Editorials

Improving education an important goal

For years, West Virginia has looked to encourage its youth to attend some form of higher education, whether it be a college, university or technical school. Finding a way to improve graduation rates among high school students and provide incentives was key. Now, state officials want to do ...

Press protects our freedom

President Trump will soon find it difficult to find support among any conventional reporters and editors — the ones who traditionally are bound by rules of the profession of fairness and accuracy — if he chooses to continue tirades such as the one he made Friday at the Conservative ...

Simple steps can protect your heart

American Heart Month, marked each February, is a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle. As Ohio Valley residents, we, unfortunately, are plagued with leading many areas of the country in illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The grim fact is heart disease is still ...

Water connections remain important

The Brilliant Water and Sewer District is moving forward with its plans to build a $3 million water treatment plant. District officials hope to have part of the project covered with grant money and the rest in low-interest loans. District customers will be paying an $11 monthly surcharge to ...

Mardi Gras event helps area groups

What has become one of the region’s biggest social gatherings and fundraisers will make its return Saturday when the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights holds its annual Mardi Gras Gala at Williams Golf and Country Club. Each year, Rotarians are joined by residents from throughout the Tri-State ...

Pence deserves better treatment

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

Presidency still strong institution

One of the great freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the right to disagree with our politicians. If you need a reminder, all you have to do is ask our current president, Donald J. Trump, or the last two men who have held the office before him, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. And, while your ...

Road extension plus for Weirton

Extending a road could have huge implications for the future of business development in Weirton. During its meeting Monday, Weirton Council agreed to fund an engineering study and planning for a proposed extension of Park Drive, located in the Three Springs Business Park. If it moves forward, ...

Detectors can help keep residents safe

Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, can’t be smelled and can’t be heard, but poisoning from it can be prevented. The community still is mourning the deaths of James and Carolyn Swearingen Jr., who were found in their Lincoln Avenue home nearly two weeks ago. Carbon monoxide poisoning was ...

Information vital part of projects

Toronto residents will have a chance to ask Columbia Gas representatives questions on Wednesday regarding a project to replace gas lines across a swath of the city. Residents might have a lot of questions, given the fact that streets are being torn up already and notices were mailed to ...