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A quiet speech, quietly delivered

April 12, 2016 Gov. John Kasich took a few hours off the presidential campaign trail to deliver a pretty standard, for him, State of the State of Ohio address last Wednesday, on the road in Marietta this year. more »»

The ‘war’ on drugs?

April 11, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack De. more »»

Demanding mines be managed safely

April 10, 2016 What ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship said last week, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning... more »»

Lessons learned from Wisconsin

April 9, 2016 The victory by Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin’s Republican primary election Tuesday proved a couple of things. more »»

Increasing cost of living for everyone

April 8, 2016 How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, “I’m going to have to add some to your bill. more »»

Kasich is right to stay in the race

April 7, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum last... more »»

Rethink rules on disaster aid spending

April 6, 2016 Perhaps if local and state governments had just been less thrifty in their response to the massive snowstorm that hit much of West Virginia in January, Uncle Sam would have been more charitable... more »»

Be careful with the new fireworks law

April 5, 2016 Mountain State residents will be able to buy more powerful fireworks than were permitted in the past, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last week. more »»

Too much to risk with open burning

April 4, 2016 On Thursday afternoon, Liverpool Township firefighters were on the scene of a brush fire on Clark Street. more »»

Baseball fans rejoice as its Opening Day

April 3, 2016 Today is one of those rare times when all things seem to be possible. It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. more »»

Trump talks way into trouble again

April 2, 2016 There he goes again: Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president and once again he has been forced to retract it. more »»

Find school leader ready for challenge

April 1, 2016 What if you needed a new state superintendent of schools and no one had applied for the job? That might be a good thing. Ohio has had an opening since De. more »»

Bus routes need altered due to safety concerns

March 31, 2016 Balancing the issue of safety sometimes can be a tricky situation — thus is the case along Lisbon Street in East Liverpool, where roadway slippage has forced residents there to leave their homes. more »»

Big government still unpopular

March 30, 2016 Despite the often sincere efforts of legislators and governors to curb growth in government, state bureaucracies have a way of creeping up on taxpayers. So it appears to have been in Ohio. When Gov. more »»

Be realistic about U.S. troops in Iraq

March 29, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

Address data security flaws

March 28, 2016 About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal HeathCare.gov website, the Government Accountability Office revealed this week. more »»

Let’s not quiet the voices of our students

March 27, 2016 It appears one area school board member would like to muzzle the students he was elected to oversee. more »»

The voters can make a difference

March 26, 2016 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had it right earlier this month when he told visitors to Washington from the Ohio Farm Bureau that the federal bureaucracy is running amok. more »»

Officials assist resident in time of need

March 25, 2016 We’d like to extend our appreciate to Bill Cowan, the city’s Planning Director, who took to the phones to find a city resident new living arrangements, albeit temporary. more »»

Time to make stand for unity

March 24, 2016 The attacks in Belgium bring home the concept that the world has not come very far since Sept. 11, 2001. Attacks by extremists, foreign and domestic, can occur anywhere at anytime. more »»

 
 

 

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