Opinion

Check your home’s smoke detectors

Editorial

When was the last time you checked the batteries in your home’s smoke detector? The U.S. Fire Administration reported there have been more than 507 fatalities nationwide because of residential fires since Jan. 1. Smoke detectors save lives and limit property damage. The time to talk ...

Saving our kids from predators

Editorial

Had two former Penn State University officials done the right thing, some children might have been spared the ongoing pain of having been sexually abused. Apparently, the university’s football program was more important to the two. Former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz, 67, and ...

No bids received for treatment facility

Local Columns

LISBON — There were no companies interested in opening Columbiana County’s first residential drug-and-alcohol addiction treatment facility, at least at the location and under the terms proposed by the county Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Executive Director Kathie Chaffee said ...

Slashing red tape, delays at the FDA

Editorial

One of the villains in last year’s scandal over EpiPens sold by Mylan Pharmaceuticals was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as we pointed out. That agency is about to get a new director. Public outrage focused on Mylan for its pricing of the EpiPen, a device used to inject a drug that ...

Carnegie to participate in world’s largest Global eBook Club

Community News

No baking class needed, just a library card. Carnegie Public Library announced Monday that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same ...

Cut wasteful spending to boost defense

Editorial

President Donald Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion a year. He is right to point out the armed forces need better equipment. But before shoveling that much money into the military-industrial-political complex, Trump and Congress ought to mount a surprise attack on defense ...

Voters should decide

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I have followed your coverage of the recent traffic camera consideration and approval by East Liverpool’s City Council with great interest. I found two aspects of this process to be very instructive: first that the city is going to go forward with the cameras without any input ...

Avoiding the mistake of overconfidence

Editorial

Since former President George W. Bush’s infamous “mission accomplished” moment celebrating what some viewed as defeat of Islamic terrorism, Americans have learned to our dismay that wiping out the scourge will not be easy. Another reminder of that was received this week, from Iraqi ...

Burying the victims of drug overdoses

Editorial

So many people have died of drug overdoses in West Virginia that the state fund to cover burials of the indigent has run out of money. As recently reported, the approximately $2 million set aside for the purpose was exhausted last month, with four months left in the fiscal year. That is just ...

Make public, not party, the priority

Editorial

West Virginians elected Joe Manchin to the U.S. Senate to represent them, not the Democratic Party. Why is that so difficult for liberals to understand? One reason may be that for several years, too many Democrat members of Congress have made themselves servants of party leaders, rather than ...