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Editorial

Clowning around behind jail bars

It is impossible to predict what strange fad will grab the public's attention next. Most of them are relatively harmless.Clowns armed with deadly weapons and seeking to frighten people are not innocent fun.After people dressed in clown costumes and up to no good were reported from other areas ...

Moderators seem to be the big losers

Last week's presidential debate drew in 81 million viewers, and, as anticipated, the needle didn't really move.If a viewer was in Hillary's or Donald's camp when the event at Hofstra University began, they were likely still in the same camp after 90 minutes of political droning. Ditto the ...

Denying fairness to job creators

West Virginia lawmakers have had some success during the past couple of years in making the state more "open for business." Yet examples continue to pop up demonstrating the Mountain State can be a frightening place to do business.Pioneer Pipe, based in Marietta, Ohio, learned the hard way that ...

Newspapers part of communities

Today begins National Newspaper Week, and we appreciate the loyalty our readers have shown us since we opened the doors of The Review some 137 years ago.As other types of media have entered the forum throughout the years, statistics continue to tell us that people want their community newspaper ...

Ohio leaders should rethink ‘green’ mandate

Ohio consumers and businesses should not have to pay one dime more for electricity than is absolutely necessary. Yet a law still on the books could require them to do just that.In 2008, Ohio legislators caught up in "global warming" fever enacted a measure requiring that utilities increase the ...

Arnold Palmer established a high standard

Few people become synonymous by name with their chosen sport. Arnold Palmer was golf. The man from Latrobe, Pa., transcended generations, not because he was the greatest golfer in history, but because he was simply a good man.The son of a greenskeeper, Arnold Palmer, unorthodox swing and all, ...

Washington must fix coal concerns

Members of Congress who worry that bailing out the beleaguered miners' pension fund will set a bad precedent should consider the reason help is needed: Washington.Retirement benefits for about 120,000 miners and their families are in jeopardy because of the method used to fund them. For decades ...

Ohioans need to check voting status

Ohio could be a crucial state in determining the outcome of the November election. Buckeye State voters are being courted by all sides, as they are considered key to choosing the next president.But Ohio elections officials have a problem. As U.S. Election Assistance Commission officials have ...

Be informed before heading to the polls

There are only six weeks left to the general election and time is limited to get to know the candidates and issues on the ballot.The biggest decision facing voters across the country is the election of the president. A good way to become familiar with the main party candidates is to watch the ...

West Virginians can ask questions of candidates

It is important for voters in this nation to participate in the election process. By becoming informed, learning about each candidate and then casting a ballot, each of us has a variety of opportunities let our voices be heard and help select those who will represent us in the hallowed halls of ...