Opinion

Just more promises?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In November 2016, our two political parties gave us a choice of two, disparate ideologies. One party, committed to the iniquity of abortion, gave honored seats to the heads of Planned Parenthood and NARAL at its convention, possibly signaling cabinet-level access to the White ...

More questions about dispensaries

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Steubenville City Council is currently discussing the direction the city will take following the expiration of the moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Many arguments are made in favor of medical marijuana, but the reality remains that its legalization for medical use ...

Guest column/Unimpeded energy markets needed

Local Columns

More and more, key players in the coal industry have had their hands outstretched in search of government support. At the federal level, they are asking for production subsidies and a moratorium on coal plant closures. Here in Ohio, they’ve sought power-plant bailouts. The truth is that the ...

Prostate cancer remains scourge

Editorials

Area men, especially those older than age 50, should know about the “silent killer.” Long labeled the “silent killer” of men, prostate cancer unfortunately develops in men without any obvious symptoms, and this month — Prostate Cancer Awareness Month— is an excellent time to study ...

Thanks to first responders

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Paris Presbyterian Church held a community day to honor the first responders from the Burgettstown area, McDonald, Oakland, New Cumberland and Weirton area fire and police departments. We’d like to thank the following businesses that made contributions to this day. ...

Toronto Art Exhibit a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The art committee would like to thank the artists who displayed their work in the Toronto Art Exhibit held in the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto and sponsored by the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization during the Labor Day Weekend. There were more than 157 pieces of work ...

Jean Munk will be missed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Buena Vista United Methodist Church family has just lost one of our dearest and oldest members, Jean Munk. I have belonged to the church for almost 53 years, and Jean was a member then. You never had to ask her to do anything. She had many jobs through the years, and she ...

All-of-the-above best energy policy

Editorials

For eight years, those of us in the Tri-State Area tried in vain to make our fellow Americans understand that former President Barack Obama’s war on coal ought to be their concern as well as ours. It took the spotlight focused on coal country by then-candidate Donald Trump to make millions of ...

Plenty to do at Brooke fair

Editorials

We’re beginning to experience the shorter days and cooler temperatures of fall, but that doesn’t mean an end for the area’s fairs and festivals. A great example is the Brooke County Fair, which will run Friday through Sunday at Brooke Hills Park. The annual event will feature food, ...

Zatezalo deserving of chance to head agency

Editorials

Assuming the U.S. Senate agrees, a Weirton native will become the head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. That could be a very good thing, because the local man, David Zatezalo, has bottom-to-top experience in the coal industry. Zatezalo, a resident of Wheeling, has been nominated ...