Editorial

Vice president deserves better treatment

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

Protect children against abusers

Those who commit certain types of crimes should never be free again. Their offenses are so heinous that they have forfeited any opportunity for “a second chance.” The bill “Emmaleigh’s Law” is intended by some legislators to ensure that is the case in West Virginia. Senate Bill ...

Losing the war on drugs

An elementary student in Moundsville, W.Va. — about an hour’s drive south of East Liverpool — was selling marijuana to classmates earlier this year, police say. Let that sink in for a moment. A child, probably no more than 10 or 11 years old, was selling an illegal drug to other ...

Ohio needs to continue Kasich tradition

Long after Gov. John Kasich leaves Ohio’s highest elected executive office, we hope a tradition he started in Steubenville will continue: The taking of the State of the State Address on the road. Kasich started this custom in 2012 at Steubenville High School. The idea is that it gives the ...

‘Pop’ was a special man

Dear Editor: I was extremely pleased that the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame has finally decided to recognize Carl “Pop” Werner. However, I feel the need to expand upon the biography that was recently printed in the paper about Pop. He was so important to many people of this ...

Minimal savings creates havoc

Dear Editor: It was reported the State of West Virginia will no longer send 1099G or 1099INT for state refunds and interest. They are expecting taxpayers to either go online or call for this information. On top of this, there are three phone numbers based on your last name. For a savings of ...

Follow the scripture

Dear Editor: Half our country has gone crazy since Mr. Trump was elected President. Protests, riots, boycotts, fake news, slander and the Senate hearings have become an ugly disgrace for many loyal Americans. I think politicians should read and follow a passage in the Bible in Isaiah. It ...

Assisting our small banks

Apparently Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen feels more at liberty now to do the right thing. No wonder. She has a conservative Congress to back her up — and a president unlikely to veto its actions. Earlier in the week, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. One of her ...

Teaching our children about the danger

It would be amazing, not to mention disturbing, if every public school in Ohio and West Virginia did not have some type of initiative to teach children about the dangers of drug abuse. But how are educators tackling the problem? How effective are their efforts? What changes are needed? A ...

Paying price for assault on coal

Between 2011-16, the United States lost enough coal-fired electric generating capacity to serve about 47 million homes. What has that meant to the millions of families who have lost access to low-cost electricity generated with coal? Money. Monthly electric bills have gone up and will ...