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EPA not interested in impact on state

February 20, 2015 Now we know why Environmental Protection Agencies avoided West Virginia and other coal states during their “listening tour” and public hearings on proposed new rules that would devastate the coal... more »»

Improvements to rail safety needed

February 19, 2015 The wiping out of a swath of Lac Megantic, Quebec, by an oil train that was a runaway and crashed and erupted in flame in July 2013 garnered attention to the dangers of hauling petroleum products i... more »»

Reserve 911 for emergencies

February 18, 2015 It's rare these days for an area to not have a 911 system in place for residents to call in the event of emergencies. more »»

Pass prevailing wage changes

February 17, 2015 If House of Delegates members follow the state Senate’s lead, West Virginia's “prevailing wage” bill may for the first time live up to its name — and save taxpayers substantial sums of money. more »»

Today we honor our nation’s presidents

February 16, 2015 We celebrate Presidents Day today, though it has become nothing more than a day off for many workers and schoolchildren. more »»

Do what is best for the students

February 15, 2015 State Board of Education members are right to back away from wholesale adoption of national Common Core standards in West Virginia public schools. more »»

Hotel tax exemption cannot move forward

February 14, 2015 We are troubled by a bill recently introduced in the West Virginia Senate and encourage our lawmakers to think carefully before taking any vote. more »»

Provide tracks with racing flexibility

February 13, 2015 West Virginia legislators often have to take sides on controversial issues. They ought to welcome voting on one about which there is widespread agreement. more »»

It’s time for us to take action

February 12, 2015 Given that President Obama thinks the Islamic State is something aimed at a much larger area than Syria — thus his insistence on calling it ISIL, meaning “The Levant,” a much larger portion of the... more »»

Check your heart health

February 11, 2015 It’s that time again where residents from near and far flock to Steubenville for the annual Heartland event. Yes, one of the Ohio Valley’s premier health events, gets under way at 6 a.m. more »»

Govern state without acrimony

February 10, 2015 With about one-third of the West Virginia Legislature’s 60-day regular session completed, not much bitterness has been displayed by lawmakers on opposing sides of the issues. more »»

Support Rotary fundraiser gala

February 9, 2015 Each year, the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights holds what has become one of Weirton’s biggest social gatherings of the year. more »»

Funding clean coal research

February 8, 2015 Federal budget proposals, running to thousands of pages, can be used to deceive both members of Congress and the American people. more »»

Obama provides little inspiration in IS fight

February 7, 2015 The course of modern history often gives us examples of the right person in the right place sounding the right tone at the right time. FDR after Pearl Harbor. Reagan at the Berlin Wall. George W. more »»

Pinewood Derby a bonding experience

February 6, 2015 An annual father-son event is scheduled for today and Saturday with the Pinewood Derby at the Fort Steuben Mall. more »»

A new type of industrial accident

February 5, 2015 There was a time when the words “industrial accident” in our area meant a problem in a steel mill or another kind of factory, or an incident in a coal mine. more »»

Celebrate Black History Month

February 4, 2015 It's Black History Month — a time to remember and reflect. It's a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial line. more »»

Getting back to accountability

February 3, 2015 State legislators are the elected representatives of the people of West Virginia. more »»

Spring is just around the corner

February 2, 2015 As we dig out from snow and ice that fell over the weekend, it's anticlimatic to hear what the rodent in Punxsutawney and his ilk in Marion, Ohio, and French Creek, W.Va. said at dawn toda. more »»

We are making progress

February 1, 2015 The story that leads off our 2015 Progress Edition contains a quote from Pat Ford that helps to put our area’s changing economy into perspective: “Who would have thought energy would be driving our... more »»

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