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Opinion

Fletcher right choice for state Senate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the upcoming election for state Senate District 30, Michael Fletcher is the clear choice. One only needs to talk with him a short time to realize how deeply he cares about the future of Ohio. Fletcher is passionate about providing equal opportunity for all ...

Russia interfered with the election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, a Republican-led Senate committee concluded that, beyond any reasonable doubt, indeed, Russia unquestionably conducted an “aggressive, multi-faceted effort in order to assist Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election,” and that the Trump campaign was “well ...

Monforton must resign

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Among the seven alleged charges against the former comptroller at the Diocese of Steubenville, David A. Franklin, and according to the indictment, “the defendant was secretly paying to himself (and a select group of other employees) bonuses, gift distributions, service fees ...

Olivito will stand up for region

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: You don’t have to look at a calendar to know it’s election season. All you have to do is read the lies, half-truths and rumors written about candidates in letters to the editor. Let me do it the other way and tell you the truth about a good candidate that I support. ...

Guest column/Cutting costs for Ohio’s local government projects

Local Columns

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought no shortage of unforeseen challenges to our state and country; but through resilience and bold leadership at all levels of government, I believe we can keep our economy moving forward. By collaborating with those who know their communities best — local ...

A shocking overreach

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am glad to call the Midwest my home these last 20 years where people are reasonable and sane. The reports from my family about the hysterical ways communities in New York and Washington, D.C., are handling COVID-19 are simply awful. Six months in, the science has confirmed ...

Reasons to vote for Biden

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Major events have perhaps turned the tide for Joe Biden. What would his chance of winning in November be were it not for the China virus and the “peaceful demonstrations” on behalf of Black Lives Matter, initiated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in ...

Today we remember, mourn and reflect

Editorials

Nineteen committed people can change the world. That is the frightening reality that we learned 19 years ago today, after Americans and the world watched while civilian airliners were used as piloted missiles to bring terror to New York and Washington, D.C., and passengers aboard United ...

Alexander set for next assignment

Editorials

Rob Alexander has spent the past 26 years in service to the Weirton community, taking the oath of office as an officer with the Weirton Police Department in 1994. He has taken on a variety of duties during that time, becoming certified in numerous skills in an effort to better serve the ...