Opinion

Managed TNR program works

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The management of free roaming, stray, and feral cats is a serious issue facing our communities. On one hand, there are those people who love and care for these cats; on the other are those who hate the cats and want them eliminated. No matter which side of this issue you are on, ...

‘Shop with a Cop’ seeks donations

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The act of giving comes from the heart and touches so many. As the holiday season approaches, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Association respectfully asks for participation in the 28th annual Shop with a Cop Program with an in-kind monetary donation. Through contributions we ...

Limit medicinal marijuana fees

Editorial

Earlier this year, the Ohio General Assembly approved a bill that would legalize use of the active ingredient in marijuana for health care reasons. Gov. John Kasich signed the measure into law. State officials are busy now working out the details of how the law can be implemented. One ...

Criticizing Comey won’t work

Editorial

Hillary Clinton is attempting to play the “vast right-wing conspiracy” card again — but it won’t work. Clinton and her supporters were lavish with praise of FBI Director James Comey in July, after he announced he would not recommend she be prosecuted for risking national security ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those only now questioning the contract with New Castle School of Trade, signed some time ago, as the facility prepares for its grand opening next week. That’s unbelievable. NCST is something positive and exciting for not only the city of East Liverpool, but for ...

Cole right for governor of West Virginia

Editorial

West Virginians cannot afford, quite literally, to make a mistake in electing their next governor. The state needs Bill Cole in the office to lead the change that is imperative for West Virginia. For decades, the Mountain State’s natural resources, along with hard-working, skilled men ...

Science not as settled as some claim

Editorial

When Environmental Protection Agency officials vowed just a few years ago to enforce severe new rules regarding coal ash, they said they had science to back them up. Why, heavy metals from the ash cause cancer, said some of those applauding the EPA. Some people questioned that. As U.S. Rep. ...

Panhandle needs to retain McKinley

Editorial

Hancock County voters made a wise choice six years ago when they, along with others in the West Virginia First Congressional District, sent David McKinley to the U.S. House of Representatives. President Barack Obama was just beginning his assault on the Mountain State’s economy and on ...

Ohio: Re-elect Bill Johnson to Congress

Editorial

East Ohio residents have watched with gratitude as U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) stuck with them in battling President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity. That alone would be reason to keep Johnson in Congress. But Johnson, who represents Columbiana, Carroll, ...

Parents and the election

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In regard to the letter concerning Halloween, I’d be more worried about what my child was watching on TV or the internet than I would be about them dressing up and going out trick-or-treating. The problem is not the children, it is what their parents are allowing them ...