Editorials

Remembering steel industry

Though most of the economic talk nowadays focuses on oil and gas drilling and related projects in the region, the area still owes its existence to industries that came before, most recently, the steel industry.There was a time a couple decades ago that roughly 30,000 people went into the two ...

Early voting option good to consider

West Virginia's primary election is set for May 10.On that day, Mountain State residents will be heading to the polls to voice their opinions on numerous local and state elections, as well as contribute toward the selection of the Republican and Democratic nominees for president.There will be a ...

A.L.I.V.E. still helping others

Victims of domestic violence suffer from physical, verbal and mental abuse. They struggle with how to deal with the abuse, and many people can't understand how difficult it can be to leave the relationship.Fortunately, there is a trained staff at the Alternatives to Living in Violent ...

Symposium offers opportunity to learn

With all the talk of changing school curriculum to provide a taste of the business world to high school students, it is nice to see some in our area have had such an opportunity for quite some time already.For the last couple of decades, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce has offered its High ...

Geist offers chance to learn about history

Residents from around the Tri-State Area will have the opportunity Monday night to learn about an event of historical importance from a person who actually lived through it.That's when Mark Geist, who was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi on Sept. 11-12, ...

Health center will shine this evening

Tonight will be special in many ways for the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.That's when friends and supporters will gather at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville for the 10th-annual gala, the major fundraiser for the organization whose mission is to provide health care to the ...

A loss of faith could mean chaos

The increasing appearance of teleprompters on the podium with Donald Trump isn't indicative of him softening.It's not that he's becoming a politically correct empty suit, but maybe he's starting to recognize the need for presidents to choose their words carefully, to start delivering a message ...

W.Va. Elks earn warm welcome

We extend a welcome to members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks from throughout West Virginia as they visit the Weirton area during the next few days and hope they enjoy their time here.Weirton will be the site of the West Virginia Elks Association state convention, hosted by ...

Organ donation helps save lives

Do you know someone who has received a kidney, a heart or maybe a cornea implant?Chances are you do, as 2015 was a record year for organ donations in the United States, with more than 30,000 performed. However, thousands and thousands more await transplants - more than 121,000 nationally, 3,179 ...

Taste of Home still a special experience

Whether you're looking to pick up a few new recipes for the spring and summer, trying to acquire some new culinary skills or just looking for an evening out with family and friends, this year's edition of the Taste of Home Cooking School has everything you need.Sponsored by The Weirton Daily ...