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Don’t Give Up On the Budget

May 25, 2016 Some members of the West Virginia Legislature appear ready to run up the white flag and declare defeat over attempts to balance the state budget responsibly. more »»

Taking a Stand For Their Beliefs

May 25, 2016 High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord’s Prayer. more »»

No Compromise? Then Cut Spending

May 25, 2016 What happens when an irresistible force collides with an immovable object? With any luck, reductions in the size of West Virginia state government. The force vs. more »»

Holding Government Officials Accountable

May 25, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

End Monopoly On GED Tests

May 24, 2016 Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. more »»

Living Memorial A Wonderful Idea

May 24, 2016 Like most people in this region of the country, residents of Barnesville are grateful to veterans of military service. more »»

Living Memorial A Wonderful Idea

May 24, 2016 Like most people in this region of the country, residents of Barnesville are grateful to veterans of military service. more »»

Arming Onetime Foes

May 24, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionism. more »»

Serve, Protect Our Old Bridge

May 23, 2016 At more than a century and a half old, the Suspension Bridge linking Wheeling Island with the city's downtown business district is an engineering and historic treasure. more »»

Shoe on Other Foot On ‘War on Women’

May 23, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that. more »»

Try ‘Sunsetting’ Tax Increases

May 23, 2016 West Virginia legislators have just a little more than a month to come up with a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. more »»

Taking Former POW to Hiroshima

May 23, 2016 When President Barack Obama speaks in Hiroshima, Japan, later this week, he will have to walk a microscopically fine line to lament the tragedy that occurred there in 1945, when the United States... more »»

Studying W.Va. Higher Education in W.Va.

May 22, 2016 Job One after West Virginia legislators adopt a new budget should be keeping this year’s fiasco from occurring agai. more »»

Coping With Fewer People in Wheeling

May 22, 2016 Unless something about the region’s economy changes, Wheeling’s new municipal government will have to cope with one carryover challenge: dwindling population. more »»

Washington Should Handle Reclamation

May 22, 2016 When coal was king in West Virginia, state residents had good reason to believe that once a mining operation shut down, perhaps after exhausting a coal seam, the parent company would reclaim... more »»

Pats on the Back:

May 22, 2016 -- To Gloria J. Renda of Steubenville, one of 10 people inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. more »»

Use New Ideas On the Budget

May 21, 2016 There was good news this week: Republican legislators have come up with ways to handle a big chunk of the $270 million budget gap they and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have been discussing. more »»

Clean Up Ohio Charter Schools

May 21, 2016 One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution’s website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. more »»

Gambling Idea Good for Budget

May 20, 2016 Operators of the gambling machines seen in many convenience stores, bars and other establishments ought to be the most popular people in Charleston this wee. more »»

Liberals’ Claims No Longer Believable

May 20, 2016 President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democrat Party to a new high in politics. more »»

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