Editorials

Weekend festival showcases arts

The dream of a local educator to celebrate the art, music and cultural heritage of West Virginia and the Appalachian region has turned into a tradition, and it returns this weekend for the fifth year. Montani Semper Liberi is being held Friday through Sunday at Oak Glen High School, featuring ...

It’s March ­— let the madness begin

For fans of college basketball, the last 67 games of the season hold the greatest amount of interest. That’s the number of games that will be played in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Fans in the Tri-State Area saw few surprises when the 68-team field was revealed Sunday ...

Interconnections a plus for our area

The wind storm which struck the area on Feb. 24 left thousands of homes without electricity, some for several days. One victim of the power outage was the Mingo Junction water system. The power was out in parts of the village for 16 hours, resulting in the inability to pump water to tanks. ...

Social workers fill critical needs

Social workers help people across all socioeconomic lines. March is Social Worker Month, and a good time to thank those working the front lines of helping people. There are about 680,000 social workers across the country, dedicating their lives to helping others. They aren’t in it for the ...

Spring productions a chance to shine

Auditoriums in our area’s schools will be filled during the coming weeks, as the region’s high school and middle schools are presenting their annual spring productions. The presentations offering a great opportunity for relatives, friends and even area residents to support our local ...

Be responsible as you celebrate

A lot of beer and whiskey will be consumed today and Sunday as people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging party goers not to push the “luck of the Irish” and get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence. The patrol is urging those who plan ...

Festival of Nations celebrates heritage

Residents of the Tri-State Area always have been proud of our ethnic heritage. We love to celebrate our traditions, food and music in our homes, our neighborhoods, our churches and through countless other events and gatherings. There will be a chance to take a trip around the world and ...

Saturday’s about helping others

There are few residents of the Tri-State Area who can say they have not been touched by cancer. Treatment regimens can take a terrible toll on the person who is fighting cancer, as well as his or her family and friends. One source of help for local residents has been the Trinity Emergency ...

Brown offered a reasonable choice

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

It takes hard work to win bee

Just in case you need another reminder that hard work and preparation can really pay off, you need look no further than Zachary Kuntz. Kuntz, a sixth-grader at Stanton Elementary School, survived nearly two hours of competition Saturday at Buckeye North Elementary School in Brilliant to win ...