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Pass Senate Bill On Greyhounds

March 8, 2016 Time is running out on a step West Virginia legislators seem to agree they need to take, but on which they cannot seem to come to terms about how to do i. more »»

Obama Fantasizes About Economy

March 8, 2016 “America’s pretty darn great right now,” President Barack Obama bubbled out on Friday, in discussing the economy. Credit, of course, belongs to him — he says. more »»

W.Va. Can’t Rely Just on Gas, Coal

March 7, 2016 Though the proverbial bloom is off the natural-gas-industry rose by now in West Virginia, a survey conducted by Energize WV and Mark Blankenship Enterprises indicates most voters in the Mountain... more »»

Showing Courage In the Legislature

March 7, 2016 Especially now, as West Virginians battle a true crisis of drug abuse, suggesting an illegal substance may be beneficial to some people takes some courage. more »»

Don’t Tolerate GOP Convention Violence

March 7, 2016 Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble... more »»

She Was Critical Part Of Reagan Presidency

March 7, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affair. more »»

Verna Pools Are Busy In March

March 6, 2016 A walk in any deciduous forest in early March is certain to reveal a variety of vernal pools. Every depression, large and small, fills with snow melt and rain. more »»

Chaos Reigns At W.Va. Capitol

March 6, 2016 With less than a week to go in the state Legislature’s regular session, West Virginians can be certain of only one thing: There is nothing about which we can be certain. more »»

Moving Monument To Soldiers, Sailors

March 6, 2016 At long last, Wheeling’s monument to those who served our country during the Civil War is coming home. more »»

Voters Should Renew Taxes in Steubenville

March 6, 2016 Steubenville voters will be asked during the March 15 election to renew two longstanding municipal income taxes. They should not hesitate to do so. One of the taxes, for . more »»

Taking Higher Taxes Off Table

March 5, 2016 Plans are proceeding to increase taxes by $316 million a year in West Virginia. That will do nothing to close a $466 million hole in next year’s state budget, howeve. more »»

Stop Adults Who Give Kids Alcohol

March 5, 2016 Local store owners and clerks seem conscientious about not selling alcoholic beverages to minors. But there is nothing they can do to stop an adult who buys booze for kid. more »»

Handicapping Local Casino

March 4, 2016 Moves by state legislators to eliminate government subsidies for greyhound racing are understandable. No other industry — except for horse racing — benefits from such support. more »»

Let Democrat Voters Decide on Nominee

March 4, 2016 For some reason, Democrat Party leaders including President Barack Obama are eager to see former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland win a U.S. Senate seat from the state. more »»

Stiff Penalties Not Warranted

March 4, 2016 Not a day goes by in downtown Wheeling without hundreds of people breaking a law. more »»

Avoiding Expensive Government Projects

March 4, 2016 Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. more »»

Meeting Costly State Mandates

March 3, 2016 Belmont village officials may be about to learn an expensive lesson about dealing with employees. The sooner it is sorted out — and, if necessary, arrangements are made to pay the bill — the bette. more »»

Common Sense Missing in D.C.

March 3, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»

Making People Think at WVU

March 3, 2016 On college and university campuses throughout the country, students are being encouraged not to think about matters that make them uncomfortabl. more »»

Cut Loophole Out Of Hotel-Motel Tax

March 3, 2016 A loophole in West Virginia’s hotel-motel tax is depriving many cities and counties — especially in our area — of revenue they could use to hold taxes down for local residents. more »»

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