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Safeguarding Our Children

May 27, 2014 Sexual predators eager to victimize children are threats everywhere, even in West Virgini. more »»

Juvenile Detention A Challenge Again

May 27, 2014 State officials in charge of juvenile detention in West Virginia may have a whole new appreciation of the phrase “out of the frying pan and into the fire. more »»

Ensure Veterans Get Needed Care

May 27, 2014 As more and more reports pour in of neglect endangering veterans — and sometimes costing them their lives — at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities, the agency finally is looking... more »»

Improving STEM Education in U.S.

May 27, 2014 Every year, U.S. businesses with job openings for technology specialists resort to hiring thousands of bright young foreigners to fill them. more »»

Honoring Heroes Who Were Different

May 26, 2014 Today, even as we honor those who gave their lives in military service for us, Americans are tolerating another round of warnings about those who came home. more »»

Rein EPA In By Delays in Court

May 25, 2014 New Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive the cost of electricity up 4 percent this year and an additional 13 percent by 2020, the U.S. Energy Department said last week. more »»

Breaching Trust Involving Children

May 25, 2014 School principals have a dual responsibility. They are supposed to ensure children get the best education possible. They also are expected to look after youngsters’ welfare in other ways. more »»

Rockefeller Himself Displaying Bigotry

May 25, 2014 Once again, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has accused those critical of President Barack Obama’s health care law of being racists. He did it a few days ago during a Senate hearing. more »»

Be Realistic About Future

May 24, 2014 Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie’s comment this week that the city needs to “reinvent” itself really was not news. more »»

Making the Classic A Local Tradition

May 24, 2014 It is not uncommon for local residents to see their neighbors out jogging or running to keep in shape. more »»

Approve Tax Relief in Ohio

May 23, 2014 When government officials at all levels find themselves with unexpected revenue, the knee-jerk reaction of liberals among them is to spend it. Fortunately, a majority of Ohio Senate members disagree. more »»

Need for Pipeline Becomes Obvious

May 23, 2014 Oil prices are back above $100 a barrel, and that will hit U.S. motorists at the gasoline pumps. The most recent price increase, to $103.04 a barrel for benchmark U.S. more »»

Big Spenders Not Just Conservatives

May 23, 2014 Climate change alarmists are fond of insisting one thing blocking the draconian regulations they want is conservative big spenders. Not really. more »»

Limit Tax, Fee Hikes in Weirton

May 22, 2014 Weirton officials do not have the option of following the physicians’ credo — do no harm — in balancing the city’s budget. more »»

Measure Social Programs’ Quality

May 22, 2014 More than $1 million for programs to combat child abuse and domestic violence as well as to assist young children in West Virginia has been restored to the state budget. more »»

Punish VA Officials Involved in Scandal

May 22, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Protecting Ourselves, Pets Against Rabies

May 22, 2014 In most years, two or three cases of rabies in wild animals are reported to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. During just 11 days this spring, two reports have come in. more »»

Make Reviving Ormet a Priority

May 21, 2014 A few dozen workers left at the Ormet Corp. aluminum plant at Hannibal have been told they may lose their jobs this summer. more »»

Require Audits Of State Agencies

May 21, 2014 Most fringe benefits provided by employers have at least some value, and that means the Internal Revenue Service wants to know about them. more »»

Fighting Ongoing War Against Drugs

May 21, 2014 Belmont County law enforcement agencies made several arrests during a drug sweep Sunday and Monda. more »»

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