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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2014 Of all the holidays, secular and religious, people celebrate, just one is marked, if only for a short time, by something of a miraculous transformation. more »»

Curbing tobacco use in W.Va.

December 23, 2014 West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. But the Mountain State ought to do the right thing regarding one settlement - and in the process, save some young live. more »»

Be educated before getting a family pet

December 21, 2014 This time of the year adorable pets are a common sight at area shopping malls and pet supply stores, as well as on social media sites. more »»

Protect the children of drug addicts

December 21, 2014 Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the epidemic of drug abuse is the innocent children it victimize. more »»

War against drugs needs to continue

December 20, 2014 West Virginia often is noted for its low ranking in a variety of categories, with surveys citing a lack of development, slow economy and opportunities. more »»

Support the ‘Red Kettle’ campaign

December 19, 2014 It’s not too late to spread some holiday cheer by donating to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. more »»

Profiling rule politics as usual

December 18, 2014 Politicians are eager for the public to think they are doing something about whatever issue draws the largest headlines at any given moment. more »»

Why were rape kits not tested?

December 17, 2014 Hundreds of Ohio rape cases have been solved because of state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s initiative to have old evidence examined, authorities say. more »»

Review and renew safe arrest training

December 16, 2014 It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrified. more »»

Prevent the needless deaths of children

December 15, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Ensuring tax breaks remain on the books

December 14, 2014 Members of Congress have many priorities on their agendas during the next few weeks. One of them — continuing tax breaks on which millions of Americans rely — ought to be at the top of the lis. more »»

Illegal drug use a threat to everyone

December 13, 2014 The terrible power mind-altering drugs have to ruin any life, even one many people would consider full of promise, has been made apparent again in West Virginia. more »»

Permit leaders in Pentagon to do their jobs

December 12, 2014 What if a key, prestigious position in the federal government was open — but the president was having trouble finding someone interested in filling it? That would — or should — send a message to the... more »»

Safeguard W.Va. water supplies

December 11, 2014 West Virginians have a special reason to look askance at environmental protection regulations. Experience with President Barack Obama’s administration makes that a natural reaction. more »»

Stiffen ban on texting and driving

December 10, 2014 Fatal consequences can happen due to “distracted driving.” Not infrequently, police report accidents caused by motorists who were using cellular phones to talk or send text message. more »»

Learn why young athlete killed himself

December 9, 2014 What prompted Ohio State University student-athlete Kosta Karageorge to recently take his own life? Did the concussions he suffered as a wrestler and football player have anything to do with the... more »»

Getting back to the basics

December 8, 2014 It is good that finally, some Ohio legislators are worried about putting too many demands on public school teachers’ time. Perhaps they should take another look in the mirror. more »»

Make sure stress doesn’t ruin season

December 7, 2014 Take a deep breath — the holidays are upon us. Some people revel in the spirit of the holidays, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparation. more »»

Keep fire safety at the forefront

December 6, 2014 Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. more »»

Protect the state against violence

December 5, 2014 Why some politicians shrink from locking proved threats to the public up and throwing away the key is beyond us. more »»



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