Editorials

Weirton Greek festival a tradition

Members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church have shared their faith, heritage and traditions with the rest of the Weirton community, as well as residents throughout the Tri-State Area, through their annual festival. Now in its 32nd year, the festival runs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday ...

A victory worthy of celebration

We hope you have taken a least a few moments during the last day or so to savor what happened Sunday on the world’s biggest soccer stage — the United States won the Women’s World Cup championship. It’s an accomplishment that all Americans should be proud of. The 2-0 victory over the ...

Program helping to build leaders

We commend the recent graduates of the Leadership Ohio Valley program and hope this is not the last we will see of them. The annual program, organized through the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, is a way to encourage local business representatives to get more involved in their communities by ...

Iacocca leaves lasting legacy

Those of us who love everything about automobiles and the people who design, build and sell them lost a true hero Tuesday when we learned of the death of Lee Iacocca. He brought us the Ford Mustang and the Chrysler K-cars, and was responsible for the launch of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth ...

Keeping elections safe is important

Oh, no, county-level election officials in Ohio may be thinking. Not another mandate from Columbus. Indeed there is one — and it is of critical importance. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is ordering county boards of elections to upgrade security against cyberattacks. Knowledge of ...

Portman, Brown right on housing

One popular housing program for low-income Americans has a provision that, at first glance, makes a lot of sense. It stipulates that people living in certain housing units meant for low-income tenants cannot be full-time students. If they switch to part-time status to keep their low-cost ...

Spirit of 1776 remains alive

We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than the men who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for ...

Take time to enjoy being an American

We ask everyone to take a moment during the next couple of days and remember that there are few nations in the world where citizens are able to gather to celebrate the freedoms residents of the United States of America too often taken for granted. It’s an important thought as our nation ...

Symphony presentation much-anticipated event

An appearance by the Wheeling Symphony has become just as much a part of Weirton’s Independence Day festivities as the community’s parade. For close to 30 years, the symphony has come to Weirton to provide an evening of entertainment for residents from around the region, performing a ...

Stay safe this holiday week

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate with family picnics and get-togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms, but remember: The best advice about fireworks is to leave them to the professionals. While there are lots of reasons to celebrate, take a moment to remember that ...