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Ensure Ohioans Get Tax Refunds

March 31, 2014 After a scandal erupted last year when it was learned some Ohioans who had overpaid taxes were not told they were due refunds, state officials insisted they would keep that from happening again. more »»

Obama’s Policies Hurt W.Va. Miners — Again

March 31, 2014 President Barack Obama has, in effect, proclaimed himself to be the “health care president.” He also insists he is a friend to coal miner. more »»

Reduce Burden On Taxpayers

March 30, 2014 Local government officials throughout the Ohio Valley are enjoying higher taxes without risking the political heat of voting for them. more »»

Investigate Flood Insurance Rates

March 30, 2014 About one-third of claims paid out by the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1978 have gone to residents and businesses in Louisiana. more »»

Hilltoppers Make Community Proud

March 30, 2014 When big universities do well in national tournaments, fans throughout their states are excited, and rightly so. more »»

Pats on the Back

March 30, 2014 - To Northern Panhandle law enforcement officers and agencies honored last week at the 2014 Northern Regional Highway Safety Awards Banquet. Moundsville Police Lt. more »»

Don’t Let Bad Bill Become Law

March 29, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged to do something irresponsible — to sign into law a bill that would be bad for West Virginia. more »»

Wheeling Spending Cuts an Obligation

March 29, 2014 People continue to leave the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio, as we reported this week. U.S. Census figures show that since 2010, the population of every county in the region has decreased. more »»

Be Cautious On Tax Credits

March 28, 2014 Ohio legislators should take note of a serious mistake made by their neighbors in West Virginia, and steer clear of it. Failure to do so could cost the state dearly in a very short amount of time. more »»

To Obama, Law Is What He Decides

March 28, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama’s opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation’s... more »»

Treat Animals, People Fairly

March 27, 2014 Belmont County commissioners are going to have to monitor the county Animal Shelter closely for some time. more »»

Prevent Abuses By Obama EPA

March 27, 2014 One of the foundations of U.S. law, not to mention prosperity, is, in effect, that a deal’s a deal. In other words, when two parties agree to a contract, it is a binding arrangement. more »»

Don’t Sign Flawed Minimum Wage Bill

March 27, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged by liberal groups to sign a bill he has good reason to believe was not what West Virginia legislators intended. more »»

Setting an Example On County Spending

March 27, 2014 Ohio County commissioners did something good and, in government, unusual in approving a county budget for fiscal 2015. more »»

Keeping Ohio Competitive

March 26, 2014 Gov. John Kasich’s plan to drill into Ohio’s gas and oil industry for new revenue remains controversial. more »»

Hold the Line On Tax Hikes

March 26, 2014 West Virginia legislators talked this winter about increasing some taxes to balance the state budget, but abandoned the idea. more »»

Is Time Expired On Parking Meters?

March 26, 2014 When downtown shopping districts in our area were booming, parking meters were important not just to produce revenue for communities but also to assist businesses. more »»

Budget Nearly $13M for 2015

March 26, 2014 Ohio County’s budget is nearly $13 million for fiscal year 2015, representing an increase of more than $600,000 over 2014 figures. more »»

No One Immune To Drug Addiction

March 26, 2014 A Chapmanville man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal distribution of a drug illustrates the challenge of dealing with addiction. more »»

Using the Courts To Check Abuses

March 25, 2014 Federal agencies are supposed to evaluate the potential effects of new rules before implementing the. more »»

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