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Funerals Today

August 20, 2014 Pamela Dodson — 10 a.m., Vineyard Church, Wheeling. James Henthorn — 11 a.m, St. Marys Catholic Church, St. Clairsville. Bruce Lodge — 8 p.m. Watters Funeral Home Woodsfield. John Sargent — 10 a.m. more »»

Today in History

August 20, 2014 Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the yea. more »»

Keep Buckeye Schools Open

August 19, 2014 Strikes by most government employees, including those at public schools, should not be permitted. Yet, even in places where they are illegal, they occur. more »»

Guarding Against Drugged Drinks

August 19, 2014 If you are sending your son or daughter off to college this month, you may well take leave of them by urging, “Study hard — and be careful.” Unfortunately, there is much about which to worry. more »»

Saving Money For Education

August 18, 2014 County school districts in West Virginia already share the costs of many services and products, through both state and regional programs. more »»

Approve Funding For Road at Mall

August 18, 2014 A proposal in the works for several years, to reduce traffic congestion and improve access at the Ohio Valley Mall, has much going for it: Financial commitments by local government and the private... more »»

Making Decision On Power Plant

August 17, 2014 Marshall County commissioners probably will be asked Monday to clear the way for construction of a $615 million power plant just south of Moundsville. more »»

Wheeling Pension Burden Is Growing

August 17, 2014 Taxes and the cost of municipal government have been hot topics in Wheeling during the past few weeks. But the most critical issue facing city taxpayers stayed in the background until last week. more »»

Back to School Means More Caution Needed

August 17, 2014 Many area residents driving to work Monday morning will notice something different. Yellow caution lights will be flashing in school zones and big yellow buses will be on area roads. more »»

Getting Pushers Off Ohio Streets

August 16, 2014 Heroin abuse has become a plague in Ohio, taking many lives and ruining many others. Yet the smart drug pusher can minimize his chances of going to prison — even if he is caught in the act. more »»

Giving Students Excellent Schools

August 16, 2014 Hundreds of Hancock County children will be starting the new academic year in a brand-new school next week. more »»

Lifting Ohioans Out of Poverty

August 15, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

Job Losses Result Of War on Coal

August 15, 2014 Liberal supporters of President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity claim it has not affected miners adversely. more »»

Improve Child Support in Ohio

August 14, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Limit U.S. Advisers In Iraqi Conflict

August 14, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ag. more »»

Giving Teen Second Chance

August 13, 2014 It would have been easy for Steubenville High School football Coach Reno Saccoccia to say no when Ma’Lik Richmond asked to rejoin the tea. more »»

Hats Off to School Board Member

August 13, 2014 Many people who know Ohio County Board of Education member Timothy Birch cannot recall ever seeing him without his trademark hat. He wears it constantly, everywhere. more »»

Be Realistic In Budgeting

August 12, 2014 State officials found out last week they may have chosen to see a glass half full when it was really closer to empty. more »»

Airstrikes Won’t Defeat Terrorists

August 12, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Saving Money On Electricity

August 11, 2014 In the midst of an ongoing assault from the federal government, American Electric Power executives continue to look for ways to improve efficiency — and financial performance — in order to keep the... more »»

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