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Is the science really settled?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correc. more »»

Stop the delay of new pipelines

January 12, 2016 Thousands of West Virginians who have seen gas wells drilled where they own the mineral rights have not yet received any of those big royalty checks they were promised. more »»

Be cautious with your winter driving

January 11, 2016 The lack of snow so far this winter has left many drivers with a false sense of security on the road. more »»

Budget outlook growing worse

January 10, 2016 Just a couple of months ago, West Virginia officials were talking in terms of a $250 million gap in this year’s budget. more »»

Publicly setting school policy

January 9, 2016 State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano gets an A — well, maybe just an A-minus — for a decision he made earlier this week. His reversal of course was both the right and the smart choice. more »»

Here we go, Steelers

January 8, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers had decided to cash in and give up, losing to the rival Baltimore Ravens when a win could have sealed the Black and Gold’s fate as a... more »»

Better flow of information needed

January 7, 2016 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice might be alive today if Cleveland police officers had been told they might be about to confront a kid with a pellet gun. more »»

Pull plug on ‘counseling’ program

January 6, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Keep moving West Virginia forward

January 5, 2016 West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin worked wonders last year in improving the state’s business climate — making us more attractive to job creators. more »»

Land deal will be blessing for area

January 4, 2016 One of the biggest barriers to economic development in our region has been the lack of available land to draw new businesses. more »»

Low fatality rate no comfort

January 3, 2016 The embattled coal mining industry continues to fight a war against the double whammy of the economy and the ever-tightening regulations of a government agenda aimed at ending the burning of fossil... more »»

Raise awareness, get screened

January 2, 2016 The new year brings a chance for more opportunities and fresh starts. more »»

There are reasons to stay positive

January 1, 2016 A year ago today, we were writing about the potential of an investment at the old Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel mill in Mingo Junction that never became a done deal in 201. more »»

‘Solar socialism’ could expand

December 31, 2015 West Virginians and Ohioans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environmen. more »»

Urging resolution in Chester dispute

December 30, 2015 The back-and-forth bickering between Chester's mayor and its city council — which has been taking place for well over a year now — appears to be heading into the legal system at some point during th... more »»

Put road funding on priority list

December 29, 2015 When Santa Claus dropped down the chimneys at West Virginia legislators’ homes Thursday night, he may have found them burning the midnight oil, preparing for their annual regular session. more »»

Resolve not to drink and drive

December 28, 2015 New Year’s parties are about to get under way and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. more »»

Rose’s ban should remain

December 27, 2015 Without trust and truthfulness, no relationship has much of a chance of succeeding. If you need an example, consider the case of Peter Edward Rose Sr. more »»

Anything can happen in these campaigns

December 26, 2015 A week without a presidential debate is a true holiday week, but rest assured, Christmas is over and the sparring will resume forthwith. more »»

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015 The simple greeting, "Merry Christmas," has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. more »»

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