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Move Swiftly On Moundsville Power

December 11, 2014 Officials of the state Department of Environmental Protection moved swiftly to review, then approve an air quality permit needed for the proposed Moundsville Power generating station. more »»

Holding Executive Responsible for Spill

December 11, 2014 Too often, top executives of companies whose actions harm the public escape any punishment. Paid very well by their firms, they enjoy the good life while victims try to put their lives back together. more »»

Progress, Not Miracles, Desired

December 10, 2014 Rome was not built in a day, it has been said. West Virginia will not be rebuilt in one legislative session. more »»

Climate Change Myth Dispelled

December 10, 2014 During a visit to California earlier this year, President Barack Obama linked the lengthy drought there to climate change. more »»

Avoid Draining Emergency Funds

December 10, 2014 Temporary setbacks often tempt us to dip into our savings accounts, even if we have reserved that money for emergencies, in order to get by without reducing our standards of living. more »»

Make Conservation Tax Break Permanent

December 10, 2014 Everyone in West Virginia and Ohio lives within a few hours’ drive of valuable, often beautiful, natural areas preserved in part because of a federal tax break. It ought to be made permanen. more »»

Why Were Rape Kits Not Tested?

December 9, 2014 Hundreds of Ohio rape cases have been solved because of state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s initiative to have old evidence examined, authorities sa. more »»

Profiling Rule Just Politics as Usual

December 9, 2014 Politicians are eager for the public to think they are doing something about whatever issue draws the largest headlines at any given moment. more »»

Being Ready For Threats to Health

December 9, 2014 Public health threats in the headlines — the chemical spill at Charleston and Ebola come to mind — may fade from the headlines fairly quickl. more »»

Addressing Issues At Pearl Harbor

December 9, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

Inspect Old Bellaire Bridge

December 8, 2014 Justice can proceed slowly, it has been said. Meanwhile, there are time limits on rust, metal fatigue and other natural enemies of manmade structures. Lee Chaklos, the Virginia Beach, Va. more »»

Utilizing Experts To Draft New Laws

December 8, 2014 Both in state capitols and Congress, writing legislation traditionally has been the province of attorneys. The thought has been that they provide the necessary expertise in the law. more »»

Prevent Needless Deaths of Children

December 8, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Moundsville ATV Limits Appropriate

December 8, 2014 New limits on use of all-terrain vehicles in Moundsville came about because City Council heard complaints from residents upset about noise and worried someone using an ATV on city streets will be... more »»

Comprehensive Reform Needed

December 7, 2014 West Virginia legislators are right to be viewing public education reform as a key priority for their upcoming regular session. more »»

Act on Concerns In ‘Listening Tour’

December 7, 2014 State legislators often hear good ideas from their constituents. Business people, especially, know what it takes to create jobs and grow the economy. more »»

Fire Board Important To Ohio Countians

December 7, 2014 Firefighters in Ohio County, both professional and volunteer, cooperate very effectively. “Mutual aid” situations are not uncommon. more »»

Pats on the Back:

December 7, 2014 - To Lisa McNickle, Darlene Murrin and Suzie Rendon, all daughters of the late Debbie Davis McNinch of Wheeling. The three were children when breast cancer claimed their mother’s life in 198. more »»

Support Stores In Community

December 6, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Super Six Staged By Local Champs

December 6, 2014 Young athletes from six West Virginia high schools are enjoying the time of their lives this weekend, right here in Wheeling. more »»

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