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Editorials

Find Out: Tools available to find unclaimed property

Everyone loves reaching into a coat that hasn’t been worn in a year and finding a folded up $5 bill. It’s a nice surprise, even if the money was yours all along. It had still been forgotten. In Thomas, W.Va., State Treasurer Riley Moore was able to hand officials a more than $63,000 ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To the opening of another treatment choice for those who are ready to break free from their addictions. Hope Center Ministries for the Mid-Ohio Valley has opened a Marietta location, and officials say a West Virginia location may be in the works. “The purpose of Hope Center Ministries is ...

Financial Aid: Workshop organizers deserve praise for event

Graduates in the classes of both 2020 and 2021 faced unprecedented challenges — some of which made the idea of continuing their educations in college more daunting than ever. We know applications for scholarships and other financial aid decreased as students who might normally have had the ...

Employment: Getting back to normal means getting to work

We’ve all seen the signs. Drive through any community in our region and there are “Help wanted,” “We’re hiring,” and even “Signing bonus!” signs everywhere. Employers are desperate for workers as the economy reopens, and have been for months, as April’s employment numbers ...

Solutions: Law enforcement recruiting needs boost

Communities across the nation are facing challenges in recruiting and retaining law enforcement officers. West Virginia is no different. It is a difficult, dangerous job that includes a great deal of public scrutiny over both long-term patterns and split-second decisions. And for many agencies, ...

Manchin’s stand could force bipartisan change

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how nearly all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the For the ...