Editorial

Aid victims of earthquake in Mexico

At least 230 people were killed by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Tuesday. In the hardest-hit areas, rescue workers and volunteers continue to dig frantically in the rubble, hoping to find survivors. What happened to Mexico makes the toll from hurricanes that have swept ...

Focusing U.N. on Venezuela

President Donald Trump has been accused of using hyperbole too freely. But his speech to the United Nations Tuesday did not fall into that category. Sadly, he merely presented the facts. “The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing,” Trump told U.N. delegates. That ...

Constitution requires defending

So free and, in general, prosperous are we Americans that we sometimes take our blessings as a nation for granted. We should not. They are based on something of a miracle — our Constitution. Constitution Day is both a time for us to marvel at what our nation’s Founders did for us and to ...

Make America first on driverless cars

We’ve all heard about “driverless” cars, more properly referred to as autonomous vehicles. Navigating us to-and-fro on their own, without the need of a driver to provide steering, acceleration or braking input, they are the wave of the future. An important forum on issues facing that ...

Stay safe this homecoming

A tradition that is a highlight of fall soon will be upon us as area high schools celebrate their homecoming events. Students get the chance at this early point in the school year to go enjoy the company of their friends, as well as family and alumni who come to the events that ensure, ...

Hancock County shines with fair

There is certain to be some oldtime fun found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair. Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride and tradition for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local history ...

Voters should think about job creation

It is ironic that Democrat candidates for governor in Ohio are saying they want to focus on job creation. That and complaints about incumbent Gov. John Kasich dominated a debate among four Democrat gubernatorial candidates Tuesday in Martins Ferry. Our region of the state once was an ...

Helping our other fellow Americans

Texans and Floridians hurt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse that what is ...

Company’s lapse increased the danger

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

Control dogs of any breed

More needs to be known about a reported dog attack in St. Clairsville, Ohio, before too many conclusions are reached. One thing seems apparent, however: After a woman’s dog bit a man, she left the scene. City police were called earlier this week to the Veterans Affairs clinic in St. ...