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Opinion

Golf event helps the United Way

Editorials

The Weirton United Way continues its year-round work to assist the community this weekend with its annual fall golf tournament, and we’re sure it will be another successful event. Teams of area golfers will take to the fairways of Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course Saturday morning to ...

Be on the lookout for higher taxes

Editorials

Want another piece of bad news that can be blamed, at least in part, on the COVID-19 pandemic? There is now so much financial pressure on Social Security and Medicare that the programs’ trustees have moved up by one year the date for which the depletion of Social Security’s reserves will ...

Guest column/Awareness month: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Local Columns

Proof exists that alcohol use, and misuse, has increased over the months that everyone has been trying to cope with COVID. There are some people who should not use alcohol at all: Those who are underage, who use over-the-counter or prescription medications, have certain medical conditions, ...

We’re waiting on redistricting

Editorials

Remember Ohio’s redistricting commission — the one that seemed from the outset not to understand the sense of urgency in getting done the job with which they had been charged? Well, members of that board blew their Sept. 1 deadline to redraw the Buckeye State’s political map. Though no ...

There are some things exclusively your job

Local Columns

There are some things people count on you to do, and that’s all there is to it. There’s no deviating, no possibility of retiring, no passing the ceremonial baton on to someone else. It’s your job, understood or not. Period. End of story. When I was growing up, for example, my mother ...

Big week for Indian Creek

Local Columns

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on May 8, 2018? Denise Todoroff does. “On that evening, when we gathered at Crossroads Christian Church for the watch party, I remember when (Superintendent) T.C. (Chappelear) announced that we had passed the levy, I knew I was in ...