Opinion

Don’t let services die

Editorial

West Virginia state legislators seem determined to kill the regional education services agency program. Services provided by the RESAs would be folded into the state Department of Education. Some of the eight RESAs may not function well, but RESA 6, serving the Northern Panhandle, does an ...

Don’t increase water rates

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Council should vote “no” for water increase. Live within your means. Translation: spend only the money you make, not the money you wish you made. You should know from the federal government that this does not work. People on a set income cannot afford this. If ...

Virtues of listening

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The exodus of East Liverpool residents has continued over the years for many reasons, but those who have been elected to our local government over the decades have refused to look in the mirror to see the reasons for this decline. These politicians and appointees have gone out ...

Stand united

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The “Deep State Bureaucracy” is panicking in fear of eviction. Establishment politicians are gasping for air, frantically flailing to keep their strongholds of power. They campaign pleading “send me to Washington to fix the problem.” Yet, once there, they don’t fix it ...

Weirton leaders add weapon in drug battle

Editorial

You may want to think twice about being high in Weirton. Courtesy of City Council, it’s illegal. On Monday, council made Weirton the first municipality in West Virginia with an ordinance establishing the new criminal charge of “appearing in a public place or automobile in a drug induced ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a veteran, to a store manager with the lack of concern for not taking the time to put all veterans’ pictures back up. It’s been almost a year. All gave some. Some gave all. SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for the condition of West 4th Street between ...

Check your home’s smoke detectors

Editorial

When was the last time you checked the batteries in your home’s smoke detector? The U.S. Fire Administration reported there have been more than 507 fatalities nationwide because of residential fires since Jan. 1. Smoke detectors save lives and limit property damage. The time to talk ...

Saving our kids from predators

Editorial

Had two former Penn State University officials done the right thing, some children might have been spared the ongoing pain of having been sexually abused. Apparently, the university’s football program was more important to the two. Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, 67, and ...

No bids received for treatment facility

Local Columns

LISBON — There were no companies interested in opening Columbiana County’s first residential drug-and-alcohol addiction treatment facility, at least at the location and under the terms proposed by the county Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Executive Director Kathie Chaffee said ...

Slashing red tape, delays at the FDA

Editorial

One of the villains in last year’s scandal over EpiPens sold by Mylan Pharmaceuticals was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as we pointed out. That agency is about to get a new director. Public outrage focused on Mylan for its pricing of the EpiPen, a device used to inject a drug that ...