Editorials

Ruling shows we’re divided as a nation

President Obama's amnesty plan for immigrants ended up on the thorns of a deadlocked Supreme Court Thursday.The president tried to claim some kind of moral victory, laying the blame for the failure at the foot of Republicans who refuse to allow him to place a justice on the court who would be ...

Relays help keep cancer fight alive

A season of hours and hours of walking combined with fun and fellowship, and, perhaps most important, fundraising, has come to end this year, as the Ohio Valley's Relays for Life have been completed.There were survivors' laps and dinners, lighted luminaria in memory of those lost to cancer and ...

Lend a Hand still helping

For 20 years, groups of students and alumni from Weirton Madonna High School have gathered at the end of the school year and dedicated themselves to helping others.Last week, the most recent group of volunteers for Lend A Hand for Appalachia returned to Weirton after spending several days in ...

Thunder in the Ville tradition continues

While Thunder in the Ville has always been a special weekend, this year's event will carry added significance.It's the 20th anniversary of the festival, which continues to stand as testament to what small towns can accomplish when dedicated volunteers work together to show the pride they have ...

No matter what, Trump is Trump

Donald Trump shows little signs of actual change in his own conduct as a presidential nominee, despite the sacking of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.Lewandowski pledged his loyalty to Trump as he exited the job Monday. Trump deflected questions about whether the dismissal was on the ...

Steubenville pride was on display

The past week or so, including a Father's Day that wrapped up six days of festivals and fun in Steubenville with a concert at Historic Fort Steuben, should be a reason for Steubenville residents to show some pride.The city, down on its luck for so long, had a flawless series of events that drew ...

Cup caps a special season for Penguins

When one thinks of Pittsburgh, it's easy to think of it as a football town as Steeler Nation dominates for about half of the year.It's easy to think of baseball and the Pirates and the storied history of the franchise that dates back for more than a century.But Pittsburgh also is a hockey town, ...

Fathers have tough road to navigate

Father's Day brings good thoughts for many, hopefully most, people of a dedicated worker, a patient taskmaster, an adviser for life.That's not the case for everyone, so, today, for those who do have such positive thoughts, be sure to let your father know what he means to you.Fathers get a bad ...

Dewans improved life in our region

On Sunday, the Salvation Army will be saying goodbye to two of its leaders as Majs. David and Sue Dewan leave the Northern Panhandle for their newest assignment in Oklahoma.They will preside over their final church service in Weirton that morning, followed by a reception, and then they are on ...

Spotlight shines on Ohio River

For many years now, volunteers have gathered on the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries on a Saturday morning in June to pick up debris and trash.River sweep, now in its 27th year, is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states and more than 3,000 miles of ...