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Whatever Happened To Common Sense?

April 27, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Brutality Part Of Drug Abuse

April 26, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

School Board Races Important

April 26, 2016 Public education is the most important function of local government, in many ways. Deciding who will oversee our schools is critically important. more »»

Don’t Play Politics With the Budget

April 25, 2016 West Virginia’s budget crisis is so severe that the solution is likely to upset virtually everyone. more »»

Dealing With New North Korean Threat

April 25, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Change in Law Could Help Coal

April 25, 2016 If state policy intended to help the coal industry is, instead, hurting, it ought to be changed. more »»

Fire Law Officers Guilty of Assault

April 25, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away

April 24, 2016 Political candidates frequently commission their own public opinion polls. If the results reflect favorably upon them, numbers are released. If not, they never see the light of day. more »»

Make ‘Intermodal’ The Parking Solution

April 24, 2016 A new city committee considering how to satisfy demand for parking in downtown Wheeling has an easy job, in some ways. It is simply to make the existing Robert C. more »»

Pats on the Back:

April 24, 2016 - To all involved in staging the West Virginia Region I Special Olympics, set for today at Wheeling Jesuit University. more »»

Convention Delegates’ Task Is to Unify Party

April 24, 2016 What are political conventions for? If you’ve ever been to one, you might think the purpose is for attendees to schmooze, drink and drink some more. more »»

N.C. Should Wash Hands Of Unenforceable New Law

April 24, 2016 As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how. more »»

Northern Border A Danger

April 24, 2016 Canada’s sloppy, rushed and reckless Syrian refugee resettlement program is America’s looming national security nightmare. Donald Trump shouldn’t just be promising to build a Mexican border wall. more »»

One Candidate Not to Support

April 23, 2016 Many West Virginians have not made up their minds how to vote in the state Supreme Court race to be decided May 10, to judge by public opinion polls. more »»

Marshall Board Right on Taxes

April 23, 2016 Marshall County Board of Education members did the right thing for taxpayers this week, even if they did so with crossed fingers. more »»

Repair Fire Hydrants

April 23, 2016 Bellaire officials need to make it a top priority to repair faulty fire hydrants in the village. Failure to do so could cost residents and businesses dearly. more »»

Give Ohioans Break on Power

April 22, 2016 What on earth is wrong with state government allowing Ohioans to buy the cheapest electricity being generated legally? Most Buckeye State residents probably would be upset at the thought such a... more »»

Violation of Rights Earns Slap on Wrist

April 22, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Bill Spotlights Obama Failing

April 22, 2016 One provision in a massive bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. more »»

Keeping Kids Safe During Prom Season

April 22, 2016 It is high school prom season throughout the Ohio Valley, a time when wonderful memories to last lifetimes will be made. If we are not very careful, some of those lifetimes may be cut short. more »»

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