of economics can only go so far in predicting the impact of something like an interest rate increas. more »»

Truancy officer a good step

December 21, 2015 Brooke County Schools officials are stepping up their efforts to combat truancy in the area, with the appointment of a school-based probation officer. more »»

School closure was appropriate

December 20, 2015 It’s easy to second-guess the leadership of the 640,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District for deciding to close the district after receiving an electronic threat Tuesday. more »»

Show support for United Way

December 19, 2015 It's the time for giving unto others, and while the Weirton United Way certainly is seeing a great deal of support for its 2015 campaign, there still is much work to be done. more »»

Pets don’t always make good holiday gifts

December 18, 2015 Furry, wide-eyed puppies and kittens, dogs and cats are a familiar sight this time of the year at area shopping malls and pet supply stores, as well as on social media site. more »»

The reality is coming into focus

December 17, 2015 If their handlers are coaching the remaining main-table field of Republican debaters for president to avoid screwing up, then the Las Vegas CNN debate Tuesday night was pretty much a success. more »»

Christian Center seeing growth

December 16, 2015 For 98 years, the Weirton Christian Center has been serving the people of its community in a variety of ways. more »»

Don’t let PEIA pass the buck

December 15, 2015 Language West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole used last week regarding the Public Employees Insurance Agency was harsh, to say the least. But Cole, R-Mercer, had good reason to be angry. more »»

Make it a safe holiday season

December 14, 2015 The holiday season is in full swing and it is a good time to think about parties and drinking and driving. In the weeks ahead, there will be parties and gatherings to attend. more »»

We’re stronger as a region

December 13, 2015 The Brooke-Hancock Brownfield Task Force has quietly been working for several years as an intergovernmental group in the Northern Panhandle working toward cleaning up the environment with an eye... more »»

Obama’s address failed to meet expectations

December 12, 2015 President Obama began the week with what should have been a major address, delivered from the Oval Office during prime time TV on a Sunday evening. more »»

Stop the bleeding from Obamacare

December 11, 2015 Ask most people whether they would prefer “free” health insurance or a job where they can earn money to buy it while supporting themselves, or perhaps get coverage as a fringe benefit, and there is... more »»

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