Editorials

Veterans have earned thanks

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 ...

Incident sends clear warning to everyone

Most of us include compassion in the life lessons we try to teach our children. It is unfortunate that we must temper that teaching with a good dose of self-defense. We were reminded of that this week, when two Dillonvale teenagers were victimized because they tried to help someone out. The ...

Wintersville church addition plus for area

Wintersville United Methodist Church has served the residents of the village and the surrounding areas for more than 180 years. Members of the church showed their commitment to the community remains strong on Oct. 21 when ground was broken for the Center of Hope. A $3.6 million addition, ...

Bill would set new regulations on how Ohio’s teens become drivers

Two Ohio legislators want to set new limits on young motorists. They would increase the length of time new drivers are required to operate under permits rather than full licenses. Currently, drivers under 18 are required to hold instruction permits for six months. A bill sponsored by state ...

Faith in the Future a chance to reflect

The idea behind the annual Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast is simple: To consider things that might still be hoped for. That theme has run through the event, which has been a staple of our community for nearly a decade and a half, since R. Daniel Conlon, then bishop of the Diocese of ...

Don’t forget to collect those campaign signs

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just litter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs on Tuesday evening. It is pleasing ...

Chamber shows region’s strength strength of our area

The strength of the region’s business community was on display when the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce held its 110th-annual banquet Oct. 17. That included the recognition of three individuals, a local business and a longtime community institution during the event, which was held at ...

Table of Hope improves area

When various parts of a community come together, it can make a difference. It can provide hope. That’s exactly what has been happening in Weirton since April 2012, and the difference recently has become more visible. Table of Hope was created with one purpose — to provide a hot meal to ...

Make sure your voice is heard on Tuesday

Voters in Ohio and West Virginia certainly have plenty of choices on the ballots this year. There are no reasons not to cast a ballot in this year’s general election. Voters in both states will decide on the federal level for senator and house of representatives. There also are contested ...

Ohioans should reject Issue 1

In many ways, the most important decision Ohioans will make in Tuesday’s election has nothing to do with candidates for public office. It will be whether to declare defeat in the war against substance abuse. A proposed amendment to the state Constitution, Issue 1, is on the ballot. Its ...