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A Lasting Legacy: Making Us Laugh

February 26, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Getting Things Done in Wheeling

February 25, 2014 Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie’s annual State of the City speech today may not feature any big new initiatives. Municipal officials have plenty of unfinished business on their plates. more »»

Enact Flood Insurance Bill

February 25, 2014 West Virginia state senators have reacted decisively to a mistake made by Congress — one that could affect thousands of area residents adversely. The House of Delegates should follow suit. more »»

Don’t Cut Local Gambling Proceeds

February 25, 2014 Among the biggest worries faced by officials in Wheeling — and other city and county governments throughout West Virginia — is a proposal to reduce their shares of revenue from legalized gambling. more »»

Cut U.S. Military Presence Abroad

February 25, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted Monday. more »»

Bill Is Political Shot at Morrisey

February 24, 2014 Suddenly, Democrats in the West Virginia Legislature seem eager to enforce an ethics code on the state attorney general. more »»

Rectify Property Tax Break Error

February 24, 2014 Thousands of Marshall County residents may have to pay higher than necessary property taxes in the future, because of what amounts to a gigantic “oops!” by state legislators. more »»

Heroin Epidemic Has Young Victims

February 24, 2014 In wartime, what happened last Thursday in Toronto might be called “collateral damage” — casualties not intended but still very real. more »»

Obamacare Penalizes U.S. Senior Citizens

February 24, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

Reject Tax Hike, ‘Rainy Day’ Raid

February 23, 2014 None of the proposals to balance West Virginia’s budget next year is appealing. That leaves Gov. more »»

Forced Pooling Still Objectionable

February 23, 2014 Gas and oil companies have wanted a forced pooling law in West Virginia for years. more »»

Putting Aside Money For Future in W.Va.

February 23, 2014 So obvious is the wisdom of putting aside money regularly to pay for big projects in West Virginia that on Friday, state senators voted unanimously to do s. more »»

Spring Highway Repairs Essential

February 22, 2014 One of the hardest winters in decades is about to come to a close — we hope. In its wake will be left hundreds, perhaps thousands, of miles of badly damaged roads in West Virginia. more »»

Guarding Against Stealth Legislation

February 22, 2014 The last couple of weeks during the West Virginia Legislature’s annual 60-day sessions can be chaotic, as lawmakers rush to complete action on important bills. more »»

Expand Career Training in Ohio

February 21, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand vocational education in schools is a good one. It will benefit hundreds of thousands of young students in the future. more »»

Your Free Press Is Under Attack

February 21, 2014 We Americans disagree, sometimes fiercely, about government policy and priorities. Liberals argue with conservatives. Republicans do battle with Democrat. more »»

Rewarding Friends Is Obama’s Goal

February 21, 2014 President Barack Obama apparently is more concerned with rewarding political supporters than good relations between the U.S. and other countries. That ought to concern thoughtful Americans. more »»

Approve Driver’s License Improvement

February 21, 2014 West Virginia legislators are pondering changes in driver’s license renewal procedures that fall squarely into the “what’s not to like” category. Several proposed changes are included in one bill. more »»

Stop Meddling With Educators

February 20, 2014 Educators in West Virginia already suffer from far too much micromanagement. A bill approved by the state Senate Education Committee this week would make it worse. more »»

Set Aside Funds For a ‘Rainy Day’

February 20, 2014 Steubenville City Manager Tim Boland has suggested City Council set up a “rainy day” fund in the municipal budget. That is an excellent idea. more »»

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