Opinion

Be patient on area roadways

Editorials

Motorists had a rude awakening to driving in ice and snow during the past couple of weeks. After two relatively mild winters, drivers had to remember some basic winter driving skills. And there are still at least five more weeks of winter. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported driving ...

Best wishes, Dave Gossett

Local Columns

As you look through the pages of the newspaper during the next few weeks, it’s likely you will notice that a familiar byline is missing. That’s because Dave Gossett, a longtime area newsman who has spent the last decade or so with us, retired as of Saturday. Dave’s an old-school ...

Blood donation can help many

Editorials

Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act on Monday, and all in the name of one Ohio Valley volunteer who was known at blood drives for her smile and a sweet treat. This year’s Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled Monday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. The ...

Science says climate change is real

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: All legitimate science is conducted according the scientific method. The cell phone in your pocket and the artificial joint in your knee were developed and tested and the results were checked and rechecked for possible error or bias. These same principles established in the ...

Multitasking while shoveling some snow

Local Columns

So Better Half and I were shoveling snow out of the driveway last Saturday, two human plows, each of us with our own way of approaching the job. It was our “couples-out” highlight of the weekend, truth be told, two lovebirds flinging the white stuff into what became montrous mounds of ...

Trust your gut with president

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Some of the best advice I’ve ever received is to trust your gut. When you see or hear something with your own eyes and ears, and your gut tells you something’s not right, listen to it. When you learn that the president of the United States once faced housing discrimination ...

Guest column/It really does takes a community to feed an Army

Local Columns

During the fall of 2015, at the request of park administrators, officials from the Army 336th Engineer Company of Weirton made a visit to Brooke Hills Park. The purpose was to meet with officials to discuss potential work they could perform to assist in the parks expansion and improvement ...

Organ donation gift of life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Last year, Lifeline of Ohio experienced an increase in individuals who died from a drug overdose and went on to give the gift of life. I’d like to take the opportunity and address the nuances of donation when it coincides with someone passing from a drug or opioid overdose. ...

City schools step up to help

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: During the most recent water break, which shut off all water to the downtown area, the Juvenile Court Detention Center had to make arrangements to resolve several issues. Since the detention center houses anywhere from 15 to 20 juveniles (and there were 19 juveniles being ...

Project Rachel offers help

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Abortion is tragic in that it not only ends the life of the child in the womb, but abortion also impacts the lives of so many women and men. They may suffer for years from the decision to have an abortion or from being a part of that decision. There is help available. ...