Opinion

Bishop’s actions are questioned

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In his letter “Move on from cathedral project,” (Oct. 28) Frank Krajovic details Bishop Jeffrey Monforton’s lack of money for the remodeling of Holy Name Cathedral and wanting to making St. Peter’s the cathedral. Holy Name is the bishop’s throne, his church, where ...

Not all sacrifices are the same

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I had to laugh when I heard radio sports commentators talk for 35 minutes Tuesday morning about the sacrifices they made as athletes. I agree with what they said — it is justified — having a son and grandson who were involved in sports. Then they said they had to warm ...

Looking for a real American

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A person looking for attention might use patriotism to preach self-sacrifice while practicing self-importance. He’ll mention the flag, the troops and the Constitution and he knows when to applaud and who to denounce. But it is little more than a means to display his own ...

Talking remains the best solution

Editorials

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media ...

Bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness afflict all

Local Columns

As this Thanksgiving season is upon us, give thanks for what Jesus did for us on Calvary. He was the substitute for you and me and all our sins. In the book of Luke 23:34 Jesus spoke from the cross, saying, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” Over the years ...

Weirton is poised to shine brightly

Editorials

The holiday season will be kicking off in Weirton Saturday with the lighting of the official Community Christmas Tree. A ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, where the tree will reside during the holiday season. A tradition in the ...

Faith plays big role in our future

Editorials

What started as an idea put forth by former Steubenville Bishop R. Daniel Conlon has grown into an event that annually helps to inspire residents from across our region. Conlon’s premise in 2004 was that prayer can make a difference in the lives of individuals and the communities they live ...

Smokeout offers a reason to think

Editorials

This Thursday is a good day to stop smoking. It’s the annual Great American Smokeout — marked on the third Thursday in November — when smokers make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It’s a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit that could lead to dire ...

Trade speech hit all the right notes

Editorials

We Americans often seem less suspicious of foreign competitors, both economically and militarily, than of each other. Just contrast the rhetoric often heard in U.S. political campaigns with that usually employed in reference to leaders in other countries. But last week in Vietnam, President ...

Existing laws serve a purpose

Editorials

The 26 men, women and children massacred in a Texas church on Nov. 5 might be alive today if existing laws on firearms ownership had been obeyed. They were not — and the full extent of government’s failure in that regard is both horrifying and angering many Americans. Devin Patrick ...