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Compensation Fund Needs Help

June 2, 2014 Ohio was among many states in which enormous increases in the number of unemployed people during the past several years placed stresses on programs intended to help them. more »»

Follow Ohio Lead On Electric Rules

June 2, 2014 Sometimes being a leader is the wrong thing to do — if you are taking people in the wrong direction. more »»

Restore American Space Self-Reliance

June 2, 2014 At one time, Americans would have been able to laugh off a thinly veiled threat last week by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. No more, thanks to President Barack Obama. more »»

Privatizing Garbage Service in Benwood

June 2, 2014 More and more municipal officials are beginning to take fresh, unbiased looks at services their towns and cities provide. more »»

Don’t Let VA Liars Off Hook

June 1, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Restore Addiction Treatment Funds

June 1, 2014 People may die in Ohio because of a federal government decision to delay funding for drug addiction treatment centers. It should be reversed — now. more »»

Take New Look At W.Va. Landfill Rules

June 1, 2014 West Virginia landfills are required to have radioactivity monitors installed by Jan. 1, 2015. Other new landfill rules are being developed, according to state officials. more »»

Pats on the Back:

June 1, 2014 To three local students who have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships. They are Caroline Bantug of Sistersville, a student at Tyler Consolidated High School; and James A. more »»

Medicaid Costs Not as Promised

May 31, 2014 Taxpayers’ hackles ought to go up every time they hear politicians pledging some new program “won’t cost us anything. more »»

Secure Funding For New Bridge

May 31, 2014 Surely, working together, congressional delegations from West Virginia and Ohio can pry loose enough federal money to build a new Ohio River bridge in our area. more »»

Make ATV Riding Safer for Children

May 30, 2014 East Ohio residents are painfully aware of the dangers of all-terrain vehicles ridden by children. Just last fall, an eighth-grader at St. Clairsville Middle School was killed in an ATV cras. more »»

Preventing Murder By the Unbalanced

May 30, 2014 Nearly all the mass murders that have occurred in the United States during recent years have been committed by deeply disturbed people who “fell through the cracks” of laws intended to keep them... more »»

Try Again On Abortion Limits

May 29, 2014 West Virginians with deep moral concerns about abortion often grow frustrated at the name-calling so prevalent in most discussions of the subject. more »»

Examine Benefits Of Federal Grants

May 29, 2014 Politicians in Washington dole out billions of dollars in grants every year. It makes them appear to be tackling tough challenges. more »»

Recognizing Good, Swift Police Work

May 29, 2014 Within minutes of a bank robbery in Bridgeport on Tuesday morning, the suspect was in custody. That does not always happen in such situations. more »»

Punishment Key To Reform at VA

May 29, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shaby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Avoid Claims Of Favoritism

May 28, 2014 Lawyers seem to be substantially more in-volved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political offic. more »»

Tips to Police Can Make a Difference

May 28, 2014 Members of a special law enforcement task force deserve high commendation for a “blitz” that took a large number of alleged criminals off the streets in Ohio County last wee. more »»

Energy Can Build Diplomatic Links

May 28, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Increase Domestic Tourism Economy

May 28, 2014 No doubt some in the travel and tourism industry were anticipating a speech last week by President Barack Obama eagerly. more »»

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