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Government actions become frightening

February 23, 2014 The federal government has lost its way, and more frightening, the American people don’t seem to care. more »»

Program offers help to disabled workers

February 22, 2014 Employers looking for dependable workers should turn their attention to the community employment services program offered by the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities. more »»

Grant for dog helps area police activity

February 21, 2014 We’re happy that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a big and community- minded heart when it comes to police dogs. more »»

Program a plus for health center

February 20, 2014 The value of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center is not a secret. The center opened its doors at 701 N. Fourth St. more »»

Weirton prepares to set its budget

February 19, 2014 Weirton City Council will meet tonight to begin the process of determining the city’s budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. more »»

Ormet workers deserve a chance

February 18, 2014 Time is running out for about 1,000 men and women who worked at the Ormet aluminum plant until last fall. If Ohio legislators and Gov. more »»

Remember what presidency means

February 17, 2014 The occupants of the White House change every four or eight years, but America always represents the high ideal of peaceful domestic power to the rest of the world. more »»

Scourge of heroin affects everyone

February 16, 2014 If you haven’t noticed, the world has changed in a dangerous way. The price of heroin has followed all the rules of basic economics of supply and demand. more »»

Weirton speech sets positive tone

February 15, 2014 It would be easy for all Weirton residents to look toward the negatives of the community after the last several years, with the loss of the city’s largest employer, loss of population and a variety... more »»

Health care changes don’t make difference

February 14, 2014 The health care overhaul bill of more than 1,000 pages wasn’t enough to define the system and has created unintended consequences since its enactment in 2010. more »»

Weirton right to pursue opportunity

February 13, 2014 Residents of Weirton may be wary upon learning city council is attempting to gain more powers and authorities through West Virginia’s home rule program. more »»

School calendar changes coming

February 12, 2014 After the start of a year when it has snowed (or dropped ice or freezing rain or sleet) for 30 out of 42 days, it should come as no surprise that school systems throughout our region have used up th... more »»

Olympic spirit alive, well in Sochi Games

February 11, 2014 The 2014 Winter Olympics are well under way and are establishing their character, as all games do, based in part on the host nation and the atmosphere surrounding the games, and led by the athletes... more »»

Hancock County making changes

February 10, 2014 The Hancock County Commission has developed a master plan in recent years to upgrade the county courthouse and other facilities to provide improved services for area residents. more »»

Heartland offers many benefits

February 9, 2014 Area residents should mark this Thursday on their calendars. It’s that time again when everyone can practice preventative care by attending one of the Ohio Valley’s premier health events. more »»

W.Va. exercise bill raises questions

February 8, 2014 While the health of West Virginians is always of great importance, a bill proposed by the majority leader of the state Senate is taking those concerns in the wrong direction. more »»

Pinewood Derby teaches lessons

February 7, 2014 An annual father-son event is scheduled for today and Saturday with the Pinewood Derby at the Fort Steuben Mall. more »»

War on drugs takes new twist

February 6, 2014 The war on drugs is not always fought with bullets and arrests and warrants and raids. more »»

Careful decisions needed on money

February 5, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has suggested cutting back on the funds local governments receive from video lottery revenue as a way to help the state’s continuing budget shortfall. more »»

Jefferson County still faces budget concerns

February 4, 2014 The Jefferson County commissioners are taking a cautious approach in preparing this year’s budget. That is a good course of action. more »»

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