Opinion

Pathetically desperate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The mass shootings recently in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton have elicited the predictable cries for ever more gun regulations. Once again, a few crazies go off the deep end and incite a senseless tragedy, and the typical knee-jerk reaction of the American left is ...

25-Year Club thanks sponsors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is a special thank-you to all the sponsors of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. The picnic was held on July 13 at the Serbian Picnic grounds and was very well attended. This was the 73rd picnic, and the members look forward each year to gathering with their co-workers and ...

Don’t blame Trump for acts of others

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Two tragic shootings happened last weekend, one in El Paso, Texas, and one in Dayton. Both of these mass shootings were done by evil young men. Investigations are ongoing into the lives of these two evil men. Both communities are trying to deal with this man-made tragedy. ...

Google event offers valuable lessons

Editorials

In order to grow, a community needs access to a variety of tools. It is good, then, that the Mary H. Weir Public Library has been working with Google to bring a new set of digital tools to our area in an attempt to encourage business growth. The Grow with Google initiative stopped in ...

Peach festival a tasty break

Editorials

Homemade peach treats, but with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday’s 56th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Peach Festival. Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and more goodies from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ...

Marland Heights race a tradition

Editorials

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. In its 23rd year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is both a competitive race and a community event, bringing together athletes of all levels, as well as families. This year’s race is set for Friday at Marland Heights Park, and whether you are a ...

Battle of Bands to show off marina

Editorials

Steubenville’s marina has been in the news a lot this summer. It took several weeks and much discussion, for example, before members of City Council decided that $100,000 in state grant money would indeed be used for its intended purpose — to extend a water line to the marina. That ...

Project will help Amsterdam, Route 43

Editorials

Residents of Amsterdam and everyone who drives on state Route 43 through the village received some good news last week when it was announced that work was starting on a project that will see a dangerous S-curve removed. For years, the road that snaked through the heart of the village was a ...

Investment shows faith in our region

Editorials

After six years of discussions, planning and construction, Pietro Fiorentini officially opened its first permanent manufacturing operation in the United States last Monday. We welcome the company and thank it for choosing Weirton to be their new home. Pietro Fiorentini is based in Italy, ...

An interesting week

Local Columns

If you have not had the opportunity — or, worse yet, not taken advantage of that chance — to attend one of the events put on by the Ohio Valley Music Guild, you’ve missed being able to relax while enjoying an evening of food, music and camaraderie. A reminder of that came about 10 days ...