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Body Cameras Raise Questions

January 28, 2015 Miniature video cameras being worn by Marshall County sheriff’s deputies provide a new layer of protection for both them and the public. But they also raise a number of questions. more »»

Your Vote Really Can Be Important

January 28, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio and West Virginia often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Finish Cleanup Project Quickly

January 28, 2015 Wheeling officials, as well as residents of the city’s Fulton neighborhood, should press the state to act swiftly on an environmental cleanup project that began but was suspended when money for it... more »»

Studying Other Faiths Appropriate

January 28, 2015 Wyoming County is part of southern West Virginia’s “Bible belt.” It is a place where the vast majority of people consider themselves to be Christians, whether practicing or not. more »»

Approve Rules For Coal Ash

January 27, 2015 Businesses find it difficult to function in an on-again, off-again regulatory environment. more »»

Keep ‘Never Again’ In Our Thinking

January 27, 2015 Seventy years ago today, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Promoting W.Va. Can Be Profitable

January 27, 2015 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and legislators must find ways to cut state government spending. more »»

Never Forgetting Reality of Holocaust

January 27, 2015 Old photographs and grainy black-and-white films taken 70 years ago, often by U.S. servicemen, continue to shock new generations of people who may find what they are viewing difficult to believe. more »»

Stiffen Charter School Rules

January 26, 2015 When Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public schools. more »»

Treating More Drug Addicts

January 26, 2015 Giving judges more flexibility in how they handle drug offenders is an excellent idea. more »»

Demand Balanced Budget Results

January 26, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generations. more »»

Asset Forfeiture Reforms Needed

January 26, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move. more »»

Curb Government Growth in W.Va.

January 25, 2015 There may be more room than apparent for West Virginia state agencies to control spending, even with mid-year corrections of the type Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered for the past couple of years. more »»

Catching Disability Benefits Cheaters

January 25, 2015 Many West Virginians have heard of people who dishonestly collect state and/or federal benefits meant for those who are unable to work for one reason or another. more »»

Taking Responsibility For School Reform

January 25, 2015 Many people seem to have strong opinions on what it will take to provide better public schools in West Virginia. But two local men have been willing to take responsibility for the challenge. Gov. more »»

Giving the Gift of Life At Blood Donor Event

January 25, 2015 One of the most important life-saving events held annually in our area is the American Red Cross Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive. This year’s event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Middle Class, Poor Will Suffer

January 24, 2015 Energy policy, one place where President Barack Obama could really help the poor and middle-class Americans, seems to be the issue through which he is determined to hurt tens of millions of them. more »»

Make It Easier To Do Business

January 24, 2015 Some level of regulations on businesses is necessary to safeguard West Virginians. Few people would argue against workers’ compensation rules, for exampl. more »»

Protecting Our Children, Others

January 23, 2015 Sexual predators have been reminded again that law enforcement agencies may not be their worst enemies. That distinction belongs to mom and dad. more »»

Rein In Federal School Mandates

January 23, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naiv. more »»

Reduce College Dropout Rate

January 23, 2015 West Virginians both young and old who want to land good jobs need some form of post-high school training, preferably at least a two-year college degree, if they hope to be successfu. more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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