Editorial

Support sought for projects

Two fundraisers currently are underway that are in need of community support.The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park is in the midst of a project to repair Gaston's Mill, which is the central focus of Pioneer Village.And the East Liverpool Rotary Club has undertaken the venture of repairing the ...

Drug treatment proposal wise

Doing more to ensure that Ohio convicts who want help kicking drug addictions get it is not a particularly profound idea. It is just common sense.So is putting professionals in charge of the treatment.Buckeye State legislators should be receptive to Gov. John Kasich's proposal simply because it ...

Eliminate subsidies for dog racing

Greyhound breeders and racetracks in West Virginia may not like it, but the results of a study commissioned by the state Senate Finance Committee last year make clear the state should stop shoring up this disintegrating enterprise.Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack and Mardi Gras ...

Change W.Va. vaccine law

The vast majority of children should be vaccinated against common - but sometimes deadly - diseases such as measles. But in rare cases, vaccination can be hazardous to children's health and should not be administered.West Virginia law requiring public school and day care children be vaccinated ...

Washington resists spending discipline

It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More and more Americans are becoming aware that in Washington, they just don't get the concept of living within one's ...

Black History Month offers chance to learn

It's Black History Month - a time to remember and reflect. It's a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his ...

Safety tips for winter driving

Old Man Winter has dealt a mighty blow the last couple weeks as the area has experienced its share of snow, ice, rain, wind, and freezing temperatures.The combination of them all can plays havoc with us, especially when driving.Our area road departments have kept pace the best they can. Kudos ...

Agreement beneficial to all involved

Arguably the worst roadway in East Liverpool stretches along the Ohio River and connects the downtown to the East End. Once a major artery for this town, River Road no longer is heavily-traveled by residents.However, it continues to serve an important purpose for those businesses that use the ...

Remember: Spring’s still 6 weeks away

As we appreciate the fact that most of us did not have to dig out from the major snow and ice that was predicted to fall over the weekend, it's anticlimactic to hear what the rodent in Punxsutawney and his ilk in Marion, Ohio, and French Creek, W.Va., said at dawn Monday.For it was a wintry ...

Rein in the federal school mandates

Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea - reducing federal mandates for public schools - but in the context of President Barack Obama's administration their approach seems naive.Members of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are discussing requirements in the ...