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Congress needs to keep America first

July 22, 2015 Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to support a proposed agreement with Iran over production of nuclear weapons. more »»

There seem to be no boundaries for EPA

July 21, 2015 Coal miners and Americans worried about higher electric bills may be wondering when the Environmental Protection Agency will run out of ideas to drive the cost of coal-fired power up. more »»

Spirit of exploration captured once again

July 20, 2015 It’s not the 1960s and Americans tend to yawn when discussing the space program, but consider the feat that is the New Horizons probe from NASA. more »»

Deal with Iran leaves questions

July 19, 2015 The deal announced last week with Iran over its nuclear program is weak in substance. more »»

Laws reflect our shifting values

July 18, 2015 Law enforcement officers and officials, along with the prosecutors and judges who deal with those they arrest, should discriminate against people only on the basis of the crimes they commi. more »»

Event reflects on life that was lost too soon

July 17, 2015 Remembrance and a celebration are planned this weekend, as one area family marks their late son’s and brother’s birthday Saturday. more »»

Picnic keeps tradition alive

July 16, 2015 The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic is taking place Saturday, bringing with it a local tradition that can be traced to generations of Weirton area steelworkers. more »»

Region will come alive with music

July 15, 2015 One of the region’s most anticipated summer traditions will be renewed this week in the Belmont County community of Morristown. more »»

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 »»

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