Editorials

Community spirit is shining brightly

Look around your neighborhoods — the holiday spirit is alive and well. Twinkling, and even laser, lights, as well as animated holiday characters can be seen on the outside of homes and businesses this time of the year, fostering a creative and often competitive spirit among homeowners and ...

Become a wise news consumer

Did a Santa Claus in Knoxville, Tenn., hold a terminally ill child who died in his arms as he made a Christmas wish or not? Depends on who is asked. The tale surfaced in a column by a newspaper writer in Knoxville who since has been unable to independently verify the story. But, by the time ...

Breach shows how vulnerable we are

The 2013 breach of massive amounts of data reported by Yahoo! in recent days should call to mind the issue of protecting ourselves as much as possible on the Internet. Security experts have been warning for years that people are too lax with passwords and links to personal information and ...

Newell Porcelain property promising

Opportunities continue to grow in Hancock County. Recently, Frank Six, the founder of Haydall Redevelopment, purchased the former Newell Porcelain property with the hope of cleaning it up and making it available for future business. Six was inspired by the ongoing project at the former ...

Hechler served W.Va. very well

The United States Army is known for doing an excellent job of identifying recruits’ skills and matching them up with military jobs. Early during World War II, an officer recognized a young man’s creativity with words, courage and dedication. So Ken Hechler became a combat historian for ...

Don’t use computers for political points

Cyber security is a critical issue demanding a bipartisan approach, Republicans and Democrats alike agree. Or at least, they say they do. But now, in relation to one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world, the issue has become politicized. That needs to end. At issue is ...

John Glenn set a high standard

World War II fighter ace, Korean War jet fighter pilot whose wingman was baseball great Ted Williams. Polished Marine Corps and Navy veteran who won a popular TV game show. Hero of NASA whose life changed in nearly 5 hours in orbit in February 1962. Senator. Star of his own lifelong ...

Plan will cast look toward the future

Weirton is preparing to update its zoning regulations following Monday’s council meeting where a Pittsburgh firm was hired to work on the city’s comprehensive development plan. Weirton, and many other municipalities are required to have such regulations under West Virginia law, and update ...

Think before you give pet as a gift

It’s the time of year when trips to area malls and pet supply stores include sightings of wagging tails and furry ears, playful barks and purring. Yes, dogs and cats are a familiar sight this time of the year as shoppers scurry to find last-minute gifts. The canines and felines being ...

Route 7 work area confusing

While we question the decision to begin a lane-restrictive construction project during the darkest days of the year on one of the busiest highways in the area, we recognize the work has begun and we’re going to have to live with the consequences. The lane restriction on state Route 7 ...