Opinion

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 ...

Renforth deserves your vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Scott Renforth was raised in Mingo Junction. I’ve known him and his family most of his life. While watching him and his brothers as youngsters, I always was impressed with how polite and caring they were. As a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy, Renforth is a community ...

Be sure to vote Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Election Day, Nov. 6, will change America as we know it. I pray it will be for the good. We have spent so much time listening to the negativity of campaign ads and finger-pointing politics. Today, I ask my fellow voters to demand accountability at the polls. We elect these ...

Guest column/Community leaders united against Issue 1

Local Columns

On Nov. 6, the voters in Jefferson County and across the state will face an important issue that will affect not only our response to the current opiate epidemic, but will have long-term detrimental effects on our legal system and on the places we call home. The importance of this issue ...

Health premiums going up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This also is known as Obamacare. When this bill was passed, the U.S. government took over one-sixth of our nation’s health care. These are statistics from www.Ehealthinsurance.com. In 2017, new data from ...

Renforth right choice for auditor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to recommend sheriff’s Deputy Scott Renforth for Jefferson County auditor. I have known him since 1998, when I became payroll clerk at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. I found him to be a very intelligent and dedicated worker. He was always ...