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Gambling Idea Good for Budget

May 20, 2016 Operators of the gambling machines seen in many convenience stores, bars and other establishments ought to be the most popular people in Charleston this wee. more »»

Liberals’ Claims No Longer Believable

May 20, 2016 President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democrat Party to a new high in politics. more »»

Keep Family, Yourself Safe

May 20, 2016 From time to time we have recommended local residents obtain smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and, if necessary, change their batteries regularly. more »»

Monitor Programs Aimed at Savings

May 20, 2016 State officials finding ways to do things more efficiently, at less cost to taxpayers, deserve heartfelt pats on the back. more »»

Health Agency Plan Laudable

May 19, 2016 Good for Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health members! Here’s hoping our story about what they did Tuesday is passed around the Capitol in Charleston. Health board members approved a $1. more »»

Prison Farms Have Outlived Usefulness

May 19, 2016 A hundred years ago, when Ohio prison officials began operating farms where inmates worked, the program gave many convicts marketable skills. more »»

Being Realistic About Budget

May 18, 2016 One easy way to produce a state budget that appears balanced has not been mentioned in Charleston during the past couple of months, with good reason. It does not solve problems, it creates them. more »»

Protecting, Serving Means Sacrifices

May 18, 2016 Men and women in law enforcement go to work every day knowing their reward for serving and protecting the rest of us may be a bullet. No other profession in civilian life carries that risk. more »»

Officers, Deputies Are Appreciated

May 18, 2016 This is National Police Week. It began Sunday with a date President John F. Kennedy designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in 1962. more »»

Fighting Diseases In Prudent Manner

May 18, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later. more »»

Limit Fireworks In Towns, Cities

May 17, 2016 Weirton officials concerned a new state law may light the fuse for an explosion of fireworks injuries are taking steps to avoid that in their community. Good for them. more »»

Libya Arms Plan Fraught With Peril

May 17, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United State. more »»

Keep PROMISE Made to Students

May 16, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have one more incentive to quickly sort out the state budget during the special session they begin today. more »»

Now It’s Democrats Battling Turmoil

May 16, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. more »»

Demand W.Va. Spending Cuts

May 15, 2016 West Virginia legislators — and taxpayers — have been painted into a corner again. If anything, the corner is tighter this time around. more »»

Cole, Justice Debate Series a Good Idea

May 15, 2016 Though West Virginia voters last week chose Republican Bill Cole and Democrat Jim Justice as nominees for governor, many of us know comparatively little about how they stand on the issues. more »»

Get Standardized Test Results Out Quickly

May 15, 2016 Public school students throughout West Virginia either are taking or soon will be struggling over the standardized test required annually by the state. more »»

Pats on the Back:

May 15, 2016 - To John S. Mattox of Belmont County, chosen by the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University as its 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award winner. more »»

Refine Details For Wheeling

May 14, 2016 Many Wheeling residents seem to want city government to move in a different direction. more »»

Avoid New Drug Abuse Epidemic

May 14, 2016 It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana — or at least, the active ingredient in it — for medicinal purposes within the next year or s. more »»

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