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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 »»

Making It Easier To Cast Ballot

April 27, 2016 A head-scratcher for many Republican voters in the May 10 primary election will be selecting delegates to the party’s national convention this summe. more »»

Battling Substance Abuse in Wheeling

April 27, 2016 Curbing drug abuse in Wheeling was a topic addressed by several people seeking municipal offices during a candidate forum held Monday. Everyone agrees it is a problem. more »»

Doing Right Thing With Public’s Cash

April 27, 2016 Amid much of the doom and gloom attending discussions of how to balance West Virginia’s budget, there is one bright spot. more »»

Whatever Happened To Common Sense?

April 27, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Brutality Part Of Drug Abuse

April 26, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

School Board Races Important

April 26, 2016 Public education is the most important function of local government, in many ways. Deciding who will oversee our schools is critically important. more »»

Don’t Play Politics With the Budget

April 25, 2016 West Virginia’s budget crisis is so severe that the solution is likely to upset virtually everyone. more »»

Dealing With New North Korean Threat

April 25, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Change in Law Could Help Coal

April 25, 2016 If state policy intended to help the coal industry is, instead, hurting, it ought to be changed. more »»

Fire Law Officers Guilty of Assault

April 25, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away

April 24, 2016 Political candidates frequently commission their own public opinion polls. If the results reflect favorably upon them, numbers are released. If not, they never see the light of day. more »»

Make ‘Intermodal’ The Parking Solution

April 24, 2016 A new city committee considering how to satisfy demand for parking in downtown Wheeling has an easy job, in some ways. It is simply to make the existing Robert C. more »»

Pats on the Back:

April 24, 2016 - To all involved in staging the West Virginia Region I Special Olympics, set for today at Wheeling Jesuit University. more »»

Convention Delegates’ Task Is to Unify Party

April 24, 2016 What are political conventions for? If you’ve ever been to one, you might think the purpose is for attendees to schmooze, drink and drink some more. more »»

N.C. Should Wash Hands Of Unenforceable New Law

April 24, 2016 As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how. more »»

Northern Border A Danger

April 24, 2016 Canada’s sloppy, rushed and reckless Syrian refugee resettlement program is America’s looming national security nightmare. Donald Trump shouldn’t just be promising to build a Mexican border wall. more »»

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