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Testing available for cervical cancer

January 5, 2015 We’ve ushered in 2015, and with the new year it’s time to look closely at our lives and count our blessings. more »»

Deficit spending still haunting us

January 4, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Mandatory spending limits place to start

January 3, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Silencers OK with just a few caveats

January 2, 2015 The Ohio Senate approved a measure earlier this week to allow silencers on guns used by hunters. The measure is backed by firearms groups as being protective of hunters’ hearing. more »»

We look forward to start of year

January 1, 2015 Happy New Year. Several years ago, when the demise of the steel industry was in full swing and the drilling boom was just a promise for the future, it was tough to envision where we might be in 201. more »»

Weirton pension issues troubling

December 30, 2014 One of the victims of Weirton’s budget difficulties has been the funding put into the city’s police and fire pensions. more »»

Think before you take that drink

December 29, 2014 New Year’s parties are coming up in just a few days, 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 »»

Greathouse thanked for years of service

December 28, 2014 Eighteen years is a long time to spend in government, especially when you consider today’s political climat. more »»

Program helps instill some valuable lessons

December 27, 2014 A weekly gathering of some of our area’s youngsters is welcomed and wonderful news. more »»

Communication key to bridging divide

December 26, 2014 The violence of our culture is spilling over into the racial divide in a way unseen, perhaps, since the years of riots and assassinations of the late 1960s. more »»

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. more »»

Words capture spirit of holiday

December 24, 2014 The name Francis Pharcellus Church stands behind words penned that capture the secular spirit of Christmas and the joy and magic on the faces of children at this time of year. more »»

Many factors at work in price of world’s oil

December 23, 2014 The simple economic rules of supply and demand often get stood on their head when it comes to oil prices. more »»

Holiday lights shine brightly in our area

December 22, 2014 This would be a dark place this time of year if it weren’t for the creative and often competitive spirit of homeowners and businesses who work to bring the spirit of the holiday season to light. more »»

Fear eats the soul in Sony situation

December 21, 2014 Every business in the nation should consider itself harmed by Sony’s hack. Or, more correctly, by Sony’s response to the hack. more »»

There’s just no place for powdered alcohol

December 20, 2014 If energy drinks in the wrong hands cause medical issues, we cannot fathom the damage that awaits in a world where powdered alcohol is readily available. more »»

Be careful before choosing holiday pet

December 19, 2014 This time of the year adorable pets are a common sight at area shopping malls and pet supply stores, as well as on social media sites. more »»

Leadership needed from Chester officials

December 18, 2014 The disputes between members of Chester Council and the city’s mayor continue, and, judging by their most recent meeting, it appears these issues won’t be ending anytime soon. more »»

War on heroin must continue

December 17, 2014 West Virginia often is noted for its low ranking in a variety of categories, with surveys citing a lack of development, slow economy and opportunities. more »»

5 of 8 rule deserves to be phased out

December 16, 2014 Public school districts in Ohio should be held accountable for meeting state standards of what children learn. more »»

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