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Fighting Drug War In Jefferson County

December 5, 2014 To some Jefferson County residents, it may seem as if they are drowning in a sea of illegal drugs. Drug trafficking has reached epidemic proportions in the area. more »»

Illegal Drug Use Threat to Us All

December 5, 2014 The terrible power mind-altering drugs have to ruin any life, even one many people would consider full of promise, has been made apparent again in West Virginia. more »»

Prevent Needless Deaths in Arrests

December 5, 2014 It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrifie. more »»

City, County May Benefit

December 4, 2014 Steubenville officials are right to consider all options in their search for new quarters for the city police department and municipal court. more »»

Stiffen Ohio Ban On Drivers Texting

December 4, 2014 “Distracted driving” can have fatal consequences. Not infrequently, police report accidents caused by motorists who were using cellular phones to talk or send text messages. more »»

Safeguard Water Supplies in W.Va.

December 4, 2014 West Virginians have a special reason to look askance at environmental protection regulations. Our experience with President Barack Obama’s administration makes that a natural reactio. more »»

Serving on Juries Is Basic Responsibility

December 4, 2014 A Cabell County circuit judge made headlines a few days ago, after 20 people who had been summoned for jury duty failed to show up for court. Judge Paul T. more »»

Clean Up Plant Site in Wellsburg

December 3, 2014 Recycling — on an industrial scale — comes naturally to Ohio Valley residents. Already, several notable successes have been scored in cleaning up old plant sites and making them productive again. more »»

Learn Why Young Athlete Killed Self

December 3, 2014 What prompted Ohio State University student-athlete Kosta Karageorge to take his own life a few days ago? Did the concussions he suffered as a wrestler and football player have anything to do with... more »»

Ensuring Tax Breaks Remain on the Books

December 3, 2014 Members of Congress have many priorities on their agendas during the next few weeks. One of them — continuing tax breaks on which millions of Americans rely — ought to be at the top of the list. more »»

Area Should Have Leadership Role

December 3, 2014 For decades, the West Virginia Legislature was controlled by lawmakers from southern counties. Little by little, that changed. For example, the president of the state Senate is Sen. more »»

Don’t Micromanage U.S. Armed Forces

December 3, 2014 What if a key, prestigious position in the federal government was open — but the president was having trouble finding someone interested in filling it? That would — or should — send a message to... more »»

Protect Ohioans Against Violence

December 2, 2014 Why some politicians shrink from locking proved threats to the public up and throwing away the key is beyond us. more »»

Don’t Let Obama Control Congress

December 2, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislatio. more »»

Public Has Right To Information

December 2, 2014 One of West Virginia’s highest profile criminal cases in years will be handled largely in secret unless a federal judge rescinds a gag order in the matter. She should do so immediately. more »»

Tax Cut Reminder Of Road Fund Woes

December 2, 2014 Gasoline, already below $3 a gallon at many stations in West Virginia, will drop another 1.1 cents come Jan. 1. more »»

Getting Back To the Basics

December 1, 2014 It is good that finally, some Ohio legislators are worried about putting too many demands on public school teachers’ time. Perhaps they should take another look in the mirror. more »»

Keeping Quality Highway Workers

December 1, 2014 It has been difficult for many years for the West Virginia Division of Highways to attract and retain good employees, because of competition from the private sector. more »»

Guarding Against Holiday Burglary

December 1, 2014 Some people in our area apparently believe that it really is better to receive than to give, even if that requires breaking into someone’s home and stealing things. more »»

Let the Professionals Run Armed Forces

December 1, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

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