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Dear Editor: This month we celebrate Mother’s Day and two weeks later we observe Memorial Day. In combining these two observances, for some it’s a very difficult time of the year. Memories of loved ones gone on, whether it be a mother, father, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, grandparent, ...

No abuser should be above the law

Editorial

For some time, we wondered in print why sexual predators such as former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein got away with their misdeeds for so long, when their crimes seemed to be open secrets. It may be that something of an answer is being provided by Eric Schneiderman, who just resigned his post ...

Policing online charter schools

Editorial

After many years in which Ohio’s charter school regulations were, to put it charitably, a mess, one might suppose state officials would have gotten things straightened out. Alas, no. With the dust still not settled regarding one charter, the online Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, state ...

‘Useful idiots’ deserve blame

Editorial

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a valid point in a speech delivered in Berlin last week, on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Marx, Juncker said, “isn’t responsible for all the atrocity his alleged heirs have to answer for.” Perhaps not. Marx, an icon ...

Resources vital to battling drug abuse

Editorial

Here in our area, the Ohio River is but a thin dividing line on one critical problem — drug abuse. West Virginia continues to have the highest overdose death rate in the nation, but Ohio has gotten worse. Between our two states, 6,219 people died of drug overdoses during the most recent ...

Crack down on illegal dumping

Editorial

Lines we hear on television crime shows do not include “Drop the broken-down couch” or “Step out of the tire-filled dump truck and put your hands up.” Few law enforcement officers beg for transfers to the anti-dumping unit. Cracking down on illegal dumping is not very glamorous or ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

The East Liverpool Christian School Parent Teacher Fellowship sends a THANKS to the Glenmoor Volunteer Fire Department and St. Clair Township Police Department for their help with the annual “Love Ran Red Color Run.” Also, THANKS to the sponsors, volunteers and participants that made this ...

Approve library levy

Editorial

Voters in Hancock County face a variety of difficult decisions in Tuesday’s primary election. They will have to select members of the county board of education, as well as nominees for important local, state and federal offices. There is one very easy choice to make, however. It is whether ...

Dictator’s strategy is puzzling

Editorial

What sort of game is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un playing? The question became more difficult to answer during the weekend, in the wake of an historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. A spokesman for Moon told reporters Kim assured the South Korean leader he ...

Priorities are in order

Editorial

Bernhard Langer is not among the ranks of professional athletes and entertainers whose careers come first. The 60-year-old German has had quite a career as a professional golfer. He has won 36 events and collected about $25 million. But on May 24-27, he will not be in Benton Harbor, Mich., ...