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Saving Lives When Suspects Are Armed

April 7, 2016 Law enforcement officers sometimes are accused of, in effect, shooting first and asking questions later. Less often do they get credit for defusing potentially deadly situations. more »»

Digitalizing Old County Records

April 6, 2016 Belmont County’s official records, including everything from land deeds to wills, are an important resource. They should be maintained - and, if possible, made more accessibl. more »»

Kasich Is Right To Stay in Race

April 6, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over th... more »»

Helping Children Who Are Victims

April 6, 2016 Last Friday, Ohio County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wyoming man who had been traveling through the area when he decided to stop off for a couple of drinks and some entertainment. more »»

Bringing Back Wild, Wonderful W.Va.

April 6, 2016 For all the talk about safeguarding the environment these days, shining successes in doing so often are overlooked. more »»

Learning From Development Win

April 5, 2016 Big economic development successes are few and far between in West Virginia. more »»

Rethink Disaster Aid Spending Rules

April 5, 2016 Perhaps if local and state governments had just been less thrifty in their response to the massive snowstorm that hit much of West Virginia in January, Uncle Sam would have been more charitable... more »»

Consider New Bridge Barrier

April 5, 2016 It probably is pure coincidence that the West Virginia Department of Highways will be holding a public meeting about proposed work on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge less than a month after an... more »»

Punishing N.C. For Not Toeing the Line

April 5, 2016 West Virginians may be witnessing what could have happened to us had the state Legislature enacted a controversial bill earlier this year. more »»

Steubenville Landlords Right

April 4, 2016 Landlords need to take some responsibility for their tenants. That seems obvious. But penalizing them for behavior beyond their control — or even knowledge — is going too far. more »»

Don’t Cut Drug Abuse Programs

April 4, 2016 As West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin work to balance the state budget, the list of line items open to spending cuts needs to be nearly unlimited. Nearly, but not quite entirely. more »»

Pursuing Justice In Clinton Probe

April 4, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

Be Careful With New Fireworks Law

April 4, 2016 Mountain State residents will be able to buy more powerful fireworks than were permitted in the past, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last week. more »»

Study Railroad Safety

April 4, 2016 Sunday’s crash of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia brought to 20 the number of serious railroad accidents in the United States during the past year. more »»

Let Voters Decide On Sunday Alcohol

April 3, 2016 West Virginia’s new law on Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages will not result in a tourism boom, but it could help the hospitality industry. more »»

Ensure Children Learn to Read

April 3, 2016 Children who cannot read adequately by the time they enter fourth grade are in trouble in school — and may well remain that way. more »»

Make Higher Taxes Last Resort in W.Va.

April 3, 2016 Too many West Virginians are having trouble paying existing bills without having to worry about higher taxes — and it is probable more will join them during the next few years. more »»

Keep Reforms On Front Burner

April 2, 2016 If you live in a household of four in West Virginia, your family’s share of annual subsidies for the Public Employees Insurance Agency is nearly $920. PEIA officials want more. Much more. more »»

Recognizing Need For Improvement

April 2, 2016 A comment by Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education President Ed Carleton last week may have grated on the ears of some in the school system. more »»

Monitor Martins Ferry’s Budget

April 1, 2016 Give Martins Ferry officials credit for making tough decisions to balance the municipal budget for the coming year. more »»

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