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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 »»

Encouraging More Minorities to Teach

January 7, 2015 Ohioans acting in their children’s best interests seem to have made more progress diversifying school populations than occurred under federal laws intended to integrate schools. more »»

Defend U.S. Interests

January 7, 2015 Sen. Robert Menendez — a Democrat from New Jersey — said during the weekend it will be difficult for President Barack Obama to gain Senate confirmation of an ambassador to Cuba. more »»

Deal With ‘Unfit’ Tanks Quickly

January 7, 2015 News that 1,100 tanks used to store liquids throughout West Virginia have been deemed “not fit for service” is, to put it mildly, worrisome. more »»

Avoid New Mail Service Cutbacks

January 7, 2015 Postal Service officials have begun another round of cutbacks in service intended to get the agency’s budget back in balance. more »»

Teach Students About Pain Pills

January 6, 2015 Hundreds of Ohioans, many of them young people, die of drug overdoses every year. While different substances are to blame, a common thread often is involved in drug abuse. more »»

Don’t Aid Obama With GOP Bickering

January 6, 2015 Through much of his two terms in office, President Barack Obama has enjoyed Democrat Party control of at least one house of Congress. more »»

Education Vital In Local Drug Fight

January 6, 2015 The worst thing you can do if you suspect a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol is to ignore the problem and hope it will go away. more »»

Don’t Declare Victory In Fight Against Ebola

January 6, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

WesBanco Arena Needs Big Year

January 5, 2015 For many years, the people of Wheeling were told that taxpayer subsidies for WesBanco Arena were an acceptable part of doing business, as the facility’s added cost of operation was far surpassed by... more »»

Bringing Local Natives Home

January 5, 2015 Many local natives who have left the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio for greener pastures during the past few decades would love to come back. In some of their minds, this is home. more »»

Showing Respect To Local Police

January 5, 2015 Last week, the Wheeling Police Department received a late Christmas present from Walter and Carol Austin when the local couple delivered several trays of food for officers to enjoy during work. more »»

Turn Young People Off to E-Cigarettes

January 5, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking .. more »»

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