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Obamacare Penalizes U.S. Senior Citizens

February 24, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

Reject Tax Hike, ‘Rainy Day’ Raid

February 23, 2014 None of the proposals to balance West Virginia’s budget next year is appealing. That leaves Gov. more »»

Forced Pooling Still Objectionable

February 23, 2014 Gas and oil companies have wanted a forced pooling law in West Virginia for years. more »»

Putting Aside Money For Future in W.Va.

February 23, 2014 So obvious is the wisdom of putting aside money regularly to pay for big projects in West Virginia that on Friday, state senators voted unanimously to do s. more »»

Spring Highway Repairs Essential

February 22, 2014 One of the hardest winters in decades is about to come to a close — we hope. In its wake will be left hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles of badly damaged roads in West Virginia. more »»

Guarding Against Stealth Legislation

February 22, 2014 The last couple of weeks during the West Virginia Legislature’s annual 60-day sessions can be chaotic, as lawmakers rush to complete action on important bills. more »»

Expand Career Training in Ohio

February 21, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the future. more »»

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 »»

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