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Chamber Strength Lies in Its Members

September 25, 2014 Business organizations sometimes are viewed as little more than ways for merchants and manufacturers to gather socially and, perhaps, to sponsor a special event or two a yea. more »»

Broadening War On Drug Abuse

September 25, 2014 It may be too much to say the war on drugs has failed. But it is plain the pushers are on the offensive. That means new tactics, perhaps even a better overall strategy, are neede. more »»

Welcoming Travelers To West Virginia

September 25, 2014 Welcome centers and rest areas along interstate highways are keys to tourism, as officials in most states recognize. more »»

Ensure U.S. Can Win War

September 24, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Two-Year Colleges Serve as Models

September 24, 2014 A milestone reached by Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville — along with similar announcements that come on a regular basis from other local two-year institutions — ought to serve as a wakeup... more »»

Stop Protecting Known Predators

September 24, 2014 At least five teachers or other staff members at public schools or facilities for troubled children in our area have been charged with sexual misconduct — often involving students — during the past... more »»

Ensuring Disaster Victims Not Forgotten

September 24, 2014 Except in a few old history books and the memories of a dwindling number of local residents, the 119 men who died in a 1924 mine disaster in Benwood seemed destined to be forgotten. more »»

Reading Scores Cause for Praise

September 23, 2014 Many Ohioans interested in public education quality will make judgments about their own school districts on the basis of letter grades released by the state Department of Education. more »»

Ensure Fire Hydrants Can Be Relied Upon

September 23, 2014 Nearly one-third of the fire hydrants in New Cumberland now bear tags indicating they are out of servic. more »»

Taxpayers Have Earned a Break

September 23, 2014 Few people in Wetzel County can remember the last time voters said no to a tax issue intended to benefit public schools. Community support for education is a tradition there. more »»

President Needs Better Protection

September 23, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House Friday evening. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

EPA Attempts To Mislead

September 22, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

Support Juvenile Drug Court Work

September 22, 2014 Many juveniles who abuse drugs and alcohol have not yet become addicted. Those who are sometimes are not so strongly hooked that there are excellent prospects for treating them. more »»

Reforming W.Va. Public Education

September 21, 2014 West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael?Martirano, has his work cut out for him. more »»

Defending Against Invasive Species

September 21, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

Don’t Risk Draining Rainy Day Reserves

September 21, 2014 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray?Tomblin is absolutely, positively, unequivocally right that now is no time to increase taxes, even though there is a massive hole in the state budget. more »»

Shelley Moore: Grace and Class

September 20, 2014 Shelley Moore fulfilled the role of West Virginia’s first lady beautifully for 12 years. But the public life in which she excelled never came first for her. more »»

Pursuing Plans For I-68, W.Va. 2

September 20, 2014 For many years, community leaders from throughout the upper Ohio Valley have pushed hard for completion of a long-range plan to upgrade the entire length of W.Va. more »»

Byrd Was Right About Constitution

September 19, 2014 Editor’s Note: This editorial appeared originally in The Messenger of Fort Dodge, Iowa. That newspaper’s editor shared it with us because of its tribute to the late Sen. Robert C. more »»

WVU Coach Correct To Suspend Player

September 19, 2014 Cornerback Daryl Worley has been a starter in all three West Virginia University football games this season. You will not see him in the lineup Saturday against Oklahoma, however. more »»

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