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U.S. Not Prepared For Disease Outbreak

October 13, 2014 It appears Americans will escape the most devastating consequences of an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Just one person has died of the disease in the United States. more »»

Curb Wheeling Pension Losses

October 12, 2014 For too long, Wheeling officials did little to deal with pension liabilities for retired police officers and firefighter. more »»

Appoint Panhandle Resident to Board

October 12, 2014 For nine years, Wheeling resident Robert Dunlevy has served with distinction on the West Virginia Board of Education. His term expires Nov. 4 and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin must appoint a successor. more »»

War on Coal Has Serious Side Effects

October 12, 2014 Last week the West Virginia Public Service Commission announced natural gas rates are going up for many state residents. Higher bills — up as much as $16. more »»

Pats on the Back:

October 12, 2014 - To all involved in bringing “sled hockey” to the Wheeling area. As organizer Elgine McArdle explained, the sport uses special sleds to allow physically challenged people to play hockey. more »»

Re-Elect Kasich For Progress

October 11, 2014 When John Kasich took the reins as governor of Ohio in January 2011, the state was a mess. more »»

McKinley Jobs Plan Thoughtful

October 11, 2014 Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., lists as his top priority ensuring that West Virginia’s economy is healthy. His approach to job creation is thoughtful and comprehensive. more »»

DeWine a Leader Against Heroin

October 10, 2014 Prescription drug abuse, fed in part by unscrupulous “pill mill” operators, was a serious problem in Ohio when Mike DeWine became the state’s attorney general. more »»

School Bus Drivers Keep Children Safe

October 10, 2014 No one can say how many children’s lives have been saved by people who almost never get credit — school bus drivers. more »»

Replace Federal Building Glass

October 10, 2014 When the federal government goes on a spending binge, the sky is the limit. more »»

Sharing Teacher’s Keys to Success

October 10, 2014 Gail Adams already had been successful in two careers, banking and as a stay-at-home mother when she decided to pursue a passion for teaching. more »»

Joining Fight Against Crime

October 9, 2014 Steubenville officials are taking focused action against street crime. Their plans are virtually certain to bear fruit in the form of arrests and deterrence. more »»

Don’t Surrender Park to Hoodlums

October 9, 2014 A few weeks ago after a shooting at Piece of Pie Park in Steubenville, city officials agreed to close the facility. more »»

Getting Federal Funds for Bridge

October 9, 2014 Plans for a new Ohio River bridge between Wellsburg and Brilliant no longer seem like the pipe dream they did just a few years ago. more »»

Keeping Sanford Center in Operation

October 9, 2014 After the old Sanford School was closed, the city of Moundsville purchased the building in 2009. It cost just $100 and was renamed the Sanford Center. more »»

Students Are WVU Priority

October 8, 2014 No doubt West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee’s emphasis on serving students will be applauded by many Mountain State residents — and rightly so. more »»

Handling School Discipline in Ohio

October 8, 2014 When students misbehave in school, teachers and administrators have to do something, for the good of both the youngsters involved and their classmates. more »»

Cut Bureaucracy, Red Tape at WVU

October 8, 2014 Perhaps West Virginians ought to elect E. Gordon Gee governor of our state, or even work to send him to the White House. He has refreshing ideas about bureaucrac. more »»

Federal Agencies’ Suspicions Natural

October 8, 2014 Mismanagement of a federal “stimulus” grant has come back to haunt West Virginia officials — as well it should. more »»

Policing Clubs, Bars in Weirton

October 7, 2014 When bars in Ohio and Pennsylvania close, patrons who want another drink can hop in their cars and drive to West Virginia. Bars here can stay open until as late as 4 a.m. more »»

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