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Editorials

Make safety a part of Halloween events

As children prepare to make their annual costumed trek throughout the Tri-State Area this weekend, we ask parents to make safety a priority this Halloween. Following some common-sense rules will ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everyone. Parents should always accompany young ...

Bringing government to the young people

Government can seem to be complicated and confusing, with decisions made hundreds of miles away having far-reaching impacts for many years. That’s why it’s important to have regular contact with elected officials and be able to put a name and a face together, especially for young people ...

Help’s available for victims of violence

You may have seen the purple signs cropping up around the area announcing that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a phone number that people can call if they are a victim or know someone who is. That there even is a Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a sign of progress. ...

Time to settle transit dispute

We hope a dispute between the Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority and the Weirton Transit Corp., which has resulted in a halt of SVRTA service to Weirton, can be resolved quickly. It appears much of the issue is focused on a shelter and a proposed link point between the agencies. WTC has ...

Wellsburg taking positive steps

Officials in Wellsburg are hoping to plan for the future of the city’s recreational offerings, and are asking residents for their input. In recent weeks, community volunteers Johanna Weiler and Angela Staffileno hosted a set of community vision sessions, seeking ideas for Wellsburg’s four ...

Working hard to stop trafficking

For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, ...