Opinion

Check home’s smoke alarms

Editorial

As you make your way around the house later tonight changing clocks back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time offer a good reminder to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be ...

Investigate power deal in Puerto Rico

Editorial

The corruption attendant to much of what goes on in Puerto Rican government makes an investigation of a $300 million contract involving recovery from a devastating hurricane virtually mandatory. Neither President Donald Trump nor members of Congress should shrink from such a probe. Puerto ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the American Legion posts in Chester for voting to discontinue televising NFL games at their locations. This points out the difference between a military uniform and a football jersey. THANKS, writes a reader, from the ELHS Alumni Association to the ladies and one ...

Your tax dollars . . .

Editorial

In September, the National Park Service announced it would provide $98,000 for a project to honor the legacy of the Black Panther Party. The money was to go to the University of California at Berkeley. One wonders whether the park service would have paid that much to honor the legacy of one ...

Be alert this Halloween

Editorial

It’s Halloween. Be alert. Everyone. That includes those driving around the streets later tonight and those walking them collecting treat. Motorists be especially on the lookout for those who will be trick-or-treating. It gets darker earlier these days, and some youngsters will be too ...

UN health agency honors wrong man

Editorial

Under their president, Robert Mugabe, residents of Zimbabwe have suffered terribly. A 2008 report from Physicians for Human Rights sums it up: “The government of Robert Mugabe presided over the dramatic reversal of its population’s access to food, clean water, basic sanitation and health ...

Showing up for school

Editorial

Half of the about 700 employees in nearby Ohio County schools, in West Virginia, have perfect attendance records thus far this year, school Superintendent Kim Miller reported. That certainly is gratifying, as she noted during a board of education meeting. “I think our employees know how ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to Jake Walgate, principal of LaCroft Elementary, for including the support staff in the dinner held at school last week. It’s nice to know you do care about all your staff! THANKS, writes a reader, to the crew and driver of the garbage truck on Riley Avenue for ...

Providing needed tax relief

Editorial

Liberals in Congress are up in arms about a plan to grant some tax relief to Americans. The idea, by conservative lawmakers and President Donald Trump, is irresponsible, they huff. It could add as much as $1.5 trillion to the national debt within the next decade, opponents of the plan ...