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Principals Lead School Success

July 11, 2014 The critical roles played by school principals are apparent to most in the education community. more »»

Achieving Energy Self-Reliance in U.S.

July 11, 2014 If the United States achieves energy independence during the next decade or so, it will be no thanks to President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress. more »»

Protecting Senate Against Reid Assault

July 11, 2014 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will tolerate no opposition, especially if it threatens one of President Barack Obama’s pet projects. Reid, D-Ne. more »»

Enforce Rules For Prison Food

July 10, 2014 Feeding the thousands of inmates at Ohio prisons is a big, demanding job. Getting it right all the time may be impossibl. more »»

Defending VA Whistleblowers

July 10, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology this week. more »»

Seek Details On Delayed Funds

July 10, 2014 Marshall County officials still have not received hundreds of thousands of dollars — perhaps as much as $1.6 million — they expected to have from the state for the fiscal year that ended June 30. more »»

Rejecting Obama, But Not on Votes

July 10, 2014 Many Democrat members of Congress are keeping their distance from President Barack Obama, especially when he offers to go to their states to help them in re-election efforts. Just this week, U.S. more »»

Unmasking Sex Predators

July 9, 2014 Sexual predators are crafty in the extreme, and that is a special worry to parents trying to safeguard their children. Now, Ohioans have a new weapon in that fight. more »»

Bringing More Visitors to Area

July 9, 2014 Local businesses benefiting from the gas and oil drilling boom already are looking to the future, Sleep Inn & Suites of Moundsville manager Joni Grubler pointed out last week. more »»

Politics Matters Most to Obama

July 9, 2014 President Barack Obama was to be in Texas today and Thursday, according to the White House. Was he taking a look at a major humanitarian crisis in that state and Arizona? N. more »»

Working Together On School Board

July 9, 2014 Monday night’s meeting of the Marshall County Board of Education was anything but amicable. Board members elected Beth Phillips as their new president — but by a vote of 3-2. more »»

Don’t Wait For An Emergency

July 8, 2014 Since 1991, the old Bellaire Bridge has been slowly decaying, posing an increasing danger to everything underneath it. That includes both traffic on the Ohio River and part of the city of Benwood. more »»

American Legion Doing VA’s Job

July 8, 2014 Some military veterans in our area may be getting health-care assistance for which they have been waiting — but not directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Stopping Flow Of Illegal Immigrants

July 8, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a speech last week, the president dropped a hint. more »»

School Uses Novel Approach to Fitness

July 8, 2014 If you can’t beat the electronic games and other gadgets that are making “couch potatoes” out of too many young people, join ’em. more »»

Extended Hiring Freeze Prudent

July 7, 2014 West Virginians cannot afford for state finances to be handled the same way some people manage their money. more »»

Islamic Terrorism Threat Increasing

July 7, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesday. more »»

Scrutinize Plant Plan Carefully

July 6, 2014 How many times have Ohio Valley taxpayers heard the phrase “due diligence” — and found out some of their elected officials had not exercised it? Too ofte. more »»

Commission Should Be Open to Public

July 6, 2014 Like many public officials, Belmont County commissioners sometimes grow frustrated with people who attend their meetings. To their credit, commissioners have something of an open format. more »»

Speed Planning For Highlands Interchange

July 6, 2014 Ohio County commissioners still are in the process of firming up plans to finance a new Interstate 70 interchange at The Highlands. more »»

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