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Alleged Assault Must Be Pursued

February 9, 2016 Rumors about what happened on a bus carrying Wheeling Park High School basketball players Jan. 26 ran rampant after initial reports of sexual misconduct. more »»

Use Funds Wisely Against Diseases

February 9, 2016 If $1 billion in new money makes a “moonshot” against cancer, as President Barack Obama has termed a plan for using that much to fight the disease, what will $1. more »»

Restoring Trust On Ohio Charters

February 8, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Basic Economics Key Issue in Race

February 8, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire this week, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate... more »»

Deterring Unsafe Acts by Industry

February 8, 2016 As court proceedings involving the infamous Freedom Industries chemical spill into a West Virginia river wind down, it is worth assessing whether what happened will deter other companies from... more »»

Smoke Detectors Really Do Save Lives

February 8, 2016 A tragedy Friday in Powhatan Point could have been much worse had the family involved not been protected by working smoke detectors in their home. more »»

Students Would Be Victims of Strike

February 7, 2016 Differences between the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education and the district’s teachers’ union are substantial enough that the threat of a strike has been raised. more »»

Turnpike Toll Funds Important to W.Va.

February 7, 2016 Tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike should be eliminated after 2019, when bonds used to improve the highway are retired, a state legislator believes. more »»

More Treatment Funding Needed

February 6, 2016 West Virginia legislators are in no mood to hear requests they spend more money. more »»

Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is Clear

February 6, 2016 Evidence basic reforms are needed in how West Virginia public schools educate our children was abundant long before the truly awful results of a new standardized test were released last summe. more »»

‘Pay-to-Stay’ May Help With Inmates

February 6, 2016 Belmont County officials looking for ways to cope with the problem of too many prisoners for too little jail space may want to consider a “pay-to-stay” policy. more »»

Insist on Workplace Freedom in W.Va.

February 6, 2016 Even before the bill reached his desk, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday he would veto a right-to-work bill passed by the Legislature. more »»

Keeping Watch Against Crime

February 5, 2016 If you see something, say something. It is advice given most often in connection to Islamic terrorism. Area residents are battling a kind of domestic terrorism, however. more »»

Ohioans Voting With Checkbooks

February 5, 2016 While most attention to politics was focused on this week’s Iowa caucuses for presidential candidates, an important story unfolded in Ohio. more »»

Reining in N. Korea

February 5, 2016 Less than a month ago, North Korea tested a powerful long-range missile. U.S. more »»

Reconsidering PILOT Breaks

February 5, 2016 There are plenty of places in the Ohio Valley where construction of a gas-fired power plant would be feasible, the developer of one planned for Marshall County reminded county commissioners many... more »»

Pessimistic Outlook On Budget Realistic

February 5, 2016 Bleeding in the state government budget appeared to slow a bit last month — but that is no reason for optimism. Gov. more »»

Don’t Shut Public Out of Meetings

February 4, 2016 With all the talk about back-room scheming and secret plans to replace Superintendent Dianna Vargo, one might have thought Ohio County Board of Education members would be especially careful about... more »»

When Government At All Levels Fails

February 4, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasc. more »»

North Wheeling Getting a Boost

February 4, 2016 An announcement Tuesday was both a shot in the arm for North Wheeling and a vote of confidence in the neighborhood. more »»

Ensuring W.Va., Ky. Get Some Help

February 4, 2016 Earmarking — the practice by members of Congress of passing appropriations bills and specifying exactly how some of the money is to be spent — has gotten a bad name. more »»

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Shades of winter

December 21, 2015 As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, I never have to look far to see the handiwork of our Creator. more »

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