Editorials

Thursday’s great day to give up smoking

This Thursday is a good day to clear the air, so to speak. It’s the annual Great American Smokeout — marked on the third Thursday in November — when smokers, hopefully, will make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It’s a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit ...

Program teaches leadership skills

Leadership Ohio Valley is officially under way, with a class of 11 men and women from across the region hoping to make a difference in their communities. Previously known as Leadership Weirton, the program is operated by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, and is open to business people ...

Weirton United Way continues to serve

The Weirton United Way has reached 63 percent of its $240,000 goal for the 2018 campaign, volunteers and officials with the charitable organization learned Friday. That’s good news for the community, but those involved know there still is a long way to go. There are two major fundraising ...

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 ...