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W.Va. must enact new state budget

May 18, 2016 It may be that West Virginia legislators staring at a hard deadline to enact a state budget will have to resort to some tax increases to get it done. more »»

AEP has green plan for Ohio

May 17, 2016 American Electric Power officials say their five-year plan will mean a “greener energy future” for Ohioans. In terms of the “green” in Buckeye State wallets, that simply is not true. more »»

Ban expulsions of primary-school students

May 16, 2016 Expelling a first- or second-grader from school is ridiculous. It also is a lazy reaction to discipline programs that might be corrected at an early ag. more »»

Take a better approach for halting truancy

May 15, 2016 Critical thinking is one of the skills educators seek to instill in young people. Perhaps we adults need remedial classes on the subject, to judge by some public school policies. more »»

No apology is necessary

May 14, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. more »»

Curbing the culture of teen violence

May 13, 2016 Kids will be ... violent criminals? Apparently, it has come to that in our region. An example was reported last week in nearby Steubenvill. more »»

Keeping health information private

May 12, 2016 If you are an Ohioan who has received help from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, you may not want that fact to be common knowledge. Your mail carrier may know. more »»

Teaching honesty in Ohio schools

May 11, 2016 It should not have required a decision by Ohio’s highest court to ban public school districts from collecting taxpayers’ money under false pretenses. It did, however. more »»

Be certain you cast a ballot

May 10, 2016 If you are concerned about the direction of politics in your community, the state of West Virginia and the nation, Mountain State residents ought to be determined to vote in today’s primary electio. more »»

Give police guide on body cameras

May 9, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»

Today’s a day to show mom respect, love

May 8, 2016 The bond between mother and child fulfills the most basic need of human nature: To be loved, believed and nurtured. more »»

Teachers earning our appreciation

May 7, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

DC subway safety very questionable

May 6, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Don’t allow change to applications

May 5, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Making more use of what works

May 4, 2016 An idea that got its start in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

Bill would assist Ohioans with public records

May 3, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. more »»

Freedom guaranteed with First Amendment

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Early voting option good to consider

May 1, 2016 West Virginia’s primary election is set for May 10. more »»

Guilty police officers need to be fired

April 30, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Improved economy aids children

April 29, 2016 Mountain State children, in general, are better off than they were just a few years ag. more »»



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