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Graduation rates need improved

January 14, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

Serving W.Va. well in Washington

January 13, 2015 While he was governor, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had a reputation for getting things done. He also had a talent for bringing political opponents together. more »»

Teach our students about pain pills

January 12, 2015 Hundreds of Ohioans, many of them young people, die of drug overdoses every year. While different substances are to blame, a common thread often is involved in drug abuse. more »»

Eradicate the Islamic terrorists

January 10, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ attack on a French newspaper was, as President Barack Obama stressed Wednesday, an assault on freedom of the press everywhere. Twelve people were slaughtered in the bloodbath. more »»

Precautions key during flu season

January 9, 2015 The flu season is upon us, and we encourage residents to take whatever precautions they can to prevent from being affected this year. more »»

Cervical cancer tests available

January 8, 2015 We’ve ushered in 2015, and with the new year it’s time to look closely at our lives and count our blessings. more »»

Let’s be safe out on those roadways

January 7, 2015 With the onset of the winter season’s first significant snow, motorists need reminded about being cautious on our roadways. more »»

Turn young people off to e-cigarettes

January 6, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Need to start punishing drug pushing doctors

January 5, 2015 A tiny minority of health care professionals in West Virginia seem to be ignoring the physicians’ motto. They are doing a great deal of harm by acting, in essence, as drug pushers. more »»

Silencers OK with just a few caveats

January 3, 2015 The Ohio Senate approved a measure recently to allow silencers on guns used by hunters. The measure is backed by firearms groups as being protective of hunters’ hearing. more »»

Government spending needs to slow

January 2, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Charitable giving needs to continue

December 31, 2014 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Attack makes need to win crystal clear

December 30, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came last week. more »»

Cyberwar defenses are lacking

December 29, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

Rein in the growth in national debt

December 27, 2014 Amid a horde of potential republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed recently when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

Enact charter school rules

December 26, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2014 Of all the holidays, secular and religious, people celebrate, just one is marked, if only for a short time, by something of a miraculous transformation. more »»

Curbing tobacco use in W.Va.

December 23, 2014 West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. But the Mountain State ought to do the right thing regarding one settlement - and in the process, save some young live. more »»

Be educated before getting a family pet

December 21, 2014 This time of the year adorable pets are a common sight at area shopping malls and pet supply stores, as well as on social media sites. more »»

Protect the children of drug addicts

December 21, 2014 Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the epidemic of drug abuse is the innocent children it victimize. more »»

 
 
 

 

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