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Time to make stand for unity

March 24, 2016 The attacks in Belgium bring home the concept that the world has not come very far since Sept. 11, 2001. Attacks by extremists, foreign and domestic, can occur anywhere at anytime. more »»

Registration deadline nears in W. Virginia

March 23, 2016 Not only is the weather warming up, so is this political season — and Hancock County voters have less than a month to get involved. more »»

Budget delay a good thing

March 22, 2016 Many West Virginia legislators were frustrated last week when they had to leave the Capitol without approving a new state budget. But that probably was not a bad thing. more »»

Find, punish all involved in scandal

March 21, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

Passing park levy appreciated

March 20, 2016 Results of Tuesday’s elections could best be described as a “mixed bag”— there were decisions we liked and others we did not. And we’re not even addressing the politicians. more »»

Choices for a healthy lifestyle

March 19, 2016 West Virginians are among the least healthy people in the nation, some scholarly studies conclude. more »»

Learn why Navy took SEALs’ guns

March 18, 2016 It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEALs. more »»

Keeping U.S. reliant on oil from abroad

March 17, 2016 There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

Terrorists at war with world

March 16, 2016 Residents of Ivory Coast have become the most recent victims in what amounts to a world war. On Sunday, Islamic terrorists attacked a beachfront resort in that country, killing 16 people. more »»

Ohio voters should head to the polls

March 15, 2016 Today is election day in Ohio, one with great importance in that it’s a presidential primary. more »»

Iran’s intent perfectly clear

March 14, 2016 Last Wednesday, Iran test-fired two missiles. Painted on both, in Hebrew, was the phrase, “Israel must be wiped out. more »»

N.K. nuclear missiles a threat

March 13, 2016 U.S. officials cannot say — or at least, will not — whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. more »»

Do as EPA orders, not as agency does

March 12, 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials ought to consider a new motto: Do as we say, not as we do. Hypocrisy, demagoguery and political games are how Washington works. more »»

Councilman out to make a difference

March 11, 2016 Ernest Peachey may have a seat on East Liverpool City Council, but he certainly is not sitting still. more »»

Issues remain Kasich’s focus

March 10, 2016 With the field of contenders for the Republican nomination down to four, two of them have adopted a strategy that helped propel one, Donald Trump, to the lead. Sens. more »»

Park levy needs approved

March 9, 2016 We urge city voters heading to the polls on Tuesday to pass the capital improvement levy for Thompson Park. more »»

Critical part of Reagan presidency

March 8, 2016 During the first half of the nation’s history, wives of our presidents received little public credit or even notice for their behind-the-scenes involvement in public affairs. more »»

Avoiding expensive projects

March 7, 2016 Sometime within the next five years, taxpayers probably will have to find $250 million to replace a key bridge at Washington, D.C. more »»

Trump makes impact on political scene

March 6, 2016 Although Donald Trump is portraying Super Tuesday as a big victory, it is simply one more step on the road toward the Republican nominatio. more »»

Common sense missing in D.C.

March 5, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»



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