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Being Realistic About Violence in America

June 12, 2014 President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence such as that at an Oregon school this week. more »»

Local Veterans Put at Risk, Too?

June 11, 2014 Local veterans of military service may be among those victimized rather than served by the Department of Veterans Services. more »»

Don’t Shut Down Broadband Agency

June 11, 2014 If spending taxpayers’ money at a rapid pace is the test of success for government — as some officials seem to think — West Virginia’s Broadband Deployment Council is a flop. more »»

Out of Touch With Ordinary Americans

June 11, 2014 Hillary Clinton whined to an interviewer this week that when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke. more »»

Benwood Challenge Resolved Efficiently

June 11, 2014 What could have been an expensive mess to clean up in Benwood was resolved speedily and decisively by City Council this week. more »»

The Taliban’s War Won’t End

June 11, 2014 Defenders of President Obama’s release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. more »»

Higher Education Isn’t for Everyone

June 11, 2014 A recent study estimated that getting a college degree is worth about a half-million dollars over the course of a graduate’s lifetime. more »»

If You Want Safe Colleges, Let Students Carry Guns on Campus

June 11, 2014 Pepper spray, police and cardboard signs failed to prevent the June 5 Seattle Pacific University shooting. more »»

VA Is Riddled With Corruption

June 10, 2014 More than 121,000 veterans of military service have been let down, sometimes badly, by the very agency created to help them, the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is disturbing enough. more »»

Don’t Fall for Scam Artists’ ‘Spoofing’

June 10, 2014 Sometimes we forget how prudent it is to follow the old rule of thumb:?If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. more »»

Educate Voters On City Charter

June 9, 2014 Members of a special commission formed to recommend revisions to Steubenville’s city charter have completed their work. Now the ball is in City Council’s court. more »»

Fistfights Can End in Tragedy

June 9, 2014 On television, in the movies and in some video games, fistfights can go on for minutes. Antagonists trade powerful blows, yet keep coming back for more. Real life often is different. more »»

Funding Not Key To VA Problem

June 9, 2014 The outrageous, criminal mess at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities needs to be cleaned up. Americans seem united in that demand. Now comes the tough part — making it happen. more »»

Too Many Unable To Find Jobs in U.S.

June 9, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degree. more »»

Police, Deputies Should Cooperate

June 8, 2014 Relations between Wheeling and Ohio County officials seem to be good, for the most part. Several examples of mutually beneficial cooperation have occurred during the past few years. more »»

Public Has Right To Most Records

June 8, 2014 Too much government information is kept from the public on the pretext that it is for the public’s good. more »»

Explain Vote to Fire W.Va. Ethics Official

June 8, 2014 Modern practice in firing public employees and officials is to simply let them go with no explanatio. more »»

Pats on the Back:

June 8, 2014 - To the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Department and the county’s Coalition Against Drug Abuse, for their plan to hold a “kickoff to summer” community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Vendetta Against Coal Is Apparent

June 7, 2014 It has become perfectly clear that President Barack Obama’s goal is to shut down coal-fired power plants — whether doing so is essential in battling climate change or not. more »»

Cracking Down On ATVs in Moundsville

June 7, 2014 Moundsville residents Heidi and Timothy Gast are worried, they told members of City Council this week. Their concern is over misuse of all-terrain vehicles in the communit. more »»

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