Opinion

Proposal smacks of elitism

Editorial

Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and wonder what on earth the politicians were thinking — or whether they were using their brains at all. Among matters being considered by the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is whether changes need to be made in the process of how ...

Evaluate steps against terrorists

Editorial

As more becomes known about the three Islamic terrorists who went on a killing spree last weekend in London, troubling questions are being raised about British authorities’ ability to anticipate and prevent such violence. British intelligence agencies were familiar with at least two of the ...

Winning Ohio war on drugs

Editorial

Buckeye State residents should, perhaps, take some pride in knowing the American Medical Association calls Ohio the top state in the country, in terms of monitoring prescription drugs. The Board of Pharmacy’s Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, established in 2006, has processed more than 24 ...

1930 Buttonballs baseball with the signatures of Lefty Berg and Looney Fossum in the “sweet spot.”

Woody Wheeler

Local Columns

September 12, 1930, promised to be a great day for baseball as the Sycamore Shadows “Fighting Buttonballs” took the field to the cheers of the local crowd. The leadoff hitter for the Castor County Poorhouse “Screaming Indigents” strolled to the batter’s box. On the mound for the ...

Graduation

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: 2017 Graduation is over. It went well despite all the controversy over the color change of the robes. A white stole was added to the red robes with BL embroidered on it. Hopefully, Beaver Local school officials will make better decisions in the future about changing things ...

America’s divorce from the Paris Accord

Local Columns

Thursday afternoon in the Rose Garden, President Trump announced that the United States is exiting the Paris Climate Accord, a multinational pact dedicated to fighting climate change. We are the first nation to withdraw since the alliance of 195 countries was formed in 2015. Adding to his ...

Voter fraud

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Isn’t it about time? About time, that is, for an investigation of voter fraud. Let’s see what happens with President Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud. Let’s see if the media is able to shut this one down—their primary resource, I submit, is what may be ...

Twisting facts about testimony

Editorial

Some members of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee made it clear Wednesday they are less interested in learning the truth than in political theater. Members of the panel spent much of the day questioning witnesses regarding a probe of the Russian government’s attempts to influence the ...

Make elections fairer for Ohio

Editorial

History ought to teach politicians that what goes around, comes around, at least when gerrymandering is involved. It is a lesson they never seem to absorb. Gerrymandering is the process of setting legislative district boundaries to favor certain political parties or candidates. The map of ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool and Wellsville officials for holding their citizens hostage with traffic cams in order to get money. SPANKS, too, for buying real estate with citizen’s tax money. THANKS, writes a reader, to the man who paid for my items at Walmart. This past ...