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Reflecting on Life In the United States

November 27, 2014 We Americans set aside just one day in the year to give thanks for our many blessings. It hardly seems enough. No other people are as prosperous as American. more »»

Don’t Let Rioters Hold Spotlight

November 26, 2014 Rioters in Ferguson, Mo., held the attention of most in the media and the public Monday nigh. more »»

Getting Military Ready for Future

November 26, 2014 President Barack Obama’s third secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Enforcing W.Va. Election Laws

November 26, 2014 Most West Virginia politicians probably would be content to let the dust from the 2014 election campaign settle and move on. Many races on the Nov. more »»

Demanding the EPA Back Up Its Rulings

November 26, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

Tracking Career Of a Predator

November 25, 2014 In the wake of former Union Local school Superintendent Douglas Thoburn’s guilty pleas to sex offenses, both education and law enforcement officials should be asking themselves whether enough is... more »»

‘Toy’ Guns Can Be Very Dangerous

November 25, 2014 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police officer. more »»

Road Funding Changes Vital

November 25, 2014 It has been obvious for the past couple of years that a new Interstate 70 interchange is needed at The Highlands in Ohio Count. more »»

Hagel Departure Is Not Reassuring

November 25, 2014 President Barack Obama does not seem to have very good luck in keeping secretaries of defense. The third one of his administration, Chuck Hagel, is resigning. more »»

Question Use Of U.S. Troops

November 24, 2014 About 2,000 American soldiers are in harm’s way this week — not against terrorists in the Middle East but in the fight against Ebola in West Africa. more »»

Democrats Erred On Pelosi, Reid

November 24, 2014 Most Democrats in Congress seem to have learned nothing from the Nov. 4 elections. By repudiating President Barack Obama’s policies, many voters also were being critical of Democrat leaders in the U. more »»

Putting Emphasis On W.Va. Energy

November 24, 2014 West Virginians will likely look twice at news that Republican leaders in Charleston are planning to elevate the Legislature's energy committees to major committee status. more »»

Islamic Terrorism Worldwide Threat

November 24, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on Saturday knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scripture. more »»

Time to Stop EPA Is Now

November 23, 2014 Within a few years, your electric and natural gas bills will be drastically higher than they are today — perhaps by as much as $1,000 a year — if President Barack Obama and his liberal cronies are... more »»

Ensuring Fire Hydrants Function

November 23, 2014 To judge by a report on Bellaire’s still relatively new volunteer fire department, its operations are going virtually without a hitch. With one exception. more »»

Be Careful During Deer Hunting Season

November 23, 2014 Deer season for hunters who use guns begins Monday in West Virginia. It is expected as many as 330,000 of them will be roaming the fields and forests of the Mountain State during the next two week. more »»

Pats on the Back:

November 23, 2014 -- To teachers, principals and other staff at local schools where children are encouraged to be actively compassionate. more »»

Give Specifics On Budget

November 22, 2014 No doubt some local taxpayers’ eyebrows raised last Tuesday when City Manager Robert Herron predicted that if the municipal sales tax is increased as planned, Wheeling’s budget could show a $1... more »»

Making Progress At Housing Board

November 22, 2014 Problems with the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority finally have come to a head. It appears some residents of JMHA housing complexes are impatient for improvements to be made. more »»

Stop Obama’s Abuse of Power

November 21, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

Infrastructure Needs Attention

November 21, 2014 Charleston-area residents whose water comes out of the West Virginia American Water treatment plant on the Elk River received a reminder that chemical tanks are not the only worry, when it comes to... more »»

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Amazing grace

November 14, 2014 (Note: This is a revised edition.) Amazing. That is the word I have used several times to describe the funeral service on Thursday of 10-year-old Josiah "JoJo" Titus-Glover of Wheeling. more »

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