Editorials

Clinton Conspiracy Claim Won’t Work

Hillary Clinton is attempting to play the “vast right-wing conspiracy” card again — but it won’t work. Clinton and her supporters were lavish with praise of FBI Director James Comey in July, after he announced he would not recommend she be prosecuted for risking national security ...

Clinton Endangered National Security

Hillary Clinton and her advisers are livid that FBI Director James Comey let the word get out about a renewed investigation concerning her illegal use of private email servers while she was secretary of state. For obvious reasons, Clinton and her cronies had hoped her crimes would be overlooked ...

Vote to Renew Bus Service Levy

Most of us ride buses only occasionally, if at all. We just don’t need them to go to work, shop for groceries or for other types of travel. A small but important segment of the local population does need the buses, however. Some can’t afford personal vehicles. Others are not able to ...

Probe Puts New Light on Clinton

Voters already knew Hillary Clinton is a criminal. But for a few months, it appeared she could continue her quest for the presidency without the trouble of being charged for her misdeeds. That may be history. The future may be something entirely different, as the result of a bombshell dropped ...

Ensure Public Can Use Park It Funded

Most of the $3.3 million cost of establishing the J.B. Chambers Recreation Park in East Wheeling was covered by taxpayers. They and their children should have the maximum amount of access to the facility that is practical. Wheeling City Council members have heard complaints from some local ...

Halloween a Time To Keep Kids Safe

Rogue clowns are far from the biggest threat to children who will be trick-or-treating throughout the Ohio Valley tonight and Monday night. In a way, the youngsters themselves will be their own worst enemies. Remember when you were young? Halloween was the one night a year when you were ...

Voting for Trump Is Not Enough

West Virginians know Hillary Clinton, if elected president, would intensify the economic disaster ultra-liberal President Barack Obama has inflicted upon us. Donald Trump’s policy ideas are far more favorable to us. But what if Clinton wins on Nov. 8, which is a distinct ...

Politicians: They Don’t Deserve All The Abuse

I have high regard for many politicians, believe it or not. I was reminded of one reason why the other night. It happened during a debate among candidates for the state Senate from the Second District, which includes most of Marshall County and all of Wetzel and Tyler counties, in addition to ...

McKinley Needed To Represent Us

Voters in our region of West Virginia made a wise choice six years ago when we sent David McKinley to the U.S. House of Representatives. President Barack Obama was just beginning his assault on the Mountain State’s economy and on personal freedoms. Obamacare had been enacted, but its full ...

Science Not as Settled As Some Claim It Is

When Environmental Protection Agency officials vowed just a few years ago to enforce severe new rules regarding coal ash, they said they had science to back them up. Why, heavy metals from the ash cause cancer, said some of those applauding the EPA. Some people questioned that. As U.S. Rep. ...

Johnson Serves East Ohio Well

East Ohio residents have watched with gratitude as U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, stuck with them in battling President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity. That alone would be reason to keep Johnson in Congress. But Johnson, who represents Belmont, Jefferson, Monroe, ...

Clinton Wrong On Critical Concerns

It has become more apparent than ever that on issues that worry most Americans, presidential candidate Donald Trump is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. Consider just three issues: Immigration: Trump intends to deport about two million illegal immigrants with criminal histories. He ...

Pick McCuskey For Transparency

Much of what West Virginia’s state auditor does is rather ho-hum stuff for most of us. Among other things, the auditor serves on state boards involving money management, handles the state payroll, oversees auditing and accounting at local entities such as county commissions and boards of ...

GOP Lawmakers Are Saving Money

Any number of dishonest claims are being made by well-funded opponents of West Virginia state Senate President Bill Cole, who is running for governor. One is that Cole and fellow Republicans cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily for a special session of the Legislature ...

Approve Sheltered Workshop Levy

Hancock County residents who must cope with disabilities know they have a vast support group — voters throughout the county. For many years, voters have approved property tax levies to help fund the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop. The levy is up for reauthorization this year Voters in ...

Escaping Obama’s Insurance Ambush

It has become obvious that Obamacare was among the biggest political ambushes in American history. It is collapsing around our ears — by design. Only about 1.8 percent of West Virginians (33,325) and Ohioans (212,046) fell for President Obama’s pitch concerning his takeover of the health ...

Keeping Family Safe From Fire

Two precious little children in Steubenville died with their mother when fire ravaged their home Sunday morning. Amber Shope, 6, and her brother Terry Richardson, 10, perished in the flames. So did their mother, Debra Freeman. Father Terry Richardson Sr. was injured so badly he had to be ...

Dealing With Crisis Situations

The very last thing most municipal and county officials in West Virginia want to hear is a suggestion on a new way to spend money. After taking care of the basics of local government, few have surplus cash waiting for a purpose. It is being suggested that Mountain State law enforcement ...

School Security Training Critical

Buckeye Local Board of Education member Russell Cominsky is suggesting school personnel should make safety and security training a priority. He made the point during a board meeting this week. Incredibly, he has been criticized by some for taking that position, it has been ...

Fair Trade Good, Seldom Enforced

Many economists tell us one issue in the presidential campaign really should not be an issue. It is trade agreements with foreign countries. The more trade, the better, economists tell us. Agreements that foster sales of goods among countries are good for the U.S. workers, they say. In a ...