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Proms should be fun and safe

April 14, 2016 Preparations have long been under way for this year’s proms, as area high schoolers are anticipating a truly memorable evening. more »»

Project Bootstraps lively, informative

April 13, 2016 Project Bootstraps began several years ago as an effort to support local entrepreneurs to become startup small business people. more »»

Madonna freshman has way with words

April 12, 2016 One local youth truly has a way with words. more »»

Be careful when in work zones

April 11, 2016 The spring flowers are starting to bloom and orange barrels on area roads also will be popping u. more »»

A quiet speech, quietly delivered

April 10, 2016 Gov. John Kasich took a few hours off the presidential campaign trail to deliver a pretty standard, for him, State of the State of Ohio address Wednesday, on the road in Marietta this year. more »»

Vigilant residents help battle crime

April 9, 2016 Mingo Junction officials held a meeting recently with residents to discuss crime and crime prevention in the villag. more »»

Lessons learned from Wisconsin

April 8, 2016 The victory by Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin’s Republican primary election Tuesday proved a couple of things. more »»

Bataan March remembered

April 7, 2016 Seventy-four years ago, following the months-long Battle of Bataan during World War II, tens of thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war were forced to march approximately 65 miles from... more »»

Cleanup efforts help area towns

April 6, 2016 There have been more concerted efforts in the Ohio Valley in recent years to cut back on the amount of garbage and other debris littering our communitie. more »»

Thought needed to stop car, train collisions

April 5, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

Mother Angelica’s faith ran very deep

April 4, 2016 A familiar voice and face to the hearts and souls of Catholics and those with questions about the Catholic faith worldwide passed from this world, perhaps fittingly, on Easter Sunday. more »»

Opening Day still a special experience

April 3, 2016 Today is one of those rare times when all things seem to be possible. It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. more »»

Bad tone in America set by the Oval Office

April 2, 2016 President Obama took a few shots across the bow of the media this week, accusing the nebulous body of being soft on presidential campaigners, thus contributing to the nasty, policy-less tone of... more »»

Chamber hears positive message

April 1, 2016 There was a message of hope delivered during the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership dinner Tuesday. more »»

Privacy concerns remain an issue

March 31, 2016 A few weeks ago, after Apple CEO Tim Cook thumbed his nose at the FBI’s request for help in recovering evidence from the government-issued iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, we said... more »»

Recreation plan good place to start

March 30, 2016 Recreation is one of the things that can define a community. Good recreational facilities can make a community an attractive place to live. more »»

Ohio payroll increase deserves attention

March 29, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

Administration not always forthcoming

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Easter Sunday

March 27, 2016 Some 2,000 years ago, an itinerant preacher in the Middle East was crucified for, as his executioners put it, claiming to be a king. There was no immediate worldwide news coverage of the even. more »»

Give Kids a Smile a valuable event

March 26, 2016 Everyone will be smiling next week, as the annual Eastern Gateway Community College’s Give Kids A Smile event gets under way at the college. more »»

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