Opinion

Teaching our children about the danger

Editorial

It would be amazing, not to mention disturbing, if every public school in Ohio and West Virginia did not have some type of initiative to teach children about the dangers of drug abuse. But how are educators tackling the problem? How effective are their efforts? What changes are needed? A ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those area communities who have failed to remove the Christmas banners hanging along their streets. It’s February, by the way. THANKS, writes a reader, to the local dispatcher, the EMS, the nurses and doctors at ELCH for taking such amazing care of my grandson ...

Paying price for assault on coal

Editorial

Between 2011-16, the United States lost enough coal-fired electric generating capacity to serve about 47 million homes. What has that meant to the millions of families who have lost access to low-cost electricity generated with coal? Money. Monthly electric bills have gone up and will ...

Foolish to limit support personnel

Editorial

When U.S. military helicopters were sent to Afghanistan to aid in the battle against terrorists there, many of their mechanics stayed behind in this country. Men and women accustomed to servicing the aircraft and with a very real stake in doing it well — their comrades in arms fly the ...

Spring Training baseball is a sure sign of spring

Editorial

While the Tri-State Area has, so far, managed to escape much of the bad winter weather we have come to expect, there are many signs that spring is not that far off, the most reliable of which happens this week. That’s when pitchers and catchers report for Major League Baseball’s spring ...

Much on plate for state legislators

Editorial

West Virginia has a steep hill to climb this year, facing an expected deficit of hundreds of millions of dollars, a rocky economy, a polarized political landscape and an uncertain future. The Legislature officially got to work last week with Gov. Jim Justice presenting his first State of the ...

Presidency not a reality show

Editorial

Googling the words “President Trump” on a recent morning resulted in such headline gems as predictions of what happens to the market if “the Trump train derails,” or how the president “could gut America’s consumer watchdog” (both from CNBC), or how Trump playing the role of ...

A Valentine

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: A Valentine from Above. God sends His Love to us. Will you receive a Valentine of Love? Only believe that our Lord Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. Not for just a day, but every day, His Love is real. Can we return His Love by loving Him in return? If you ...

Easing the regulatory burden in America

Editorial

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump issued an order that requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they establish. It was in keeping with his pledge to reduce the cost and intrusiveness of government. Now, two organizations and a labor union have filed a lawsuit ...

Funding bill important for bridge projects

Editorial

Keeping any sort of structure in good condition requires regular maintenance and, on occasion, replacement of worn-out components. Ensuring money is available to do that can be a challenge, but it is prudent financial management. That, in essence, appears to be the rationale for a bill ...