Opinion

Tax holiday helps with school buys

Editorial

Ohio has again welcomed back-to-school shoppers with a tax holiday on most school supplies and some clothing. Savings started Friday and continue through 11:59 p.m. Sunday State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $75 per item or less, school supplies priced at $20 per ...

Press KJU to keep promise

Editorial

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

Bringing peace to Afghanistan

Editorial

News the Taliban have agreed to their first direct talks with a U.S. official, regarding peace in Afghanistan, is highly significant for a number of reasons. During the months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, U.S. forces, working with our allies, deposed the Taliban from ...

Release the figures on opioid sales

Editorial

Other than the obviously profitable knowledge of where large pockets of vulnerable drug addicts exist, we fail to see what critical trade secrets need to be protected by withholding information about pharmaceutical companies dumping pain pills in communities such as ours in Ohio and West ...

Building needs some TLC

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: East Liverpool has made great strides in improving the look of the city by tearing down and fixing up many buildings, however it is a terrible shame what you see when you come through the main road of East End in East Liverpool — what used to be the old Columbiana County ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool street department for patching potholes on Shadyside Avenue. It’s much better now. THANKS, writes a reader, to those who helped the weekend of July 6 for the barbecue and Jazz festival in downtown East Liverpool. It was very nice to see so many ...

Great safety forces, caregivers

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: On Friday June 29, I fell very ill at my home and I collapsed on my bathroom floor. I was sweating and was short of breath. I thought I was having a heart attack. I could not stand up and my wife called the Wellsville Police Department and Life Team E.M.S. I did not have a ...

Do what’s best for country

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Let me begin by stating that Donald Trump was not my original choice during the 2016 presidential contest. However, he managed to defeat Dr. Carson and to win that election, but before he could be sworn in, “the resistance” began. This is supported by democrats like Chuck ...

EPA harassment ending

Editorial

When Congress developed the 2005 Energy Policy Act, it included a renewable fuel standard meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand renewable fuels use. At the time, however, members of Congress also understood it would be necessary to grant waivers to small refineries that might ...

RISE odor grows worse

Editorial

The slimy mud left behind by many floods has a quite offensive odor, as many Ohio Valley residents are aware from personal experience. But the stink arising from West Virginia’s RISE flood relief program may be even worse. Earlier this year, Gov. Jim Justice suspended RISE operations for a ...