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Opinion

Communication makes a difference

Editorials

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 ...

Guest column/Standing up for veterans

Local Columns

This month’s virtual and socially distanced Veterans Day celebrations around Ohio serve as a reminder not only of the sacrifices veterans make for our country, but also of our collective responsibility to support those returning home from service. After an election season that divided ...

Property offers look at the future

Editorials

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 ...

Any chance you’ve felt kind of stupid lately?

Local Columns

Have you felt stupid lately? I did one day last week when I was grocery shopping. Now before I go any farther with this, let me make myself perfectly clear — my feel-stupid experiences are not limited to one per week. Or when I happen to be pushing a buggy to fill it with food and ...

Pay attention and save lives

Editorials

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 ...

Thank you for your support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I first and foremost would like to thank those individuals who were instrumental in my campaign. My daughter, Madison, worked tirelessly and was invaluable throughout this whole campaign process. Her tenacity and intelligence with respect to where to concentrate our efforts was ...

Different holiday season

Local Columns

It seems that Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us, and that means Christmas will not be that far behind. We know that this year’s holiday season is going to have a very different feel. There will be fewer opportunities to enjoy events that are a traditional part of this time of year. The ...

Little room for common ground

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you all West Virginia counties and Jefferson County for your patriotism and Republican support. Winning margins for Republican candidates in Jefferson County: President Trump, 68 percent; U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, 71 percent; state Sen. Frank Hoagland, 69 percent; state ...

History in the Hills: Under a lot of history

Local Columns

Historic research is exciting to me. The thrill of the hunt, the discovery of the story and the sharing of it are something I look forward to every time I descend the historical “rabbit hole” following a lead to a great story. I fall victim to leads in history all the time. One story leads ...