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Discipline Needed, But Not for Student

March 20, 2014 Clearly, a three-day suspension was merited in the case of 10-year-old Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader in a Columbus elementary schoo. more »»

Increase Jail Inspections

March 19, 2014 New regulations for local jails in Ohio are an improvement over the old rules in some respects. more »»

Obama Reaction Useless, Absurd

March 19, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Veto Planning Period Limit

March 18, 2014 Good managers expect results from those whose work they supervise. They make expectations clear, then avoid telling people how to do their jobs. more »»

Monitor In-Home Care Providers

March 18, 2014 For too many years, state policymakers viewed West Virginia’s Aged and Disabled Waiver program for Medicaid patients in exactly the wrong way. They saw it as an expense to be avoide. more »»

Local Police Merit Praise for Arrest

March 18, 2014 Police in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., had been looking for Charles Severance for several days. Though a warrant for his arrest had been out for some time, Severance eluded authoritie. more »»

Obama Foreign Policy Is Toothless

March 18, 2014 By an overwhelming margin, voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine agreed Sunday to separate and establish an independent nation. more »»

Flood Insurance Trouble Not Over

March 17, 2014 It should have come as no surprise that officials in the National Flood Insurance Program took a 2012 reform law as license to do whatever they pleased. more »»

State Should Repair Roads

March 17, 2014 Marshall County commissioners’ reluctance to become involved in highway maintenance is appropriate. more »»

Attorney General Change Welcome

March 17, 2014 During just the past 14 months, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has returned about $16.5 million to the state’s general fund. more »»

Obama Sets Record For Keeping Secrets

March 17, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Safeguarding Right to Know

March 16, 2014 No sooner do elected officials proclaim their regard for a free press and an informed public than — often in meetings held covertly — they begin chipping away at their constituents’ right to know. more »»

Avoiding Fiscal Cliff in W.Va.

March 16, 2014 West Virginia has reached a turning point. The road state government is on leads to a fiscal cliff of the same kind many other states have gone over during the past few years. more »»

Going Extra Mile To Convict Rapists

March 16, 2014 Earlier this year, we urged West Virginia legislators to approve a bill intended to improve how health care professionals handle evidence gathered in rape cases. more »»

Restructuring In Wheeling

March 15, 2014 It is time for a dramatic restructuring of Wheeling city government departments and services. more »»

Learning About Animals in W.Va.

March 15, 2014 There is no better way for young people to learn about nature than to be exposed to it — to learn, for example, that a rattlesnake’s warning sounds nothing like the television sound-effect or that... more »»

Seize Second Chance on Bill

March 14, 2014 Action that should have been a certainty on the very first day of the West Virginia Legislature’s regular session this year still is in doubt this wee. more »»

Keeping Courts Open to Press

March 14, 2014 Among the most important safeguards of freedom we Americans enjoy is that of news media access to law enforcement agencies and the courts. more »»

Going to the Dogs May Help Police

March 14, 2014 Steubenville officials are right to be concerned about the cost of adding a K-9 unit to the city police departmen. more »»

Give Volunteer Fire Departments a Break

March 14, 2014 For many years, most residents of the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio have been able to count on volunteer fire departments to come to our aid in emergencies. more »»

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