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Sex predators, drugs linked

August 25, 2015 An increase in the number of arrests for certain sex crimes involving children in West Virginia may have multiple causes. more »»

Spill can’t be allowed to happen again

August 24, 2015 Less than two years after it occurred, matters regarding the chemical spill in West Virginia have been wrapped up. more »»

Could child’s death have been prevented?

August 23, 2015 No one but Brittany Pilkington should be blamed for the murder of her three young sons, Logan County, Ohio, Prosecuting Attorney William Goslee emphasized Wednesday. more »»

Devil’s in the details of new EPA rules

August 21, 2015 Surely Americans are not naive and trusting enough, regardless of our political allegiances, to believe that, in effect, two plus two equals thre. more »»

Motorists reminded to be aware of children, buses

August 20, 2015 Many public school systems are beginning classes earlier than in the past, to ensure “snow days” later on do not cut into the minimum numbers of classroom days required for students. more »»

Construction bid process a mess

August 19, 2015 It is easy to understand why officials of a construction company who thought they had landed a lucrative state contract, only to have that decision rescinded in favor of another firm, are angry abou... more »»

Many workplaces violate smoke free law, ignore fines

August 18, 2015 Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. more »»

Ease the process for hydro plants

August 17, 2015 West Virginians and Ohioans are right to be worried their electric bills will skyrocket if President Barack Obama’s plan to shut down coal-fired power plants is not stymied. more »»

Focus on mine safety hazards

August 15, 2015 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration officials have been busy this month, with five mining fatalities — three in the same day, in Nevada, North Dakota and Virginia. more »»

Keeping politics out of education

August 14, 2015 In retrospect, it seems incredible that Ohio voters in 1953 believed an elected state board of education would keep politics out of the administration of public schools. more »»

For some, issue is a pot of gold

August 13, 2015 Pot — marijuana — will prove to be a pot of gold for 10 investors if Ohio voters fall for the most brazen scheme to come down the pike in many years. more »»

Change to one-way road a smart move

August 12, 2015 The move to return Boring Lane to a one-way thoroughfare is long overdue. more »»

Rewriting the history of the atomic bomb

August 10, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Penalize jury duty no-shows

August 9, 2015 Other than that we pay our taxes and obey other laws, our form of government does not ask much of us. Even voting, the republic’s very foundation, is optional — and should be, by the way. more »»

Modernize Ohio road funding

August 8, 2015 Ohio seems to do a better job of maintaining highways and bridges and finding money for new ones than some other states. Still, trouble may be on the horizon. more »»

Recognizing good qualities at WVU

August 7, 2015 West Virginia University is not the nation’s top party school, according to The Princeton Review. In fact, WVU has dropped to No. more »»

Additional legalized gambling a bad bet

August 6, 2015 For thoroughbred and greyhound racing to survive in West Virginia — and public opinion on whether that is a priority seems to be mixed — structural changes in the sports themselves will be necessar. more »»

Some died needlessly

August 5, 2015 This week marks a grim anniversary for many Ohioans. It was 10 years ago, on Aug 3, 2005, that a single ambush in Iraq took the lives of 14 Marines. more »»

Diverting attention from real threat

August 4, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Firing VA officials who let vets down

August 3, 2015 Since a scandal erupted last year over military veterans being forced to wait excessively long for health care appointments at government facilities, things have changed, U.S. Rep. David McKinley (W. more »»



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