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Broad tax reform needed in W.Va.

September 8, 2015 “You can’t tax an economy into prosperity,” said Arthur Laffer, CEO of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm. more »»

The value of the American laborer

September 7, 2015 The face of Labor Day remains one of hard work, calloused hands, blue-collar ethics, truck drivers, millworkers, autoworkers, miners and factory workers. more »»

County fairs a time for community

September 6, 2015 The end of summer and the beginning of fall in our area are marked by a series of county fairs, focusing on many of the things that make our communities great. more »»

Newell church a shining example

September 5, 2015 We often hear complaints from residents about the cleanliness of their communities, with garbage lining various streets, vacant buildings and weeds growing through the sidewalks. more »»

A reminder of who actually is in charge

September 4, 2015 The unnecessary drama continues to surround the City of Chester as Mayor Larry Forsythe and members of Chester City Council remain deadlocked in a battle of words, and now, legal filings. more »»

Rethink healthcare approvals

September 3, 2015 Health care providers in West Virginia have complained for years about the state’s Certificate of Need rule. It can smother progress, depriving people of some types of medical treatment, they insis. more »»

Not living up to promises

September 2, 2015 States that bowed to federal pressure to adopt the “Common Core” public school standards, including West Virginia, are not taking a common approach to testing students. more »»

EPA arrogance is limitless

September 1, 2015 Many West Virginians and Ohioans are as worried about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rules as they are concerning the agency’s assault on the coal industry and reasonably priced... more »»

Support your senior services

August 31, 2015 For almost 30 years, the Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center has worked to meet many of the needs of the community's older residents, providing nutritious meals, opportunities to socialize and a... more »»

Some depravity remains hidden

August 30, 2015 Depending on how one categorizes them, there have been more mass shooting incidents in the United States than days in the year. more »»

Drugs become a factor in workplace

August 29, 2015 Graduates of the career/ technical program at Brooke High School have excellent options when they leave school. Their training can send them straight to good job. more »»

Know the drone rules before you fly

August 28, 2015 The drones are coming. Actually, they’re here, and there will be more of them in coming months. more »»

Follansbee is making a difference

August 27, 2015 Follansbee businesses and civic organizations are, once again, coming together in the hopes of making a difference for others. more »»

Ready for some high school football

August 26, 2015 High school football holds a special place in the hearts of residents from across the Tri-State Area, and they eagerly anticipate the evenings of late summer and early fall that are filled with the... more »»

Don’t panic over market

August 25, 2015 A down day on Wall Street that had more implications than usual for the average investor took place on Monday, following on the heels of a falloff on Friday. more »»

Ready for some football tailgating

August 24, 2015 The summer season is winding down and classes are resuming at area schools, and that means it's time for the return of high school football. more »»

Time to spread the alarm

August 23, 2015 Enough. It is time for the madness to end, before the American people — all of us, not just those in energy resource states — are hurt badly and irreparably. more »»

Another successful concert season

August 22, 2015 It's been another successful summer for local community concerts, with weekly performances bringing crowds of area residents together. more »»

Obama targeting West Virginia

August 21, 2015 Representatives of the oil and natural gas industries in West Virginia spoke last week to a group of reporters and editors gathered in Charlesto. more »»

Getting rid of some ‘BAD’ buildings

August 20, 2015 Every community in our area has troubled buildings, those which cause difficulty for residents and businesses and create hurdles to civic improvement and economic development. more »»

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