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Editorials

Still time to choose a star

If you have not nominated a friend or neighbor to be among those who are considered for selection as a 2020 Community Star, we hope you will take to heart this reminder that the window of opportunity to make a submission is quickly closing. Wednesday is the deadline for nominations. After ...

Peach festival a tradition

While the circumstances will be different, many of the traditions will remain Saturday as the annual Peach Festival is held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. The usual peach shortcakes, peach pies, sandwiches and other refreshments will still be available, but, in adjusting for the ...

Tax holiday hits at a good time

Ohio will welcome back-to-school shoppers from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday with a tax holiday on most-used school supplies. State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $75 per item or less; school supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and school ...

Keeping media out not a brilliant idea

Republican Party leaders have one obvious step to take: Fire the party personnel who came up with the crazy idea of holding the party convention behind closed doors. It was a blatantly bad idea — almost a gift to Democrats. GOP leaders from throughout the nation will gather later this month ...

Jackfert leaves lasting legacy

Letters, artifacts and photographs contained in the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum and Education Center in Wellsburg tell a story of tragedy and heroism. It’s one that Ed Jackfert worked for many years to ensure was preserved. Jackfert, who died July 24 at the age of 98 ...

Bridge will be lasting tribute

His life might have been cut too short, but area residents now have the chance to remember Gary Alcott Birkhimer. Birkhimer, who served as a private first class in the Army during the Korean War, was killed on April 11, 1951. He was serving with the 17th infantry regiment and firing shells ...

Changes at area nonprofit agencies

Nonprofits are facing pressures that they haven’t encountered in many decades, and that makes it even more important that they have solid leadership. That’s why it’s worth noting the changes that are occurring at a couple of the area’s leading agencies. For the United Way of ...

Penguins set for run to Stanley Cup

This will be a weekend many of us have been waiting for since March. For the first time in more than four months, there will be nearly a full slate of professional sports in action. And while we will not attempt to downplay the seriousness of the situation that surrounds us as we continue to ...

Action needed from Congress

Debate on a new coronavirus relief package continues in Congress and at the White House. Disagreements are both legitimate and political, but one thing ought to be obvious to all involved: Millions of Americans will be in very real financial trouble if a deal is not achieved quickly. Outlines ...

Resource officers can help students

Calls for change in law enforcement range from those demanding that police departments be virtually disbanded to others insisting on better training for officers and more accountability for the few rogues among them. Common to most reform proposals is that law enforcement personnel be more ...