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Toss Discrimination Claim Out of Court

April 1, 2016 A lawsuit has been filed in the Ohio Court of Claims, demanding the state stop collecting sales taxes on feminine hygiene products because such action allegedly discriminates against women. more »»

Insisting on Free Speech in W.Va.

April 1, 2016 Often it seems online forums such as Facebook ought not to be referred to as “social media.” Anti-social media is more like it. more »»

Trump Talks Way Into Trouble Again

April 1, 2016 There he goes again: Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president and once again he has been forced to retract it. more »»

Ethical Policy Is Welcome Change

March 31, 2016 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s announcement Tuesday that his office is returning $5 million to the state treasury may have seemed like ho-hum news to some West Virginians. more »»

Probation, Not Jail, Proper for Ex-Clerks

March 31, 2016 What two former village clerks in Smithfield, Ohio, did was wrong. Some punishment is needed, if only to deter other local government officials from similar mistakes in judgment. more »»

Rethink Taxes Later This Year

March 30, 2016 Local schools will spend less next year, but it will cost local taxpayers more, Ohio County Board of Education members seem to have agreed. more »»

Find School Leader Ready for Challenge

March 30, 2016 What if you needed a new state superintendent of schools and no one had applied for the job? That might be a good thing. Ohio has had an opening since Dec. more »»

East Wheeling A Group Effort

March 30, 2016 Not many years ago, some parts of East Wheeling were places to which some area residents hesitated to go at night. It is not too much to say that the neighborhood was viewed as dangerous. more »»

Cuban Leaders Still Defiant Foes of U.S.

March 30, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba last week, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Getting More People to Pool

March 29, 2016 Merely offering a safe, clean place for people to swim no longer seems enough to attract the large crowds that once thronged public pools throughout our area. more »»

Training Oil, Gas Workers in Area

March 29, 2016 Too often, government job-training programs do not seem to do much good for men and women looking for work. more »»

Big Government Still Unpopular

March 28, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

Enforce New Law On Buses Strictly

March 28, 2016 It is too bad a bill signed into law last week by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin does not go into effect until mid-June. more »»

‘Master of Politics’ Being Hypocritical

March 28, 2016 President Barack Obama warned last week that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high... more »»

Be Realistic About U.S. Troops in Iraq

March 28, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

‘Name and Shame’ Plan No Deterrent

March 28, 2016 Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home. more »»

‘Right-Sizing’ Need Is Clear

March 27, 2016 As we pointed out in a story last week, population loss in our 10-county region of West Virginia and Ohio has been severe, according to the Census Bureau. more »»

Celebrating Faith With a Foundation

March 27, 2016 Sunrise this morning was more than merely the start of a new day for Christians throughout the world. It was the beginning of our celebration of a sunrise two millennia ago for all humankind. more »»

Protecting Wheeling Suspension Bridge

March 27, 2016 Just one substantially overweight truck or bus attempting to cross it could cause serious damage to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. more »»

Hold the Line On Spending

March 26, 2016 Nearly the entire “budget gap” with which West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin are struggling could be eliminated for next year simply by holding the line on spending. more »»

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