Opinion

California voters right in removing judge

Editorial

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

The Oak Glen High School tennis teams issue a THANKS to Mountaineer Resort for allowing use of their tennis courts this season. Both teams ended up with winning records and state qualifiers. We could not have done it without the use of the facility. SPANKS, writes a reader, to those involved ...

Aiding, abetting illegal immigrants

Editorial

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...

Good move by television network

Editorial

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

Disciplining young children in schools

Editorial

Ohio state senators have approved a bill banning public schools from sending young children into out-of-school suspensions for committing minor infractions. Is such a law really needed? Judge for yourself: During the past two years, about 35,000 Ohio elementary school students have been ...

Does anyone care?

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I have hesitated to write this, but then I would be as much at fault as what I saw this Memorial Day in my annual visit to East Liverpool’s parade if I didn’t say anything. I always stand on the north corner of 6th and Jackson on this day to honor those who paid the ...

Transparency lacking

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Since the July 1, 2016, animal shelter takeover, shelter operational transparency has been lacking. Before the Commission’s shelter takeover, someone called county residents offering a full-time and about six part-time positions at the shelter. Normal county hiring practice ...

What went wrong with RISE?

Editorial

West Virginia legislators upset about the slow pace of dispersing nearly $150 million in federal flood recovery funds are right to have decided now is not the time to reset the process entirely. That decision should not be taken as a stance that there is no use crying over spilled milk, ...

Don’t let threat of shutdown rule decisions

Editorial

Liberal members of Congress and big-spending bureaucrats have found a foolproof way to get what they want, which is to milk taxpayers for all we are worth, and then some. It is simple: Merely threaten a “government shutdown.” After he signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill in March, ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of East Liverpool for the ongoing neglect of its section of Shadyside Avenue. SPANKS, writes a reader, for winter flags still being up in Newell on Memorial Day. THANKS, writes a reader, to the Liverpool Township road crew for the work done at Malvernon ...