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Impact on GDP, Electric Critical

May 28, 2015 Critics of President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives have tended to focus on the devastation they already are wreaking to the beleaguered coal industry. more »»

Rethinking Plan To Defeat Islamic State

May 28, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monda. more »»

Making Roads Safer in Ohio

May 27, 2015 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accident. more »»

Veterans Agency Sets Waste Record

May 27, 2015 There are several possible reasons why a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital being built in Aurora, Colo., is being termed the biggest construction boondoggle in the agency’s history. more »»

Repairing Pool In McMechen

May 27, 2015 Especially in riverfront communities, public swimming pools are more than nice recreational offerings. more »»

New, More Realistic Iraq Plan Needed

May 27, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Lawmakers Right About Energy

May 26, 2015 A wind- and solar-energy advocacy group released a report last week claiming Ohio’s freeze of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards is damaging the industry. more »»

Making Obamacare Even More Costly

May 26, 2015 Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacar. more »»

Blessings We Can Never Repay

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberty, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Time Running Out for Coal

May 24, 2015 For hundreds of area families, this weekend probably was not one of preparing for a carefree Memorial Day picnic or other outin. more »»

Stop Putting Off Debate Over Roads

May 24, 2015 West Virginians did not need the national research group’s study released earlier this month to tell us we have some of the worst roads in the country. more »»

Increasing Trust In Law Enforcement

May 24, 2015 The vast majority of law enforcement officers do their jobs very well. They have a right to resent accusations they turn to violence too readily and discriminate against some peopl. more »»

Ogden Classic Is a Team Effort

May 23, 2015 Runners and walkers in today’s Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic and related events have every reason to be proud of themselves. more »»

Expose Waste At Local Level

May 23, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

Track Down All Involved in Rape

May 22, 2015 Local law enforcement officers and officials need no encouragement to track down everyone involved in the crime of which Peggy Sue Hortsman of Barnesville is accused. more »»

Resolve Highway Funding Failure

May 22, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sor. more »»

Fighting Back Against Scams

May 22, 2015 Americans are very compassionate, charitable people. When someone needs help or a cause such as battling disease is mentioned, we reach for our wallets. more »»

Calling Before You Dig Good Practice

May 22, 2015 Planning to do some improvements on your property this weekend? If they involve digging holes or trenches, you did call 811 first, didn’t you? If not, you should consider putting your job off unti... more »»

Keeping Gas Pipelines Safe

May 21, 2015 Most natural gas pipelines in West Virginia are subject to relatively little state regulation. more »»

Letting Democrat Candidates Debate

May 21, 2015 Ohio Democrat Party leaders have virtually decreed — long before voters have an opportunity to weigh in through a primary election — that former Gov. Ted Strickland will be their nominee for the U.. more »»

Housing Authority Aids Worthy Cause

May 21, 2015 Some new wooden chairs for use by residents of the John F. Kennedy Apartments in Steubenville were shown off this week by Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority official. more »»

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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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