Editorials

Hard work pays dividends for U.S.

When American swimmer Lilly King finished first in Monday’s finals of the 100-meter breaststroke at the Rio Olympics,  she captured much more than a gold medal. She showed that clean athletes who are willing to train hard can still finish on top. That her win came against a swimmer who ...

Community days a plus for Mingo

Mingo Junction has the opportunity to show off the good things in the village with the upcoming Mingo Junction Community Days scheduled for this weekend. The annual event will be held Friday through Sunday. There will be plenty of live entertainment for adults and activities for ...

Taylor leaves lasting legacy

Our region’s music scene lost one of its true shining stars Sunday when we learned of the death of B.E. Taylor. Taylor, a native of Aliquippa, Pa., who had made Wheeling his home for the past 30 years, died at the age of 65 from complications that arose from an inoperable brain tumor. And ...

Things are once again peachy

All things peach, with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday's 53rd-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church's Peach Festival.Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and peach pie from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Three Spring ...

This election year very strange indeed

There is word that Republicans are going to try once more to meet with Donald Trump and tell him just how wrong what he's doing can be.The question is, how many meetings will it take before there is a realization that Trump will be Trump, and, perhaps more ominously, that there has been a ...

Commutations raise questions

When President Obama commuted the sentences of more than 214 federal inmates Wednesday, it was a continuation of his effort to change sentencing guidelines for drug-dealing felons.For the most part, the people pardoned - none were from the immediate Upper Ohio Valley - were involved in ...

Collaboration a key to the future

In recent months, U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, has been working on ways to encourage increased research through the Ohio Valley's colleges and universities as a way to potentially give a boost to the region's economy.A few weeks ago he helped to organize the first meeting of the Upper ...

W.Va. Derby lets our region shine

At approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, thoroughbred horse racing fans across the country, and around the world, will turn their attention toward Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort for the 47th running of the West Virginia Derby.The Grade II stakes race, contested on a 1 1/8-mile track, offers ...

Area residents step forward

Whenever disaster strikes in the Upper Ohio Valley, good people step forward to help.Follansbee saw several inches of rain on Saturday and two creeks in the city couldn't handle the deluge of water, resulting in flood waters on several streets.Emergency responders immediately rushed in to help ...

Tax holiday helps shoppers in Ohio

Ohio will welcome back-to-school shoppers from midnight Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday with a tax holiday on most-used school supplies.State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $75 per item or less; school supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and school ...