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Your Free Press Is Under Attack

February 21, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrat. more »»

Rewarding Friends Is Obama’s Goal

February 21, 2014 President Barack Obama apparently is more concerned with rewarding political supporters than good relations between the U.S. and other countries. That ought to concern thoughtful Americans. more »»

Approve Driver’s License Improvement

February 21, 2014 West Virginia legislators are pondering changes in driver’s license renewal procedures that fall squarely into the “what’s not to like” category. Several proposed changes are included in one bill. more »»

Stop Meddling With Educators

February 20, 2014 Educators in West Virginia already suffer from far too much micromanagement. A bill approved by the state Senate Education Committee this week would make it worse. more »»

Set Aside Funds For a ‘Rainy Day’

February 20, 2014 Steubenville City Manager Tim Boland has suggested City Council set up a “rainy day” fund in the municipal budget. That is an excellent idea. more »»

Liberals’ Plan Bad For 500,000 People

February 20, 2014 President Barack Obama and fellow liberals claim to want to lift more Americans out of poverty. But their newest pet project would plunge half a million people deeper into i. more »»

Keep Gun Records Open

February 19, 2014 If it isn’t broken, don’t fix i. more »»

Keeping Public Buildings Safe

February 19, 2014 Local residents seem to understand the ban on weapons, including guns and knives, in the City-County Building in Wheeling. more »»

Throwing Our Cash At ‘Alternatives’

February 19, 2014 Is there no end to President Barack Obama’s push to throw away our tax dollars? Apparently not. more »»

Representing U.S. Interests Abroad

February 19, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Ensure Rapists Are Punished

February 18, 2014 Rape victims often do not report the crimes against them to police. When they do, lack of evidence sometimes means charges are not file. more »»

Getting Mingo Mill Back Up, Running

February 18, 2014 For a perceptive investor, opportunity may be beckoning in Mingo Junction. Time is of the essence, however. more »»

Treatment Bill Could Save Lives

February 17, 2014 In the wake of tragic mass murders such as those of children in Newtown, Conn., questions about personal liberties have been discussed. more »»

Accountability Missing in W.Va.

February 17, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators are upset enough about misuse of millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money to pass a law they hope will keep it from happening again. more »»

Planning Future In Steubenville

February 17, 2014 When foundational changes in how local governments work are being considered, the political powers-that-be often engineer the process to ensure their goals are met. more »»

Helping Marijuana Dealers Is Priority

February 17, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.S. more »»

Bolster People’s Right to Know

February 16, 2014 Too often, politicians publicly proclaim their allegiance to principles of open government, then privately do all they can to keep constituents in the dar. more »»

Drug Testing Bill Will Help Children

February 16, 2014 Requiring applicants for public assistance to pass tests showing they do not use illegal drugs stereotypes the less fortunate, critics of such action insist. more »»

‘Shake and Bake’ New Reason To Be Careful

February 16, 2014 Parents have to warn their children about so many hazards in everyday life. Look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t try to pet strange dogs. more »»

React to Coal Slurry Spill

February 15, 2014 Not again. That is what some West Virginians, remembering the disastrous Kanawha County chemical spill in January, may have been shaking their heads and saying this week. more »»

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