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Editorials

Be watchful of electronic gifts

A great deal of the consumer protection advice we receive during the holidays amounts to common sense. How could a reasonably intelligent adult fall for some of the schemes, after all? But some consumer protection watchdogs are offering an important reminder: Adults might have nothing to ...

Take the time to update registration information

Unfortunately, the volume of political junk mail we receive these days sometimes makes it difficult to notice when something important from the government arrives in our mailboxes. So keep your eyes open for something from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. About 75,000 households ...

Area volunteers always step up

Volunteering in and around our communities knows no deadlines. There’s no cutoff time or day when it just stops, and for that we are truly grateful. We’ve said it before, but we believe the Upper Ohio Valley’s volunteers are some of the best. They continue to be the backbone of our ...

Some election safeguards needed

Virtually any time efforts are made to ensure elections are honest and fair, critics claim voters are being “disenfranchised.” But should everyone attempting to vote be permitted to do so? Of course not. Cannot Democrats, Republicans and independents agree that there have to be some ...

W.Va. should rethink education mandates

Regardless of your political leanings, if you are a reasonably thoughtful, educated person it must be clear to you that many voters are not. They lack understanding of our nation and our world, both now and in the past. It makes no sense at all, then, for state officials to relax requirements ...

Play it safe this holiday season

’Tis the season for holiday parties, and it is a good time to think about parties and drinking and driving. Alcohol will be available at some of those parties. People will gather in living rooms and barrooms to toast, enjoy each other’s company and gaze at the holiday lights. One set of ...