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Editorials

Be Aware of Invasive Bugs

Scientists are doing a better job these days of understanding the damage that can be done by invasive species. It has not been all that long ago that the damage to Eastern and Carolina hemlocks — the giants that made some untouched sections of forests look the enchanted woods of fairy tales ...

Our Veterans Deserve Better

Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country, and needing to be told to “quickly develop a comprehensive plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism veterans to VA benefits ...

Provide Redistricting Plan

Remember Ohio’s redistricting commission — the one that seemed from the outset not to understand the sense of urgency in getting done the job with which they had been charged? Well, they blew their Sept. 1 deadline to redraw the Buckeye State’s political map. While no one who observed the ...

9/11: We Must Never Forget

Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans had their eyes opened to the fact that our homeland, protected on both sides by an ocean, no longer was spared from extremists. That day, we watched in horror as two planes brought down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City, ...

W.Va. Seeing Record COVID-19 Infections

Still think we’re better off now than we were a year ago in dealing with COVID-19? Officials at our state’s hospitals will tell you you’re dead wrong. As of Friday, West Virginia was two patients short of the record high 818 hospitalized virus patients we had on Jan. 5 — before ...

City Now Invested In Homeless Issue

City leaders in Wheeling are now fully invested in the idea that throwing money at the area’s homeless problem will help it to go away. City Council on Tuesday learned from City Manager Robert Herron that he had hired Amanda White, an employee of The Health Plan, to be Wheeling’s first ...