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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 »»

Madrigal feast a holiday tradition

December 10, 2015 An annual holiday tradition for the Ohio Valley is making its return this Friday and Saturday at Brooke High Schoo. more »»

Festival success continues

December 9, 2015 Small contributions from a large number of people are making a big difference to some residents of the Follansbee area. more »»

Find it in your heart to give a little more

December 8, 2015 Life is getting busy now, with the gift-giving season staring us all in the face. more »»

Pearl Harbor Day remembered

December 7, 2015 The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. more »»

Underwhelming leadership

December 6, 2015 President Obama continues to underwhelm with his style of leadership. more »»

Johnson example of hard work, perseverance

December 5, 2015 Just four of the 17 people who received Presidential Medals of Freedom last week were outside the mainstream — entertainers, politicians and professional athletes — of those who typically receive th... more »»

Funding new area bridge

December 4, 2015 One of the most important highway projects in this area will not be undertaken unless West Virginia officials can find a way to build a bridge over the state's troubled fiscal water. more »»

Highway funding a fiscal shell game

December 3, 2015 Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress this week to provide $281 billion in transportation funding during the next five... more »»

Bridge to energy future essential

December 2, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced this week toward finding better... more »»

Shop locally this holiday season

December 1, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

Beware of holiday fire dangers

November 30, 2015 Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. more »»

Relax, stay stress-free

November 29, 2015 Take a deep breath. The increasing pace of the holidays is just beginning. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. more »»

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