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Editorials

Remember to help others

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday season with shopping, family get-togethers and other events on our minds these days. And even though the holiday season comes at the same time every year, so many of us procrastinate, waiting until the final few weeks to buy gifts and plan ...

This remains a day to pause, remember

The words President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, remain as powerful and meaningful today as they were when they were first spoken some 78 years ago. Americans were stunned and still reeling from the news that Japanese forces had attacked ...

Progress being made in hazings at colleges

Reports of young men and sometimes young women being injured, sometimes fatally, at college fraternity activities seem to be regular occurrences. Give higher education officials credit for cracking down with actions ranging from shutting fraternities down to expelling students. No doubt that ...

Drone will help law enforcement

Having access to the latest technology is important to those who are involved in law enforcement. Finding the money to acquire that equipment, however, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why it was good to learn on Monday that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and its special ...

Keeping holiday spirit year round

Organizers of the annual Follansbee Christmas in the Park event say the holiday season is filled with the spirit of giving. And that’s why they continue to share proceeds from the annual event with members of the community. The festival has been a staple on the October calendar for nearly ...

Remember local merchants first

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Avoid fires during this holiday season

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

There are ways to avoid depression

The pace of the holidays is starting to speed up. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those already stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The constant hustle and bustle of the holidays ...

Be safe, aware while shopping

The rush for holiday shopping has officially begun. It is a shorter shopping season this year for many who wait until after Thanksgiving to begin their gift buying. The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers need to practice common sense and have an ...

Remember to be courteous, kind

Pundits and analysts have been pronouncing Black Friday a dying tradition, but pundits and analysts are not in the immediate circles of family and friends who set out today in bargain hunts for the perfect, and affordable, Christmas gift. For many, today represents a memorable, annual, fun ...