Opinion

Some fuel for thought

Letters to the Editor

To the editor Wherever we celebrated Thanksgiving, our favorite foods took center stage. The warmth and abundance of the holiday is a good time to be thankful, not just for the meal we will enjoy, but also the energy necessary to make “farm-to-table” possible. Ohio and the Midwest are ...

What were your expectations?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How many of you voted to keep a GOP majority in Congress in 2016? What expectations did you have, when indeed, that majority was sustained in both houses? At the very least, most Republicans expected a repeal of Obamacare — this, after Congress voted numerous time for ...

A look at the tax cut plan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Today I will be, for the most part, passing over extremely relevant important issues in order to focus on one issue that is especially important and intensely time sensitive. Just as a reminder, I will be scarcely mentioning the following: President Trump’s conspiring with ...

Guest column/Beware: Predators offering help with addiction

Local Columns

It is no secret that access to treatment for substance abuse is not readily available for everyone that needs it. There just isn’t enough available help, and if you are dealing with addiction — yourself or someone you love and care about — you may not know where to go or how to find what ...

Put safety first while shopping

Editorials

Holiday shopping has officially started. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities the season ...

Be courteous while shopping

Editorials

You control the experience you have when Christmas shopping. There are those who were up before the crack of dawn today, taking advantage of all the incredible buys. There are others who waited for a more civil hour, after morning coffee and breakfast. Still others might not venture out until ...

Today’s a day to give thanks

Editorials

A year ago today, we offered the hope that the nation could stop being Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, and just enjoy being together and being thankful, to enjoy a family style holiday. A year later, we don’t offer such hope because the nation has spent the better ...

Spirit of sharing shines in our area

Editorials

It’s a wonderful time of the year to count our blessings. And in our area, blessings come in many forms throughout our communities. One of those forms is the many area locations that offer free, hot, traditional Thanksgiving meals to anyone wanting one, regardless of need. These dinners ...

Parades herald Christmas season

Editorials

Streets in communities throughout our region will come to life with the magic of Christmas during the next several weeks, as parades are held to welcome the holiday season. The annual events bring smiles to the faces of children and adults who get caught up in the holiday spirit. Parades ...

Region lights up for the holidays

Editorials

Communities throughout the Tri-State Area will take on that special glow that comes with the Christmas season during light-up night events. Weirton opened the festivities Sunday, when its community Christmas tree was lit. The event included the unveiling of a commemorative tree ornament, which ...