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Budget Not Only W.Va. Concern

May 5, 2016 West Virginia’s economy is in trouble. It is not just state government but also families and businesses throughout the state who are being forced to rethink budgets. As legislators and Gov. more »»

Washington Subway Safety Questionable

May 5, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Review Local Election Plans

May 4, 2016 What next??That question may be on the minds of some Ohio County officials and local voters after flaws in sample ballots were discovered Monday. more »»

Clinton Brought Dislike on Herself

May 4, 2016 It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign effort in southern West Virginia was a sign of bravery or delusion, but it certainly bolstered the impression that her presidency would be an... more »»

Democrats Have Selves to Blame

May 3, 2016 East Ohio Republicans voted decisively for Donald Trump in their state’s primary election a few weeks ago. more »»

Taking Advantage Of Early Voting

May 3, 2016 West Virginia’s early voting system provides an excellent option for those who want to ensure they participate in balloting but worry they may not be able to do so on Election Day. more »»

Making More Use Of What Works

May 2, 2016 An idea that got its start here in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

Don’t Allow Job Application Change

May 2, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

School Reform Vital in W.Va.

May 1, 2016 During the weeks leading up to the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature this winter, some lawmakers vowed a serious effort would be made to overhaul the public school system. more »»

Budget Requires Long-Term Fix

May 1, 2016 Think of West Virginia’s state budget crisis this way: If the only thing done to address it would be taking money out of the emergency Rainy Day fund, the $748 million there would be gone in no mor... more »»

Doing More to Curb Teen Pregnancies

May 1, 2016 The good news for West Virginians who want our children and grandchildren to have better lives is that births to mothers aged 15-19 have declined during the past quarter-centur. more »»

Pats on the Back:

May 1, 2016 --To Moundsville Middle School mathematics teacher Amy Ritz, honored by the Marshall County Board of Education as its teacher of the year. more »»

Be Persistent On Court Race

April 30, 2016 The very candidate thoughtful West Virginians should be determined to keep off the state Supreme Court will have something of an advantage in the May 10 primary election. more »»

Helping Ohioans Get Public Records

April 30, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. more »»

Ballot Glitch Not Acceptable

April 29, 2016 Common sense should have told Ohio County election officials the way candidates for the board of education are listed on touch-screen ballots is a problem. more »»

Strickland Record On Jobs Not Good

April 29, 2016 A few years ago, we offered some candidates for Congress advice about campaigning in our area: Don’t say anything about fighting for American workers or saving the steel industry. more »»

Save Lives With ‘Jessie’s Law’

April 29, 2016 West Virginian Jessie Grubb fought a long battle against opioid addiction. She nearly won. more »»

Food, Farm Trail May Bring Tourists

April 29, 2016 West Virginians sometimes forget how much we have to offer visitors. more »»

Change Course In Local Schools

April 28, 2016 Much of what candidates for the Ohio County Board of Education said during a public forum Tuesday fell into the category of obvious. more »»

Look at Water, Sewer Efficiencies

April 28, 2016 Action being taken by Mingo Junction Village Council is a reminder that Ohio Valley residents may not be able to afford doing some of the things that worked well for generations. more »»

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