Editorials

Share the road with the buggies

Far too many Ohio motorists are not share-the-road drivers, to judge by Ohio Department of Transportation statistics. On average, there are about 120 accidents each year in which motor vehicles strike buggies, almost always driven by members of the Amish faith. One occurred recently at ...

Volunteer help could make area parks work

Like public officials in many Ohio Valley communities, those in Weirton are having to rethink priorities for spending taxpayers’ money. There just isn’t enough of it to go around, especially with populations — and, thus, the number of taxpayers — shrinking. Some municipal parks and ...

It’s time for Ohio to step up and address school issues

Some school districts in Ohio, including several in larger cities, are failing students badly. It is difficult to imagine how parents would react to a local school system with a 67.7 percent four-year high school graduation rate — but that is the number state officials report for the East ...

Foster parents are very special

May is Foster Care Month, and it is a good time to thank those foster parents who open their hearts and homes to children. There are 13 foster homes in Jefferson County serving 14 children. Many of the children placed in foster care may never have felt safe and secure inside a home. They ...

Three who touched our lives in many ways

They made us laugh, they made us think and they were a part of changes in our society. That’s how we’ll remember the three stars — Peggy Lipton, Doris Day and Tim Conway — who have left us in the last week or so. Lipton, who died May 11 at the age of 72, will long be remembered for ...

Enjoy the sun, but play it safe

The roller coaster ride of temperatures the Tri-State Area experiences during late spring appears to be ending, and hotter days are right around the corner. With the return of the late spring sun, it is time for everyone to think about the dangers of skin cancer, especially as we near the end ...

Grant money will help court system

Courts in Jefferson County will be getting a technology upgrade thanks to grant money that is coming from the Ohio Supreme Court. The $132,803 that was presented Tuesday by Justice Judith French will be used to improve the county’s case-management system. An additional $5,604 was presented ...

Reading program right for Brooke

If a neighbor can make successful use of a great idea, it would be foolish to pass it up. And it’s good that new Brooke County school Superintendent Jeffrey Crook sees it that way. Crook, formerly at the helm of Marshall County schools, has served as Brooke County’s interim ...

Glenn story shows heroes are real

At a time when skepticism about those to whom we look up to is high, Ohioans are fortunate to have two heroes about whom there is no question at all. They are Annie Glenn and her husband, the late John Glenn. On Sunday, the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord will be dedicated as a ...

Weirton United Way continues its mission

The Weirton United Way recently took some time to celebrate the accomplishments of its 2018 campaign, while making preparations for this year’s fundraising efforts. We offer our own congratulations to everyone involved for reaching last year’s $240,000 goal, which will help to provide ...