Opinion

Choices

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Choices. Everyone has to make them. Some will make you happy - others can destroy lives. March 15 will be a day you have a choice. The presidential election choice on Nov. 8 will depend on the one you make in March.Jan. 21, 2017, will be the day we all have to live with. I'm scared. ...

Approve Thompson Park levy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:As the Primary Election Day approaches, I want to ask residents to think of an important issue close to home. Thompson Park is asking for the passage of a 2-mill capital improvement levy. The park receives money annually from the city of East Liverpool to cover superintendent ...

Change

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I'm like most Americans - in utter despair for change in our country. Whether it be fairness across the board for all Americans in health insurance; decent, good-paying jobs; affordable higher education costs ... and the list goes on.But of course, our politics, to put it mildly, is ...

Heart health now taking center stage

Editorial

It's American Heart Month and a good time to start living a healthier lifestyle.The grim fact is heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in America. Statistics still show that more than 700,000 people have heart attacks every year, and heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans ...

Super Tuesday is a major test

Editorial

In the sports-metaphor world of presidential election punditry, Donald Trump has landed some right crosses but he hasn't knocked anyone out yet. He's played a few great holes, but the tournament isn't won on the first day. He is leading after about 25 laps, but it's a 200-lap race.He has ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Beaver Local High School "Leos" for providing local nursing homes with adult coloring books for Valentine's Day. Leo Club members Konnor McCoy, Kenzie Delposen, and Kayley Long were warmly-welcomed and appreciated during their visitations.THANKS, writes a reader, ...

Prepared for next recession

Editorial

Probably the last thing the nation's governors want to hear is that a new recession is on the horizon. Yet a panel of economists at the National Governors Association meeting last week concluded that a new recession will occur within the next few years.For many states, that means it is time to ...

Use leftover Ebola funds to fight Zika

Editorial

How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola - the disease that was in the headlines in 2014.How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news now.Chances are you would like your government to do more to protect you from Zika than from Ebola - but, perhaps needless to say, ...

Making it easier to do business

Editorial

For six years in a row, Ohio has seen record numbers of new entities filing to do business in the state. There has been a 22 percent increase in the number of new-business filings, from 2010 to 2015, according the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office. And the trend is not slowing down. ...

Changing the Sunday law on alcohol sales

Editorial

Giving West Virginia's "hospitality industry" another tool to attract cash-spending visitors to the state was such a no-brainer that it was approved unanimously by state senators earlier this week. The House of Delegates should follow suit.Among the state's old "blue laws" is one prohibiting ...