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Editorials

Alcohol, teens don’t mix well

It’s that time of year when we look ahead to the transition to the next phase of life for high school seniors. They’re young. They’re excited. They’ll want to celebrate their milestone of graduation with friends. And, while we’re wishing them well on this big step toward their ...

Sign has impact on community

Following more than a few delays, the Hometown Athletes sign was finally put back together last week. The sign, which honors Weirtonians who have made it to the highest level of athletics, can be traced back to 2014 and a bit of trivia on the game show “Jeopardy,” which noted Weir Avenue ...

Raise your glass for craft brewers

Ohio lawmakers have been right, over the past several years, to pay attention to the Buckeye State’s burgeoning brewery business. Now, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is celebrating the 400th licensed craft brewery in the state — the Guernsey Brewhouse in Cambridge. According to the ...

Share the road with motorcycles

Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial start of summer, is just one week away. And even with some of the highest gasoline prices in history, it’s anticipated there will be an increase in traffic this coming weekend and in the weeks ahead. Unfortunately, more vehicles means there will be ...

Play it safe when you’re in the sun

Longer days, warmer temperatures and knowing that the official start of summer is not that far off mean that most of us are looking forward to being able to spend more time in the sun. Before you head out, though, we ask that you take a few moments to pause and think about the toll all of ...

Tree program protects lines

If you happen to see work crews hanging around local power lines, or helicopters flying overhead our communities with strange equipment hanging below in the coming months, it’s nothing to fear. Mon Power, which provides electricity to much of the Northern Panhandle, has begun its annual ...