Opinion

Stay safe while shopping this holiday season

Editorial

Holiday shopping has officially started. The hustle and bustle that surrounds the season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. It is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but thieves ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to his honor, the Mayor of East Liverpool, Ryan Stovall. He took the time away from his office and duties to come to the home of an old US Army veteran, who uses a walker, to get him to the polls to vote. He helped him up a long hill, across deep ditches, and inside to ...

We are our own best protection

Editorial

Precisely what motivated Abdul Razak Ali Artan to injure 11 people in an attack on the campus of Ohio State University may never be known. Fortunately, a campus police officer at the scene for another reason shot Artan dead. It is a reasonable supposition that Artan was one of those “lone ...

Stay positive during the holiday season

Editorial

Take a deep breath. The increasing pace of the holidays is just beginning. Some people revel in the spirit of the season, humming Christmas songs as they go about the holiday preparations. But those already stressed can feel a little overwhelmed at the holidays. The hustle and bustle of ...

Don’t expect big changes in Cuba

Editorial

Fidel Castro’s death certainly is the end of an era, that of the cult of personality that kept Cubans oppressed and without economic opportunity for decades. But does Castro’s demise signal an end to repressive rule of the island nation? Probably not. For more than half a century, ...

Review school bus driver rules

Editorial

Five precious little children were killed last week in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn. A dozen others were injured badly. Police said the bus driver was driving far in excess of the 30 mph speed limit where the accident occurred. He was arrested. How was it that the young man ...

Support our local businesses

Editorial

Today is the annual “Small Business Saturday,” a national movement established in 2010 to support small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. No matter when you shop during the Christmas holiday season, we’d encourage you to remember to shop locally. Most ...

Our Electoral College is vital safeguard

Editorial

Our American government never was intended to be a democracy. It is a republic, for the excellent reason that the nation’s founders understood the danger in pure democracy. Pure democracy amounts to majority rule every time, regardless of how oppressive that may be to those in the ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to LaCroft Elementary for the delicious and enjoyable grandparents luncheon. I was overly impressed with the welcoming, friendly atmosphere of the building. The principal and staff went above-and-beyond. THANKS, writes a reader, to the community and to volunteers ...

Celebrate Thanksgiving blessings

Editorial

It has been quite a year. Since we paused last to ponder our many blessings and enjoy the good food and better time with our families that is Thanksgiving, much of what we thought we knew about politics, government and our fellow Americans has been turned upside down. No doubt that will be a ...