Opinion

‘Safe spaces’ are not one-way streets

Editorial

Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of "safe spaces" on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academia.Earlier this month, students staged a sit-in and protest inside a university building. Their behavior ...

Treating inmates with additions

Editorial

Finding ways to reduce spending is - or ought to be - the order of the day in state government. But one priority, dealing with West Virginia's drug abuse crisis, simply must be kept off the chopping block.If anything, some initiatives to combat substance abuse should be expanded, not drawn ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to Dave Atkinson for changing the decorative flags in Newell and a special thanks to Wayne Six Enterprises and crew for lending the equipment and expertise to Newell wherever needed. Great job.SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local couple who appeared to be drunk and ...

EPA officials knew effect of their plan

Editorial

Environmental Protection Agency officials knew exactly what they were doing when they wrote a plan that, had it been implemented, could have had the effect of outlawing motor racing in the United States. Yet, like the little boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar, they now claim they had no ...

Stop traffic fine abuses in the state

Editorial

Be very, very certain your vehicle registration is up to date if you are planning to travel through Brice, Ohio, in the near future. If it is not, it could cost you $750.Yes, $750. That, according to a state legislator, is the average cost of a ticket Brice police hand out for expired vehicle ...

Failure to check was a mistake

Editorial

A quick search of the state sex offender registry last fall would have alerted West Virginia legislators that hiring Alexander Phillip Collins as an intern was not a good idea. But neither that nor any other background check that would have disclosed Collins' criminal record was performed.As a ...

Banning books can increase popularity

Editorial

Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. Every year the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association issues its ...

Defend the freedom for Ohio pastors

Editorial

Solemnizing a marriage, especially when done by a member of the clergy, is not the same thing as baking a wedding cake or renting an apartment. Yet some people seem to think the actions should be viewed in the same light.There has been much controversy during recent months about how members of ...

Don’t support those who support coal

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:I am a coal miner's daughter of 3-plus generations. Abolishing coal as an industry would mean delivering freedom from the ill-health my family had to endure for generations, as well as future generations, in our county, state, and planet.Anyone who supports the coal industry wishes ...

Thankful to those who showed support

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:The Family of Glenn "Chris" Beagle would like to thank everyone who helped or donated to his benefit dinner on March 5, 2016.Chris was so happy to see all who cared and supported him through this journey in his fight against cancer. He was so moved and touched from all of the ...