Opinion

Cleaning up Ohio voter rolls

Editorial

It isn’t the massive vote fraud President Donald Trump insists occurred in the presidential election last fall, but problems identified by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted are serious. Husted has had people in his office checking the state’s Registered Voter Database, as he has done ...

Press protects our freedom

Editorial

President Trump will soon find it difficult to find support among any conventional reporters and editors — the ones who traditionally are bound by rules of the profession of fairness and accuracy — if he chooses to continue tirades such as the one he made Friday at the Conservative ...

President only enforcing law on immigration

Editorial

President Donald Trump is being condemned roundly by some for his orders that dangerous illegal immigrants are to be rounded up and deported. Other immigration enforcement plans have drawn similar criticism. It is misdirected. Just weeks ago, Trump took an oath to enforce the nation’s ...

Keeping college campuses safe

Editorial

A report issued last week by West Virginia University ought to worry — and anger — parents, regardless of where their college-bound children plan to study. More than 5,700 students, both male and female, responded to a WVU survey last spring. About one-third of the women and some of the ...

Last word

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The base of the Democrat Party believe that all Republicans are pure evil with the media adding to the fervor. The Republicans all know the Democrat base is just plain wrong about everything and recognize the media’s part. This stark difference of opinion makes the idiom of ...

Team Chris update

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: When we started on Team Chris and the Chris Aikens Kidney Fund project, our goal was to raise $50,000. We have raised $35,000 to date. We are still working to raise the other $15,000, and are hoping we will be able to reach this goal with the continued support of the ...

Simple steps to protect your heart

Editorial

American Heart Month, marked each February, is a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle. The grim fact is heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in America. Statistics still show that more than 715,000 people have heart attacks every year, and heart disease kills more than ...

Ensure retirees not left in cold

Editorial

The handwritten note from President Donald Trump had to have been a delight for U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s eyes. It was written atop a letter she had sent the president, outlining a plan to preserve health care and pension benefits for retired miners and their families. “Great — I ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the man who found my cell phone and was honest enough to return it to me. It is nice to know there are still honest people who will do the right thing. THANKS, writes a reader, to the staff at Valley Oaks for taking care of us when the power went out sometime during ...

Paying a fair share for defense

Editorial

Why should Americans pay more to defend our European allies than taxpayers in most of their countries are willing to bear? That — not whether Washington should abandon NATO to the not-so-tender mercies of Russian leader Vladimir Putin — is the question President Donald Trump has been ...