Opinion

Efforts lauded

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: The East Liverpool Christian School Parent Teacher Fellowship board would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all of the people who came out to support the first “Love Ran Red Color Run.” We truly appreciated the support from all of our volunteers, sponsors and run ...

City program praised

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Kudos to the city of East Liverpool and its campaign to revitalize itself. We were not able to take any items to HTS on Earth Day because they were too heavy and bulky for us. I called City Hall, and Robin, the Mayor’s secretary, told me about another free service the city ...

Cleaning our communities

Editorial

While the focus the past few weeks has been on big cleanup projects by volunteers or communities conducting annual bulk pickups of large items, the chore of cleanliness isn’t something that should just be done for all of us. We all have a responsibility, and it glares at us as winter turns ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a reader, to an area exercise facility for its very poor customer service. After calling to confirm and schedule lessons, and making other arrangements based on that schedule, the facility changed its schedule without notice. The director and staff must not care or understand how ...

Preserve the small family farms, too

Editorial

In all likelihood, you will not hear much from environmental radicals about Chesapeake Bay blue crabs this year. That is because the creatures, along with other key fauna in the bay, are making a dramatic comeback. Population surveys indicate blue crab numbers are in record-high territory. ...

Still losing the war on drugs

Editorial

Tests to determine the cause of Valerie Williams’ death were expected to be conducted this week. Can there be any reasonable doubt the 25-year-old woman’s life, who called nearby Wellsburg home, was claimed, directly or indirectly, by the drug abuse scourge in our states? Williams was ...

Cooperating in our states against crime

Editorial

Officials in the local law enforcement community, ranging from prosecutors to police chiefs and sheriffs, understand the Ohio River simply cannot be a barrier to them cooperating with one another. It isn’t for the criminal element. Last week, representatives of Northern Panhandle, including ...

Be careful with sentencing rule

Editorial

Ohio legislators should listen to Auditor Dave Yost, who has shared concerns about a plan that would divert 3,400 nonviolent, fifth-degree felons from state prisons and into county jails and treatment programs over two years. Yost acknowledges the plan would save the state money and could ...

Clinton’s elitist attitude hurt her

Editorial

Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender. During an interview this week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and ...

Don’t drive while drunk – or high

Editorial

West Virginia’s law enforcement officers and Division of Motor Vehicles are noticing what should be a positive trend: The number of drunk-driving fatalities in the state is dropping. Approximately 26 percent of highway fatalities in the Mountain State involve alcohol, which means, “It’s ...