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Take No Risks With Children’s Safety

February 24, 2015 Most local school officials take “snow days” into account in planning their calendars. Some days originally scheduled for breaks may have to be used instead for classes, they recognize. more »»

Speed Up Rail Safety Program

February 23, 2015 When the U.S. government wants to move quickly with new regulations, it can. Witness President Barack Obama’s campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants. more »»

U.S. Officials Should Crack Down on Iran

February 23, 2015 No wonder Iran’s rulers thought they could continue developing nuclear weapons without fearing U.S. action to stop them. Under President Barack Obama, they have gotten away with it for years. more »»

Just Say No To Marijuana

February 23, 2015 Some Colorado residents are having second thoughts about their state’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. more »»

Give Allies More Aid Against IS

February 23, 2015 Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq — with several dozen American volunteers fighting alongside them — have scored notable successes against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

$78 Million Plan Needs More Study

February 22, 2015 West Virginia state government already has made plenty of costly mistakes in the name of technology. Let’s not boot up another costly program before ensuring there are no bugs in it. more »»

Limiting Liability Of Nursing Homes

February 22, 2015 More than a decade ago, after enormous, unrealistic awards in medical malpractice lawsuits threatened to limit West Virginians’ access to health care, the state Legislature put limits on how much... more »»

Get Voter Signups Into 21st Century

February 22, 2015 One reason some Ohioans do not register to vote is that the state’s process is straight out of the 19th century. more »»

Improving Bill On Education

February 21, 2015 One strategy for killing legislation is to amend it to deat. more »»

Full Board Should Vote on Beallsville

February 21, 2015 Residents of the Beallsville area were left uncertain about the future of their high school last week, after a meeting that was supposed to have settled the matter. more »»

Obama Wrong About Terrorists

February 20, 2015 Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. more »»

Deal Cynically With Gambling Interests

February 20, 2015 Much as they lure gamblers with visions of jackpots, casino interests talked Ohio voters into legalizing table gambling a few years ago with projections of big money for local and state government. more »»

Ensuring Real Justice Is Done

February 20, 2015 Republican leaders in the West Virginia Legislature have an ambitious, sweeping agenda. But in one effort at tort reform, they clearly tried to go too far this week. more »»

Making Friends While Saving Lives

February 20, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»

Public Perception Of Court Critical

February 19, 2015 Judges should not allow public opinion to influence their decisions on the merits of cases they hear. Facts, the law and limits of state and federal constitutions should be their guides. more »»

Make Delinquent Account Changes

February 19, 2015 Chances are members of Steubenville City Council did not need a state performance audit to tell them municipal funds are going down the drain because not enough attention has been given to... more »»

Prevent Deadly Railroad Disaster

February 19, 2015 Railroad tracks run through many Ohio Valley communities, often in close proximity to homes. more »»

Jeb Bush Views On Spending Important

February 19, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point on Wednesday. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

Not Interested In Impact Here

February 18, 2015 Now we know why Environmental Protection Agencies avoided West Virginia and other coal states during their “listening tour” and public hearings on proposed new rules that would devastate the coal... more »»

Safeguard Your Family From Fire

February 18, 2015 Eight area residents, including three young children, have died in house fires this winter. The most recent was a man killed in a Monday fire in Martins Ferry. more »»

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