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Community College Proposal Has Merit

February 2, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to allow community colleges, under certain circumstances, to grant bachelor’s degrees, it has been reported. He may make the proposal official when he releases his budget. more »»

Deficit Spending Still Much Too High

February 2, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Give Teachers Chance to Shine

February 1, 2015 Many good, dedicated educators in West Virginia chafe under the crushing weight of state and federal rules telling them how to do their job. more »»

Preventing Serial Child Abuse, Neglect

February 1, 2015 How many times have we read or heard the same horrifying, sad story??It upset us again last week, when a 2-year-old child was found dead in his home in Mingo Junctio. more »»

Pats on the Back:

February 1, 2015 -- To local residents who braved the bad weather to donate blood during the annual American Red Cross Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day event last Monday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. more »»

Protect Unborn Victims of Drugs

January 31, 2015 Most pregnant women in our area cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Don’t Limit Cold, Allergy Medicine

January 31, 2015 West Virginia legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, have done the right thing for their constituents in rejecting calls during recent years that they limit access to medicine for cold and... more »»

Keeping W.Va. Law Equitable

January 30, 2015 Most West Virginians do not worry much about “joint and several liability.” It is part of the jargon of lawyers and judges that, to the layman, can seem impenetrable. more »»

Get Up-to-Date Overdose Figures

January 30, 2015 Two apparent heroin overdose deaths in a week, one in Belmont County and the other in Jefferson County, were a forceful reminder of how devastating the drug abuse epidemic is to our are. more »»

Don’t Risk Free Clinic Closings

January 30, 2015 It appears the vast majority of West Virginians who lacked health insurance just a few years ago have it now. more »»

Obama Spending Plan Irresponsible

January 30, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the win. more »»

Rethink Gas Pipeline Safety

January 29, 2015 Flames from a 20-inch natural gas pipeline that exploded in Brooke County had barely died down this week when federal officials warned improvements need to be made in pipeline safety. more »»

Supporting Culture Change at WVU

January 29, 2015 A young West Virginia University student died in November as a result of a fraternity initiation that was a tragedy waiting to happen, if a report by Morgantown police is accurate. more »»

Providing More Teachers in W.Va.

January 29, 2015 Shortages of people qualified to teach in public schools are severe in some areas of West Virginia. It appears state legislators are about to address that by altering requirements for educators. more »»

Obama Not Candid About 529 Program

January 29, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Body Cameras Raise Questions

January 28, 2015 Miniature video cameras being worn by Marshall County sheriff’s deputies provide a new layer of protection for both them and the public. But they also raise a number of questions. more »»

Your Vote Really Can Be Important

January 28, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio and West Virginia often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Finish Cleanup Project Quickly

January 28, 2015 Wheeling officials, as well as residents of the city’s Fulton neighborhood, should press the state to act swiftly on an environmental cleanup project that began but was suspended when money for it... more »»

Studying Other Faiths Appropriate

January 28, 2015 Wyoming County is part of southern West Virginia’s “Bible belt.” It is a place where the vast majority of people consider themselves to be Christians, whether practicing or not. more »»

Approve Rules For Coal Ash

January 27, 2015 Businesses find it difficult to function in an on-again, off-again regulatory environment. more »»

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