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Opinion

Guest column/CARA 3.0 will help Ohioans beat addiction

Local Columns

For years, the United States has struggled to overcome an epidemic of addiction that has devastated communities in Ohio and across the country. Unfortunately, recent data suggests that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic worsened this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least ...

Weirton looking to fund projects

Editorials

For the last couple of years, Weirton officials have been making plans for the expansion of the city’s utility plants, all in an effort to increase treatment capacity in anticipation of future development in the community. Plans call for the water treatment plant to go from its current 4 ...

Let’s Build Back Better, but slowly

Editorials

Most of us think of infrastructure as something physical: Bridges, roads, pipelines, power lines and the like. President Joe Biden says he wants to expand that dictionary definition to include workers, families and people — and therefore to include schools and housing, for example. That ...

Work keeping our area cleaner

Editorials

Everywhere we look around the Tri-State Area, there are colorful objects on the ground — but they are not signs of spring. Instead, they are signs of our carelessness and disrespect for one another and the planet. From beverages cans to plastic bags, paper cups and even large objects such ...

College students should get shots

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine is working to catch college students while they are still on campus, to get them a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine shot, assuming a planned shipment of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine hits the state this week. With Ohio’s institutions of higher learning getting the chance to ...

A chance to make West Virginia shine

Editorials

As we enter the early days of spring, West Virginia residents may turn to cleaning up their yards or larger properties. Winter takes its toll. On a larger scale, it is time to think about this year’s West Virginia Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup, which has been pushed back to May 1-15 to give ...

Needing that Saturday devotional experience

Local Columns

Although my Saturdays have their own rhythm and routine from which I rarely deviate, I still look forward to them just the same as a special day of the week. Part of that’s because I’m off on Saturday as a rule and that means I can have some leisurely morning time before I head down to ...

Easter’s message remains timeless

Editorials

Some 2,000 years ago, an itinerant preacher in the Middle East was crucified for, as his executioners put it, claiming to be a king. There was no immediate worldwide news coverage of the event. There were no live images beamed to televisions, tablets and cell phones around the world, no ...

Humans can become extinct

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The pundits and opinionators the likes of Cal Thomas, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and many others, with the lack of fact-based journalism and mostly innuendo, have failed America. Fox opinionator Hannity skillfully phrases a question to get the answer he wants to hear and ...

Interesting numbers

Local Columns

Easter certainly looks a lot different than it did one year ago. Churches are open again, and residents throughout the Tri-State Area will have the opportunity to attend services in person, something that was not possible last year as we were in the first couple of weeks of working through ...