Editorial

Look closely for abuse at every college

University officials everywhere ought to be asking themselves whether sexual abuse scandals such as those at Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State universities could occur at their institutions. Dr. Larry Nasser, who for years worked with both Olympic and MSU athletes, has begun serving a ...

Resolve charges swiftly against Justice Loughry

West Virginia’s 155th birthday last week was a distinctly unpleasant occasion for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. While many of the rest of his fellow Mountaineers were celebrating, he was being arrested. FBI agents took Loughry into custody on 22 charges contained in a ...

Dealing with plastic waste

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Praise, not slaps, earned on climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s timing in lambasting President Donald Trump for pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accords could have been better. On Tuesday, Merkel, saying climate change is “a fact,” called Trump’s decision “very regrettable.” Just days ...

Dealing with young immigrants

What to do about children who accompany parents crossing the border illegally into the United States is a heart-wrenching problem — and not as simple as one might wish. As many as 500 children have been separated from their children after their parents brought them across the border from ...

Remember safety with pool season

Pool season is here. But the laughing and screaming of kids playing in the water can quickly turn tragic. More than 300 kids younger than age 5 drown every year in swimming pool accidents across the country, and more than 3,200 go to a hospital emergency room after a near drowning. A child ...

Cleaning up state voter registration lists

Ohioans and West Virginians concerned about honest elections can celebrate this week, courtesy of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Both states have relatively new mechanisms, handled by secretaries of state and local election officials, for keeping voter registration rolls up to date. One ...

Unifying symbol

On June 14, 1777, nearly a year after the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopted a 13-star, red-white-and-blue flag as the emblem of the new nation, the United States of America. We should think about that every time we see the flag, now with a star for ...

50 YEARS

The Tri-State Pottery Festival, held throughout the downtown streets of East Liverpool, is celebrating a milestone in 2018 — 50 years. This three-day event, usually held around this same time in June, is so much more than carnival rides and food vendors, which do attract many people to the ...

California voters right in removing judge

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...