Opinion

Clinton right on North Korea talks

Editorial

Hillary Clinton is right on target. Her warning about negotiations over North Korea’s weapons buildup is absolutely correct. Clinton, during a visit to Australia last week, said U.S. officials should make no concessions to the North Korean regime without seeing concrete action from ...

Providing kids with alcohol can be deadly

Editorial

Too often, adults laugh it off when they hear about minors consuming alcohol. Hey, kids will be kids, right? Jason A. Bartley Jr. was a kid, just 17 years old. He never made it to adulthood. Bartley lived in Chillicothe, Ohio. There, last October, he drank too much vodka. He died from acute ...

Pay attention, slow down, live

Editorial

After three fatalities on a section of Interstate 64 in southwestern West Virginia, where construction work is occurring, Gov. Jim Justice ordered the Division of Highways to do more to prevent accidents in that area. Now the grim challenge has hit much closer to home. Last Monday, a ...

Gimme the Tweets

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Special thanks

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Garfield Elementary Bike Rodeo a great success. The various departments of the village were a huge help, as were our sponsors: East Liverpool City Hospital, Huntington Bank, Columbiana County ESC, Garfield PTO, Wellsville Police, and ...

Must read

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: An explosive new book, a journal by local resident and author Mary Ann Reuter — “Living in my Own Shadow” — is a “must read,” for locals especially. An accusatory account of her 50-year secret, the molestation of her by her stepfather, a local educator, when she ...

Blessed

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: This month we celebrate Mother’s Day and two weeks later we observe Memorial Day. In combining these two observances, for some it’s a very difficult time of the year. Memories of loved ones gone on, whether it be a mother, father, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, grandparent, ...

No abuser should be above the law

Editorial

For some time, we wondered in print why sexual predators such as former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein got away with their misdeeds for so long, when their crimes seemed to be open secrets. It may be that something of an answer is being provided by Eric Schneiderman, who just resigned his post ...

Policing online charter schools

Editorial

After many years in which Ohio’s charter school regulations were, to put it charitably, a mess, one might suppose state officials would have gotten things straightened out. Alas, no. With the dust still not settled regarding one charter, the online Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, state ...

‘Useful idiots’ deserve blame

Editorial

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a valid point in a speech delivered in Berlin last week, on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Marx, Juncker said, “isn’t responsible for all the atrocity his alleged heirs have to answer for.” Perhaps not. Marx, an icon ...