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War on Coal Accelerating

September 17, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. more »»

 
 
 
Johnson Doing The Public’s Work

September 17, 2014 A Sept. 30 debate among candidates for the House of Representatives from Ohio’s 6th District will be of little value to voters because the incumbent, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will not be present. more »»

Aiding Overtaxed Local Prosecutors

September 17, 2014 Most of the time, county prosecuting attorneys are perfectly capable of handling criminal cases in their jurisdictions. Rarely do they find their offices’ resources strained. more »»

Program Saves Children’s Lives

September 17, 2014 Wheeling Police Officer Neil Fowkes must enjoy enormous satisfaction with part of his job — preventing children from being hurt or even killed in vehicle accidents. more »»

Helping Predators Find New Victims

September 16, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Leadership Essential For Excellent Schools

September 16, 2014 Among things excellent schools have in common is that they are led by excellent principals. West Virginia education officials have begun stressing that during the past few years. more »»

‘Report Card’ Is Misleading

September 15, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Avoid Tainting Water Supplies

September 15, 2014 Many people seem to view “fracking” as synonymous with drilling for natural gas and oil. more »»

Keeping High-Risk Convicts in Prison

September 15, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they... more »»

Preserving Wild, Wonderful W.Va.

September 15, 2014 Generations from now, many of the most beautiful, ecologically significant areas of West Virginia will remain wild and wonderful thanks in large measure to The Nature Conservanc. more »»

Teaching W.Va. Children to Read

September 14, 2014 When children cannot read well, they fail in school and usually, later in life. West Virginia Go. more »»

Keeping Killers From Escaping

September 14, 2014 T.J. Lane, now 19, is among the most notorious convicts being held in Ohio corrections facilities. In 2012, when he was 17, Lane went on a shooting spree at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio. more »»

Consolidation Good, But Maintain Quality

September 14, 2014 West Virginia Board of Education members are considering consolidating some operations of smaller school districts to free up money for use in classrooms instead of central offices. more »»

Capito Merits NRA Support

September 13, 2014 Natalie Tennant just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t get it about coal and affordable electricity. She doesn’t get it about gun control. more »»

Saving Addicts’ Lives in Weirton

September 13, 2014 It is difficult to live in the Northern Panhandle without being aware of the devastation being wrought here by drug abuse. more »»

Clear the Air In Steubenville

September 12, 2014 No wonder violent criminals think they can get away with murder — literally — in Steubenville. more »»

Getting Chemical Tank Rules Right

September 12, 2014 After eight months, the challenges brought to light by the chemical leak that polluted drinking water for 300,000 people in the Charleston area continue. more »»

Sternwheelers Part of Heritage

September 12, 2014 At the heart of our heritage in this area is the Ohio?River and what it meant for settlement of the Northern Panhandle and East Ohio, as well as for our prosperity during more than two centuries. more »»

Keeping Criminals As School Employees

September 12, 2014 Public school officials’ top priority when a teacher or other employee commits a serious crime is to ensure the person has no more contact with children. more »»

Put Terrorists On Defensive

September 11, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

Compassion, Not Cruelty, Required

September 11, 2014 One of the toughest public-sector jobs, at least in terms of the potential for being fired, has to be that of running an animal shelter. more »»

 
 

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