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Rein in the federal school mandates

February 2, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naive. more »»

Policies will lead to costlier oil

February 1, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, recently posted substantial gains. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Catching cheaters of disability benefits

January 31, 2015 Many West Virginians have heard of people who dishonestly collect state and/or federal benefits meant for those who are unable to work for one reason or another. more »»

Your vote can make a difference

January 30, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Think safety outdoors this winter

January 29, 2015 According to varied reports, the area received roughly 4-6 inches of snow from the most recent winter storm — just look out the window because it’s still there. more »»

Keep ‘Never Again’ in our thinking

January 28, 2015 Seventy years ago, on Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Take care of those outside pets

January 27, 2015 As the snow continued to fall into Monday afternoon, many of us probably had already cleared the driveway, brushed the white stuff off the car, complained about road conditions, and perhaps cleared... more »»

Anti-terrorism ‘model’ far from successful

January 26, 2015 President Barack Obama has said Yemen is a success story in U.S. efforts to battle Islamic terrorists. Others in his administration have cited the Yemen “model” for counter-terrorism campaigns. U.S. more »»

Patriotism, heroes not out of fashion

January 25, 2015 It has been said many Americans no longer revere true heroes and don’t have as much time for patriotism as did our ancestors. more »»

Tax increases will be new job-killer

January 24, 2015 One reason recovery from the “Great Recession” has been so lackluster is that job creators — investors and companies with money to expand the economy — have been worried about what President Barack... more »»

Get involved in leading your community

January 23, 2015 We issue this reminder for those residents of both East Liverpool and Wellsville: There’s less than two weeks remaining before the filing deadline for those interested in running in partisan races o... more »»

Reducing tests in Ohio schools

January 22, 2015 Some Ohio legislators seem to be welcoming a recommendation that standardized testing in public schools be reduced. more »»

Defending our liberty

January 21, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Banishing bigotry from America

January 20, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Teaching children truth as we know it

January 19, 2015 West Virginia Board of Education members have backed away from a proposal to change state requirements for how children are taught about climate change. Good. more »»

Don’t agree to tax increase in West Virginia

January 18, 2015 It is being suggested West Virginia should increase the state tax on cigarettes by $1 a pack, allegedly to help curb tobacco use. That is a bad idea and local legislators who oppose it are righ. more »»

Reinforce the right to information

January 17, 2015 West Virginia has very strict open government laws regarding both public documents and meetings of public bodies ranging from city councils to state agencies. more »»

Learning more about coverup

January 16, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Pass pipeline bill over veto by president

January 15, 2015 Members of the House of Representatives have approved a measure that would force President Barack Obama to allow construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Graduation rates need improved

January 14, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»



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