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Habitat for Humanity Helps West Virginians

March 10, 2014 Among the most important, effective, compassionate programs to help families of limited means is Habitat for Humanity. In many ways it does more good than any government “welfare” initiative. more »»

Some B&O Tax Relief Imperative

March 9, 2014 Implementation of a one-half percent municipal sales tax in Wheeling was part of an informal deal city officials made with residents and business owners. more »»

Hold Down W.Va. Nursing Home Costs

March 9, 2014 When health care professionals make mistakes — or worse, intentionally take chances with patients’ well-being — they ought to be forced to pay for their lapses. more »»

Linsly: A Rich Past Of Focusing on Future

March 9, 2014 When Noah Linsly came to Wheeling to establish the first preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains, the outcome of the War of 1812 still was in doubt. more »»

Make Subsidy Cuts Permanent

March 8, 2014 Substantial sacrifices are being made by West Virginians to keep our state budget balanced. more »»

Keep Future Fund Proposal on Track

March 8, 2014 For most of the current 60-day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, it has seemed as if state Senate President Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund proposal finally was enjoying the smooth... more »»

Rejecting Legislation By Ambush in W.Va.

March 8, 2014 A favorite strategy of those who want controversial bills passed — or rejected — by the West Virginia Legislature is to wait until the final day of the regular session, which ends at midnight, to d... more »»

Don’t Cripple Future Fund

March 7, 2014 A tried-and-true strategy for killing a piece of legislation is to insert a “poison pill” into it. more »»

Finalize Flood Insurance Fix

March 7, 2014 Members of Congress made an enormous mistake in 2012. Fortunately, it appears lawmakers are eager to correct it. more »»

Obamacare Breaks Leave Millions Out

March 7, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

Manchin Is Right To Follow Conscience

March 7, 2014 Too many positions taken by members of Congress are based on politics, not what is good for the nation or what their consciences dictate. So, strange as it may seem, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Expect Less From Casinos

March 6, 2014 Ohioans should not be surprised the jackpot they were promised from the state’s four gambling casinos doesn’t exis. more »»

Beech Bottom Site Promising

March 6, 2014 Few sites in the entire Northern Panhandle are as promising for large-scale economic development as the old Wheeling Corrugating property in Beech Botto. more »»

Political Closures Of Parks Damaging

March 6, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report this week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Rethink Strategy Regarding Ukraine

March 6, 2014 Vows by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama to line up a solid international front against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine may have to be rethought. more »»

Keep Future Fund Moving

March 5, 2014 As this year’s legislative session nears its end, it is encouraging to see that West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler’s Future Fund bill appears to be on its way to becoming law. more »»

Aging Population Factor for Future

March 5, 2014 Local officials throughout the Ohio Valley are being reminded of a growing challenge — aging populations that will affect both services needed in the future are resources to provide them. more »»

Making Way For Second Superload

March 5, 2014 For a time last month, all anyone in the local area could talk about was the so-called “superload” that would be traveling through our area. How would it make the tight turns on W.Va. more »»

Autism Research Waste a Disservice

March 5, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good new. more »»

Changes Imperil Chemical Bill

March 4, 2014 Good, important bills can be amended to death in the West Virginia Legislature. That fate should not be permitted to befall a measure proposed in reaction to the disastrous Jan. more »»

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