Editorials

DeWine’s proposals should be debated

Gov. Mike DeWine wants Ohio legislators to consider new limits on firearms ownership. They include more background checks for gun buyers and potential power by courts to restrict access to weapons by those thought to be threats. It never hurts to talk about whether existing laws can be ...

Jefferson County Fair a chance to enjoy life

A good, old-fashioned piece of Americana will be renewed for the 148th time this week at Friendship Park in Smithfield. It’s the Jefferson County Fair, and it continues to serve as a way of connecting what was good from days gone by with what’s good about today. It’s reassuring to ...

Google event offers valuable lessons

In order to grow, a community needs access to a variety of tools. It is good, then, that the Mary H. Weir Public Library has been working with Google to bring a new set of digital tools to our area in an attempt to encourage business growth. The Grow with Google initiative stopped in ...

Peach festival a tasty break

Homemade peach treats, but with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday’s 56th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Peach Festival. Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and more goodies from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ...

Marland Heights race a tradition

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. In its 23rd year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is both a competitive race and a community event, bringing together athletes of all levels, as well as families. This year’s race is set for Friday at Marland Heights Park, and whether you are a ...

Battle of Bands to show off marina

Steubenville’s marina has been in the news a lot this summer. It took several weeks and much discussion, for example, before members of City Council decided that $100,000 in state grant money would indeed be used for its intended purpose — to extend a water line to the marina. That ...

Project will help Amsterdam, Route 43

Residents of Amsterdam and everyone who drives on state Route 43 through the village received some good news last week when it was announced that work was starting on a project that will see a dangerous S-curve removed. For years, the road that snaked through the heart of the village was a ...

Investment shows faith in our region

After six years of discussions, planning and construction, Pietro Fiorentini officially opened its first permanent manufacturing operation in the United States last Monday. We welcome the company and thank it for choosing Weirton to be their new home. Pietro Fiorentini is based in Italy, ...

Star nomination deadline nears

If you have not nominated a friend or neighbor to be among those who are considered for selection as a 2019 Community Star, we hope you will take to heart this reminder that the window of opportunity to make a submission is quickly closing. Wednesday is the deadline for nominations. After ...

W.Va. Derby has stood test of time

The 50th running of the West Virginia Derby is set for this afternoon at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, and it is sure to be a success. The biggest and richest horse race in the state has always been a big draw and continues to attract visitors from all parts of the Tri-State Area ...