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Force Officials To Obey Law

October 5, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Reject Restriction On Job Applicants

October 5, 2015 If a bill approved — astoundingly, by a 91-1 vote — in the Ohio House of Representatives gets through the state Senate, government employers will be told to stop requiring job applicants to reveal... more »»

Fueling Change For Wheeling

October 4, 2015 A feeling of optimism about the future of downtown Wheeling that has not been present for many years is being voiced by many who, both in the private sector and government, have worked to revitaliz... more »»

Retaining Turnpike Tolls to Fund Roads

October 4, 2015 Among ideas being discussed to make more money available for highways in our state is retaining tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike. more »»

Don’t Forget Voter Registration Deadline

October 4, 2015 In addition to the much-publicized marijuana initiative on the November 3 election ballot, Ohio voters will decide hundreds of local questions, including some affecting East Ohio resident. more »»

Don’t Block Breakthrough

October 3, 2015 Fewer than half the students in West Virginia public schools can demonstrate grade-level proficiency in mathematics, according to the state’s own yardstick. more »»

Get Results From Charter Schools

October 3, 2015 Federal officials who awarded Ohio $71 million to expand charter schools said they spotted “no weaknesses” in the state’s application for the mone. more »»

Don’t Hinder Free Enterprise

October 2, 2015 Ohio should not join big cities elsewhere in stifling entrepreneurs, not to mention thousands of state residents who want to earn a few bucks occasionally. more »»

Steubenville Needs Weed Ordinance

October 2, 2015 Weeding out neglected buildings and vacant lots is a constant battle in many communities. It is important for the health and safety of residents, as well as in the interests of economic development. more »»

Obama Priorities Dangerously Askew

October 2, 2015 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been described as the world’s only super-power. But like a retired heavyweight boxing champion, we don’t scare many people these days. more »»

Delaying EPA Plan for W.Va.

October 2, 2015 It must be tempting for West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to tell the Environmental Protection Agency to take its plan to kill the coal industry and drive electricity prices up and ... more »»

Plan for Afghanistan Must Be Realistic

October 2, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

Reform Asset Forfeiture Law

October 1, 2015 Few law-abiding residents of Ohio complain when they hear about assets being seized from criminals. But forcing a drug pusher to forfeit his new SUV is one thin. more »»

Avoid New Energy Industry Obstacles

October 1, 2015 Extraction industry companies continue to try to keep their ducks in a row in order to satisfy ever-increasing demands from the federal governmen. more »»

Don’t Drive Drillers Away

September 30, 2015 Take a look at a map showing the Marcellus Shale and other geologic formations holding enormous quantities of natural gas. Then look at maps of other gas-bearing strata. more »»

Truth an Important Issue for Clinton

September 30, 2015 Not that former President Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a presiden. more »»

Knowing When To Fight Back

September 30, 2015 When you fear someone with a gun plans to shoot you, your best option is to get away. Run. Hide. more »»

Ignoring the Law A Habit for Obama

September 30, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

Sex Offenders A Challenge, Too

September 29, 2015 Drug offenses are why the overwhelming majority of people behind bars in Ohio were sent there. As many as 80 percent of state prison inmates have histories of trouble with substance abuse. more »»

Boehner Earned Nation’s Gratitude

September 29, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful peopl... more »»

Aborting W.Va. Funds for Group

September 28, 2015 For most West Virginians, nothing is more dear than a child. Little ones are our pride and joy, to be cherished, nurtured and protected. more »»

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September 29, 2015 I can't understand all the fuss over a lack of turkeys for Thanksgiving. There are plenty of turkeys roaming near where I live as you can see by the photos here. more »

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