Editorial

Keep hope, resiliency for Lordstown rebirth

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the safety service director for a recent article stating that the city loses 20 to 30 percent of its salt reserves annually due to the water leakage in the car barn. In several online articles from the Midwest to the east coast it was stated salt prices drastically ...

Old-fashioned skills still remain important today

Good news seems rare enough these days that when “an absolute miracle” occurs, it ought to be noticed. That is how Humboldt County, California, Sheriff William Honsal summed up the conclusion of a frantic search during the weekend. It seems that on Friday afternoon, Leia Carrico, 8, and ...

Another unfunded mandate

No doubt many public schools in West Virginia ought to have more qualified people available to counsel students. Full-fledged psychologists are called for to help some children, especially during the current drug abuse crisis that has affected so many parents. So, at first glance, a bill ...

Trust comes first in nuke talks

Let us hope President Donald Trump agrees with his predecessor Ronald Reagan’s policy in dealing with promises of disarmament: “Trust, but verify.” To that, Trump ought to add, “and quickly.” In pursuit of the worthy goal of lessening the threat to peace posed by North Korea, ...

Trust comes first in nuke talks

Let us hope President Donald Trump agrees with his predecessor Ronald Reagan’s policy in dealing with promises of disarmament: “Trust, but verify.” To that, Trump ought to add, “and quickly.” In pursuit of the worthy goal of lessening the threat to peace posed by North Korea, ...

Keep length of school year intact

Somehow, a proposal that should have been relatively benign in regard to public schools became one that could reduce the amount of time students are being taught. That is the last thing West Virginians need. Early in the Legislature’s annual regular session, Delegate John Kelly, R-Wood, ...

Anxiously waiting for Mueller

After nearly two years of work, special counsel Robert Mueller is nearly ready to release his report on whether some Americans cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election. It already is known that Moscow devoted resources to both a social media-based propaganda ...

Gas tax hike worth discussion

Because nearly everyone who votes also drives a car or truck, most politicians are afraid to suggest increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Give new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for having the courage to do just that. DeWine wants legislators to increase fuel taxes by 18 cents per ...

Show a little compassion

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...