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Ebola ‘Czar’ Political Move

October 20, 2014 In what may be the most irresponsible act of his tenure, President Barack Obama has appointed a political hack to lead the fight against Ebola. more »»

Getting More Help For Drug Addicts

October 20, 2014 During a visit to Belmont County last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed an epidemic that makes Ebola look tame in comparison. more »»

Reject Political Mud Slinging

October 19, 2014 Experienced political operatives may well chuckle when they hear voters complaining about “negative campaigning” — more appropriately referred to as mud slinging. more »»

Ending One-Party Control of W.Va.

October 19, 2014 Very few of those who will cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election were even born the last time the West Virginia Legislature was not controlled by the Democrat Party. more »»

Address Recycling Programs’ Expense

October 19, 2014 A conference slated to begin today in Huntington will focus on “recycling, re-use and sustainability” relating to the mountains of junk and garbage West Virginians dispose of every yea. more »»

Pats on the Back:

October 19, 2014 -- To Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling Hospital, Weirton Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital for their efforts to promote life-saving organ donations. more »»

Send Capito To the Senate

October 18, 2014 West Virginians need a U.S. senator who will fight for us without regard to political interests. For years, Rep. Shelley Capito has been doing that for part of our state. more »»

Keep McKinley As Congressman

October 18, 2014 Voters in our area of West Virginia, the First Congressional District, have had reason to be grateful for our good judgment in sending David McKinley to the House of Representatives. more »»

Keep Johnson In Congress

October 17, 2014 On both national issues and those of direct concern to East Ohio communities, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has been a leader. Keeping him in the House of Representatives is just common sense. more »»

What’s in a Name? Absolutely Nothing

October 17, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

In W.Va., We Stick Together

October 17, 2014 At first glance, state Senate President Jeff Kessler’s initiative to revitalize the economy in southern West Virginia counties may not seem relevant to local residents. more »»

Harassing Political Foes Un-American

October 17, 2014 Harassment of members of the clergy for what they preached was one of the abuses Americans outlawed when we established the United States. It’s back. more »»

Fighting Back To Save Jobs

October 16, 2014 Government regulations including the massively expensive Obamacare mandates are preventing some local businesses from creating new jobs. more »»

Ebola Case Not Handled Prudently

October 16, 2014 U.S. officials have proven effective tactics to battle infectious diseases. But the devil is in the details — and the devil now is Ebola. more »»

Abandon Plan To Sell Center

October 16, 2014 As long as Moundsville’s Sanford Center serves as both a community facility and a “business incubator” in the classic sense, city officials are right to keep it open. It appears they intend to do so. more »»

War on Coal Harms Older Americans

October 16, 2014 Older Americans, especially those living on fixed incomes, will be hurt badly if the Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to continue its campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

Improving Ohio Medicaid Service

October 15, 2014 About 2.3 million Ohioans — roughly one-fifth of the state’s population — rely on Medicaid for health car. more »»

Don’t Use Climate Change as Excuse

October 15, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

‘Educating The Whole Family’

October 15, 2014 Education begins — and can end too soon — in the home. Most good teachers understand that and are frustrated when their efforts are not supported by students’ parents. more »»

Curbing Violent People Important

October 15, 2014 Thoughtful Americans understand new controls on gun ownership are not the way to curtail mass violence such as that occurring all too frequently in the United States. more »»

Cut Wheeling Employee Costs

October 14, 2014 Wheeling municipal government needs more of the “right-sizing” Mayor Andy McKenzie urged when he took office more than six years ago. more »»

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