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Editorials

Doing More To Stop COVID

The worst of COVID-19 may be ahead of us in West Virginia and Ohio. The Mountain State death toll soared by 17 during the weekend and another 16 Monday. Ohio has recorded an average of 21 deaths a day for the past three weeks. So serious has the situation become that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ...

Honoring Our Military Veterans

How fortuitous it is that this week, while the attention of millions of Americans seems focused on controversy, we take time out to honor those about whom we are in complete agreement: veterans of military service. We are united in revering the men and women who have served and do serve us ...

Hoping Teams Get to Compete

Residents of Ohio and Marshall counties will be big winners if three local high school football teams are cleared to participate in state championship playoffs this weekend, regardless of how the scoreboard reads. As we have reported, the Wheeling Park, Wheeling Central Catholic and John ...

WPHS Soccer Wins 3 in Row

Normally, winning a state championship in high school sports requires vanquishing only one foe. It took three wins for the Wheeling Park High School girls’ soccer team to bring home the trophy, however. Coach Carrie Hanna’s team won the state Class AAA title on Saturday, beating ...

Body Cameras Wise Decision

Like other municipal departments, Martins Ferry police have to watch their nickels and dimes these days. City finances have not been in the best of shape during recent years and the COVID-19 epidemic has put even more strain on them. With that in mind, it is good to note that Martins Ferry ...

Refining Charter School Provisions

Legislation permitting charter schools in West Virginia was enacted last year, after quite a battle over the matter. In order to overcome complaints about the issue, lawmakers approved a less-than-perfect set of regulations. As we predicted, it turns out one of the most troublesome is ...