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Editorials

Blessed: Students give back to community

Mid-Ohio Valley residents know there is no shortage of people among us who just look for opportunities to do good things for other people. But during this season of giving, those folks are even more visible. Just last week, Vienna Elementary School and the Vienna Lions Club teamed up for a ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

UP: To federal funding that will bring broadband access to thousands of Wetzel and Tyler county residents. “It’s just a really big step,” said Wetzel County Commissioner Larry Lemon. “We’ve been waiting for this to happen for quite a while.” Such an expansion will help students, ...

Charitable: Mid-Ohio Valley blessed with groups who care

Mid-Ohio Valley residents are fortunate to be surrounded by so many individuals and organizations aiming to do good things — to take care of each other. It is impossible to meet so many needs without those willing to give their support, both financial and otherwise. Earlier this week, one of ...

Research: Knowledge is key to fighting opioids

Finding answers to our substance abuse crisis has become a priority for West Virginians. It is critical those answers are the right ones. Enormous resources are being poured into the battle. Just last week, it was revealed the state will be receiving $38 million more in federal funding for the ...

Trauma: Handle With Care initiative deserves praise

Too many of West Virginia’s kids are struggling — we know that. But for some children, continuing economic woes and the substance abuse epidemic have created chaotic home lives that lead to even greater trauma. For a few years now, local law enforcement and school systems have teamed up in ...

Education: Flexibility is good, but history is vital

Regardless of your political leanings, if you are a reasonably thoughtful, educated person it must be clear 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 for social ...