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Paying Down Debt Is Wise

April 7, 2014 Belmont County commissioners are doing the smart thing with a windfall of more than $3 million. more »»

Germany Is Good Site for Conference

April 7, 2014 It is appropriate that a major conference on climate change — and what to do about it — is being held this week in Berlin. more »»

Make Education Seamless Process

April 6, 2014 The chasm between public schools and higher education is not as wide as it sometimes seems. Clearly, however, more needs to be done to eliminate it in West Virginia. more »»

Ensuring Access To Public Records

April 6, 2014 Public officials constantly find new ways to deny the public access to government documents. A group of Ohio legislators wants to put more teeth in the state’s open records laws. more »»

W.Va. Singled Out For Federal Cutback

April 6, 2014 If you smelled a rat after hearing of a federal government plan to reduce funding for black lung clinics operated by states, you probably are not alone. As we reported last week, the U.S. more »»

Don’t Let Flaws Remain in Law

April 5, 2014 Why the rush and the enormous pressure to get a badly, expensively flawed law on the books in West Virginia? Mountain State residents should be asking that question as we await promised action to... more »»

Stop the ‘Green’ Waste in Ohio

April 5, 2014 Ohioans already are paying electric bills hundreds of millions of dollars higher than necessary because of the state’s alternative energy mandates. more »»

Set Priorities In Steubenville

April 4, 2014 Steubenville City Councilman Bob Villamagna could have been speaking for any number of local officials in our area on Tuesday, when he burst out that he is “getting sick and tired of hearing what w... more »»

Curb Tinkering With Economy

April 4, 2014 It is difficult — with good reason — to believe that any “reform” initiated in the U.S. more »»

New Law Will Be Expensive

April 3, 2014 A minimum wage/overtime pay measure that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and legislative leaders admit is flawed has become law in West Virginia. more »»

Why Were ‘Rape Kits’ Not Tested?

April 3, 2014 Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would repeal the state’s 20-year statute of limitations on prosecutions for rape. more »»

Obamacare Far From Success

April 2, 2014 It is not really amazing what a combination of coercion and giveaways can accomplish in a year. more »»

Curbing Crimes Of Violence in Ohio

April 2, 2014 While crime in general has been on the decline in Ohio for some time, offenses involving firearms have been trending upward during the past few years. more »»

Hitting Drug Dealers Hard

April 1, 2014 Ohioans certainly cannot arrest their way out of the illegal drug epidemic, as Attorney General Mike DeWine has pointed out. But authorities in Monroe County are giving it a heck of a shot. more »»

Helping W.Va. Victims of Rape

April 1, 2014 Sexual assault is a brutal, life-changing crime. We West Virginians do what we can to prevent it, bring perpetrators to justice and help victim. more »»

Avoid Automatic Water Rate Hikes

April 1, 2014 Steubenville’s water system has been neglected in various ways for many years. Billing, including collection of delinquent accounts, needs attention. So do upgrades in the miles of water lines. more »»

Nailers Are Boon To Area Economy

April 1, 2014 Becoming a tradition isn’t easy in the Ohio Valley. Merely existing for a long time isn’t enough. But the Wheeling Nailers professional hockey team has become a tradition. more »»

Cut Waiting Period For Vets’ Benefits

April 1, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefit. more »»

Cutting Drug Overdose Toll

March 31, 2014 At a higher rate than residents of any other state, West Virginians kill themselves with drug overdoses. more »»

Coal’s Decline Affects Budget

March 31, 2014 Exports are a key component of West Virginia’s economy — but they were down drastically last year. That does not bode well for state budget planners. During 2012, state businesses exported $11. more »»

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