Editorials

Election season really heats up

With the victory of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the narrowly declared win of Hillary Clinton Monday in Iowa's caucuses, the presidential campaign circus moves on to New Hampshire on Tuesday.And the field will feel different.Not only because Donald Trump didn't finish first but also because of ...

Big game event will help others

It's only a few days before the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of the professional football season, and the Weirton United Way will be observing some of those festivities in its own way.On Saturday, the day before the big game, the United Way will present its fifth-annual Tailgate Party at the ...

Spring is just right around the corner

Shortly after dawn today, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, failed to see his shadow and let the world know that we can expect to have an early spring.The annual ritual, which dates back to 1886, was conducted at Gobbler's Knob in the Pennsylvania woodlands by members of the ...

Edition features area progress

As you look through the pages of the first installment of our annual Progress Edition that is inside today's paper, you will find a quote from Evan Scurti that shows our area is moving in the right direction."2015 was highlighted by impressive capital investment projects throughout Jefferson ...

Caucuses start of long election road

Twenty-two weeks before the Super Bowl, 32 NFL teams had a shot. By the end of the first week of games, some were heading down a long road toward elimination.The NFL finally, after three weeks of playoffs, narrowed the field from 32 down to the two finalists for the Lombardi Trophy that will be ...

Lessons learned on the mountain

Some people have the philosophy that every day is an adventure.About 350 students and administrators from the Franciscan University of Steubenville coming back from the March For Life in Washington, D.C., had the adventure of a lifetime during last weekend's blizzard.First and foremost, the ...

No pretentions, just solutions

"No pretentions, just solutions," read the headline on an article in this newspaper when Wayne Van Dine retired in May 2003 from a stellar broadcasting career in and around Pittsburgh.He was best known and respected for his "Ask Wayne" segments on KDKA-TV newscasts, where he'd take on consumer ...

BDC works to improve local business climate

The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle continues to collect important victories when it comes to its many local development projects.Recently, it was announced that the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation - a private entity - has selected two Northern Panhandle projects to ...

Statistics needed on area schools

Closing the academic achievement gap between children from low-income households and their more prosperous classmates is among the biggest challenges facing educators. Ohio public schools are not doing well at the task.Buckeye State schools ranked 43rd in the nation in narrowing the difference ...

Improvements noted at animal shelter

Jefferson County residents in 2008 approved a 1.3-mill levy to construct a new county animal shelter.Planners had a vision of a shelter that combined animal care and control.The former shelter was old, poorly managed and three out of every four dogs brought there was euthanized.Officials with ...