Opinion

Avoid the mistakes on sports bets

Editorial

Ohio officials are being urged by some to jump on the sports betting bandwagon. Actually, though, there are multiple routes to permitting wagers on athletic events, not just one. In other words, there are several bandwagons. Hopping on the wrong one would be a mistake. Earlier this month, ...

Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Editorial

Throughout the nation’s history, millions have died protecting the freedom American citizens enjoy in the relative peace the rest of the world only dreams about. Think about that today as you light up the grill, spend time with family and friends or go to a ballgame. Today’s ...

Alcohol and teens not a good mix

Editorial

It’s that time of year when we look ahead to the transition to the next phase of life for high school seniors. They’re young. They’re excited. They’ll want to celebrate their milestones with friends. And while we’re wishing them well on this big step toward their future, it’s ...

Not her business

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I have a suggestion for the short, stocky white-haired woman who seemed to delight in yelling at me while telling me what to do during a crowding situation in the checkout lines at Walmart in Calcutta on the morning of May 23 around 8 a.m. .... She needs to get a grip on ...

Refusing to play by Kim’s rules

Editorial

For decades, North Korea’s vicious rulers have been able to count on Americans’ fervent, abiding desire for peace. Dictator Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, views that as a weakness to be exploited. Our presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have been so desperate to avoid ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

The East Liverpool/Wellsville NAACP sends a THANKS to area students who participated in the annual essay contest as part of the Scholarship Program, their parents, guest speaker Chris Amato, and those area officials, school guidance counselors and other guests who attended the annual ...

Taking a stand against bullying

Editorial

Exactly what triggered the murderous rampage on May 18 by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at his school in Santa Fe, Texas, has not been determined. But this week, his father speculated the boy may have been bullied in school. School officials say they have investigated allegations Pagourtzis was ...

U.S. needs more spies in the field

Editorial

To judge by her comments moments after she was sworn in as the new CIA director, Gina Haspel has her priorities in order. Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the intelligence agency, revealed some of her plans on Monday. She wants to improve CIA personnel proficiency in foreign languages, strengthen ...

Changing view of STEM skills

Editorial

Young people in West Virginia (and their parents) are told time and again they are facing greater challenges than their peers in almost any other state. It can feel like an impossible task to overcome we can imagine. But West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee knows something all the ...

Analysts, politicians wrong about W.Va.

Editorial

A lesson should have been learned by politicians — and political analysts — who thought they knew everything about West Virginians in the lead-up to the state’s primary election. They do not. Plenty of know-it-alls both inside and outside the state decided before the election that Don ...