Editorials

Bill could shorten wait time for meds

Medicare beneficiaries who are prescribed certain medicines must jump through some terribly outdated bureaucratic hoops to get them. Prior authorization is required for Medicare beneficiaries to have some drugs paid for by the government program. Often, that can mean pharmacists must spend ...

Working together for opportunities

City government, economic development officials and local private investors are working together to bring even more business opportunities to Weirton, and, while it will take time, we are sure it will pay dividends for the community. As we recently reported, the Business Development Corp. has ...

Shock not always what it seems to be

Let us be crystal clear about the stampede of entertainers distancing themselves from stars who are accused of sexual misdeeds: For at least some of those expressing outrage, it’s all an act. Many of them have known for years that the sexual harassment was rampant in their industry. Many ...

Let’s ensure our borders are secure

With drama over the “government shutdown” — engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow liberals — over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Time is of the essence, because of unconstitutional action taken ...

Politics still plays a role with DACA

Perhaps some liberal voters will be fooled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “coup” on Monday. Thoughtful Americans will not. After a weekend “government shutdown” provoked by Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow Democrat hardliners, the Senate voted Monday to approve a spending bill ...

ECOT crackdown long time coming

There should be no such thing as “too big to fail” when it comes to educating our children. Yet that seems to be the only argument left to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow in Ohio. ECOT officials say that without some financial relief, they will have to shut down within days, perhaps ...

Be patient on area roadways

Motorists had a rude awakening to driving in ice and snow during the past couple of weeks. After two relatively mild winters, drivers had to remember some basic winter driving skills. And there are still at least five more weeks of winter. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported driving ...

Blood donation can help many

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act on Monday, and all in the name of one Ohio Valley volunteer who was known at blood drives for her smile and a sweet treat. This year’s Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled Monday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The ...

BDC dealing with ‘legacy’ concerns

The Business Development Corp., it recently was reported, was fined $75,000 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection because of some remaining contamination at the Beech Bottom Industrial Park. The BDC has owned the site — previously the home of Wheeling Corrugating — ...

There’s still time to fight the flu

Like it or not, the flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most regions of the United States, including our Tri-State Area, are reporting widespread activity. There’s good news however — indications are that the season might already have peaked, ...