Opinion

Educators must report child abuse

Editorial

Sometimes, the only rescuers abused children can rely on are teachers, principals and other school personnel. Many cases of child abuse and/or neglect come to light only because educators go to the police. In both Ohio and West Virginia, they are required by law to report suspected abuse. ...

Records seekers should not be intimidated

Editorial

Government officials and employees are notorious for trying to keep documents secret from the public. That is why, in both Ohio and West Virginia, we have open records laws requiring release of such information, except in certain circumstances such as ongoing criminal ...

Olympics more than just games

Editorial

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

Release papers on JFK assassination

Editorial

Despite conclusive debunking of most of the conspiracy theories regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many Americans believe our government has not told us everything. It hasn’t. At all levels, federal officials insist the basic facts are established: Lee Harvey ...

A divisive conflict

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: America certainly has witnessed a different sort of spectacle during this year’s football season. National Football League players, coaches and owners have demonstrated their solidarity in claimed opposition to racial inequality and police oppression throughout the U.S. and on ...

‘Take a Stand’

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: October is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Christina House Domestic Violence Program! While we’ve made great strides to address this rampant issue (through legislation like the Violence Against Women Act, programs that ...

Safeguarding rights of all

Editorial

Freedom of speech, guaranteed to Americans, is one thing. Using it as an excuse to trample other rights — or even, as is seen with upsetting frequency, to strangle the free speech rights of those with whom one disagrees — is quite another. Ohio University officials deserve praise for ...

Bringing new jobs to W.Va.

Editorial

No single action or campaign by the state Legislature will bring businesses rushing to West Virginia, bearing new jobs for state residents. But every little bit helps, and there is evidence one of lawmakers’ priorities is bearing fruit. For years, the state was labeled a “judicial ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to Tomlinson Run State Park Superintendent Morris and his group of hardworking employees for another successful season. The hard work is evident in not only how beautiful the park is, but also in the many events available there for the community and children. I know ...

Send more military assets to islands

Editorial

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is right in calling for deployment of more military resources to aid the hurricane-ravaged islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the recommendation Monday, as more information was becoming available ...