Opinion

Taking time to remember

Local Columns

As I approach the end of my library career, public relations staffer Jennifer Cesta keeps pulling names and dates from my mind which have cluttered by brain cells during the past 36 years. She is concerned that my mass of library knowledge will be lost after my retirement. I share that ...

Change time, check detectors

Editorials

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks and watches back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time offer good reminders to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be ...

Watch for deer when driving

Editorials

Drivers need to be careful this time of the year to avoid deer crashes. But the odds are against you driving in Pennsylvania and Ohio and especially in West Virginia. The odds of a Mountain State resident having an insurance claim because of a deer collision is one in 46. In Pennsylvania, ...

Area teams ready for playoff battles

Editorials

High school football games in Ohio will take on a little more intensity this week. That’s because it’s the beginning of the playoffs, the annual five-week, single-elimination tournament that players and fans hope will take their teams to Canton, where this year’s championship games will ...

Let’s put a stop to elder abuse

Editorials

Children and the elderly are the two most vulnerable segments of society. The elderly face a sometimes difficult life. They may have to depend upon the care of others. They also may not be able to care for themselves. There is a small group of county workers charged with protecting the ...

Johnson serves Eastern Ohio

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, has been more than a congressman from Eastern Ohio. Since he took office in 2011, Johnson has proved to be the representative for his constituents — and very frequently, among them. In contrast to some lawmakers who begin to think of Washington as home ...

Put safety first this Halloween

Editorials

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area on Wednesday evening, we ask parents to make safety a priority this Halloween. Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone. Parents should always accompany young ...

It was a week of many discoveries

Local Columns

It was a week of discoveries, of learning lessons, of finding things I was looking for and things I wasn’t. Today’s space is dedicated to some of them. These included: -- A key to an important thing. Not my house, not my car, but an important building. I had taken this key off my ...

Candy takes center stage

Local Columns

It never takes much to start a conversation about food in the newsroom. That’s especially true this time of year, when anticipation is really starting to build around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays and all of the eating and drinking that goes along with them. First, ...

Summit important step for our region

Editorials

The Weirton area has been getting a great deal of attention in recent years. From homegrown development efforts to funding from state and federal governments aimed at cleaning up former industrial sites, to international companies deciding to call the city home, there has been much going on ...