Editorials

Weirton hall looks for 2016 nominees

Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a future.The Weirton community endeavors to do just that each year with the induction of several past and present ...

Area United Ways need your help

Your help is needed.The campaigns of the United Ways that serve our region are quickly nearing their ends, which means there's a final push under way to help ensure this year's goals are met.The United Way of Jefferson County has received pledges totaling around 80 percent of its goal of ...

Sunday sure to be ‘sparkling’

A "sparkling" day awaits those who attend the Sunday's annual bridal show at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville presented by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times.It's a day, for sure, for all area brides-to-be, but also for those who are looking for the latest wedding fashions and flare ...

Use common sense when storms near

We would hope that Tri-State Area residents know to take prudent steps every winter that would allow them to do well if a big storm does bear down on the region.Throughout the week we have received varying predictions from a dusting to blizzard-levels of snowfall as the meteorologists worked ...

Bill will protect victims of violence

A bill pending in the Ohio General Assembly would protect victims of domestic violence, and it makes sense.The address would hold confidential the actual addresses of victims by giving them a state-monitored address as a front preventing their actual address from being part of the public ...

Standardized test would help W.Va.

At long last, West Virginia education officials may be ready to bite the bullet and use a standardized test that will allow the state to compare its schools and students to those in many other states.A commission established by state school Superintendent Michael Martirano has been taking the ...

Bill could preserve thousands of jobs

Celebrations of victories against President Barack Obama's assault on coal and affordable electricity have tended to be short-lived. So it probably will be with a bill passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives last week.Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency have used every ...

King remembered today

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963:Five ...

Speech broke very little new ground

It was almost embarrassing to listen to President Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday night.Obama was wise enough to realize he couldn't, as an increasingly unpopular lame duck, bring any sweeping legislative agenda for 2016 to the floor. But he didn't quite make it through his ...

Events remember legacy of King

Once again, residents of Steubenville and surrounding communities are set to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr. in events scheduled downtown this weekend.Pupils, parents, business leaders, city leaders, senior citizens and others have the chance to come together ...