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Consider means test for PEIA retirees

October 21, 2015 “It’s going to be very difficult for some people on this plan if they get sick,” West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency Executive Director Ted Cheatham said of a plan to cut benefits. more »»

Bringing back manufacturing

October 20, 2015 As “Make America Great Again” becomes part of the presidential campaign language being tossed around these days, one suggestion as to the best way to accomplish that is to return our focus to... more »»

Dismissing our energy worries

October 19, 2015 If you are a West Virginian or Ohioan who read about the debate Tuesday among Democrat contenders for president, you may have wondered why not much was said about climate change, a critical issue fo... more »»

Get the care, find the cure

October 18, 2015 October is breast cancer awareness month, and while we are awash in a sea of pink merchandise, let us not forget the stark reality: Breast cancer is a killer of women and the best defense against it... more »»

A sad, but necessary step

October 17, 2015 There was a time when heroin addiction was discussed in hushed whispers, and schools wouldn’t remotely admit there is a potential for trouble with the drug within their hallowed halls. more »»

Haworth’s artistic legacy continues

October 16, 2015 Good teachers have the ability not only to help us learn, but to inspire us to reach for our dreams and go farther than we ever thought possibl. more »»

Dem debate offers little hope

October 15, 2015 Though the most memorable moment, perhaps, from Tuesday’s Democrat forum in Las Vegas was the exchange between socialist Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is sad that... more »»

Unite community through literacy

October 14, 2015 On Tuesday, Weirton Elementary School launched a program with the hope of bringing the entire Weirton community together and encouraging literacy at every age. more »»

Keep eyes open during deer season

October 13, 2015 Driving around the Tri-State Area this time of the year isn't good for both deer and vehicles. West Virginia again led the country in collisions involving deer and motor vehicles. more »»

The need to explore lives on

October 12, 2015 The need to explore, to discover is part of the natural growth and development of human beings. It advances knowledge and pushes the boundaries of human existence. more »»

VW scandal to be painful for all

October 11, 2015 Few would consider a Volkswagen Jetta an “exotic” car. Ditto the Beetle or the Golf. more »»

Force officials to obey law

October 10, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Celebrate Christmas a little early

October 9, 2015 While there’s no snow on the ground, and the actual holiday is still two months away, it will begin to look at least a little like Christmas in Follansbee this weekend. more »»

WVU plan could be a boost for Weirton

October 8, 2015 Unlike several other local communities, Weirton has managed to hold on to a substantial segment of the steel industry that once was the foundation of the Ohio Valley’s econom. more »»

Access to information is critical

October 7, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»

It’s playoff time in Major League Baseball

October 6, 2015 Baseball really is not supposed to be this way. One of the great beauties of the game is the premium it places on performance over tim. more »»

Take precautions with house fires

October 5, 2015 The best way to survive a house fire is to have a working smoke alarm. Fire departments across the country this week are recognizing Fire Prevention Week. more »»

Is this the year of the outsider?

October 4, 2015 As the season advances toward the first ballots in the 2016 primaries, one thing is for sure: Outsiders are already gaining votes from those with fat wallets. more »»

Delaying EPA plan for W.Va.

October 3, 2015 It must be tempting for West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to tell the Environmental Protection Agency to take its plan to kill the coal industry and drive electricity prices up and ... more »»

We must return to the final frontier

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

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