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Liberal Intolerance

January 27, 2014 Liberal Democrats are fond of condemning so-called extremist conservatives. New York Gov. more »»

Obamacare Magic

January 26, 2014 For most of January, President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have been touting the increased number of people registering for the Affordable Care Act since the government’s website has —... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 25, 2014 UP: To the people whose jobs kept them working outside during this stretch of brutally cold weather. more »»

No Easy Way

January 24, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. more »»

Fire Danger

January 23, 2014 With temperatures in the single digits and lower expected to last into next week. many Mid-Ohio Valleyans are reaching for their thermostats to turn up the hea. more »»

Stadium Field

January 22, 2014 No doubt only few Wood County residents had any idea about the spiraling costs of the Stadium Field home side bleacher construction project until the Jan. 13 meeting of the Board of Education. more »»

Chemical Spills

January 21, 2014 If there’s a lesson to be learned from the chemical spill into the Elk River that led to the disruption of water service to more than 300,000 West Virginians, it’s don’t rely on federal agencie. more »»

The Dream

January 20, 2014 Largely through his eloquent speeches, writings and actions during the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»


January 19, 2014 Three young people at the Grand Central Mall learned the hard way how their actions can have mortal consequences. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 18, 2014 UP: To Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC for its purchase this week of the SABIC Innovative Plastics plant property on Dupont Road. more »»

Sticker Shock

January 17, 2014 West Virginians are going to pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than the president and his cronies insisted for years. more »»

Helping Hands

January 16, 2014 The end is in sight for the 300,000 affected West Virginia American Water customers who were without water because of last week’s chemical spill in the Elk River. more »»

Wasting Money

January 15, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»


January 14, 2014 Last Thursday, about 7,500 gallons of a chemical, crude MCHM, used in the coal-cleaning process, leaked from a storage container owned by Freedom Industries at its Kanawha County facility on the Elk... more »»


January 13, 2014 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, on the heels of an announcement from House Speaker Tim Miley and Senate President Jeff Kessler of an investigation into an alleged fraud in the Department of... more »»


January 12, 2014 This past week marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of the war on poverty. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 11, 2014 UP: To the workers whose jobs kept them outside during the brutally cold temperatures of this past Monday and Tuesday. DOWN: To Robert . more »»


January 10, 2014 Just two states, Maine and West Virginia, lost population last year, the Census Bureau reports. And of those left in the Mountain State, a disproportionate percentage are older people. more »»


January 9, 2014 Today, West Virginia lawmakers begin their first full day of the 2014 legislative session, and hunt for $33 million in budget cuts Gov. more »»

No Safeguards

January 8, 2014 It seems virtually every revelation about Obamacare is another piece of bad news. President Barack Obama’s takeover of the national health care system is dominated by bad ideas. more »»



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