Opinion

Dealing with young immigrants

Editorial

What to do about children who accompany parents crossing the border illegally into the United States is a heart-wrenching problem — and not as simple as one might wish. As many as 500 children have been separated from their children after their parents brought them across the border from ...

Remember safety with pool season

Editorial

Pool season is here. But the laughing and screaming of kids playing in the water can quickly turn tragic. More than 300 kids younger than age 5 drown every year in swimming pool accidents across the country, and more than 3,200 go to a hospital emergency room after a near drowning. A child ...

Cleaning up state voter registration lists

Editorial

Ohioans and West Virginians concerned about honest elections can celebrate this week, courtesy of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Both states have relatively new mechanisms, handled by secretaries of state and local election officials, for keeping voter registration rolls up to date. One ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to parents who allow underage drinking at parties in their home. This is not cool and you are responsible for any consequences. SPANKS, writes a reader, to area youth sports organizations for not treating all players fairly, as well as their failed attempts to make it ...

Unifying symbol

Editorial

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America. We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

What’s best about America?

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: A question has been on my mind lately, one that I believe many Americans, regardless of our personal backgrounds, political leanings, or religious commitments, might also be asking: What’s so great about America? It’s a question that deserves thoughtful consideration, and ...

50 YEARS

Editorial

The Tri-State Pottery Festival, held throughout the downtown streets of East Liverpool, is celebrating a milestone in 2018 — 50 years. This three-day event, usually held around this same time in June, is so much more than carnival rides and food vendors, which do attract many people to the ...

California voters right in removing judge

Editorial

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

The Oak Glen High School tennis teams issue a THANKS to Mountaineer Resort for allowing use of their tennis courts this season. Both teams ended up with winning records and state qualifiers. We could not have done it without the use of the facility. SPANKS, writes a reader, to those involved ...

Aiding, abetting illegal immigrants

Editorial

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...