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Editorials

We have plenty to be thankful for

Today is Thanksgiving Day. It’s many things to many people. It’s a day that has come to stand for food, family and football. And while those traditions are important, we hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to remember all of the good things in our lives, and make this ...

Thanks to those who serve meals

It’s a wonderful time of the year to count our blessings. And in our area, blessings come in many forms throughout our communities. One of those forms is the many area locations that offer free, hot, traditional Thanksgiving meals to anyone wanting one, regardless of need. These dinners ...

Parades help set spirit of holiday

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off of the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade. It’s impossible to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit. From the musicians in area ...

Area communities ready to light up

The special glow that comes with the Christmas season once again will be seen as communities across the Tri-State Area hold their light-up events. Those evenings help to create a sense of joy and anticipation as they bring residents together to celebrate and enjoy a festive atmosphere where ...

Landfill proposal has a bad stench

It is not often when we say our community should walk away from a company that is willing to make a multi-million dollar investment in our region. But when the company involved is looking to reopen the Crossridge Landfill, it’s the right thing to do. And, because of that, the Jefferson ...

Nothing dampens the holiday spirit

The weekend’s rain has not been able to dampen the holiday spirit in Weirton. For the fourth year, Weirton will be lighting up the night Sunday, and we hope to see the community turn out for the festivities. The city, working with Renaissance Weirton and a number of local businesses, will ...

Mandel was too far ahead on technology

When former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel initiated a program that allowed the state to collect some tax payments through Bitcoin, he touted it a means to help the Buckeye State become a leader in embracing new technologies. And it was exciting to think about Ohio as being ahead of the curve in ...

Breakfast shows we still have faith

When the annual Faith in the Future Prayer Breakfast is held Friday, participants will be continuing a tradition that dates back to 2005. The event, traditionally held the Friday before Thanksgiving, has been based on a very simple message — the movement seeks to create a climate of ...

Smokeout continues to support health

This Thursday is a good day to clear the air, so to speak. It’s the annual Great American Smokeout — marked on the third Thursday in November — when smokers, hopefully, will make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It’s a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit ...

Lincoln’s famous words remembered

The Civil War was far from over on Nov. 19, 1863, when the dedication ceremonies were held for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Politicians and dignitaries had gathered in the small Pennsylvania town to remember the battle of July 1-3 of that year in which Union forces had ...