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Lower prices doesn’t equal unqualified boon

July 19, 2015 Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and studied by the Tax Foundation, show money goes a little further in West Virginia and Ohio than it does in most of the rest of the country. more »»

IRS doing less with more money

July 18, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Chester teapot volunteers deserve praise

July 17, 2015 Residents of our Ohio River communities deserve to be boasting a bit based on recent stories of volunteerism and fundraising appearing within the pages of this newspape. more »»

Protect coal mine retirees

July 16, 2015 Tens of thousands of retired coal miners in West Virginia and Ohio rely on a pension program perilously near to insolvency. Fortunately, there is a way to save it, if only temporarily. more »»

Wins in the classroom are important, too

July 15, 2015 Too often it seems the attitude about public schools in West Virginia is that winning is everything — at least in athletics. more »»

GED process should be more affordable

July 14, 2015 Sometimes it seems as if government does all it can to increase dependence on it rather than to encourage people to improve themselves. more »»

‘Hellhole’ label still a hindrance

July 13, 2015 West Virginia lawmakers made strides this year in addressing the climate that has led national publications to label the state a “judicial hellhole.” The road ahead is still a long one, however. more »»

Changing the education policy imperative

July 12, 2015 Insanity is defined as trying the same thing over and over again, even though it fails, and expecting different results the next time. U.S. Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va. more »»

O’Malley barely dents college cost

July 11, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Leave Iran arms embargo in place

July 10, 2015 Iran’s extremist, militant leaders are well on their way to being told, in effect, to go and sin no more. And oh, by the way, no one will be watching very closely for misbehavior in the future. more »»

Highway funding a priority

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Keep young motorists safe

July 8, 2015 Young Ohio drivers face a few more restrictions now that a law has gone into effect that changes the conditions of their probationary licenses. more »»

Cracking down on all those crooked officials

July 7, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

Fund roads, not unneeded studies

July 6, 2015 Often it seems as though government searches out ways to throw away mone. more »»

Some things to consider this holiday weekend

July 5, 2015 While talk is made by modern Americans about the need for a new constitutional convention, we doubt that could produce anything that would come close to the lasting and enduring document that has... more »»

Spirit of 1776 continues to live today

July 4, 2015 We cannot describe the spirit of freedom any better than the men who created the document which led the nation toward the actions which we celebrate today. more »»

Play it safe with fireworks

July 3, 2015 We understand traditions, but some of them can be dangerous. Take for instance fireworks and the Fourth of Jul. more »»

Play it safe on area waterways

July 2, 2015 It seems as though it rained every day in June, and it doesn’t appear to be ending soon as the wet weather is expected through the holiday weekend. more »»

Celebrate the Fourth

July 1, 2015 The Fourth of July is our nation’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, our forefathers declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. more »»

Honor truly great woman on $10 bill

June 30, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»



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