Opinion

Take advantage of early voting

Editorial

Voting in the May 8 primary election may be too important to delay until Election Day. The early balloting process in Ohio and West Virginia, open to any registered voter, can take care of that. Early voting has proved to be very popular. It is convenient because, for a period of about two ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new partners and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts. There are many ways to embrace one’s ...

In support

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Judge Ashley Pike has an excellent record of service, integrity and knowledge of the law in Columbiana County. His dedication to the people of Columbiana County is documented by the many cases, sentences and order in our court systems, both Common Pleas and Juvenile. As a ...

It’s not whether you win or lose …

Editorial

During her time as U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had to navigate the quagmire that is Washington D.C. One wonders whether she found the world of college basketball to be even more of a swamp. Rice headed a commission formed to recommend solutions to rampant corruption in NCAA ...

City effort toward TJX a home run

Editorial

The city of East Liverpool seemed to begin a full out blitz almost immediately after it was announced TJX HomeGoods had pulled its proposal to locate in Lordstown. We like the effort. TJX, which owns HomeGoods, Marshalls and TJ Max retail stores, is looking to construct a distribution ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the decision to provide warm-up outfits only for the boys’ track and field team at East Liverpool High School, but not issue any such gear for the girls’ team. THANKS, writes a reader, to the person, who, on April 5, returned my cane to customer service at ...

All details on safety of concern

Editorial

Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

Substance abuse crisis getting worse

Editorial

Something like a killer virus that mutates over time to become more deadly and harder to eradicate, the substance abuse crisis in West Virginia is changing. Unfortunately, it is taking more lives and becoming more difficult to battle. Last year, 909 people in our state died of drug ...

A honest, verifiable pact must be goal

Editorial

North Korea’s claim it will suspend testing of nuclear weapons is the show of good faith that absolutely had to precede direct talks between that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump is right to adopt what, at first glance, may seem to be a ...

Our first responders supported

Editorial

Imagine: You are traveling on an airliner. With you are your husband, his parents and your two small children. Without warning, disaster strikes. You nod at your spouse — knowing he has asked silently for your permission to risk making you a widow. It happened Tuesday in the sky near ...