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End Delay On Road Funding

April 26, 2015 Frustration among officials in Wheeling and Moundsville last week have made it plainer than ever that a solution to West Virginia’s highway funding dilemma needs to be found — soon. more »»

Rethink Pipeline Safety in W.Va.

April 26, 2015 It probably comes as no surprise to many local residents that, as we reported in today’s newspaper, there is little state oversight regarding the safety of many natural gas pipelines in West... more »»

Cleaning Up Litter Along Roads, Streets

April 26, 2015 Almost heaven would not be a good description for many areas of West Virginia.?More like “almost a garbage dump.” For some reason, areas beside quite a few roads and streets are covered in litter. more »»

Pats on the Back:

April 26, 2015 - To the thousands of people who made donations or pledges to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s annual fundraising campaign. more »»

Easing Pain Of WLU Cuts

April 25, 2015 Something has to give at West Liberty University. Declining enrollment gives WLU officials few options but to curb spending — perhaps by more than $1 million a year. more »»

Avoid Ohio School Funding Disaster

April 25, 2015 Two local school districts — Switzerland of Ohio and St. Clairsville-Richland — would have been devastated by a state budget proposal revealed earlier this year. more »»

Make Records Access Easier

April 24, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembly. more »»

Fire VA Officials In W.Va. Scandal

April 24, 2015 Members of Congress should have just one question for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald: Has the VA official who made a drug-related decision that put veterans at risk been... more »»

Cracker Potential Real for Our Area

April 24, 2015 Cracker plants may have started to sound to many area residents something like pots of gold at the end of the rainbow — more dreams than reality. more »»

Don’t Grant Request By Would-Be Assassin

April 24, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Revisit CAC Board Picks

April 23, 2015 A meeting scheduled for today between Jefferson County commissioners and the head of the local Community Action Council will not be pleasant. That is appropriate. more »»

Improving Weirton Election Process

April 23, 2015 Weirton officials were wise to establish an advisory board to ensure the municipal election in June goes smoothly. It is to be hoped the panel can be disbanded after that balloting, however. more »»

Boosting Baseball Popularity

April 23, 2015 About this you may be certain: the 2015 Major League Baseball season will be one to remember for young and old alike with a record number of people (some 74 million people plus) passing through the... more »»

Fighting Robots With Robots

April 23, 2015 So machines are now able to assess a human’s mood. more »»

Setting Vacant Building Limits

April 23, 2015 Most people probably do not like the idea of making life tougher for someone with the misfortune of owning a building he cannot afford to keep in good repair. more »»

True Blue Democrats Can’t Wait for Hillary to Lose

April 23, 2015 By Carl Jackson For Town Hall “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. more »»

Rethink Federal Employee Rules

April 23, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

Battling What Causes Truancy

April 22, 2015 Social workers gathered in West Virginia last week noted schools play a pivotal role in reducing the number of young people incarcerated — with truancy prevention being only part of the solution. more »»

Criticizing Policies She Once Backed

April 22, 2015 Growth in the U.S. economy has “stalled out,” Hillary Clinton said during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monday. more »»

Board Right On Tax Break

April 22, 2015 No doubt Ohio County Board of Education members Gary Kestner, Shane Mallett and Tim Birch canthink of very worthwhile ways for the school system to spend $380,000 a year. more »»

Holding Judges To Higher Standard

April 22, 2015 No doubt Mingo County Circuit Judge Miki Thompson had the very best of motives for what she did earlier this month. Too bad she did not consult the state’s rule book for judges. more »»

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What's All The Skype About?

April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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