Opinion

The Gridiron sets stage for season

Editorials

The days have been getting noticeably shorter and area children are returning to school. Those indicators remind us that the start of the high school football season is just around the corner. Whether you are a die-hard fan or just a casual observer, you’ll want to make sure you’re ...

Individuals must be held accountable

Editorials

Allegations such as those that some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for it. When such ...

Royalty in kingdom of order remorse

Local Columns

Better Half and I have a lot in common, including the fact that we’re very good at what I call “order remorse.” This is a condition that apparently is not very treatable, because we have yet to be cured. There’s no panacea, no anecdote for us. History teaches us lessons, but, alas, ...

Get ready for football

Local Columns

We’ve reached that point in August when the reminders that fall is not that far off begin to become much more plentiful. The Jefferson County Fair, for instance, will conclude its 147th edition today at Friendship Park in Smithfield. A rite of late summer for many generations, the fair ...

Put safety first as schools open

Editorials

A reminder to all drivers — be mindful of children and teens as area schools are, or soon will be, back in session. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools or bus stops. And remember, it’s the ...

25-Year Club picnic a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year’s picnic possible. The picnic was held July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was very well attended, with about 450 co-workers and retirees. They ...

Deeds will have consequences

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: An accusation, put forth by the local “progresives” claimed that the only opponents of abortion on demand are men. This must have been quite a shock to the women of the Susan B. Anthony’s List, the A.I.M. network and to those of Rachael’s Vineyard. Yet, to be truthful, ...

Margery Gregg: A memorial

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I met Margery Gregg when she and her husband, John E. Gregg, enrolled in my class at the time I began teaching for the Academy of Lifelong Learning following my retirement from teaching high school English. Although I had encountered them in county meetings, I really never ...

Sherrod Brown a keeper

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For some time, folks in the valley have expressed unhappiness with politicians. There seem to become characteristics we all want in our elected civil servants. Have you wished that a candidate had a real job before we hired them? Do you think some trade deals have been unfair ...

Let’s stop the name-calling

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since 2017, numerous letters have appeared in this forum, that have attempted to deride members of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition, either personally or as a whole. The latest came from Barry Bardone on Aug. 5 (“Reminder: Socialism Doesn’t Work”) ...