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Fiscal Safeguards Are Being Dodged

March 2, 2014 After scandals involving administration of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture surfaced earlier this year, it was suggested regular audits of all state agencies, including the Legislature,... more »»

Gee Excellent Choice As New WVU Leader

March 2, 2014 When former West Virginia University President Jim Clements left to go to Clemson last year, WVU’s Board of Governors faced a dilemma. more »»

Reduce Taxes More in Ohio

March 1, 2014 Tax cuts that could spur more economic development in Ohio and let Buckeye State residents keep more of their hard-earned money to enjoy progress were proposed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasic. more »»

Reject Proposed Prescription Bill

March 1, 2014 Drugs containing pseudoephedrine have been godsends to those who suffer from allergies and severe colds. For some, nothing else works well to battle their symptoms. more »»

Protect Public’s Right to Know

February 28, 2014 Attempts to keep the people from learning what their government is doing behind closed doors often are framed by special interests as steps to rein in the imaginary monolith described as “the media. more »»

Senate Should Kill Subsidies

February 28, 2014 The so-called “haircut bill” that would have trimmed state subsidies for the horse and dog racing industries was reduced to a few snips of the sideburns this week by the West Virginia House of... more »»

Tomblin Can Warn Rest of the Country

February 28, 2014 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has an opportunity to serve tens of millions of Americans, as well as Mountain State residents, in a sort of Paul Revere role. more »»

Ship Appropriate Memorial to Heroes

February 28, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»

Approve Ohio County TIF

February 27, 2014 With West Virginia Division of Highways officials uncertain of how they will find even enough money to repair the spring crop of potholes, state legislators and Gov. more »»

Bars, Budget Link Is Strong

February 27, 2014 If some speculation about why a group of West Virginia state senators acted as they did Wednesday is true, shame on them. more »»

Getting Adena’s Books in Order

February 27, 2014 Like municipal officials in nearly all small towns, those in Adena often worry more about getting results for their constituents than in crossing every bureaucratic “t” and dotting every red tape “i. more »»

Governor’s Pain Felt by Too Many

February 27, 2014 As if West Virginians needed more evidence drug abuse is ravaging our state, it came in a news flash Wednesday: Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s brother, Carl, has been charged with a drug offense. more »»

Rejecting Big-City Style Overspending

February 27, 2014 Hundreds of Cleveland teachers protested at a city school board meeting Tuesday, over plans to cut spending by $21 million. Imagine how upset they would have been had officials done the right thin. more »»

‘Right-Size’ Even More in Wheeling

February 26, 2014 Although most of Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie’s annual State of the City speech was devoted to saying nice things about community and business leaders, a distinct note of caution could be heard in... more »»

Build Safeguards Into Water Plant

February 26, 2014 Wheeling officials have a golden opportunity to spare thousands of local residents the agonies suffered by some of our neighbors in and around Charleston. more »»

Attorneys General Should Ignore Holder

February 26, 2014 It takes little imagination to visualize how the election campaigns of Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia and Mike DeWine in Ohio would have ended had they promised voters, “Look, if elected attorne... more »»

A Lasting Legacy: Making Us Laugh

February 26, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Getting Things Done in Wheeling

February 25, 2014 Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie’s annual State of the City speech today may not feature any big new initiatives. Municipal officials have plenty of unfinished business on their plates. more »»

Enact Flood Insurance Bill

February 25, 2014 West Virginia state senators have reacted decisively to a mistake made by Congress — one that could affect thousands of area residents adversely. The House of Delegates should follow suit. more »»

Don’t Cut Local Gambling Proceeds

February 25, 2014 Among the biggest worries faced by officials in Wheeling — and other city and county governments throughout West Virginia — is a proposal to reduce their shares of revenue from legalized gambling. more »»

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