The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:58 EDTThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:58 EDT Ideas Merit Discussion of the five candidates for the U.S. Senate from West Virginia are under no illusions about winning the election. They know they have no chance of prevailing. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is virtually certain to win the Senate seat.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTBalancing Budget In Steubenville officials' reluctance to increase taxes on city residents and businesses is laudable. But if maintained, it will require tough choices by City Council to reduce spending in order to keep the municipal budget balanced.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTReconsider Plan To Buy Property such as those three Moundsville City Council members expressed about spending $400,000 for a municipal garage building should not be dismissed lightly. They merit additional debate by city officials.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTHelping At-Risk Children at Home Virginia's most at-risk children are getting a little extra support from a federal waiver that will allow the state to implement a Safe at Home program designed to enhance the state's child welfare system.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTTake Advantage Of Early Voting about one-third of West Virginia's registered voters will cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election, according to some predictions. Given the importance of the election - Mountain State residents will elect a new U.S.Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT