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Collecting Bills In Steubenville

April 17, 2015 Steubenville’s water department cannot afford losses on the scale of the more than $2.2 million in uncollected delinquent accounts during a three-year period. more »»

Enforce Open Records Law

April 17, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believes. more »»

Individual Officers Are Key to Trust

April 17, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officer. more »»

Adena Mayor Should Quit Post

April 17, 2015 His position as mayor of Adena may be the last thing on Justin Dudzik’s mind right now. more »»

Spending Our Money Efficiently

April 17, 2015 Only five states do a worse job of giving taxpayers return on their investment than West Virginia, according to a recent WalletHub report. more »»

Highways Division Deserves Plaudits

April 17, 2015 It seems that in addition to getting the grease, the squeaky wheel may not have to bounce through potholes. more »»

W.Va. Must Move Faster

April 16, 2015 West Virginia’s standing has slipped a bit in terms of the Rich States, Poor States Index from the American Legislative Exchange Council — falling from No. 30 after 2013, to No. 36 after 2014. more »»

Time Running Out For Cheap Power

April 16, 2015 Americans may be approaching a point of no return to reasonably priced electricity, as a result of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Stopping the EPA Anti-Coal Goliath

April 16, 2015 Lawyers for West Virginia and 14 other states went to court in Washington today, in a David-and-Goliath battle to save millions of Americans from economic harm. more »»

Worry About Iran Proposal Is Bipartisan

April 16, 2015 President Barack Obama takes virtually every opportunity to insist it is Republicans in Congress who are trying to torpedo what he insists is a reasonable plan to keep Iran from building nuclear... more »»

Federal Taxes Out of Control

April 15, 2015 Bad news about taxes for West Virginians and Ohioans came out this week, but don’t blame local and state officials. It is not their faul. more »»

Fiscal Discipline Absent in D.C.

April 15, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a report this week. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $26. more »»

Enforcing Rules In School Sports

April 15, 2015 West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission members chose well in naming Bernie Dolan to head the organizatio. more »»

More Debt, Higher Taxes on Horizon

April 15, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Avoid Needless ATV Tragedies

April 14, 2015 With warmer weather just beginning to beckon local residents toward outdoor recreation, a local man already has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. more »»

Child Pornography Producer a Danger

April 14, 2015 Obtaining and viewing pornography that includes children is bad enough. Very few people can understand what would prompt a person to do that. more »»

Test Prevailing Wage Pros, Cons

April 14, 2015 Changing West Virginia’s prevailing wage law would save state and local government entities, including school boards, millions of dollars a year, advocates of such action were saying earlier this... more »»

VA May Require Drastic Changes

April 14, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»

Strickland Bad Choice for Party

April 13, 2015 It should come as no surprise that Ohio’s Democrat Party leaders have endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland as nominee for a U.S. more »»

Don’t Limit Options On Talks With Iran

April 13, 2015 Members of Congress should be very leery of a proposal that amounts to painting themselves into a corner on a nuclear arms deal with Iran. more »»

Wells Not Only Gas Safety Worry

April 13, 2015 West Virginia has a substantial system of rules and regulatory safeguards addressing safety at gas and oil wells. more »»

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What's All The Skype About?

April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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