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Reducing tests in Ohio schools

January 22, 2015 Some Ohio legislators seem to be welcoming a recommendation that standardized testing in public schools be reduced. more »»

Defending our liberty

January 21, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Banishing bigotry from America

January 20, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Teaching children truth as we know it

January 19, 2015 West Virginia Board of Education members have backed away from a proposal to change state requirements for how children are taught about climate change. Good. more »»

Don’t agree to tax increase in West Virginia

January 18, 2015 It is being suggested West Virginia should increase the state tax on cigarettes by $1 a pack, allegedly to help curb tobacco use. That is a bad idea and local legislators who oppose it are righ. more »»

Reinforce the right to information

January 17, 2015 West Virginia has very strict open government laws regarding both public documents and meetings of public bodies ranging from city councils to state agencies. more »»

Learning more about coverup

January 16, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Pass pipeline bill over veto by president

January 15, 2015 Members of the House of Representatives have approved a measure that would force President Barack Obama to allow construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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