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Not Living Up To Promises

August 31, 2015 States that bowed to federal pressure to adopt the “Common Core” public school standards, including West Virginia, are not taking a common approach to testing students. more »»

Diverting Attention From Real Issues

August 31, 2015 Liberals learned half a century ago that a very effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. more »»

Make Children’s Safety Top Priority

August 30, 2015 Thank heaven school bus drivers are looking out for the children they transport — because throughout the Ohio Valley, hundreds of motorists are demonstrating they just don’t care. more »»

EPA Arrogance Knows No Bounds

August 30, 2015 Many West Virginians and Ohioans are as worried about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rules as they are concerning the agency’s assault on the coal industry and reasonably priced... more »»

Consider New Water Wells for Wheeling

August 30, 2015 Last week we reported Wheeling’s new water treatment plant dealt successfully with the threat posed by elevated blue-green algae levels in the Ohio River, from which drinking water for thousands of... more »»

Pats on the Back:

August 30, 2015 - To public safety workers and civilians honored last week in Wheeling. Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger presented several awards and commendations, some for life-saving efforts. more »»

Above Average Not Acceptable

August 29, 2015 Most Ohio County public school students who took the state’s new standardized test could not achieve scores demonstrating grade-level proficiency in English and mathematics. more »»

W.Va. Lags Behind Most Other States

August 29, 2015 Mountain State residents know our children need first-class educations in order to compete with their peers from other states and nations for good jobs in the future. more »»

Too Many Babies Are Dying in Ohio

August 29, 2015 In a nation where the infant mortality rate is substantially higher than in most other developed countries, Ohio stands out. more »»

Guard Against Internet Perils

August 28, 2015 West Virginia residents who shook their heads in disgust at the arrest of Jared Fogle on charges of, among other things, possession of child pornography, may be surprised to learn that right here... more »»

Youthful Bullying Has Many Victims

August 28, 2015 The enormous harm bullying can do to the children who are targets is bad enough. But the “collateral damage” can be much, much wors. more »»

Watching Over The Children

August 28, 2015 Someone has to look out for the health and safety of children. When their parents or guardians fail in that, the rest of us have a special responsibility to do so. more »»

Failing to Protect Young Immigrants

August 28, 2015 Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long time. more »»

Encouraging Public Input

August 27, 2015 Why on earth do parents and other members of the public who want to address the Ohio County Board of Education have to be heard either first or last during meetings? Only because those seem to be... more »»

Obama: Political Foes Are ‘Crazies’

August 27, 2015 Reasonable people considering President Barack Obama’s energy and environmental policies might conclude he is attempting to force us to turn away from sources of reasonably priced electricity on... more »»

Training to Keep Our Schools Safe

August 27, 2015 As educators throughout the Ohio Valley prepared for the start of a new school year, many were involved in seminars and training sessions intended to help them do their jobs better. more »»

Armored Vehicles Not Wise Purchases

August 27, 2015 Law enforcement agencies certainly should have equipment they need to keep the public — as well as police officers and sheriff’s deputies — as safe as possible. more »»

Drugs Become Factor in Jobs

August 26, 2015 Graduates of the career/ technical program at Brooke High School have excellent options when they leave school. Their training can send them straight to good jobs. more »»

Taking Note Of Assault on W.Va.

August 26, 2015 National media outlets have finally begun to pick up on what the federal government is doing to the Mountain State. more »»

Helping Victims Of Legal Gambling

August 26, 2015 Ohio officials are beginning to tackle one of the problems bound to intensify as the state expands its involvement with gambling. more »»

Deficit Spending Still Unsustainable

August 26, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners! Uncork the champagne! Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration! Som... more »»

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