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Hellbender support very encouraging

February 12, 2016 Jefferson County has a chance to help re-establish a threatened giant salamander, and it won’t hold up a highway or construction project. more »»

It’s time to take notice of Korea

February 11, 2016 At some point, the international laughingstock might just become a serious threat, and the world needs to start paying attentio. more »»

Concerns in Ohio over charter schools

February 10, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Kasich, Sanders are opposites

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign being held today in New Hampshire, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

Portman receiving support of Ohioans

February 8, 2016 While most attention to politics was focused on this week’s Iowa caucuses for presidential candidates, an important story unfolded in Ohio. more »»

Wings, guacamole and, yes, football

February 7, 2016 The pop culture changes and the men who play the game are bigger and faster and paid beyond the dreams of 50 years ago. more »»

Month a chance to learn, reflect

February 6, 2016 Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect. Events have been held in our communities already this month, and many more are scheduled, to celebrate black history and heritage. more »»

New bridge will be a plus for our area

February 5, 2016 With the approval of $37 million through the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Committee, the new Ohio River bridge between Brilliant and Wellsburg is a go for motorists to be using as early as... more »»

Election season really heats up

February 4, 2016 With the victory of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the narrowly declared win of Hillary Clinton Monday in Iowa’s caucuses, the presidential campaign circus moves on to New Hampshire on Tuesday. more »»

Big game event will help others

February 3, 2016 It’s only a few days before the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of the professional football season, and the Weirton United Way will be observing some of those festivities in its own way. more »»

Spring is just right around the corner

February 2, 2016 Shortly after dawn today, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, failed to see his shadow and let the world know that we can expect to have an early sprin. more »»

Edition features area progress

February 1, 2016 As you look through the pages of the first installment of our annual Progress Edition that is inside today’s paper, you will find a quote from Evan Scurti that shows our area is moving in the right... more »»

Caucuses start of long election road

January 31, 2016 Twenty-two weeks before the Super Bowl, 32 NFL teams had a shot. By the end of the first week of games, some were heading down a long road toward elimination. more »»

Lessons learned on the mountain

January 30, 2016 Some people have the philosophy that every day is an adventur. more »»

No pretentions, just solutions

January 29, 2016 “No pretentions, just solutions,” read the headline on an article in this newspaper when Wayne Van Dine retired in May 2003 from a stellar broadcasting career in and around Pittsburgh. more »»

BDC works to improve local business climate

January 28, 2016 The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle continues to collect important victories when it comes to its many local development projects. more »»

Statistics needed on area schools

January 27, 2016 Closing the academic achievement gap between children from low-income households and their more prosperous classmates is among the biggest challenges facing educators. more »»

Improvements noted at animal shelter

January 26, 2016 Jefferson County residents in 2008 approved a 1.3-mill levy to construct a new county animal shelter. Planners had a vision of a shelter that combined animal care and control. more »»

Weirton hall looks for 2016 nominees

January 25, 2016 Part of what makes any community great is the effort to preserve its history and remember those who have come before, laying the groundwork for our present as we strive to build a futur. more »»

Area United Ways need your help

January 24, 2016 Your help is needed. The campaigns of the United Ways that serve our region are quickly nearing their ends, which means there’s a final push under way to help ensure this year’s goals are met. more »»

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