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Still Losing War Against Drugs

July 6, 2015 There is good news in West Virginians’ battle against drug abuse, but it is far outweighed by the bad. While it may be possible for us to win one battle, the war still is going badly. more »»

Avoid Precedent Over Greek Situation

July 6, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»

Save Children From Drug Dens

July 5, 2015 Sooner or later, a child in West Virginia is going to swallow a fatal overdose of heroin, die in a meth lab fire or be beaten to death by a drug-crazed adult. more »»

Approve Medicaid Cost Sharing Plan

July 5, 2015 Simply handing someone a health insurance policy free of charge, even if they could afford to pay a little for it out of their own pocket, makes no sense. more »»

Set Up Drug Court In Jefferson County

July 5, 2015 If any county in Ohio needs more help fighting the war against drug abuse, it is Jefferson. Officials there have something in mind. more »»

Pats on the Back:

July 5, 2015 -- To top students in Ohio County schools, who were rewarded during the annual Stifel Awards ceremony last week. The program handed out $75,590 to 214 students in grades 5-12. more »»

Keeping Our Liberty Secure

July 4, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Paying a True Prevailing Wage

July 3, 2015 A substantial number of West Virginians earn their daily bread in the construction industry. more »»

Ensure July 4 Is a Celebration

July 3, 2015 Candy canes do not explode and blow off hands. Easter eggs do not blind children. If prepared properly no seder meals eaten on Passover prove lethal. But Independence Day is different. more »»

Providing Quality Law Enforcement

July 3, 2015 Wheeling officials have two good reasons to support City Manager Robert Herron’s decision to increase pay for police officers. Both of them involve commitments. more »»

Cracking Down On Crooked Officials

July 3, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enoug. more »»

Keep Predators Away From Kids

July 2, 2015 Duane David Will Jr. probably will not be working anywhere — except perhaps in a prison laundry — during the next several years. more »»

Gambling For Worthy Causes

July 2, 2015 It is legal in West Virginia— encouraged, in fact — to use betting to support commercial gambling establishments, as well as people who raise dogs and horses for racing. more »»

Fund Roads, Not Unneeded Studies

July 2, 2015 Often it seems as though government searches out ways to throw away money. more »»

Education Really Critical to Future

July 2, 2015 During a series of speeches focusing on education in West Virginia, State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano discussed the link between education and the Mountain State’s economy. more »»

Housing Board Action Important

July 1, 2015 Enormous progress has been made in improving the quality of life available at public residential facilities operated by the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority. more »»

Military Service Risky at All Times

July 1, 2015 State flags on West Virginia government buildings were at half-staff Tuesday, honoring Army Sgt. Kenneth R. Berry of Parkersburg, who was killed in a training accident last week in Kentuck. more »»

Court Should Prevent Abuses

July 1, 2015 Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerous. more »»

Investigate Illegal Private Email Use

July 1, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondence. more »»

Ohio Right On Renewables

June 30, 2015 Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy sources such as wind or solar. more »»

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