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Italian Festival More Than Just Good Time

July 25, 2014 One of the area’s most eagerly anticipated special events, the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival, is upon us. It began today and continues through Sunday at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. more »»

Make Tax Hike The Last Resort

July 24, 2014 Most proposals for local tax increases do not sound like much. But a little here, a little there, and pretty soon, a healthy bite is taken out of family budgets. more »»

Paying Water, Sewer Bills Online

July 24, 2014 Most of the bills we receive these days can be paid online. more »»

Improve Children’s Well-Being in W.Va.

July 24, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released this wee. more »»

Getting Troubled Youths Back to School

July 24, 2014 “Homebound” instruction of public school students is not good for them or the school district. Paying teachers to travel to pupils’ homes is more expensive than using them in a classroom setting. more »»

Ormet Power Rates Critical

July 23, 2014 Half the equation the Ormet Corp.’s new owner needs to solve to get the Hannibal aluminum plant back in operation appears to be in place. Aluminum prices are on the upswing. more »»

Support Research On Coal Industry

July 23, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

School Resource Officers Valuable

July 23, 2014 Ohio County Board of Education members are wise to retain a school resource officer program, even as federal funding for it dries up. more »»

Environment Not Always a Concern

July 23, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Keep Openness As a Top Priority

July 22, 2014 When state officials launched a new website, www.wvtransparency.org, in September 2011, they were praised, and deservedly s. more »»

Refining Exotic Animals List

July 22, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductive. more »»

Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

July 22, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Benwood Officials Right To Move Slowly

July 22, 2014 Sometimes it seems that when reform is on the horizon, government moves at the speed of a molasses flow. On rare occasions, that is a good idea. more »»

A Second Look At Metro Gov’t.

July 21, 2014 It’s been nearly six years since talk of “metro government” stalled in Ohio County, but given the proposed cuts in Wheeling to help what has become an uncertain financial future, the time may be rip... more »»

Put Best People In Our Schools

July 21, 2014 Seniority — how long a person has held a particular job — may have some legitimate uses in managing public schools. more »»

'Noble’ Cause To Reduce Dropouts

July 21, 2014 Class is in session in Marshall County this summer in an effort to reduce high school dropouts. more »»

Is Foreign Relations Disaster Reparable?

July 21, 2014 At least President Barack Obama has always made it clear he prefers dabbling in domestic policy and doesn’t understand much about foreign relations. more »»

Ensure Schools Help All Students

July 20, 2014 West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael Martirano, has set lofty goals to improve students’ academic performance. He will have to add one to the list. more »»

Making Records Open in Digital Age

July 20, 2014 An open records “audit” of local governments in Ohio earlier this year showed improvements in officials providing access to document. more »»

Export Trade Shows Promise for W.Va.

July 20, 2014 Coal and other minerals accounted for more than half the $8.6 billion in exports from West?Virginia last year. more »»

 
 

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