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High grades for career-tech students

February 19, 2015 The state report card always seems to have area school district officials on edge each time “grades” are issued. Some standards often are met, some are listed as improving, and others hold steady. more »»

Protecting children from bad parents

February 18, 2015 Removing a child from his or her home can be a wrenching decision for law enforcement and social service agencies — and the youngsters, who often love and trust their parents in spite of abuse or... more »»

Tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

February 17, 2015 Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless and silent killer that, nationally, claims hundreds of lives each year. more »»

Curb the drug flow from Mexico

February 16, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has hit the ground running with an initiative that could save lives throughout the United States. more »»

Use of force limits could spell failure

February 14, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Lending a hand when needed

February 13, 2015 No matter the situation, the main objective of every school district should be about the safety of our children. more »»

Support sought for projects

February 12, 2015 Two fundraisers currently are underway that are in need of community support. more »»

Drug treatment proposal wise

February 11, 2015 Doing more to ensure that Ohio convicts who want help kicking drug addictions get it is not a particularly profound idea. It is just common sense. more »»

Eliminate subsidies for dog racing

February 9, 2015 Greyhound breeders and racetracks in West Virginia may not like it, but the results of a study commissioned by the state Senate Finance Committee last year make clear the state should stop shoring u... more »»

Change W.Va. vaccine law

February 8, 2015 The vast majority of children should be vaccinated against common — but sometimes deadly — diseases such as measles. more »»

Washington resists spending discipline

February 7, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Black History Month offers chance to learn

February 6, 2015 It’s Black History Month — a time to remember and reflect. It’s a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial line. more »»

Safety tips for winter driving

February 5, 2015 Old Man Winter has dealt a mighty blow the last couple weeks as the area has experienced its share of snow, ice, rain, wind, and freezing temperatures. more »»

Agreement beneficial to all involved

February 4, 2015 Arguably the worst roadway in East Liverpool stretches along the Ohio River and connects the downtown to the East End. more »»

Remember: Spring’s still 6 weeks away

February 3, 2015 As we appreciate the fact that most of us did not have to dig out from the major snow and ice that was predicted to fall over the weekend, it’s anticlimactic to hear what the rodent in Punxsutawney... more »»

Rein in the federal school mandates

February 2, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naive. more »»

Policies will lead to costlier oil

February 1, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, recently posted substantial gains. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Catching cheaters of disability benefits

January 31, 2015 Many West Virginians have heard of people who dishonestly collect state and/or federal benefits meant for those who are unable to work for one reason or another. more »»

Your vote can make a difference

January 30, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Think safety outdoors this winter

January 29, 2015 According to varied reports, the area received roughly 4-6 inches of snow from the most recent winter storm — just look out the window because it’s still there. more »»



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