Opinion

Our first responders supported

Editorial

Imagine: You are traveling on an airliner. With you are your husband, his parents and your two small children. Without warning, disaster strikes. You nod at your spouse — knowing he has asked silently for your permission to risk making you a widow. It happened Tuesday in the sky near ...

Barbara Bush: A first lady who earned esteem

Editorial

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady to many Americans. In some ways, she felt like the first grandmother. Bush died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

North Elementary recently celebrated Dr Seuss’s birthday with “Right To Read Week” with several festivities, including local celebrities who took time out of their day to come and read to the students. The students and staff at North send a special THANKS to the following: EL Police ...

Do more for troubled children

Editorial

Are we doing enough to identify children coping with emotional upheavals before they harm themselves and others? Obviously not. On Monday, an 8-year-old student took a knife to school in Sauk Rapids, Minn. He slashed three other children before an adult disarmed him. All three victims ...

Join the effort Saturday

Editorial

The annual citySweep — the community’s 21st annual effort as spearheaded by Heritage Thermal Services — takes place Saturday. We have been encouraged by the community involvement in previous campaigns and encourage participation in the event once again. The collection of household ...

NAS does translate to child abuse

Editorial

Babies born with opioid drugs in their systems can experience excruciating pain as their tiny bodies go through withdrawal. Neonatal abstinence syndrome, as it is called, can have lasting, adverse effects on the children’s health and intellectual development. It happens because their ...

Broadband plan good for Ohio

Editorial

A proposal to expand accessibility to broadband Internet service in Ohio may have its bugs, but state lawmakers should pursue it. It is unfortunate, but the cost of providing broadband service in some regions of the state — including here in rural sections of our area of the state — is ...

Time to connect Pittsburgh with Columbus

Editorial

It was the spring of 2011 when the idea of the Pittsburgh-to-Columbus highway corridor went into hibernation. After several years of work involving politicians from the state level, business and local politicians across seven counties in Eastern Ohio and economic development leadership, the ...

Great Lenten season

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: My bucket list just became shorter. Everyone should see these services at least once in their lifetime. For the first time, my children and I participated in the Wellsville Ministerial breakfast at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where the Rev. Kenny Stull was the keynote speaker ...

No return call

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: As this is an election year, we will be asked by the candidates to vote for them. I believe one of the first responsibilities of an elected official is to respond to the calls or letters of their constituents. I have phoned Sen. Ryan Ferns’ offices a minimum of nine times ...