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Miners Protection Act deserves to be enacted

July 14, 2015 Tens of thousands of retired coal miners in West Virginia and Ohio rely on a pension program perilously near to insolvency. Fortunately, there is a way to save it, if only temporarily. more »»

Pressure needed on charter schools

July 13, 2015 Ohio lawmakers did little to refute criticism from those who view the Buckeye State’s regulation of charter schools as a bit of a joke when House of Representatives members simply headed home and... more »»

Gaughan has served area well as judge

July 12, 2015 For 20 years, Judge Martin J. Gaughan administered his decisions on a variety of issues from the bench of West Virginia’s First Judicial Circuit. more »»

Help of public needed in fight

July 11, 2015 Many times the judicial system only includes lawyers, the prosecutor, the judge and law enforcement. But two local judges are calling on the public to be a part of the process. more »»

Cosby revelations are disappointing

July 10, 2015 The latest revelations about Bill Cosby really changed little except to cause some people who were on the fence to fall more squarely into the anti-Cosby cam. more »»

Community Days brings celebration to Follansbee

July 9, 2015 It will be three days of food, crafts, music and more as the Follansbee Community Days makes its return Friday, Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Celebrate Greek heritage in Weirton

July 8, 2015 For 28 years, the members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church have shared their faith, heritage and traditions with the rest of the Weirton community, as well as residents throughout the Tri-State... more »»

Limiting amendments in Ohio would be bad

July 7, 2015 Ohio legislators are right to be concerned about a proposal to legalize marijuana. As the proposed constitutional amendment is written, it would make legal drug lords out of a few investors. more »»

Sewer upgrades would help area

July 6, 2015 Jefferson County, like many other rural parts, has a problem with faulty septic tanks, especially when there is a concentration of homes and not enough land to adequately handle such a system. more »»

Smith has left mark in Hancock County

July 5, 2015 It’s a rarity today that an employee can say he or she spent an entire career with one employer only. more »»

Spirit of 1776 continues to live today

July 4, 2015 We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than the men who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. more »»

We must stay alert this holiday weekend

July 3, 2015 If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just one day away. more »»

Enjoy fireworks as part of holiday

July 2, 2015 We ask everyone to take a moment during the next couple of days and remember that there are few nations in the world where citizens are able to gather to celebrate the freedoms residents of the... more »»

Court makes right decision in EPA case

July 1, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are masters of using numbers selectively. New regulations are accompanied by claims they will save lives and improve the nation’s economy. more »»

Local symphony visit a highlight of summer

June 30, 2015 After almost 25 years, it wouldn’t seem like the Independence Day holiday in Weirton without a performance from the Wheeling Symphony, which brings its special brand of community outreach and... more »»

Bad law leads to difficult decision

June 29, 2015 While the decision to uphold tax deductions for both state and federal insurance marketplaces has ripped the wounds of conservatives and liberals wide open anew regarding Obamacare, we hope the... more »»

Holtz hall honorees examples of motto

June 28, 2015 The Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony for 2015 was a success precisely because of the man the famous coach and football analyst is. more »»

Play it safe this holiday season

June 27, 2015 The Fourth of July is usually a time to celebrate with family picnics and get-togethers, sometimes accompanied by a few bangs and booms. more »»

Think safety when you’re on the water

June 26, 2015 The summer is in full swing, and it is a good time to remember the principles of safe boating. In 2014, the U.S. more »»

Thunder in the Ville early start to holiday

June 25, 2015 The annual Thunder in the Ville festival returns to Wintersville Friday and Saturday. more »»

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