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Editorials

Body Cameras Good for Cops

Body cameras have become very important equipment for law enforcement personnel. If you have to ask why, you have not been following the news. Video and audio records of interactions between the public and law enforcement officers or deputies serve multiple good purposes. First, they ...

Learning About Election Process

Election officials in Belmont, Monroe and Harrison counties have said they expect to have plenty of poll workers for the Nov. 3 election. But, they add, they can always use more people to go on standby lists. Such backups are more important than in normal years, for obvious reasons. We ...

WVU Is Key to W.Va. Future

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee had no option but to devote much of his State of the University speech this week to two critical issues — racial justice and COVID-19. It was appropriate that he talked at length about how WVU has dealt with the two concerns and how it will ...

Nailing Drug Kingpins

Three announcements by U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office regarding drug investigations and arrests during the past couple of months have been especially significant. Powell, located in Wheeling but serving the entire Northern District of West Virginia, is — in cooperation with many local ...

What Changed So Drastically?

At least Gov. Jim Justice has had the good grace to refrain from saying he told us so. It turns out his reservations about the Brooke County Power project were not without foundation. Less than three weeks after the West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved a $5.5 million loan ...

Step Up Testing At Nursing Homes

After several months in which only a few cases of COVID-19 were reported at Northern Panhandle nursing homes, the virus has hit hard. Earlier this week, as we reported, nursing homes in Hancock, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties were coping with a total of 25 cases of the ...