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Seek Levy For Follansbee Pool

March 25, 2016 Follansbee City Council members were right to approve a modest tax increase to pave streets. Now, they should ask voters for more money to defray costs at the municipal swimming pool. more »»

Rethink Juvenile Offender Handling

March 25, 2016 The 14-year-old boy who opened fire with a pistol at his school near Middletown, Ohio a month ago wounded four people. Fortunately, no one was killed. more »»

Address Data Security

March 25, 2016 About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal website, the Government Accountability Office revealed this week. more »»

Voters Can Make The Difference

March 25, 2016 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had it right earlier this month when he told visitors to Washington from the Ohio Farm Bureau that the federal bureaucracy is running amok. more »»

Building as Many Schools as Possible

March 25, 2016 For many years the state School Building Authority has been a godsend to school systems throughout West Virginia. more »»

New Killer Drug A Threat in Area

March 24, 2016 Something new, at least to people who do not abuse drugs, already has come to our area. It is fentanyl, and in some ways, it makes heroin look tame. more »»

Government Sets Record on Secrecy

March 24, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Tax Break Small, But Appropriate

March 24, 2016 Marshall County property owners will be getting a bit of a break next year, courtesy of the county Board of Educatio. more »»

Putting U.S. Troops At Unnecessary Risk

March 24, 2016 Exposing a few dozen Marines to a potentially catastrophic attack by Islamic terrorists is not going all-out to defeat the barbaric murders. It is taking a terrible risk with American lives, however. more »»

Make a Mistake, Pay to Correct It

March 23, 2016 Clearly, someone made a serious mistake in a project to make it easier for handicapped people to cross the street at an intersection in New Cumberland. more »»

Terrorist Groups Must Be Eliminated

March 23, 2016 Throughout Europe on Tuesday afternoon, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. more »»

W.Va. Needs More Technology Jobs

March 23, 2016 West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose, again, to 6.5 percent in February. Compare that with the national average, which is holding steady at 4.9 percent. more »»

Firm Up Alliances Against Terrorists

March 23, 2016 Brutality is only part of the game plan being used so successfully by Islamic terrorist organizations. more »»

Keeping Hancock Budget Balanced

March 22, 2016 Heads of county agencies in Hancock County already have been told to plan for a “flat budget” next year. County commissioners may have to go below even that. more »»

Cubans Still Flee Their Island Prison

March 22, 2016 People who have reason to hope their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean, in the hope of better lives in the United States. more »»

Ponder Home Rule In New Martinsville

March 22, 2016 New Martinsville officials hope to do more to deal with both dilapidated buildings and junk cars. They should look into the state’s Home Rule Pilot Program. more »»

Rein In Drug Abuse Enabled by Doctors

March 22, 2016 During an eight-month period in 2013-2014, Dr. Iraj Derakhshan of Charleston wrote more than 14,000 prescriptions for controlled substances, investigators found. more »»

Castro No Reformer

March 22, 2016 Cuban President Raul Castro is never, ever asked embarrassing questions by those in his country’s state-run “news” media. But during a joint appearance with U.S. more »»

Improving Union Local Schools

March 21, 2016 Union Local School District officials are right to be concerned about shortcomings pointed out in state “Report Card” grades for the syste. more »»

Federal Funding A Drop in Bucket

March 21, 2016 Some investment. more »»

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