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Helping America’s Wounded Warriors

October 6, 2014 Brian Keaton made history Saturday in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»

Newspapers Part Of Communities

October 5, 2014 Virtually every profession, industry and special interest has its own annual celebration. Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month? Many observances are purely for fun. more »»

Focus on the Basics In W.Va. Schools

October 5, 2014 It appears new West Virginia state school Superintendent Michael Martirano is a nuts-and-bolts leader, rather than one of those so-called “visionaries” whose lofty goals disguise the fact he has no... more »»

Ruling Reflects Badly on Tennant

October 4, 2014 Thoughtful West Virginia voters will not miss the irony of recent events involving the campaign for a Senate seat from our state. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is the easy favorite to win the sea. more »»

Enjoying Autumn Festivals Locally

October 4, 2014 One of the pleasures of living where we do is enjoying the four seasons. And this weekend is the time to revel in autumn. more »»

Allowing Voters Choice in W.Va.

October 3, 2014 Democrats are fond of accusing Republicans of “voter suppression,” most often for requirements with which all voters must comply, intended to keep elections honest. more »»

Tennant’s Office Wrong About Cost

October 3, 2014 Adding insult to attempted injury regarding the election case outlined above was the reaction of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office. more »»

It’s Time to Adapt At W.Va. Tracks

October 2, 2014 Especially during the past few years, many businesses and industries have changed, some dramatically. Some have not made the cut. more »»

Increase Research On Exotic Diseases

October 2, 2014 In all likelihood, you have never heard of Hendra Virus Disease or Chapare Hemorrhagic Fever. You probably do know about Ebola, however. more »»

Ensure Safety Is Priority in Mines

October 2, 2014 At one time, fatal accidents in coal mines were common because too often, virtually no one — from miners themselves on up to top management — took safety seriously enough. more »»

Don’t Make Same Error in Afghanistan

October 2, 2014 With headlines about Ebola, the Secret Service and Islamic State terrorists monopolizing the news, some Americans may have missed an extraordinarily significant report this week. On Tuesday, U.S. more »»

Help Withheld In Drug War

October 1, 2014 Jefferson County has one of the highest rates of heroin overdose deaths in Ohio. Drug-related violence has become an epidemic in Steubenville. more »»

Getting Accurate Drug Death Data

October 1, 2014 Heroin use seems to be spreading like wildfire in Ohio and with it comes an increasing death toll due to overdoses. more »»

Don’t Give Up On Ormet Site

October 1, 2014 Another of the valley’s manufacturing giants, Ormet Aluminum, is dead. The huge smelting plant at Hannibal, on life support for many months, is gone. more »»

Secret Service Must Improve Protection

October 1, 2014 President Barack Obama should be livid about revelations over the Secret Service’s failures in protecting him and his family. All Americans should be angr. more »»

Abortion Down Due to Choice

September 30, 2014 In record numbers, more Ohio women are choosing to have their babies rather than abort them. Pro-abortion groups prefer not to view that as a sign of changing attitudes, however. more »»

VA Still Trying To Cover Tracks

September 30, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials were caught red-handed in failure to serve men and women who have served in the military. more »»

Accelerating School Reform

September 30, 2014 Middle and high school students in West Virginia are being targeted by the “My State, My Life,” campaign, which aims to encourage them to prepare for the careers that will allow them to continue to... more »»

Illegal Immigrant Report No Surprise

September 30, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

Keep Housing Complexes Safe

September 29, 2014 Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority commissioners are right to be upset about what seems to be a failure to communicate between them and JMHA?Executive Director Joe Costantini — especially... more »»

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