Be Cautious This Fall Fire Season


Saturday is the start of West Virginia’s fall fire season, and while it may be tempting to spend a brisk October day relaxing around a backyard fire pit, it is legal to do so only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. That is because the air is much drier and winds tend to be higher during ...

Don’t Leave Ohio Behind


It’s no secret our young people should be learning things in today’s classrooms that were unimaginable a few decades ago. Science, technology, engineering and math have been pushed across the country as important subjects. Yet some states are doing a better job than others. In West ...

Budget Shortfall A Real Concern


Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron has been an excellent steward over his two-plus decades managing the city when it comes to keeping the general fund budget strong. But even he may not be able to work around current inflationary pressures that may be one of the reasons why Business and ...

Helping Those in Need


Don’t let a drop in gasoline prices fool you into thinking the worst is over for our struggling economy. One of the indicators for continued hard times ahead is the worsening challenge for food banks. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, told the Ohio ...

Stay Safe This Hunting Season


Deer season is upon us. Here in West Virginia, the deer archery and crossbow season has begun and will continue through Dec. 31. Antlerless deer split seasons will open in select counties starting Oct. 20; the two-week buck firearms season is scheduled to open Nov. 21 and a deer muzzleloader ...

Words Have Consequences


While it is understandable that Cleveland officials are frustrated with their inability to discipline an officer over antisemetic social media posts made before the officer was hired, the decision seems to have been the right one, given the timing of the city implementing its own policies on ...