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Work, Dedication Pay Off at WLU

March 24, 2014 When Coach Jim Crutchfield and his West Liberty University Hilltoppers begin Elite 8 basketball tournament play Wednesday, they will be in familiar territory: This is the team’s fourth consecutive... more »»

Keep Records Open to Public

March 23, 2014 Many public officials have decided just saying no to requests for government documents is not the best way to keep them secret. more »»

Plan for Long-Term Fiscal Woes in W.Va.

March 23, 2014 After insisting West Virginia government’s fiscal challenges were just a temporary thing, state officials finally seem to be facing up to reality. Gov. more »»

Animals, the Public Gain New Protection

March 23, 2014 Another action Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was wise to take was signing a bill that places restrictions on keeping wild animals in captivity in West Virginia. more »»

Veto Minimum Wage Measure

March 22, 2014 If an attorney at a prestigious law firm is right, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has no choice but to veto a bill most legislators thought was a simple measure to increase the minimum wag. more »»

Ohioans Misled About Obamacare

March 22, 2014 With the list of broken promises about Obamacare growing longer by the day, it should come as no surprise to Ohioans that they are affected directly by one hollow pledge. more »»

Winning War Against Heroin

March 21, 2014 A Tuesday discussion of the heroin epidemic in Jefferson County made it clear the only solution is a kind of total war against the enemy. more »»

Encouraging Students to Excel

March 21, 2014 As we reported a few days ago, important scientific research has been conducted regarding three important topics — development of an economical new building material for people in developing... more »»

Obamacare Website Far From Repaired

March 21, 2014 President Barack Obama and other liberals brag frequently that problems with the Obamacare website — — have been corrected. more »»

Don’t Repeat Errors On Juvenile Offenders

March 21, 2014 No one can say how many hardened criminals came out of West Virginia’s juvenile detention system during several years of mismanagement that seem to have ende. more »»

Be Partners In ‘Right-Sizing’

March 20, 2014 Wheeling City Council members have taken one step in what amounts to re-prioritizing municipal government finances. Though the next step will be far more difficult, they should take it, too. more »»

Discipline Needed, But Not for Student

March 20, 2014 Clearly, a three-day suspension was merited in the case of 10-year-old Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader in a Columbus elementary schoo. more »»

Increase Jail Inspections

March 19, 2014 New regulations for local jails in Ohio are an improvement over the old rules in some respects. more »»

Obama Reaction Useless, Absurd

March 19, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Veto Planning Period Limit

March 18, 2014 Good managers expect results from those whose work they supervise. They make expectations clear, then avoid telling people how to do their jobs. more »»

Monitor In-Home Care Providers

March 18, 2014 For too many years, state policymakers viewed West Virginia’s Aged and Disabled Waiver program for Medicaid patients in exactly the wrong way. They saw it as an expense to be avoide. more »»

Local Police Merit Praise for Arrest

March 18, 2014 Police in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., had been looking for Charles Severance for several days. Though a warrant for his arrest had been out for some time, Severance eluded authoritie. more »»

Obama Foreign Policy Is Toothless

March 18, 2014 By an overwhelming margin, voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine agreed Sunday to separate and establish an independent nation. more »»

Flood Insurance Trouble Not Over

March 17, 2014 It should have come as no surprise that officials in the National Flood Insurance Program took a 2012 reform law as license to do whatever they pleased. more »»

State Should Repair Roads

March 17, 2014 Marshall County commissioners’ reluctance to become involved in highway maintenance is appropriate. more »»

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