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Moundsville Dock Delay Annoying

May 21, 2015 About a year ago, state Division of Natural Resources officials were saying they hoped a new boat dock on the Ohio River at the end of 13th Street in Moundsville could be in place by this spring. more »»

‘50 Shades’ Mistake Has Consequences

May 21, 2015 Hampshire County school officials may well have turned 50 shades of red in their embarrassment over a fiasco last week. They were right to discipline the teacher involve. more »»

Clearing the Air On Incinerator

May 20, 2015 There is a critical distinction between saying something happened and that it might have occurred. more »»

Terrorists Are Winning in Iraq

May 20, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Offer Graduates Safe Celebrations

May 20, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Email Delay Would Have Aided Clinton

May 20, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next step. more »»

Failures Won’t Appeal to Voters

May 19, 2015 Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pushed all the familiar buttons during a visit to East Ohio last weekend. more »»

Just Slow Down In Work Zones

May 19, 2015 “Click It or Ticket,” “Don’t Text & Drive,” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” have become familar to most area residents. more »»

Paving the Way For Tax Reform

May 19, 2015 A special panel of legislators has been dealing with tax reform for West Virginia for weeks now, and there has been no talk about proposals for i. more »»

Trying Tourism In Our Backyards

May 19, 2015 Last week, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a couple of bills meant to promote tourism in the Mountain State. more »»

Watching Out For Neighbors

May 18, 2015 No one really knows how long the 80-year-old woman in Wintersville had been dead when she was found last week in her apartment. Officials say she had been gone for at least two weeks. more »»

Vandalism Hurts Our Communities

May 18, 2015 For at least a few days, people coming into Wheeling from Interstate 70 will see a torn-up patch of dirt instead of flowers and shrubs at the Heritage Port Gateway Park and Sculpture Garden. more »»

Better Nursing Homes a Need

May 18, 2015 When faced with the difficult decisions of finding the best place for an aging, perhaps ailing, loved one to live, many people find themselves considering nursing homes as some of the option. more »»

Some Loading Zones May Not Be Needed

May 18, 2015 Curbing misuse of parking spots reserved for specific uses, whether by those with disabilities or as loading zones for businesses, is a nearly impossible task for Wheeling police. more »»

Many Voters Not Being Defended

May 17, 2015 In a U.S. Senate where lawmakers represent the best interests of their constituents, Se. more »»

Proper Accounting Practices Are Vital

May 17, 2015 Twenty-two government entities and recipients of public money are on Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s current “unauditable” list. Three of them are in Jefferson Count. more »»

To Protect, Serve in Ohio

May 16, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Home Rule May Help Small Towns

May 16, 2015 Small town governments in West Virginia are restricted by most of the same state rules that affect larger cities. Now, they can join their more populous neighbors in gaining more flexibility. more »»

Stop Corrupt Ohio Officials

May 15, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Ending Pipeline Approval Delays

May 15, 2015 Some area residents may remember a historical marker once seen beside W.Va. 2 near the Mitchell Power Plant south of Moundsville. more »»

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