Editorials

Governmental success story

We have often criticized state leaders for the deep cuts to local government budgets all while more and more burdens are being placed at the municipal level. So, credit where credit is due to the state for making important demands for a more environmentally-conscious way to deal with dredge ...

The highest court in the land

Most West Virginians probably would like to put last year’s state Supreme Court impeachment crisis behind us. But the episode left behind what could be a serious question in the future. In brief — as you may recall, the high court fiasco was exceedingly complex — the question stems from ...

Be sure to weather the winter

After last year’s winter filled with major snows and bone-chilling cold temperatures, this winter has been relatively mild, so it may be difficult to remember how to drive in the snow and ice. Winter is scheduled to return this weekend so be prepared to deal with snow flying and vehicles ...

Re-examining R. Kelly’s past

Chicago Tribune on a series examining R. Kelly’s history and allegations that he sexually abused women and girls: December saw many of us nestled inside watching romantic Hallmark Channel movies, but January brings a counterpunch: a twisted Lifetime saga of sexual abuse and control. Not ...

Giving vets more of a voice

Veterans of military service enjoy an enormous level of support from the public in West Virginia. During the upcoming session of the state Legislature, they should benefit from concrete political clout, too. House of Delegates member Patrick McGeehan, R-Hancock, has been named chairman of his ...

State must avoid road to ruin

Thoughtful Ohio legislators go into the new year with some bad news to ponder. It came last year in the form of a report that the state lacks adequate funding to maintain highways and bridges. According to the report, by 2040, the state Department of Transportation will need $55 billion to ...

A bellwether of bad health

It’s not much fun being the distant early warning system for the rest of the United States. According to a recent report by The Associated Press, West Virginia is the testing ground for anything negative that will eventually impact the health and well-being of Americans as a whole. ...

Don’t delay, get that flu shot

If you managed to get into the new year without suffering through a case of influenza, even though you haven’t been vaccinated against the virus, congratulations. Now, go get that shot. The most dangerous part of the flu season lies ahead. Flu activity began tracking upward in ...

Child care standards are fair

Buckeye State child care providers are being asked to meet certain standards in order to receive state funding. Seems fair enough, right? But some, particularly small providers, and those operated out of private homes, may be at risk if they are unable to receive at least one star in the ...

Child care standards are fair

Buckeye State child care providers are being asked to meet certain standards in order to receive state funding. Seems fair enough, right? But some, particularly small providers, and those operated out of private homes, may be at risk if they are unable to receive at least one star in the ...