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Editorials

Road extension plus for Weirton

Extending a road could have huge implications for the future of business development in Weirton. During its meeting Monday, Weirton Council agreed to fund an engineering study and planning for a proposed extension of Park Drive, located in the Three Springs Business Park. If it moves forward, ...

Detectors can help keep residents safe

Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, can’t be smelled and can’t be heard, but poisoning from it can be prevented. The community still is mourning the deaths of James and Carolyn Swearingen Jr., who were found in their Lincoln Avenue home nearly two weeks ago. Carbon monoxide poisoning was ...

Information vital part of projects

Toronto residents will have a chance to ask Columbia Gas representatives questions on Wednesday regarding a project to replace gas lines across a swath of the city. Residents might have a lot of questions, given the fact that streets are being torn up already and notices were mailed to ...

Ohio tradition started here

Long after Gov. John Kasich leaves Ohio’s highest elected executive office, we hope a tradition he started in Steubenville will continue: The taking of the State of the State Address on the road. Kasich started this custom in 2012 at Steubenville High School. The idea is that it gives the ...

Weirton United Way a success

In a time where it often is difficult to find support for a variety of programs, the Weirton United Way was able to exceed its goal for the 2016 campaign. That announcement came last week during the campaign’s final official report luncheon, when United Way officials revealed $260,326.85 ...

Revival of W.Va.’s estate tax bad idea

West Virginia needs to reinvigorate our economy, Gov. Jim Justice believes. He outlined some of his ideas for doing so Wednesday, during his state of the state speech. Unfortunately, through $600 million in tax increases, the governor’s plan is more likely to reinvigorate the state ...

Baseball camps a sure sign of spring

While the Tri-State Area has — so far — managed to escape much of the bad winter weather we have come to expect, there are many signs that spring is not that far off, the most reliable of which happens this week. That’s when pitchers and catchers report for Major League Baseball’s ...

Planned truck stop good news

The news that there will be a Pilot Flying J Travel Center along state Route 7 in Steubenville can only be considered good news. The company, owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, has roots dating back to the 1950s. It’s a place familiar to just about anyone who has driven between ...

Money will help state park grow

It wasn’t all that long ago that Jefferson Lake State Park near Richmond was on Ohio’s budget-cutting chopping block. An analysis by the county to see if it could take on ownership proved it would be too costly and might hurt Jefferson County’s own recreational gem, Friendship Park near ...

Presidency not a reality show

Googling the words “President Trump” on a recent morning resulted in such headline gems as predictions of what happens to the market if “the Trump train derails, “or how the president “could gut America’s consumer watchdog” (both from CNBC), or how Trump playing the role of ...