Opinion

Don’t provide enemy any encouragement

Editorial

Whatever President Donald Trump decides to do about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, it should not be described as an “exit strategy.” Such an announcement would be just what the Taliban and other Islamic extremists want to hear. More than 2,300 Americans have been killed in and near ...

Better drug policy an urgent need

Editorial

Jim Johnson needs to hit the ground running in his new job. Lives depend upon it. Johnson has been named director of West Virginia’s new Office of Drug Control Policy, it was announced last week. Under supervision of the state Bureau for Public Health, the office’s role will be to battle ...

Violence can’t continue to grow

Editorial

It is highly unlikely that white supremacists or, for that matter, other extremists from anywhere else in the ideological spectrum would choose our area for a demonstration of the sort that has occurred in several other cities. For one thing, there is no pretext for the hate-mongers to come ...

A fond farewell

Local Columns

I am writing to share that my time at The Review has come to an end. I have accepted another position and have exited my job as a desk editor. It has been my pleasure to serve the public behind the scenes of the city’s daily newspaper. It was a treat to get to occasionally write and share ...

Computer classrooms

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: With colleges and universities starting up at the end of August, perhaps one should pause to consider contemporary education. Where once halls were filled with academic banter, they are now barren places. Online courses are sapping the number of students in actual sit-in classes. ...

Ducks-Paper-Mill

Life in the Shadows

Local Columns

Greta Goblocks cautions parents not to avoid uncomfortable questions posed by children. Last week, Wooly asked her to explain the world’s oldest profession. Mrs. Goblocks answered that it simply referred to a “woman who labors in the dark.” Two days later, Wooly announced to everyone at ...

Sham Cam

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: They say it’s not about the large amount of money received from what I call “Sham Cams,” but for safety. Only township and city officials believe this lie. Our citizens’ tax money help paid the wages of township and city employees. I’m for putting in a more reasonable ...

Keep our military out of Venezuela

Editorial

President Donald Trump is right to be concerned about what is happening in Venezuela. He is wrong to consider use of U.S. military force to correct the situation. Venezuela appears to be on the brink of chaos as a result of action taken by that country’s leftist president, Nicolas Maduro. ...

Rethink the Fed’s power

Editorial

Economists like to tell the rest of us what they do is a science. Clearly, to judge by debate at the Federal Reserve Board, this is one science that is far from settled. As The Associated Press reported, officials at the Fed during a July 25-26 meeting discussed whether to take action to ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who donated at the recent tag day held by the East Liverpool Lions Club. Donations go to help children with vision problems. THANKS, writes a reader, to Jeff and Cindy Anderson for the work they did to get our new sign in Frederick Heights. THANKS, also, to ...