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Getting More People to Pool

March 29, 2016 Merely offering a safe, clean place for people to swim no longer seems enough to attract the large crowds that once thronged public pools throughout our area. more »»

Training Oil, Gas Workers in Area

March 29, 2016 Too often, government job-training programs do not seem to do much good for men and women looking for work. more »»

Big Government Still Unpopular

March 28, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

Enforce New Law On Buses Strictly

March 28, 2016 It is too bad a bill signed into law last week by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin does not go into effect until mid-June. more »»

‘Master of Politics’ Being Hypocritical

March 28, 2016 President Barack Obama warned last week that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high... more »»

Be Realistic About U.S. Troops in Iraq

March 28, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

‘Name and Shame’ Plan No Deterrent

March 28, 2016 Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home. more »»

‘Right-Sizing’ Need Is Clear

March 27, 2016 As we pointed out in a story last week, population loss in our 10-county region of West Virginia and Ohio has been severe, according to the Census Bureau. more »»

Celebrating Faith With a Foundation

March 27, 2016 Sunrise this morning was more than merely the start of a new day for Christians throughout the world. It was the beginning of our celebration of a sunrise two millennia ago for all humankind. more »»

Protecting Wheeling Suspension Bridge

March 27, 2016 Just one substantially overweight truck or bus attempting to cross it could cause serious damage to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. more »»

Hold the Line On Spending

March 26, 2016 Nearly the entire “budget gap” with which West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin are struggling could be eliminated for next year simply by holding the line on spending. more »»

People Being Hurt Are Not a Concern

March 26, 2016 Rules established by the Environmental Protection Agency — without the consent of Congress — already have devastated entire counties in West Virginia. more »»

Seek Levy For Follansbee Pool

March 25, 2016 Follansbee City Council members were right to approve a modest tax increase to pave streets. Now, they should ask voters for more money to defray costs at the municipal swimming pool. more »»

Rethink Juvenile Offender Handling

March 25, 2016 The 14-year-old boy who opened fire with a pistol at his school near Middletown, Ohio a month ago wounded four people. Fortunately, no one was killed. more »»

Address Data Security

March 25, 2016 About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal website, the Government Accountability Office revealed this week. more »»

Voters Can Make The Difference

March 25, 2016 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had it right earlier this month when he told visitors to Washington from the Ohio Farm Bureau that the federal bureaucracy is running amok. more »»

Building as Many Schools as Possible

March 25, 2016 For many years the state School Building Authority has been a godsend to school systems throughout West Virginia. more »»

New Killer Drug A Threat in Area

March 24, 2016 Something new, at least to people who do not abuse drugs, already has come to our area. It is fentanyl, and in some ways, it makes heroin look tame. more »»

Government Sets Record on Secrecy

March 24, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Tax Break Small, But Appropriate

March 24, 2016 Marshall County property owners will be getting a bit of a break next year, courtesy of the county Board of Educatio. more »»

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