Editorial

Social Security ignored again

Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations.That is despite the fact that, at 80 years old, Social Security is well on its way to going belly-up. Federal officials say the Social Security ...

Monitoring terror threats in the U.S.

As a new year begins, some Americans are very worried about Islamic terrorism. Specifically, they fear the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other groups are planning to infiltrate hundreds or even thousands of killers into the United States.But what about terrorists already in our midst?Syed Farook ...

Early detection is best defense

The new year brings a chance for more opportunities and fresh starts.It's also a good time to dedicate attention to health issues, and with January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, we remind our female readers to get tested.American Cancer Society officials are reporting that between 60 ...

Enjoy the bowl game

A year ago, area fans were bouncing with excitement as the Ohio State Buckeyes headed into January with a shot at the national title.The Bucks won that game and reigned as champions and appeared ready to repeat until a loss to Michigan State removed them from contention for the Bowl ...

Make 2016 safe on the roadways

Drinking and driving on New Year's Eve has been a message pounded into our heads for decades.Ask any state trooper and they will admit that New Year's Eve today is a pretty dull evening because the message about drinking and driving has been heard and is being followed.But even with the message ...

Democrat leaders want Clinton

If proof was needed that Democrat Party leaders are determined to grease the skids for Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, it was provided last week.Democrat leaders clearly want ClintonClinton's only major challenger for the party nomination has been Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. While ...

Safeguarding our young athletes

High school sports, including football, are much safer than many people may understand. That is in part because most coaches are well aware of risks and do all they can to safeguard their teenage charges from them.But with disturbing frequency, young athletes die during practices and games - ...

Extend the giving season

Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate area has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors.Thanks to the generosity - the spirit of Christmas - that prevails in our area, thousands of children received toys they probably would not have gotten otherwise. ...

Computer attack ongoing danger

What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work?It happens, almost always because of natural phenomena such as storms downing power lines. Usually, a few hours' work by utility crews ...

End irrational special breaks

Christmas came early for many special interests. Congress Claus loaded his sleigh with billions of dollars in tax breaks and delivered them last week.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., put it this way in a speech on the Senate floor: "I have never seen so many gifts and presents given out in one bill. ...