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Their Lives Were Laid Down for Us

May 30, 2016 We Americans are in the midst of an enormous upheaval, socially, economically and politically. more »»

Make Cuts Basis For New Budget

May 29, 2016 Very few people seemed to be cheering the news Friday that the West Virginia House of Delegates had approved a state budget bill. That is because the measure is highly unlikely to be signed by Gov. more »»

Better Schools Top Priority in Wetzel

May 29, 2016 Changes in Wetzel County schools, ordered by Superintendent Leatha Williams, “have proven to be effective in the form of higher test scores across the county,” board of education President Mike Blai... more »»

W.Va. Marijuana Bill Needs More Work

May 29, 2016 Many West Virginians think use of marijuana for health care purposes ought to be legalized. A bill aimed at doing that has been introduced in the House of Delegates. more »»

Pats on the Back:

May 29, 2016 - To four Northern Panhandle students named National Merit Scholarship winners for 2016. They are Dalton R. more »»

Don’t Take Risk On Marijuana Bill

May 28, 2016 A substantial number of legislators have serious concerns about a medical marijuana bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Whether it becomes law is up to Gov. John Kasich. more »»

Classic a Team Effort in Wheeling

May 28, 2016 Before many of us had finished our first cup of coffee this morning, hundreds of people of all ages were off the starting line for the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. more »»

Keeping School Officials Honest

May 27, 2016 Being drummed out of your profession in disgrace may not be enough punishment for public school officials caught lying about student achievement and attendance. more »»

Evidence Against Clinton Piling Up

May 27, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Pound ‘Em, Nailers!

May 27, 2016 Few towns the size of Wheeling host professional sports teams. more »»

Rethink Marshall Schools Budget

May 27, 2016 Marshall County Board of Education members did the right thing a few weeks ago, when they reduced the property tax levy rate by 2 percentage points. more »»

With Friends Like The White House...

May 27, 2016 West Virginia legislators have plenty of reasons to be worried about the state’s budget for the next several years. There are many factors contributing to the deficit. more »»

Rein In W.Va. PEIA Spending

May 26, 2016 This could be labeled the Year of Unfinished Business for West Virginia legislator. more »»

Pool Ticket Price Cuts Appropriate

May 26, 2016 Government’s normal reaction to lagging finances is to charge customers — the public — more for services in the form of higher taxes and fee. more »»

Finding Ways To Cut Spending

May 26, 2016 At a time when many local families are having to watch their spending closely and state government itself may reduce outlays, Ohio?County schools will cost more next year. more »»

Get Government Out of Restrooms

May 26, 2016 One wonders how much attention President Barack Obama has paid to the quality of public schools in the United States. more »»

Don’t Give Up On the Budget

May 25, 2016 Some members of the West Virginia Legislature appear ready to run up the white flag and declare defeat over attempts to balance the state budget responsibly. more »»

Taking a Stand For Their Beliefs

May 25, 2016 High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord’s Prayer. more »»

No Compromise? Then Cut Spending

May 25, 2016 What happens when an irresistible force collides with an immovable object? With any luck, reductions in the size of West Virginia state government. The force vs. more »»

Holding Government Officials Accountable

May 25, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

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