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Voting Still Vital For Republicans

May 8, 2016 Many Republican voters have been energized this year because they either favor Donald Trump for president — or had hoped to block his bid for the White House. more »»

Go Heavy on Cuts, Light on Tax Hikes

May 8, 2016 It has been a safe bet for at least two weeks that any agreement on a new state budget for West Virginia would have to wait until at least mid-May. more »»

Use ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Less Often in Ohio

May 8, 2016 Expelling a first- or second-grader from school is ridiculous. It also is a lazy reaction to discipline programs that might be corrected at an early age. more »»

Clinton, Trump Share Reliance on Government

May 8, 2016 Nationalism and socialism are in full gallop in America today while conservatives are without a horse. more »»

Democrats Have Option on Court

May 7, 2016 Old habits die hard. more »»

Being Certain You Cast a Ballot

May 7, 2016 If you are concerned about the direction of politics in your community, the state of West Virginia and the nation, you ought to be determined to vote in the primary election on Tuesda. more »»

Minimizing Risk At Intersection

May 6, 2016 A project to improve safety at the dangerous intersection of Ohio 7 and Hanover Street in Martins Ferry did not come soon enough to prevent another serious accident at the site. more »»

Give Police Guide On Body Cameras

May 6, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»

Killing More Eagles

May 6, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

Keeping Up Good Work in Wheeling

May 6, 2016 Just a few years ago, there did not seem to be much hope for redevelopment of downtown Wheeling. more »»

Teachers Earning Our Appreciation

May 6, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Put Kasich On the Ticket

May 5, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Don’t Expose U.S. Troops to Ambush

May 5, 2016 For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.. more »»

Budget Not Only W.Va. Concern

May 5, 2016 West Virginia’s economy is in trouble. It is not just state government but also families and businesses throughout the state who are being forced to rethink budgets. As legislators and Gov. more »»

Washington Subway Safety Questionable

May 5, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Review Local Election Plans

May 4, 2016 What next??That question may be on the minds of some Ohio County officials and local voters after flaws in sample ballots were discovered Monday. more »»

Clinton Brought Dislike on Herself

May 4, 2016 It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign effort in southern West Virginia was a sign of bravery or delusion, but it certainly bolstered the impression that her presidency would be an... more »»

Democrats Have Selves to Blame

May 3, 2016 East Ohio Republicans voted decisively for Donald Trump in their state’s primary election a few weeks ago. more »»

Taking Advantage Of Early Voting

May 3, 2016 West Virginia’s early voting system provides an excellent option for those who want to ensure they participate in balloting but worry they may not be able to do so on Election Day. more »»

Making More Use Of What Works

May 2, 2016 An idea that got its start here in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

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