Opinion

Safety tips for holiday shopping

Editorial

The constant running that surrounds the holiday shopping season means shoppers must practice common sense and have an awareness of their surroundings in order to make sure it is a safe shopping season. Thieves look for the opportunities the season brings. They prey on easy targets. Here are ...

Ensure justice is done in Ohio

Editorial

Earlier this month, Ohio voters handed a lopsided victory to proponents of crime victims’ rights. More than 82 percent of those casting ballots in the Nov. 7 election said yes to Issue 1, the so-called Marsy’s Law. Issue 1 reinforces a variety of rights for crime victims and their ...

Curbing theft of public funds

Editorial

It is not enough to have someone minding the store, as a new report from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost makes clear. When the public’s money is involved, there needs to be plenty of oversight. Yost’s report, “Pocketed Payments: Preventing the Theft of Incoming Funds,” targets local ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the owner of Szechuan Chinese Restaurant who provided me with a flashlight so I could see my way home (up the hill) after the tornado hit Lakeview Estates and blocked the roads. SPANKS, writes a reader, to community officials who, as public citizens, don’t follow ...

Hard-hit states need more help

Editorial

As incredible as it may seem, federal funds from one program meant to combat substance abuse are doled out based on state population, not the severity of their drug epidemics. That is simply insane. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Maggie Hassan and ...

Tax reform helps most Americans

Editorial

Money does not grow on trees, even if some politicians want you to believe it does. For that reason, tax reform bills in Congress include some “losers.” For some people to get tax relief, someone else has to pay. But the bottom line on both the reform bill approved last week by the House ...

Unanswered questions

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Over a year ago, the Hancock County Commission assumed management of the animal shelter. At that time, they stated they would run the shelter better than the prior management and would consult with veterinarians regarding animal care. Currently, more animals died at the shelter ...

Sending thanks

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to thank Beaver Local Schools for the Veterans Day program on Nov. 10. The breakfast was good and as a veteran, I felt a lot of love and respect from the Beaver Local faculty, staff, and students. The choir, bands, speakers, elementary program, placemats, rocks, ...

Keeping miners safe, healthy

Editorial

Keeping coal miners as safe as possible is not a partisan concern. But, to judge by a vote in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, you might conclude that it is. By a 52-46 vote, senators confirmed Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to head the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. All the ...

Compromise needed on tax reform bill

Editorial

Keep your eyes on the prize, members of Congress. And remember, politics sometimes has to be the art of compromise. With just days to go before important votes on tax reform packages are planned in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, a major difference of opinion has reared its ...