Opinion

Gene Wilder made us smile

Editorial

Most of the time nowadays, the words "comic genius" connote a person who started as a stand-up performer and landed a television show, and maybe a movie every now and then, or an ensemble performer who breaks out to the big screen.Gene Wilder, who died a week ago of the complications of ...

Get your free library card

Local Columns

Today's libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Carnegie Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to ...

Portman lead is no surprise

Editorial

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It is advice clearly being taken to heart by Ohio voters.Liberal organizations had hoped they could elect former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to the U.S. Senate this fall. But the Democrat candidate has not gained traction against incumbent ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the person who turned my lost purse into employees at Walmart. It was a very good deed.SPANKS, writes a reader, to the Social Security Office as only one window was open with 20 people waiting in line.THANKS, writes a reader, to Andy Cline and his son who so kindly ...

Caring for special needs children

Editorial

A new program to help foster parents in West Virginia cope with children who have special needs holds enormous promise for youngsters who, ironically, sometimes don't get help because they are most in need of it.State Department of Health and Human Resources officials have announced what they ...

Caring for special needs children

Editorial

A new program to help foster parents in West Virginia cope with children who have special needs holds enormous promise for youngsters who, ironically, sometimes don't get help because they are most in need of it.State Department of Health and Human Resources officials have announced what they ...

Caring for special needs children

Editorial

A new program to help foster parents in West Virginia cope with children who have special needs holds enormous promise for youngsters who, ironically, sometimes don't get help because they are most in need of it.State Department of Health and Human Resources officials have announced what they ...

Coordinate efforts against drug abuse

Editorial

Better collaboration among states is needed to cope with the scourge of substance abuse, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor believes. To that end, she helped organize a regional summit meeting on the issue earlier this month.Representatives from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, ...

Local tragedy probably was unpreventable

Editorial

Employees who work at the Jefferson County Courthouse in nearby Steubenville, especially those involved in law enforcement, were shaken badly Friday when a man committed suicide there.Jason Binkiewicz, 42, of Dillonvale, jumped into a stairwell on the third floor and fell to his death after he ...

We’re closer to self-driving cars

Editorial

Like it or not, self-driving cars are no longer on the way. They're here.They're not as smart as they're going to become, yet, but it probably won't be long before drivers are able to hop on the interstates and speed off to Columbus or Charleston without putting their hands back on the wheel ...