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Editorials

Light represents a hopeful sign

A new traffic light was put into service on University Boulevard Thursday to serve the new traffic pattern as Franciscan Square continues to grow and develop. Those who go to and from the Franciscan University of Steubenville on a regular basis should be welcoming the signal as an ...

Planned Brooke plant positive

A project in Brooke County that was part of international headlines during President Trump’s visit to China during 2017 has taken a major step forward. The planned Brooke County Power plant, a natural-gas fired electric generation facility, has received approval of its siting plan by the ...

Many helped during flooding

The past two weekends called to clear attention the good that is in the hearts of some people. The area was drenched by several inches of rain, resulting in some flooding the weekend of Feb. 19-21 and minor flooding the following weekend. In the run-up to the flood events and in their ...

BreastCare center helps area women

Weirton Medical Center added to the area’s options for women’s health care needs in dedicating its BreastCare Center on Tuesday. The multimillion-dollar investment represents the culmination of a multi-year effort aimed toward providing a health-care area directed specifically at the ...

Let process work in issue of PEIA

Short of writing a blank check to the Public Employees Insurance Agency, it is impossible for West Virginia legislators to comply with one demand by many public school employees who began a strike last week. In other words, it can’t be done. Yet a substantial number of the strikers continued ...

We must enforce our laws first

Regardless of how you feel about new restrictions on gun ownership, ask yourself this: Who would be enforcing them? The same FBI that failed to act on warnings Nikolas Cruz was dangerous, allowing him to slaughter 17 people at a high school? The FBI that cleared Dylann Roof to buy the guns he ...

North Korea must fear something

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea history, the process of counting the medals has begun. Give Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump a gold medal for trying. But recognize, too, that they had no competition: North Korea’s “team” didn’t show up for the event. South ...

Bidell shipment a positive sign

A flatbed tractor-trailer heading down Main Street with the output of the hard work of local hands is not an unusual site in Weirton, where drivers are used to following steel coils around. What moved through the city Feb. 19 was not only unusual but worthy of note. A truck carrying the ...

Spaying, neutering part of owning a pet

It’s a proven fact — spaying and neutering are effective, and humane, ways to save the lives of animals. These procedures are one of many important responsibilities that come with owning a dog or cat. So along with providing a safe, warm home, food and water and daily exercise, we ask ...

Simple lessons still relevant

It was a simple message delivered sweetly and directly to children. Be a neighbor. Fred Rogers first delivered the message Feb. 19, 1968, 50 years ago, on National Educational Television, the forerunner to PBS. Along the way, the world learned from live characters such as Pittsburgh jazz ...