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Expedite Action To Curb Violence

June 17, 2014 Steubenville residents seem to be getting little relief from street violence. Another fatal shooting occurred Sunday, when a Newark, N.J. more »»

Holding Down Cost of College

June 17, 2014 Community and technical colleges throughout West Virginia may have to increase tuition substantially during the next few years, state legislators were told this week. more »»

Seeking Iranian Help Is a Mistake

June 17, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Public Pools Can Be Real Lifesavers

June 17, 2014 Officials in several Ohio Valley communities have either closed municipal swimming pools or are discussing such action, because of tight budgets. more »»

Investigate Claimed Loss of IRS Emails

June 17, 2014 Members of Congress investigating Internal Revenue Service harassment of conservative organizations got quite a shock a few days ago. more »»

Dealing With Vicious Youths

June 16, 2014 Many of the juveniles in corrections centers indeed are children who made unwise decisions and should not be treated as hardened criminals. more »»

Southern Border Is Far From Secure

June 16, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. more »»

Monitor Prison Reform Carefully

June 15, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia legislators have every right to feel good about efforts to reduce prison and jail overcrowding — but only tentativel. more »»

Use Some Lease Money for Roads

June 15, 2014 Belmont County commissioners — and taxpayers — have reason to be very happy about the gas drilling boom. Last week, commissioners agreed to lease 424. more »»

Volunteering to Clean Up Ohio River Banks

June 15, 2014 Some area residents remember when the Ohio Valley’s backyard — the Ohio River’s banks — was a mess. Junk and trash littered the banks for hundreds of miles. more »»

Pats on the Back:

June 15, 2014 To several Northern Panhandle residents to be honored in July with Governor’s Service Awards in recognition of their volunteer work to help others. more »»

Ensure Public Records Access

June 14, 2014 The good news for Ohioans is that public officials seem to be following the state’s open records law much better than was the case several years ago. more »»

Curbing Child Abuse, Neglect

June 14, 2014 Child abuse and neglect occurs in West Virginia at a rate about half as high as in the United States as a whole. That is both disturbing and unacceptable. more »»

Tennant Is Out of Touch

June 13, 2014 Natalie Tennant, who is running for the U.S. Senate from West Virginia, works hard to portray herself as a defender of Mountain State values and interests. more »»

Privatization May Be Viable Solution

June 13, 2014 West Virginia’s treatment of some of the most unfortunate among us, the mentally ill, has been controversial for decades. Periodically, judges step in to order changes. more »»

Protect Americans Caught in Iraq War

June 13, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Don’t Tolerate New Nest of Terrorists

June 13, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

Setting Priorities For Government

June 12, 2014 Two similar comments made recently in East Ohio towns miles apart indicate some dissatisfaction with the mix of services local governments provide. more »»

Vaccinate Against Measles, Mumps

June 12, 2014 At one time, many children came down with the measles and mumps — and a substantial number suffered lasting physical damage from complications. Some die. more »»

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