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Consider Adapting Ohio Reading Test

April 10, 2016 During his State of the State speech last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich reviewed many Buckeye State successes during recent years. more »»

Providing Tax Relief Sooner

April 9, 2016 Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. more »»

Government Lets Veterans Down

April 9, 2016 On Wednesday, it was announced the Martinsburg veterans hospital would be closing its inpatient psychiatric facilit. more »»

Database Could Aid Landlords

April 8, 2016 Telling a drug pusher you will not rent an apartment to him or her is much easier than evicting that person after he has become your tenant. more »»

Demanding Mines Be Managed Safely

April 8, 2016 What ex-Massey Energy CEO?Don Blankenship said Wednesday, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning... more »»

‘War’ on Drugs?

April 8, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, De. more »»

Giving Schools More Flexibility

April 8, 2016 Students in West Virginia public schools should receive the equivalent of 180 days of instruction each year. But that may not require 180 separate days. State law requires 180 instructional day. more »»

Park Board Plan May Not Be Wise

April 8, 2016 Giving members of a community some responsibility in how local government affairs are handled has enormous merit. For one thing, it can make government more responsive to what the people want. more »»

Finding Errors Can Save Money

April 7, 2016 For 13 years, Martins Ferry taxpayers have been paying someone else’s electric bill, at a cost of about $237,000. more »»

Increasing Cost Of Living for Everyone

April 7, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bil. more »»

Drug Distributors Can Share Blame

April 7, 2016 Drug dealers in West Virginia are not always shady figures out on the streets. Sometimes they are wearing white lab coats, handing out “prescription. more »»

Saving Lives When Suspects Are Armed

April 7, 2016 Law enforcement officers sometimes are accused of, in effect, shooting first and asking questions later. Less often do they get credit for defusing potentially deadly situations. more »»

Digitalizing Old County Records

April 6, 2016 Belmont County’s official records, including everything from land deeds to wills, are an important resource. They should be maintained - and, if possible, made more accessibl. more »»

Kasich Is Right To Stay in Race

April 6, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over th... more »»

Helping Children Who Are Victims

April 6, 2016 Last Friday, Ohio County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wyoming man who had been traveling through the area when he decided to stop off for a couple of drinks and some entertainment. more »»

Bringing Back Wild, Wonderful W.Va.

April 6, 2016 For all the talk about safeguarding the environment these days, shining successes in doing so often are overlooked. more »»

Learning From Development Win

April 5, 2016 Big economic development successes are few and far between in West Virginia. more »»

Rethink Disaster Aid Spending Rules

April 5, 2016 Perhaps if local and state governments had just been less thrifty in their response to the massive snowstorm that hit much of West Virginia in January, Uncle Sam would have been more charitable... more »»

Consider New Bridge Barrier

April 5, 2016 It probably is pure coincidence that the West Virginia Department of Highways will be holding a public meeting about proposed work on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge less than a month after an... more »»

Punishing N.C. For Not Toeing the Line

April 5, 2016 West Virginians may be witnessing what could have happened to us had the state Legislature enacted a controversial bill earlier this year. more »»

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