Opinion

Taking some responsibility for all children editorial page

Editorial

Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. It is up to the rest of us to keep their children safe, apparently.A news story that had many people talking during the past few days had nothing to do ...

Thanks & Spanks editorial page

Thanks and Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the young man who paid for my $25 in gas at Smith's on St. Clair Avenue. God bless you.THANKS, writes a reader, to the incredible military woman in the fatigues who picked up all the dinner tabs at the Pizza Hut on Wednesday night - for total strangers. You humble me ...

All-Terrain Vehicles not merely ‘toys’

Editorial

A fatal accident last week was a reminder that all-terrain vehicles may be smaller and less powerful than cars and trucks - but can be just as deadly.A man was killed when an ATV hit him at Powerline Park near St. Clairsville, according to Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas. The victim was ...

Candidates should debate

Editorial

After watching the circuses into which some televised debates among candidates for president degenerated, the two leading candidates for governor in West Virginia may be leery of subjecting themselves - and voters - to anything similar.But Republican state Sen. Bill Cole and Democrat Jim ...

Washington continues to drag its feet

Editorial

Often, it is true: Where there's smoke, there's fire. In Hillary Clinton's case, it is a four-alarm blaze.More revelations about her illegal use of a private email server while secretary of state came to light last week. The State Department's own inspector general released an 83-page report ...

Remembering those who paid ultimate price

Editorial

Today, Memorial Day, is the day set aside to honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces - those to whom our debt of gratitude is greatest.Throughout the generations, more than 1.2 million have died for our country while serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast ...

Make charter schools more accountable

Editorial

One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution's website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. Others claim students spend the five hours a day required by the state, but cannot prove it.For ...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING

Local Columns

Collectors like toys with colorful, detailed, often amusing or realistic decorations. Bliss doll houses, wooden houses covered with a colored paper lithograph that includes doors, windows, bricks and even hedges, are among the best of the Victorian toys. The company started in 1831 in ...

Food for children

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:KidsConnect I & II are non-profit afterschool programs for low-income housing residents, ran by the Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority staff. We would like to say "thank you" to the Wellsville Jr. & Sr. High School's faculty, staff, students and parents ...

Standing up

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Congratulations to the East Liverpool seniors who chose to recite the Lord's Prayer during their graduation service. Even if they had preferred to hear it sung, they showed themselves to be wise and dedicated as well as open-minded.The Board of Education must have had some reason ...