Editorial

Priorities are in order

Bernhard Langer is not among the ranks of professional athletes and entertainers whose careers come first. The 60-year-old German has had quite a career as a professional golfer. He has won 36 events and collected about $25 million. But on May 24-27, he will not be in Benton Harbor, Mich., ...

Take advantage of early voting

Voting in the May 8 primary election may be too important to delay until Election Day. The early balloting process in Ohio and West Virginia, open to any registered voter, can take care of that. Early voting has proved to be very popular. It is convenient because, for a period of about two ...

It’s not whether you win or lose …

During her time as U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had to navigate the quagmire that is Washington D.C. One wonders whether she found the world of college basketball to be even more of a swamp. Rice headed a commission formed to recommend solutions to rampant corruption in NCAA ...

City effort toward TJX a home run

The city of East Liverpool seemed to begin a full out blitz almost immediately after it was announced TJX HomeGoods had pulled its proposal to locate in Lordstown. We like the effort. TJX, which owns HomeGoods, Marshalls and TJ Max retail stores, is looking to construct a distribution ...

All details on safety of concern

Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

Substance abuse crisis getting worse

Something like a killer virus that mutates over time to become more deadly and harder to eradicate, the substance abuse crisis in West Virginia is changing. Unfortunately, it is taking more lives and becoming more difficult to battle. Last year, 909 people in our state died of drug ...

A honest, verifiable pact must be goal

North Korea’s claim it will suspend testing of nuclear weapons is the show of good faith that absolutely had to precede direct talks between that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump is right to adopt what, at first glance, may seem to be a ...

Our first responders supported

Imagine: You are traveling on an airliner. With you are your husband, his parents and your two small children. Without warning, disaster strikes. You nod at your spouse — knowing he has asked silently for your permission to risk making you a widow. It happened Tuesday in the sky near ...

Barbara Bush: A first lady who earned esteem

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady to many Americans. In some ways, she felt like the first grandmother. Bush died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, ...

Do more for troubled children

Are we doing enough to identify children coping with emotional upheavals before they harm themselves and others? Obviously not. On Monday, an 8-year-old student took a knife to school in Sauk Rapids, Minn. He slashed three other children before an adult disarmed him. All three victims ...