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‘Right-Sizing’ In Wheeling

July 5, 2014 When Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie took office, one of his pledges was to “right-size” city government. more »»

Drug Epidemic Far From Cured

July 5, 2014 It would be nice to believe statistics about illegal drug trafficking in Ohio are evidence of success in fighting it. Nice, but not realistic. more »»

Safeguarding Our Liberties

July 4, 2014 The Fourth of July traditionally is a time for revelry, cookouts, swimming parties and fireworks. more »»

Weirton B&O Tax Vote Regrettable

July 3, 2014 Weirton City Council members face one of those rock-and-a-hard-place dilemmas. They either have to find a lot more money for municipal government or slash city services. A gap of $1. more »»

Distracted Driving Remains a Threat

July 3, 2014 Law enforcement officials are uncertain of the effect a year-old West Virginia statute has had on people who persist in using cellphones while drivin. more »»

Personal Fireworks Avoidable Danger

July 3, 2014 With Ohio Valley residents eager to join other Americans in celebrating Independence Day on Friday, fireworks dealers have been doing a booming business. more »»

What About Energy Needs of Americans?

July 3, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration has slashed hundreds of millions of dollars out of research programs to find ways to burn coal more cleanly at power plant. more »»

Study Housing Issue in W.Va.

July 2, 2014 With some notable exceptions, state government in West Virginia has refrained from attempting to improve on the private-sector housing market. more »»

Punish Medicaid Provider Cheats

July 2, 2014 Fraud is a crime. Most Americans still live by the rule that a person or company is innocent until proven guilty. more »»

Separation of Powers No Longer Operating

July 2, 2014 Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to close down coal-fired power plants and drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so. U.. more »»

Making Public Housing Safer

July 1, 2014 “Prime time” doesn’t mean the same thing to a drug dealer as it does to someone planning an evening of watching television. For the pushers, things start to heat up after most of us are in be. more »»

Aiding Prosecuting Attorneys in W.Va.

July 1, 2014 Some prosecuting attorneys are very turf-conscious, determined to handle every criminal case in their counties. Occasionally, a few have the good sense to recognize when they need help, however. more »»

Ruling Is Simple Common Sense

July 1, 2014 Being in business does not need to mean compromising one’s morals, Supreme Court justices ruled Monday. That should be obvious, but it was not so to President Barack Obama’s administration. more »»

Hasten Replacement Of Moundsville Dock

July 1, 2014 If you want to put your pleasure boat into the Ohio River and perhaps dock it temporarily this summer, don’t go to the launch area at the end of 13th Street in Moundsville. more »»

Helping New Ormet Owner

June 30, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s staff should have just one thing to say to Eric . more »»

Stop Covering Up Abuses of Veterans

June 30, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigatio. more »»

Government Can Help, Sometimes

June 30, 2014 The late President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Sometimes that is all too true. more »»

Will More Money Make Border Secure?

June 30, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

Cut Education Bureaucracy

June 29, 2014 Michael Martirano, West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, has his work cut out for hi. more »»

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