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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 »»

Get Involved in Plan For Revitalization

March 25, 2014 For any plan to redevelop downtown Wheeling to work, “stakeholders” — people concerned about the area, whether they live or do business there or not — will have to be involved. more »»

Paying for Road Repairs in Area

March 24, 2014 When West Virginians and our state legislators discussed new rules for the gas and oil drilling industry a few years ago, one of the priorities was to ensure heavy trucks going to and from well... more »»

Work, Dedication Pay Off at WLU

March 24, 2014 When Coach Jim Crutchfield and his West Liberty University Hilltoppers begin Elite 8 basketball tournament play Wednesday, they will be in familiar territory: This is the team’s fourth consecutive... more »»

Keep Records Open to Public

March 23, 2014 Many public officials have decided just saying no to requests for government documents is not the best way to keep them secret. more »»

Plan for Long-Term Fiscal Woes in W.Va.

March 23, 2014 After insisting West Virginia government’s fiscal challenges were just a temporary thing, state officials finally seem to be facing up to reality. Gov. more »»

Animals, the Public Gain New Protection

March 23, 2014 Another action Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was wise to take was signing a bill that places restrictions on keeping wild animals in captivity in West Virginia. more »»

Veto Minimum Wage Measure

March 22, 2014 If an attorney at a prestigious law firm is right, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has no choice but to veto a bill most legislators thought was a simple measure to increase the minimum wag. more »»

Ohioans Misled About Obamacare

March 22, 2014 With the list of broken promises about Obamacare growing longer by the day, it should come as no surprise to Ohioans that they are affected directly by one hollow pledge. more »»

Winning War Against Heroin

March 21, 2014 A Tuesday discussion of the heroin epidemic in Jefferson County made it clear the only solution is a kind of total war against the enemy. more »»

Encouraging Students to Excel

March 21, 2014 As we reported a few days ago, important scientific research has been conducted regarding three important topics — development of an economical new building material for people in developing... more »»

Obamacare Website Far From Repaired

March 21, 2014 President Barack Obama and other liberals brag frequently that problems with the Obamacare website — — have been corrected. more »»

Don’t Repeat Errors On Juvenile Offenders

March 21, 2014 No one can say how many hardened criminals came out of West Virginia’s juvenile detention system during several years of mismanagement that seem to have ende. more »»

Be Partners In ‘Right-Sizing’

March 20, 2014 Wheeling City Council members have taken one step in what amounts to re-prioritizing municipal government finances. Though the next step will be far more difficult, they should take it, too. more »»

Discipline Needed, But Not for Student

March 20, 2014 Clearly, a three-day suspension was merited in the case of 10-year-old Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader in a Columbus elementary schoo. more »»

Increase Jail Inspections

March 19, 2014 New regulations for local jails in Ohio are an improvement over the old rules in some respects. more »»

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