Editorials

Follansbee should be BDC member

We would encourage the city of Follansbee to do what it can afford to join the supporters of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle. With the BDC’s recently completed purchase of the former Follansbee Steel site, Follansbee can look toward a future with re-use of the ...

It’s up to us to come together

The national media missed the Trump phenomenon much like the British media missed the Brexit phenomenon. What it all proves is that wall-to-wall coverage can miss the obvious if it’s only focused on a preferred ending. Anyone who took the time to attend a rally or truly listen to the ...

Pennsylvania Avenue patience preferred

There still are only a few answers as to the condition of an area of Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton following a land subsidence in recent weeks. The one certain piece of information is that it will be some time before any solution is determined and work can begin. City officials, in fact, ...

Remember our veterans today

They come from all walks of life and all races. They practice different faiths and are representative of all segments of our society, but they all share a common trait — they all have been willing to stand tall and fight to preserve the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans, knowing that ...

Faith in the Future a chance to reflect

Faith in the Future is driven by a simple concept — that prayer can make a difference in the lives of individuals and the communities in which they live. That spirit, that belief that faith can move us forward, will be renewed Friday when the organization holds its annual breakfast. The ...

Deer crashes part of this time of year

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and, especially, in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer collision are one in 41. In ...

Obamacare has caused damage

President Barack Obama and supporters including Hillary Clinton insisted a few years ago that passage of his signature health insurance takeover would cure much of what ailed Americans regarding health care. Obamacare is the law now — and it made most of the problems worse. With a new ...

Do your part — cast your vote

The most unpredictable, entertaining, disturbing and one of the most important presidential elections is finally here. Voters who haven’t cast early or absentee ballots will head to the polls on Tuesday. Polls will be open in Ohio and West Virginia from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters ...

No matter what, we’re Americans

With violence and claims of paid violent actors taking part in political rallies, increasingly angry chants against opponents, the rise in broadcast ads that either stretch the truth or insult the character of those seeking office, the 2016 election has been something to draw in the entire ...

Smoke detectors can save lives

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time offer reminders to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be replaced at ...