Editorials

Environment won’t take back seat here

It seems very likely construction of the proposed PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker plant will proceed at Dilles Bottom. If so, it will open a door of opportunity for many in the Ohio Valley. In addition, it will be an opportunity to get environmental protection right — in the minds of ...

College football really heating up

If you are a real fan of college football, this is the week you have been waiting for. It’s the high point of the bowl season, and fans throughout the Tri-State Area will looking forward to several games. Granted, a lot of interest in the bowls was lost on Dec. 2, when members of the ...

Think before drinking during holiday season

’Tis the season for holiday parties, and it is a good time to think about parties and drinking and driving. Alcohol will be available at some of those parties. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, enjoy each other’s company and gaze at the holiday lights. One set of ...

Merry Christmas

The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. In fact, in many places and in many situations, that greeting has been replaced by the all-inclusive, yet far less meaningful, “Happy Holidays.” ...

Spirit of season remains alive

The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. Church was the editor of the New York Sun. During his career he wrote many editorials. Some, no doubt, took the ...

A string of lights can be magical

Look around your neighborhoods — the holiday spirit is alive and well. Twinkling, and even laser, lights, as well as animated holiday characters can be seen on the outside of homes and businesses this time of the year, fostering a creative and often competitive spirit among homeowners and ...

Thank those who volunteer

Volunteering in and around our communities knows no deadlines. There’s no cutoff time or day when it just stops, and for that we are truly grateful. We’ve said it before, but we believe the Upper Ohio Valley’s volunteers are some of the best. They continue to be the backbone of our ...

There are still many questions to answer

After West Virginia Northern Community College officials finish with a collective sigh of relief, they need to ensure nothing like the original cause of their concern occurs again. What could have been an enormous loss to the college involved a lot across the street from the main campus in ...

Think twice before giving pet as a gift

It’s the time of year when trips to area malls and pet supply stores include sightings of wagging tails and furry ears, playful barks and purring. Yes, dogs and cats are a familiar sight this time of the year as shoppers scurry to find last-minute gifts. The canines and felines being ...

Here’s a place for Ohio to take look at

In 2017, West Virginia was faced with growing Medicaid costs — particularly when it came to prescription drugs. So state government cut out the middlemen, pharmacy benefit managers, and turned to a streamlined system that utilizes West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy to recommend ...