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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 »»

Approve Cameron Water Project Funds

May 21, 2014 Getting clean, dependable water supplies to residents of rural areas is an ongoing challenge in West Virginia. more »»

Limiting Cost Of Health Care

May 20, 2014 Health care facilities are making more and more use of physicians’ assistants to hold down patients’ bills. But in Ohio, that has limited usefulness. more »»

Punish Those Who Threaten Officers

May 20, 2014 West Virginia Supreme Court justices who overturned a circuit court ruling against a man who threatened a police officer’s family made it clear they do not condone such behavior. more »»

Approve Stopgap Road Funding Bill

May 20, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Just a Few Voters Can Make Difference

May 20, 2014 Fewer than one in four registered voters in Ohio County participated in the primary election last week. more »»

Expedite Local Hydro Facility

May 19, 2014 One of the few true alternatives to using fossil fuels to generate electricity is using something we have plenty of here in the Ohio Valley — water. more »»

Ensure Gambling Sites Are Lawful

May 19, 2014 When the state’s legalized gambling system was being set up years ago, there seemed to be agreement among most West Virginians that fraternal organizations ought to get some breaks. more »»

Cleaning Up Mess At Vets Agency

May 19, 2014 No doubt some defenders of the federal bureaucracy will use an old last-ditch defense against allegations the Veterans Administration is endangering the health of many men and women who have served... more »»

Accelerate Funding For Corridor H

May 19, 2014 President Barack Obama reportedly plans to use a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame to tout tourism as an economic development tool. His trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. more »»

Do Something About Roads

May 18, 2014 There are stretches of major highways in West Virginia where one can drive for half an hour without encountering pothole-free pavement. more »»

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