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Editorials

Former union hall still holds memories

There are some buildings that seem to take on a life of their own. They are more than structures of mortar and brick, of steel and glass, of wires and pipes. They represent family and work, and they stand for a way of life. They help keep history and memories alive. The former United ...

Announcement good for the Tri-State Area

The Tri-State Area received some good news Wednesday, with the announcement of a new manufacturing facility to be located in Weirton. Officials from the Bologna Italy-based Gruppo Fanti joined W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice; Marvin Six, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the ...

Lincoln’s words remain important

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 ...

Smokeout offers reasons to quit

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 ...

Communication makes a difference

Members of Weirton City Council Thursday put an end to an issue that shouldn’t have reached the point that it became an issue. The concerns centered on the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and whether the city would remain a part of the 25-year-old organization that ...

Property offers look at the future

While there has been a lot of bad news lately on the spread of the coronavirus, our area received a reminder that there are reasons to be optimistic about the future. That came when officials with the Frontier Group of Companies met with local officials to discuss the status of some of the ...

Pay attention and save lives

We might be well into November, but that doesn’t mean the lessons shared during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month are any less important. This year’s observance of the month, which is designed to draw attention to the dangers presented by distracted driving, was held in October ...

Marshall tragedy still spurs memories

Fifty years ago this Saturday, Americans were united in the worst possible way — grief over what had happened near the airport near Huntington, W.Va. An airliner carrying nearly all members of the Marshall University football team crashed. All 75 people aboard perished. Expressions of ...

Schools ready to fight for titles

For many fans of high school sports in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are a couple of exciting days ahead. The volleyball teams at Weir High and Oak Glen, for instance, will be traveling to Charleston Friday to compete in the state Class AA state tournament. The format will be ...

Remember our veterans today

The names of the battlefields America’s men and women have fought on have changed many times during the years, but we must always remember the sacrifices they have made in those faraway places. That’s why we want every reader to take a moment today, Veterans Day, to remember all who have ...