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Editorials

Help Make Dream Finally Come True

Several times each year, the Rev. Darrell Cummings helps make dreams come true when he gives back to local residents through holiday food drives, back-to-school events, and Christmas toy giveaways. The humble pastor of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in North Wheeling asks for nothing in return ...

Is New Jail Appropriate Use of COVID Funds?

When Congress approved trillions last year in COVID-19 relief, having the taxpayers finance a new county jail in Harrison County likely wasn’t on the list. But here we are. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week awarded $9.1 million in COVID-19 relief to Harrison County for the new jail. The ...

Redistricting Still An Issue in Ohio

Three years ago, Ohio voters overwhelmingly said they wanted a constitutional amendment to create a bipartisan commission to handle the redrawing of political boundaries every decade. Monday, that commission decided not to do its job. Members of the commission are Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary ...

Tasked for W.Va.’s Future

According to retired adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard James Hoyer, the task force assembled by the governor to boost the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is now planning for its “next phase.” In speaking with The State Journal, Hoyer said the group will ...

Time To Diversify W.Va.’s Economy

For generations, the narrative has been that West Virginia is a coal state. In the development of that narrative, communities have taken great pride in, truly, keeping the lights on for much of the country. The men and women who spent their lives providing for their families and the rest of us ...

Faber Serves Ohio Well

States rely on their auditors to be the guardians against fraud, waste, abuse and opacity when it comes to how the public’s money is spent. Delaware residents have reason to be worried, after state Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted recently on public corruption charges including felony ...