Opinion

Zero-tolerance

Editorial

Two Fayette County, W.Va., juveniles are in custody after they posted social media threats aimed at that county’s Valley High School. It and another school were closed Monday because of the situation. Why did they do it? It does not matter. The two juveniles have to be punished ...

Speed aid to NAS babies

Editorial

If you know the right people, a phone call can hook you up with a supply of heroin within minutes. Getting the government to take decisive action to help babies harmed by the opioid crisis can take years. Last fall, first lady Melania Trump visited Lily’s Place in Huntington, W.Va. It ...

Ensuring our schools are safe

Editorial

Remember when public school officials could plan capital improvements campaigns focusing only on new gymnasiums, better science lab equipment, nicer classrooms and the like? Remember when they could spend personnel money on teachers, custodians, bus drivers, etc.? Now, they have to think ...

‘State of the City’ inspirational

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: A big thank you to the great mayor of East Liverpool, Mr. Ryan Stoffel, on the “State of the City” address. I felt that it was very informative and wonderful to hear great things about East Liverpool. We have come a long way in the past few years under his business and our ...

Find ways to make travel by rail safer

Editorial

Two crew members were killed last Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train on the wrong track crashed into a line of freight cars. More than 100 people were injured in the accident, which occurred in South Carolina. Rail accidents seem to have become a regular occurrence. This was the third ...

Cleaning Great Lakes important

Editorial

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal is both right and wrong when it comes to an ongoing project to clean up the Great Lakes. Trump proposes to slash federal funding for the project by about 90 percent. That could jeopardize progress already made in dealing with pollution, invasive ...

Saving our students from tobacco

Editorial

If you are an adult who, while a teenager, broke the rules by smoking tobacco on school property, raise your hand. We’re guessing there are a lot of hands in the air. But there might be more except for the fact some people who picked up the tobacco habit while young were killed by it. ...

Finding a solution for drug crisis

Editorial

Ohio officials had the right idea in developing a global technology challenge for ideas to fight the opioid epidemic. Now the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge has announced the five projects that will receive $10,000 to move into their next phase. * Judson Brewer, of Massachusetts, is working ...

Complexities of the ‘swamp’

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: What? The good guys are the bad guys? How can this be? In the USA, good guys wear white hats and safeguard our rights. But what have we recently learned? Corrupt officials in the “Obama Justice Department” and the FBI conspired and then lied to the FISA court to obtain ...

Backstabbers

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Whenever an article appears about the memo, I play the song, “The Backstabbers” by the O’Jays. With that being said, all Mueller need do is hold a presser, announce “I have proof” (of what), drop the mic and leave stage! The main stream media will dutifully roll out the ...