Opinion

Make it a day well spent

Editorial

Parents are accustomed to having to make other child-care arrangements when public schools are closed at short notice. It is impossible to do much advance planning for snowstorms. So West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s action Tuesday, in declaring that schools would be closed Wednesday as West ...

Civic pride

Letters To The Editor

Editor: What a whirlwind it was. Now that the dust has settled on Election 2018, I look back with appreciation for all I learned and observed about our government and legislative process. The voter turnout was great — over 10 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election. That is ...

Stay out of the FEMA doghouse

Editorial

Sometimes, it does make sense to cry over spilled milk, so to speak. Knowing what caused the spill to occur in the first place can keep it from happening again. State officials, especially legislators, find themselves in that position regarding the scandal over the state’s flood recovery ...

The right track

Letters To The Editor

Editor: Congratulations to the Wellsville Board of Education and Superintendent Richard Bereschik on your decision to renovate Nicholson Field with the installation of a turf field, six lane all weather track, upgraded practice field, and parking area. This is truly a great investment in ...

Nature needs just a little help

Editorial

Those concerned with the health of our environment can be quick to point to drastic, instant-result “solutions” that do more harm than good. Their sense of urgency often leads them to bypass ideas that are perhaps slower, but provided by the planet (and smart humans who study it). Here in ...

What would we have done if he was not a ‘nice kid?’

Editorial

A case pending in East Liverpool Municipal Court has attracted considerable attention from the public, not because people believe the defendant is guilty, but because they believe him innocent. That will be a decision up to the judge, but the reasons being aired on social media by the ...

Unkempt cemetery

Letters To The Editor

Editor: This letter is written because I am so upset at the condition of Columbiana County Memorial Park. My mother has been buried there since 1982. In all that time I have never seen the section she is in in the condition it currently is which is absolutely deplorable. Last summer I ...

A big success

Letters To The Editor

Editor: Thanks to everyone — book donors, buyers and volunteers — who helped make the recent benefit book sale at Northside Community Church a success. The sale raised in excess of $2,500, all off which will be forwarded to the Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya, as promised, to provide ...

Loughry had no option but to quit

Editorial

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry resigned Friday — but only after it became obvious to him that he had no realistic option. Loughry resigned from his post, effective at the close of business Monday. He is one of two ex-justices charged with federal crimes. ...

Trading one drug woe for another?

Editorial

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...