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There’s Still Time For Early Voting

October 29, 2014 Thousands of Ohio Valley residents already have decided not to vote on Election Day next Tuesday. more »»

NPLEx Curbing Some Drug Crime

October 29, 2014 Either West Virginians are substantially healthier than they were last year or illegal drug “cooks” are having a lot more trouble finding the ingredients for their recipes. more »»

Ensure Kids View Halloween as Treat

October 29, 2014 Halloween is an exciting time for children and, yes, many adults. The youngsters delight in donning costumes and going door to door in search of candy and other treats. more »»

Consider Each Charter Proposal

October 28, 2014 Some Steubenville residents may spend a long time in voting booths as they cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election. They have much to consider. more »»

Protect Americans From Ebola, Too

October 28, 2014 If Ebola gains a foothold in a major U.S. metropolitan area, there will be hell to pay. Politicians being criticized for doing what they can to prevent that are doing the right thing. more »»

Obama Attitude Is Not Scientific

October 28, 2014 A disease that kills roughly half the people who contract it is nothing with which to trifle — or to use as a political football. more »»

Battling Sex Assault In Regional Jails

October 28, 2014 Sexual abuse of inmates in West Virginia’s regional jails continues to be a challenge, though Regional Jail Authority Director Joe DeLong has taken important steps to curb it. more »»

Spending Gas Income Wisely

October 27, 2014 Building one-time revenue into a city’s operating budget is exceedingly unwise. Martins Ferry officials should do all in their power to avoid i. more »»

Approve Hancock Library Tax Levy

October 27, 2014 Far from being rendered obsolete by the so-called electronic “information age,” public libraries continue to be vital assets to communities that have them. more »»

Morrisey Should Decide Quickly

October 27, 2014 West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant has placed Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in a tough, no-win situatio. more »»

Don’t Treat Nurses Same as Physicians

October 27, 2014 Nurses and doctors are not interchangeable. That seems fairly clear. more »»

Vote for Brooke School Tax Levy

October 26, 2014 Like most other area residents, Brooke County voters want their public school system to provide children with quality educations — but with an emphasis on using taxpayers’ money wisely. more »»

Taking Back Our State University

October 26, 2014 “It’s time to take our university back,” West Virginia University President E. Gorden Gee emphasized in a letter to the WVU community last week. Indeed it is. more »»

Give Money Back To Bethany College

October 26, 2014 Bethany College should not have to file a lawsuit to force the federal government to give back $262,020 that belongs to the institution. But such action apparently was necessary. more »»

Pats on the Back:

October 26, 2014 -- To individuals and organizations in the Ohio Valley holding special activities intended to provide safe ways for local children to celebrate Halloween. more »»

Obama Knows His Supporters

October 25, 2014 President Barack Obama seems to have perfect faith that Democrat candidates for Senate posts will support him where it counts, at every turn. more »»

Kasich Tax Breaks Will Grow Economy

October 25, 2014 Business tax incentives sometimes prove to be wholly ineffective in creating new jobs. But a plan crafted by Ohio Gov. more »»

Tennant Breaks Election Law

October 24, 2014 A serious infringement of West Virginia election law was committed this week by the chief enforcer of such rules, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. more »»

Punishing Lapses At Secret Service

October 24, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Reducing the Pain Of PEIA Changes

October 24, 2014 No doubt many public employees and retirees in West Virginia will be upset with their government-provided health insurance next year. Cuts in benefits are virtually unavoidable. more »»

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