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College Plan Not Free for Taxpayers

January 13, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama’s suggestion community college educations should be provided free of charge is being praised by many “stakeholders” — that is, higher... more »»

Improve School Graduation Rates

January 12, 2015 Most East Ohio school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

Pass Pipeline Bill Over Obama Veto

January 12, 2015 Members of the House of Representatives have approved a measure that would force President Barack Obama to allow construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Gag Order Limits Reporting of Trial

January 12, 2015 Thoughtful people throughout the world are thinking about the role of a free, unfettered press — and how, in the wake of the massacre of some French journalists by Islamic terrorists — how to... more »»

Obama Thumbs Nose At American Voters

January 12, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attentio. more »»

Rethink W.Va. Public Schools

January 11, 2015 As they ponder how to spend the next two months, West Virginia legislators should put high priority in getting back to the basics of good state government. more »»

Serving Our State Well in Washington

January 11, 2015 While he was governor, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had a reputation for getting things done. He also had a talent for bringing political opponents together. more »»

Tax Reform Remains An Important Need

January 11, 2015 During town hall-style meetings throughout the Northern Panhandle, state legislators preparing for their annual regular session have heard any number of suggestions. more »»

Pats on the Back:

January 11, 2015 -- To retired Marshall County Commissioner Don Mason, who was recognized for his 28 years of service in the position. Mason also has been presented the Distinguished West Virginian award. more »»

W.Va. Economy Is Big Concern

January 10, 2015 State officials who had been banking on severance taxes to keep West Virginia’s general fund budget in balance have been disappointed, as we reported last week. more »»

Vigilance Needed To Protect Children

January 10, 2015 Had a Belmont County parent not been monitoring her son’s electronic communications last year, Douglas Thoburn might still be superintendent of Union Local schools. more »»

Arch Moore Was Good for W.Va.

January 9, 2015 Former West Virginia Gov. Arch Moore, who died Wednesday, was a wonderful father and husband, according to his children. more »»

Keeping Children On Buses Safe

January 9, 2015 Hancock County school buses have been involved in four accidents since the current school year began. The most recent was Monday, when the driver of a car following a bus too closely slammed into it. more »»

Regular Upgrades Will Be Important

January 9, 2015 WesBanco Arena certainly needs the major improvements Wheeling City Council is funding through sale of nearly $6.38 million in bonds. more »»

Republicans Far From in Disarray

January 9, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Far From Dead

January 8, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Ensure Public Safety Is Guarded

January 8, 2015 Ohio state prisons housed 50,641 inmates at the end of 2014 — 31 percent more than they were designed to accommodate. more »»

Coal’s Impact Not Understood

January 8, 2015 Thoughtful area residents ought to be disturbed and worried about two questions mining company owner Robert Murray asked Tuesda. more »»

Eradicate Islamic Terrorist Groups

January 8, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ attack on a French newspaper was, as President Barack Obama stressed Wednesday, an assault on freedom of the press everywhere. Twelve people were slaughtered in the bloodbath. more »»

Get Public Input About ‘Pooling’

January 7, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers likely will see some version of a forced pooling bill during the 60-day session, which begins Jan. 14. Similar bills failed in three of the past four sessions. more »»

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