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Making College Truly Affordable

April 13, 2016 For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Gov. more »»

Transparency Not White House Goal

April 13, 2016 Sometimes, sweeping unpleasantness under the rug does work. more »»

Policy on Student Employees Needed

April 13, 2016 Serious mistakes have been made for years in how students hired to perform various tasks in Ohio County schools were handled. They need to be rectified, and soon. more »»

DOH Right About Suspension Bridge

April 13, 2016 A long list of repairs and improvements is planned for the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, state Division of Highways officials explained during a public meeting this wee. more »»

Saving the Bees Vital

April 13, 2016 A major producer of products used to control garden pests and weeds, the Ortho company, announced this week it will stop using a category of chemicals believed to be harmful to bees. more »»

Pay Period Flap Is Embarrassing

April 12, 2016 Surely some way can be found to standardize how state employees are paid in West Virginia without leaving the workers or budget-conscious legislators unhappy. more »»

Making the Best Of a Bad Situation

April 12, 2016 Martins Ferry City Council members worried about taking on more debt at a time when it is difficult to balance the municipal budget should be applauded for their concern. more »»

Racing to Stop New EPA Plan

April 11, 2016 Had there been any doubt President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has been directed to target the folks in a particular region of the country, it should have been eliminated by news... more »»

Arbitrary Action Harms Consumers

April 11, 2016 Federal judges are not in the habit of going off half-cocked. But according to one of them, the government’s financial institution regulators are. more »»

GOP President Can Help Coal

April 11, 2016 A new president willing to adopt realistic energy policies can help the coal industry — and thus, states such as West Virginia and Ohio — a great deal, despite what retired U.S. Se. more »»

Curbing Aggressive Actions by N. Korea

April 11, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Frida. more »»

Sacrifice Not Really Shared

April 10, 2016 West Virginia’s state government budget crisis is so severe — estimated as high as $466 million at one point — that it is virtually certain sacrifice to resolve it will have to be widespread. more »»

Improve Downtown Parking Situation

April 10, 2016 Obvious challenges for those trying to find parking spots in downtown Wheeling were outlined last week as Mayor Andy McKenzie announced a new committee is being formed to study the situation. more »»

Consider Adapting Ohio Reading Test

April 10, 2016 During his State of the State speech last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich reviewed many Buckeye State successes during recent years. more »»

Providing Tax Relief Sooner

April 9, 2016 Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. more »»

Government Lets Veterans Down

April 9, 2016 On Wednesday, it was announced the Martinsburg veterans hospital would be closing its inpatient psychiatric facilit. more »»

Database Could Aid Landlords

April 8, 2016 Telling a drug pusher you will not rent an apartment to him or her is much easier than evicting that person after he has become your tenant. more »»

Demanding Mines Be Managed Safely

April 8, 2016 What ex-Massey Energy CEO?Don Blankenship said Wednesday, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning... more »»

‘War’ on Drugs?

April 8, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, De. more »»

Giving Schools More Flexibility

April 8, 2016 Students in West Virginia public schools should receive the equivalent of 180 days of instruction each year. But that may not require 180 separate days. State law requires 180 instructional day. more »»

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