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Compassion, Not Cruelty, Required

September 11, 2014 One of the toughest public-sector jobs, at least in terms of the potential for being fired, has to be that of running an animal shelter. more »»

ISIS Far From The Only Enemy

September 11, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

If You See Something Suspicious, Speak Up

September 11, 2014 West Virginia University has become the first organization in the state to implement the “if you see something, say something” campaign that was adopted by the U.S. more »»

Put Limit On ‘Due Process’

September 10, 2014 Kristyn Fetcko, who had been a guidance counselor at Ritchie Elementary School in Wheeling, has had plenty of due process from the federal court system. more »»

Leadership Means Acting Decisively

September 10, 2014 Decisiveness clearly is not President Barack Obama’s strong suit. more »»

Cutting Down On Drug Abuse

September 10, 2014 Earlier this summer, the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy notified 2,800 health care professionals their patients might be abusing painkiller pills. more »»

Attracting, Keeping Health Care Workers

September 10, 2014 As West Virginians grow older, on average, so do the doctors and other health care professionals upon whom we rely. It does not require a Ph.D in demographics to understand what that means. more »»

Hit Terrorists’ Bank Accounts

September 9, 2014 Some local high school students may understand more about defeating Islamic State militants than does President Barack Obama, at least to judge by his public pronouncements on the matter. more »»

Getting Online Records Right

September 9, 2014 Obtaining government documents ought to be easier than ever in the digital age. more »»

Don’t Grant Breaks For Ohio Casinos

September 9, 2014 When Ohio voters finally agreed a few years ago to allow casino gambling in their state, many did so with reservations. more »»

Don’t Let Company Dodge Cleanup Cost

September 9, 2014 Federal Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson, in Charleston, has expressed concern the company guilty of allowing a massive chemical spill that affected water supplies for 300,000 West Virginians earlie... more »»

Treating More Drug Addicts

September 8, 2014 If you think the war on drugs has been going well in this part of the country, you have not been reading the newspaper. Drug-related arrests are in the news virtually every da. more »»

School Counselor Should Be Fired

September 8, 2014 Ohio County Board of Education members did the right thing in February, after learning Ritchie Elementary School guidance counselor Kristyn Fetcko had been indicted on charges of selling illegal... more »»

Ensure Children Attend School

September 7, 2014 Students don’t learn much when they are not in school, and West Virginia has a problem with that, according to a national organization. more »»

Require Drillers To Obey the Law

September 7, 2014 Many area residents have benefitted from the gas and oil drilling boom — but that is no license to ravage the environmen. more »»

Reduce Tax Burden On Property Owners

September 7, 2014 Ohio County educators and school administrators should view their top priority as improving service to students, of course. That said, another priority set officially last week is laudable, too. more »»

Taking the Lead In Steubenville

September 6, 2014 About 150 people were concerned enough about violence in Steubenville to attend a Wednesday night meeting to discuss the challenge. They’re outnumbere. more »»

Expedite Lawsuit Against the EPA

September 6, 2014 Irreparable harm will be done to many American families if the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign to close coal-fired power plants is not blocked. more »»

Online Gambling Up to Legislature

September 5, 2014 West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave believes the state can replace lost gambling revenue through online gambling. more »»

Cleaning Up From Nuclear Mistakes

September 5, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic “alternative energy” subsidies — but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last... more »»

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