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Editorials

Bad Timing With Tuition Increase

Just because you have the ability to do something doesn’t mean that it’s always the right thing to do. That should have been in the minds of those in charge at West Virginia University as the school’s board of governors recently approved a 2% tuition increase as part of its $1.1 billion ...

Bellaire Decision Not Putting Public First

We entrust our law enforcement leaders to always stand up for justice, to always do what is right when it comes to ensuring public safety — even if that means having to investigate police officers under their command who themselves are accused of breaking the law. When that doesn’t ...

Cook Gets Win for Babydog

We all can sympathize with Glen Dale resident Shannon Cook as she was rendered speechless at Cabela’s at The Highlands this past week while standing in front of several hundred people — including Gov. Jim Justice and his pet bulldog, Babydog — to learn she had just won a new pickup truck ...

Welcome Back, Italian Festival

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year, the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, is slated for this weekend. Opening ceremonies are at noon today at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. And coming off a canceled year in 2020 due to COVID-19, this year’s event should be one to ...

Brookside Public Safety Decision Short-Sighted

When an accident happens, or it’s late in the night and you believe an intruder is in your home, seconds count. Having a police officer respond from a few streets away instead of from halfway across the county can make all the difference. Everyone can agree with that. But a recent ...

Going for Gold At Tokyo Games

Beginning Friday, billions of eyes will turn toward Tokyo as the 2020 Summer Olympics finally begin. That we have been able to come this close to the opening ceremonies is a medal-worthy accomplishment. Delayed last year because of COVID-19, the Olympics are moving forward, even though the ...