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McKinley made right decision

June 5, 2015 West Virginia needs excellent leadership in state government. But the state’s future depends to an enormous extent not on what its leaders in Charleston do, but what happens in Washington, D.C. more »»

Look into FBI’s air surveillance

June 4, 2015 Claims of “black helicopters” spying on us for the government are not just wild conspiracy theories, it turns out. more »»

Fund transit, not studies

June 3, 2015 A debate in Ohio is highlighting two problems: one, the pitiful level of money available for public transportation in the state; and two, the apparently bottomless fund for studies and reports. Gov. more »»

IRS not cooperating

June 2, 2015 Hopefully, the Internal Revenue Service official in charge of transparency has nothing to hide. We use the qualifier because, well, this is the federal government. more »»

IRS bears unique duty to taxpayers

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

Making roads safer in Ohio

May 31, 2015 A substantial number of traffic accidents are caused by “distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel. more »»

Rethinking plan to defeat Islamic State

May 30, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monday. more »»

Turning the tassels begins a new journey

May 29, 2015 Here’s a quick message for our area’s 2015 high school graduates: Life isn’t easy. Believe us, we kno. more »»

Expose waste at local level

May 28, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

VA officials not held accountable

May 27, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Terrorists are winning in Iraq

May 26, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Don’t use cell while driving

May 24, 2015 In the month of April, the New Cumberland Police Department issued 18 cell phone violations to offenders on its roadways, including three motorists who also were arrested on driving under the... more »»

Slow down in work zones

May 23, 2015 Slogans “Click It or Ticket,” “Don't Text & Drive,” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” have become familar to most area residents. more »»

Offer safe celebrations to h.s. graduates

May 22, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Watching out for our neighbors

May 21, 2015 No one really knows how long the 80-year-old woman in nearby Wintersville, Ohio, had been dead when she was found last week in her apartment. Officials say she had been gone for at least two weeks. more »»

Home Rule may help small towns

May 20, 2015 Small town governments in West Virginia are restricted by most of the same state rules that affect larger cities. Now, they can join their more populous neighbors in gaining more flexibility. more »»

To protect, serve in Ohio

May 19, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Convert former Navy base into a prison

May 18, 2015 Bargains such as West Virginia may benefit from soon do not come along frequently. State officials should snap this one u. more »»

Stop corrupt Ohio officials

May 17, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»



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