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Safety of children paramount concern

August 4, 2014 Thank heaven someone called police to a house in Wheeling Island on a recent afternoon. more »»

Manchin on the money about Ex-Im Bank

August 3, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No more. more »»

Partisan bickering disservice to nation

August 2, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Fire officials who let down our veterans

August 1, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Prosecute public officials for crimes

July 31, 2014 Ohio officials have done something unusual — perhaps even precedent-setting — about wrongdoing by public officials. They are holding a man accountable for criminal misdeeds. more »»

Useful app available to area residents

July 30, 2014 New smartphone applications hit the market daily, and although many of these apps have no significant value to our everyday lives, there’s one, locally, many area residents may want to check out. more »»

Program aids area children

July 29, 2014 Energy Express is wrapping up its 15th year of trying to make reading sound like a fun summer activity for Hancock County students and those throughout the Mountain State. more »»

Improve children’s well-being in W.Va.

July 27, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released last week. more »»

Teaching financial literacy in our schools

July 25, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Reduce the burden of state government

July 24, 2014 West Virginia legislators may not be able to kill two birds with one stone, but perhaps they can at least wound them. more »»

Lure more job creators

July 22, 2014 West Virginia has one of the lowest labor force participation rates in the nation, meaning that the percentage of state residents who work for a living or are seeking jobs is worse than in most othe... more »»

President’s cronies protect each other

July 21, 2014 No reasonable person can doubt some Internal Revenue Service officials abused their power in harassing conservative organizations. But it is unlikely anything ever will be done to punish them. more »»

Don’t limit basic free speech rights

July 20, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few liberals in the U.S. more »»

Earned-income tax credit a good thing

July 16, 2014 Something of an experiment in conservative economics is underway in Ohio. Both Gov. John Kasich and state legislators deserve enormous credit for engaging in it. more »»

Rejecting Obama, but not on votes

July 14, 2014 Many Democrat members of Congress are keeping their distance from President Barack Obama, especially when he offers to go to their states to help them in re-election efforts. Recently, U.S. Se. more »»

Unmasking sex predators

July 13, 2014 Sexual predators are crafty in the extreme, and that is a special worry to parents trying to safeguard their children. Now, Ohioans have a new weapon in that fight. more »»

Stopping flow of illegal immigrants

July 12, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a recent speech, the president dropped a hin. more »»

Safety of residents important

July 10, 2014 Trustees in Liverpool and Center townships recently made moves to better protect the residents of their communities. more »»

Extending hiring freeze prudent

July 9, 2014 West Virginians cannot afford for state finances to be handled the same way some people manage their money. more »»

Drug epidemic far from cured

July 8, 2014 It would be nice to believe statistics about illegal drug trafficking in Ohio are evidence of success in fighting it. Nice, but not realistic. more »»



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