Opinion

Interesting Labor Day

Editorial

Google “Labor Day 2017” and you’re as likely to find tips on holiday weekend sales in the stores, travel tips or end-of-summer barbecue recipes. While Labor Day continues to serve as the “end of summer” holiday (it was moreso when the schoolchildren returned to the classrooms on ...

Foster parents are rescuing children

Editorial

Amid the devastation wrought by the substance abuse epidemic that has swept across Appalachia, truly innocent victims — children — are adrift in a world where parents are being arrested, or dying, and other family members are often unable to take them in because addiction has poisoned the ...

Pray and ask for mercy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Our world has gone crazy with terror, wars, drugs, riots, corruption and all the seven deadly sins. The USA, according to some, has been blessed by God because of all the good we have and do for others. Now, I wonder if God has called back his blessing with a “You have made ...

Bus stop safety questioned

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I am the mother of a 5 year old and 4 year old. I would like the support of all Beaver Local parents and students to help assist me, and all Beaver Local students that reside on Gipner Avenue and/or any student anywhere within the Beaver Local School District, to have the bus ...

Safeguarding free speech

Editorial

A reasonable person might suppose that college and university campuses are havens for exchange of and debate about ideas. Too often, that is not true. Faculties at most institutions of higher learning are weighted toward people with liberal social, economic and political views. Many are ...

Iran stepping up war against Israel

Editorial

Brace yourself for another round of propaganda aimed at Israel. Expect to hear new allegations our only reliable ally in the Middle East is attacking Palestinians in the Gaza Strip for no good reason. Except that there will be a reason — self-defense. Yehiyeh Sinwar, the new leader of ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a long-time diner in the county that has become so dangerously filthy that a customer could catch a disease just by going in and sitting down, let alone eating there. THANKS, writes a reader, for the pictures of our veterans hanging from the poles in Chester. They ...

Aid flood victims here and there

Editorial

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in the Houston, Texas, area because of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. At this writing, it was still raining there. Some parts of Texas were expected to record more than five feet of precipitation in less than a week’s time. We have ...

Kicking the debt can on down the road

Editorial

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin won last week’s Stating the Obvious Prize when he predicted Congress will approve an increase in the government debt limit sometime in September. Of course lawmakers will approve a new debt ceiling. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth by both ...

Ending retreat from terrorists

Editorial

At various times during our history, American troops abroad have been targeted with special ferocity by enemies aware that the more U.S. troops they killed, the more likely our government would be to accelerate already declared timetables for withdrawal. That ends now, President Donald Trump ...