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Keeping Kids Safe During Prom Season

April 22, 2016 It is high school prom season throughout the Ohio Valley, a time when wonderful memories to last lifetimes will be made. If we are not very careful, some of those lifetimes may be cut short. more »»

Better Economy Helps Children

April 21, 2016 Mountain State children, in general, are better off than they were just a few years ago. more »»

‘Safe Spaces’ Not One-Way Street

April 21, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of “safe spaces” on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academia. more »»

EPA Thumbs Nose at Court

April 21, 2016 Sen. Shelley Capito has been in Washington long enough and has become familiar enough with political maneuvering that it is to be suspected few things surprise her. more »»

Obama Policy Not Helping Cubans

April 21, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Tax Increase Is Premature

April 20, 2016 Increasing taxes seems to be the knee-jerk reaction by many in government to the possibility of budget shortfalls. more »»

EPA Officials Knew Effect of Their Plan

April 20, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote a plan that, had it been implemented, could have had the effect of outlawing motor racing in the United... more »»

Treating Inmates With Addictions

April 20, 2016 Finding ways to reduce spending is — or ought to be — the order of the day in state governmen. more »»

Ensure Children Are Immunized

April 20, 2016 We can become so preoccupied with taking care of our children that we neglect important steps to safeguard them. It’s true. Ask any parent. more »»

Using Real Force

April 20, 2016 Feeding more American troops into Iraq little by little is an invitation to disaster, yet President Barack Obama persists in the practice. Obama vowed U.. more »»

Thanks to Law Officers in Texas

April 19, 2016 High-speed vehicle chases often end in injuries or deaths. But one in Texas Sunday night did not, and local residents have reason to be grateful for that. more »»

Stop Traffic Fine Abuses in Ohio

April 19, 2016 Be very, very certain your vehicle registration is up to date if you are planning to travel through Brice, Ohio, in the near future. If it is not, it could cost you $750. Yes, $75. more »»

Issue One of Power

April 19, 2016 It has been obvious for years that Congress should update the nation’s immigration laws. But lawmakers’ failure to do that does not give the president authority to override the statutes. more »»

Improving Parks With Partnerships

April 19, 2016 West Virginia state government is flat broke, in case you had not noticed. And state parks are far from at the top of the list for what little money can be found in Charleston. more »»

Earmarks Gone, But Waste Thriving

April 19, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fast. more »»

Bigotry Is Not Acceptable Here

April 18, 2016 What happened to a campaign sign promoting the City Council candidacy of a Wheeling woman is inexcusable, regardless of why it occurre. more »»

Failure to Check Was a Mistake

April 18, 2016 A quick search of the state sex offender registry last fall would have alerted West Virginia legislators that hiring Alexander Phillip Collins as an intern was not a good idea. more »»

Helping Southern W.Va. Recover

April 18, 2016 Nineteen of West Virginia’s 55 counties have unemployment rates higher than 10 percent, according to the most recent release of statistics on the matter. more »»

Realistic School Grading Essential

April 17, 2016 How students perform on standardized tests certainly is an important yardstick to use in judging a school’s effectiveness — and deciding what to do to make it better. more »»

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