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Don’t Wait For An Emergency

July 8, 2014 Since 1991, the old Bellaire Bridge has been slowly decaying, posing an increasing danger to everything underneath it. That includes both traffic on the Ohio River and part of the city of Benwood. more »»

American Legion Doing VA’s Job

July 8, 2014 Some military veterans in our area may be getting health-care assistance for which they have been waiting — but not directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Stopping Flow Of Illegal Immigrants

July 8, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a speech last week, the president dropped a hint. more »»

School Uses Novel Approach to Fitness

July 8, 2014 If you can’t beat the electronic games and other gadgets that are making “couch potatoes” out of too many young people, join ’em. more »»

Extended Hiring Freeze Prudent

July 7, 2014 West Virginians cannot afford for state finances to be handled the same way some people manage their money. more »»

Islamic Terrorism Threat Increasing

July 7, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesday. more »»

Scrutinize Plant Plan Carefully

July 6, 2014 How many times have Ohio Valley taxpayers heard the phrase “due diligence” — and found out some of their elected officials had not exercised it? Too ofte. more »»

Commission Should Be Open to Public

July 6, 2014 Like many public officials, Belmont County commissioners sometimes grow frustrated with people who attend their meetings. To their credit, commissioners have something of an open format. more »»

Speed Planning For Highlands Interchange

July 6, 2014 Ohio County commissioners still are in the process of firming up plans to finance a new Interstate 70 interchange at The Highlands. more »»

Pats on the Back:

July 6, 2014 To municipalities and organizations that staged Independence Day fireworks shows, providing a safe alternative to use of pyrotechnics by individuals. To Dr. more »»

‘Right-Sizing’ In Wheeling

July 5, 2014 When Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie took office, one of his pledges was to “right-size” city government. more »»

Drug Epidemic Far From Cured

July 5, 2014 It would be nice to believe statistics about illegal drug trafficking in Ohio are evidence of success in fighting it. Nice, but not realistic. more »»

Safeguarding Our Liberties

July 4, 2014 The Fourth of July traditionally is a time for revelry, cookouts, swimming parties and fireworks. more »»

Weirton B&O Tax Vote Regrettable

July 3, 2014 Weirton City Council members face one of those rock-and-a-hard-place dilemmas. They either have to find a lot more money for municipal government or slash city services. A gap of $1. more »»

Distracted Driving Remains a Threat

July 3, 2014 Law enforcement officials are uncertain of the effect a year-old West Virginia statute has had on people who persist in using cellphones while drivin. more »»

Personal Fireworks Avoidable Danger

July 3, 2014 With Ohio Valley residents eager to join other Americans in celebrating Independence Day on Friday, fireworks dealers have been doing a booming business. more »»

What About Energy Needs of Americans?

July 3, 2014 President Barack Obama’s administration has slashed hundreds of millions of dollars out of research programs to find ways to burn coal more cleanly at power plant. more »»

Study Housing Issue in W.Va.

July 2, 2014 With some notable exceptions, state government in West Virginia has refrained from attempting to improve on the private-sector housing market. more »»

Punish Medicaid Provider Cheats

July 2, 2014 Fraud is a crime. Most Americans still live by the rule that a person or company is innocent until proven guilty. more »»

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