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Proposed state drinking bills long overdue

March 9, 2015 Abuse of drugs such as painkiller pills and heroin is taking a terrible toll in West Virginia. Thousands of lives have been ruined or ended prematurely during the epidemic. more »»

Make insurance easier to buy

March 8, 2015 Buying a health insurance policy is intimidating to many people because of the task’s complexit. more »»

‘Safety’ and ‘Spring’ this time of year

March 7, 2015 As we have all been encouraged to “think Spring,” based on the recent stretch of extreme winter weather, here’s three words to remind us that warmer temperatures are right around the corner: Dayligh... more »»

Baseball games are a sure sign of spring

March 6, 2015 Are you tired of the cold and snow? Have you had it with weather forecasts that call for overnight temperatures that dip below zero for days at a time? Have you resorted to cursing the groundhog and... more »»

Ensure that veterans can receive care

March 5, 2015 One issue — doing right by veterans of military service — erases party lines, as far as many members of Congress are concerned. U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Correct state law oversights

March 4, 2015 If you are a public school teacher or administrator in West Virginia, there’s an excellent chance you have been told state law requires you to report sexual assaults that occur in school. more »»

View Ohio severance tax cautiously

March 3, 2015 When Ohio Gov. John Kasich first proposed increasing severance taxes on oil and natural gas, many legislators balked. Drilling has been a godsend in East Ohio, they pointed out. more »»

Legislators need to approve tank law changes

March 2, 2015 Knee-jerk reactions to crises sometimes result in the wrong people being kicked. more »»

Demanding Postal Service do better

February 28, 2015 Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. more »»

Respect earned for addressing coaching issue

February 27, 2015 As board member Ed Bauer said, there are “hoops” that the Wellsville Board of Education must “jump through” before a new varsity football coach is named. more »»

Underage drinking a scourge, too

February 26, 2015 Long before heroin became an epidemic in our area, another drug problem — alcohol — was a serious concern. more »»

Just say no to marijuana

February 25, 2015 Some Colorado residents are having second thoughts about their state’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. more »»

Get voter signups into 21st century

February 24, 2015 One reason some Ohioans do not register to vote is that the state’s process is straight out of the 19th century. more »»

Prevent deadly railroad disaster

February 23, 2015 Railroad tracks run through many West Virginia communities, often in close proximity to homes. more »»

Jeb Bush’s view on spending important

February 22, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point last week. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

Keep 2001 resolution in force

February 21, 2015 After Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Congress wasted no time in giving then-President George W. more »»

Avoid the wind chill if possible

February 20, 2015 It’s cold outside. Frigid. Bitter. Miserable. And it’ll be worse as you wake this mornin. more »»

High grades for career-tech students

February 19, 2015 The state report card always seems to have area school district officials on edge each time “grades” are issued. Some standards often are met, some are listed as improving, and others hold steady. more »»

Protecting children from bad parents

February 18, 2015 Removing a child from his or her home can be a wrenching decision for law enforcement and social service agencies — and the youngsters, who often love and trust their parents in spite of abuse or... more »»

Tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

February 17, 2015 Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless and silent killer that, nationally, claims hundreds of lives each year. more »»

 
 

 

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